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Thursday 4 April

9:00am - 12:00pm

Wound Care
Jan Rice

A 101 in Managing Chronic Disease
Casey Franchi & Ros Rolleston

Advanced Nursing: Common Medicines
Jenny Gowan

PHN Workshop (all day 9:00am-4:30pm & PHN staff only)
Melissa Cromarty, Lindsay Tighe & Amireh Ghorob Tolhurst

Nurse Clinics 1 - Building Good Foundations: Working with your team (Runs from 8:00am-12:30pm!)
Andrea Jones & Justine McSweeney

10:15 - 10:45am

Morning tea

12:00 - 1:00pm


2:15 - 2:45pm

Afternoon tea

1:00 - 4:00pm

Ear Irrigation
Chris Helms

Diabetes Management
Natalie Wischer, Leanne Mullan, Anthony Zimmerman, Sandra Palazzo & Kathy Barrett

Heart Health: Hearts & Minds – tools & strategies to prevent cardiovascular disease
Natasha Schranz, Jason Agostino & Natalie Raffoul

Better Questions for Better Health Outcomes
Lindsay Tighe

Nurse Clinics 2 - Mastering the nurse clinic building blocks
Linda Govan & Lesley Pugh

4:30 - 5:00pm

APNA Annual General Meeting

5:15 - 7:00pm

Meet & Greet Welcome Drinks for Delegates
Exhibition Hall, Adelaide Convention Centre

Friday 5 April

7:00 - 8:15am
Breakfast Sessions

The ABCs of going overseas: A process for pre-travel consults
Caroline Nash & Danielle Peel

The Changing Face of Hepatitis C: How to find and treat the ordinary patient
Jacqui Richmond & Inga Tribe

Managing Chronic Wounds: Can nutrition play a role?
Kate Winter

8:30 - 10:30am

Welcome to Country - Rosemary Wanganeen 
Welcome from the Master of Ceremonies - Jean Kittson      
President's Welcome - Karen Booth
Address from the Minister for Health - The Hon Greg Hunt MP (via video)
Address from the Shadow Assistant Minister for Medicare - The Hon Tony Zappia MP
APNA Nurse Awards 2019
Panel: The Future of Primary Health Care Nursing: APNA Nurse 2022 Facilitated by APNA CEO Ken Griffin with a panel featuring APNA President Karen Booth, registered nurse Jackie Eyles, nurse practitioner Chris Helms, APNA Board Director and medical practitioner Tony Hobbs and CEO of Inala Primary Care Tracey Johnson  

10:30 - 11:00am

Morning tea

11:00am - 12:30pm

Concurrent Sessions

Build Your Nurse Clinic: a rapid fire approach
Linda Govan & Lesley Pugh

Mental Health in Primary Care: Refresher
Dr Natisha Sands

Self-Care & Preventing Burn Out
Robbie Bedbrook

Vaccination doesn’t stop at childhood; how can you help protect vulnerable older Australians against preventable diseases?
Angela Newbound & Dr John Litt

What is APNA’s Vision for Primary Health Care Nurses & How Do We Get There?
Ken Griffin, Karen Booth, Katharine Silk & Mary Reynolds

Principles of Vaccinology:
understanding the
impact of vaccines
in Australia
Dr Julianne Bayliss & Anh Phung

12:30 - 1:30pm


1:30 - 3:00pm

Innovative Models

Hopkins Correctional Centre is Hepatitis C Free: a micro-elimination success story
David Bohner

Nurse Led Pop Up Flu Clinics to Improve 2018 Influenza Coverage Rates
Bianca Bell

When Integration Becomes a Model of Shared Care
Lesley Batten

Expert Consensus on the Development and Implementation of a Nurse-led Model for Medication Abortion Provision in Regional & Rural Victoria
Caroline de Moel-Mandel

The Contemporary Veteran: caring for today's Digger
Jenny Strike

Health Across the Ages

Caring for People at the End of Life
Katharine Silk

Chronic Conditions: nurse driven cycle of care
Marienne Hibbert

Meaningful, Sustained & Measurable Change in Chronic Kidney Disease Detection & Management: the CKD Ambassador Program
Breonny Robson

Social Isolation, Loneliness & the Mental Health of Older Australians
Peta Marks

Successfully Moving Translational Research into Community & Residential Aged Care Clinical Practice
Tracy Aylen

Building the Workforce

Barriers & Enablers to Cancer Screening: a primary care perspective
Kathryn Duggan

The Barriers & Facilitators of Graduating Nurses Entering the Primary Health Care Workforce
Kyle Gibbs

Mentoring in Primary Care
Dianne Orr

Build Capacity - Increase Engagement - Best Outcomes: engaging primary health care nurses to deliver on the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020-2030
Simon von Saldern

Developing a New Specialty Area - Standards of Practice for Refugee Health Nurses in Australia
Bronwen Blake

Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement Program: Cervical Cancer Screening Collaborative
Angela Heathcote

Reducing Cardiovascular Risk: how do the numbers stack up?
Kerry Hollier

Building Quality Improvement Capacity in General Practice in the Gold Coast: an intensive practice support project focused on COPD
Beverley Korn & Beth Ward Smith

Iron Infusions in General Practice
Karen Bellchambers

Building Safe & Accessible Primary Care for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People: Practice Nurses Led Medical Yarn Ups
John Stevens

Profile & Policy

Building Evidence of Nurse Impact: Lessons from the ImPress Study
Catherine Stephen

Attitudes, Experiences & Perspectives of Student Nurses Towards Primary Health Care
Zachary Byfield

Collaboration: Making a difference in your local community - A Nurse Practitioner's Story
Kerrie Duggan

Building Evidence for Best Practice in Australian Primary Health Care Nursing
Liz Halcomb & Leah East

3:00 - 3:30pm

Afternoon tea

3:30 - 5:00pm

Keynote — Dr Jenny Gowan, Practising Pharmacist & Accredited Consultant — Risk Management in Your Daily Practice
Keynote — Professor Emerita Jill White, Western Pacific Region Nursing Representative on the Nursing Now Campaign — Nursing Now Movement
Keynote — Dr Chris Helms, Nurse Leader, 2018 Rosemary Bryant Award Winner — Taking Ownership of your Scope of Practice

7:00  - 11:00pm
Social Event

Rockstar Party featuring Pub Choir
Panorama Ballroom, Adelaide Convention Centre

Saturday 6 April

7:00 - 8:15am
Breakfast Sessions

Meningoccocal: the Australian story
Gabrielle Paris, Dr Rod Pearce & Paul Goodfellow

A Nurse-led Clinic Approach to Osteoporosis Management
Jane Bollen

8:30 - 10:30am

Address from the Minister for Senior Australian, Aged Care and Indigenous Health - The Hon Ken Wyatt MP
Keynote — Assoc Prof John Litt, Academic GP & Public Health Physician — Closing the Gap in Adult Vaccination
Keynote — Dr Louise Schaper, CEO, Health Informatics Society of Australia — The Future of Health Care
Keynote — Dr Richard "Harry" Harris, Hero Anaethetist/Diver & Joint 2019 Australian of the Year — Thai Cave Rescue

10:30 - 11:00am

Morning tea

11:00am - 12:30pm

Innovative Models

caring@home: Carers can manage subcutaneous medicines when supported professionally
Liz Reymond

The Practical Use of the Patient Enablement & Satisfaction Model in Nurse-led Outpatient Cardiac Clinics
Liz Halcomb

The Royal Flying Doctor Service’s Field Day Model in Remote Far North Queensland
Katherine Isbister

Trusting Relationships: the benefit of team-based care & empowerment of nurses to quality improvement in a medical home model
Kylie Foley

GASP: An integrated approach to managing patients in General Practices demonstrating positive outcomes for people with Asthma
Anthony Flynn

Health Across the Ages

Increasing Empowerment for Diabetes Self-Management: outcomes from the FootSmart Program
Jennifer Sweeting

Transition Care: paediatrics to adults
Bridget Farrell

Sleep Health: the role of the primary health care nurse
Catherine Buchan

A Review of the National Gestational Diabetes Register – Optimising Postnatal Communications in the Primary Care Setting
Melinda Morrison

Chronic Pain Patient Experience with Primary Care Nurses
Rebekah Richards


Building the Workforce

Using the Coordinated Veterans’ Care Program to Provide Better Health Outcomes for Veterans with Chronic Conditions
Anna Polson & Carolyn Campbell

Using Telehealth for Building Capacity
Rose Griffiths

Improving Patient Centred Care Through Point of Care Testing
Louise Moore

The Advance Project: new resources & revised training for General Practice Nurses to initiate Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care
Josephine Clayton & Kelly Arthurs

How Primary Care Nurses Can Promote Brain Health
Kali Godbee

Quality Improvement

Cumulative Patient Complexity
Lesley Batten

Using Authentic eLearning to Improve Australian Practice Nurses Knowledge of Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Factors & Screening Methods
Peter Sinclair

Implementation of a Priority Response Assessment Service Within Health Navigation
Antonette Tanarte

Influencing Health Behaviours Using Social Media Forums to Communicate with Parents
Dianne Zalitis

Improving Patient Activation Through Diabetes Self-Management Education: Outcomes from the DESMOND Program in Regional Western Australia
Jennifer Sweeting

Profile and Policy

The Best for Everyone: an innovative approach to improving quality & equity in primary care for newly arrived refugees
Meryl Jones & Nancy Weatherford

What impacts on nursing students’ attitudes, perceptions & preparedness to work in primary health care?
Kaara Ray Calma

Re-Invigorating a Primary Health Care Curriculum for Undergraduate Nurses
Sue McInnes

Championing Change Innovation Practice
Sue Raether, Joanne Sanders
& Danielle Siler

12:30 - 1:30pm


1:30 - 3:00pm
Concurrent Sessions

Managing Diabetes: Informed decision-making on blood glucose monitoring
Jayne Lehmann & Kirrily Chambers

Updates in Priority Areas: the Green
Book, Heart, Asthma and
Kidney Health
John Litt, Marg Gordon, Simon von Saldern & Breonny Robson

Breastfeeding & Women's Health

The Jigsaw of Influenza Vaccination in Australia: fitting the pieces 20 years on
Angela Newbound & Claire Wilson

Courageous Conversations: Developing Negotiation Skills
Margaret Smith

Having the Conversation: Identifying cognitive impairment & providing appropriate chronic disease management care planning in primary care
Caroline Gibson & Linda Govan

3:00 - 3:30pm

Afternoon tea 

3:30 - 5:00pm

Keynote — Helen Almond, Specialist Practice Nurse & Australian Digital Health Agency Clinical Reference Lead - Digital Health in Australia & What this Means for the Nursing Profession
Keynote — Sarah Brown, Remote Area Nurse Leader & Purple House CEO & Founder - Pukulpa (Happiness): The Purple House Story & The Power of Hope
MC Jean Kittson Closing Monologue
Closing Acknowledgments & Prize Draws



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