Annual Professional Conference

Where permission has been given, video footage of speakers can be found below.

Annual Professional Conference Day 1 - Wednesday 31 July 2019

Welcome to APC 2019
Adj Associate Professor Elizabeth Dabars AM, CEO / Secretary, ANMF (SA Branch)

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Futureproofing the nursing workforce:  2020 as a catalyst for collaboration & change.
Professor Anne Marie Rafferty CBE, President, Royal College of Nursing (UK)

Building Nursing and Midwifery capacity to maintain continuity of care for Aboriginal families and children accessing mainstream Health Services in the first 1000 days.
Associate Professor Julian Grant, Flinders University

Elder Care: A Local Perspective on the Practice of nursing and meeting the holistic care needs of residents in aged care settings.
Megan Corlis, Director of Research and Development, Helping Hand Aged Care

Update on the Rosemary Bryant Research Centre
Dr Rosemary Bryant AO, Chair, Rosemary Bryant AO Research Foundation

Outcomes of the Patient Reported Experience Research at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Professor Marion Eckert, Director, Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre (RBRC)

Results of the South Australian Climate Survey.
Dr Nadia Corsini, Research Fellow, Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre (RBRC)

Action Research:  Web-Based Technology Promoting Client Centre Care.
Dr Angela Kucia, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, University of South Australia and Clinical Practice Specialist, Chest Pain Assessment, Lyell McEwin Hospital

Results of the ANMF National Aged Care Survey 2019.
Dr Micah Peters, Researcher, Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre and National Policy Research Advisor, ANMF Federal Branch

Update on the Single Room Research Project at the former & new Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Presented by Dr Lynette Cusack, Associate Professor, University of Adelaide, Nursing School

ANMFSA Visionaries - Paying tribute to the achievements of Nurses and Midwives past and present

Annual Professional Conference Day 2 - Thursday 1 August 2019 The Role and Work of Nurses in Traditional Medicine Hospitals in Beijing: Keeping the Focus on Patients in Other Systems.
Professor Guo Hailing, Director of the Nursing Department at Dongzhimen Hospital, and the Director of the Department of traditional Chinese Medicine Nursing at the Beijing University of traditional Chinese Medicine and Professor Jing Jiang, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and deputy Director of the Chinese Acupuncture Points Research Centre.

Patient Centre Care:  A Local Perspective on how we enhance Patient Centred Care amidst system pressures and change.
Karen Hales, Nursing Director, Hampstead Rehabilitation Service and Jackie Wood, Associate Director Professional Development, Innovation & Health System Reform, ANMF (SA Branch)

Ask, Assess and Respond to Domestic and Family Violence – A Health Care Response.
Katrina Dee, Director, Youth and Women's Safety and Wellbeing Division, Women's and Children's Health Network and Dr Kristina Birchmore, Manager, Women's Safety Strategy, Women's and Children's Health Network.

What can Nurses in other settings learn from the Palliative care experience?
Helen Walker, Nurse Unit Manager, Laurel Hospice, Flinders Medical Centre

Nurse/Midwife Prescribing:  What are the opportunities for the Profession to contribute to Patient Centred Care?
Professor Lisa Nissen, Head, School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology

Missed Care in Pregnancy – Associated Maternal Mortality:  An international phenomenon – Contributing factors and responses.
Dr Patti Hamilton, Emeritus Professor of Nursing, Texas Woman’s University. Pattie also serves on the Research Advisory Committee, Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre, University of South Australia.

Annual Delegates Conference - Friday 2 August 2019

ANMF (SA Branch) CEO/Secretary's report 
Adj Associate Professor Elizabeth Dabars AM, CEO / Secretary, ANMF (SA Branch)

Michael Whaites, Oceania Sub-regional Secretary, Public Services International.

Is Occupational Superannuation meeting the needs of the current workforce?

Update from Super SA Lorna Harrison, Director Member Insurance and Account Services, Super SA

Update from HESTA Superannuation Neil Saxton, Executive - Partnership Engagement, HESTA Superannuation