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Empowering professionalism and
celebrating the future in nursing
and midwifery

28-29 November 2019 | CROWN PERTH

Important Dates

  • Call for Abstracts Opens
    March 2019
  • Call for Abstracts Deadline
    Friday, 26 April 2019
  • Early Bird Registration Opens
    Wednesday. 29 May 2019
  • Standard Registration Opens
    Wednesday. 28 August 2019
  • NMLC 2019
    Thursday 28 – Friday 29
    November 2019

Welcome to NMLC 2019

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conference 2019.

A key element of the Nursing Now Campaign 2018-2020 and the National Nursing (and Midwifery) Strategy 2030 is 'empowering professionalism'. As we now approach the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020, there has never been a better time to empower, celebrate and raise awareness of our professions.

Over the course of this conference we will be fortunate to receive keynote sessions and presentations from State, National and International leaders that will inspire us with the work they have achieved. I hope this will provide a platform to explore exciting new opportunities to prepare nurses and midwives to fulfil the integral role they have in leading high quality and sustainable health care in the future. This will include the need for visionary and innovative leadership, identification of talent and succession planning, promotion of nursing and midwifery research and advancement in digital health systems and nursing and midwifery informatics.

At the conclusion of the conference, and as we return to our places of work, we will continue to face the challenges of health care in the 21st Century. However, the importance of continuing to network and work in collaboration will be critical to strengthening and raising the profile and success of our professions. I invite you to consider how we come together as a united profession to improve the diversity, agility, flexibility and resilience of our workforce. I also ask you to consider the unique physical, mental, spiritual and cultural needs of, not only those we serve but also those colleagues we work alongside, to promote their health and wellbeing and provide holistic care.

Finally, I encourage you start the movement to 'empower professionalism' by wearing the honour of being a nurse or midwife with pride, leading with authenticity and integrity and caring for our patients, the community and one another with compassion.

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With 98% of previous delegates set to return, The 4th Biennial NMLC firmly cements itself as the preeminent event in the WA Nursing and Midwifery Network.


Narelda Jacobs MC

Narelda is the presenter of Perth’s Channel Ten News at Five. Narelda has been a journalist at Network Ten for 17 years and was appointed presenter of the station’s nightly hour long 5pm news service 8 years ago, at which time she became the first indigenous female news anchor for a commercial network in Australia.

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Tarun Weeramanthri

Tarun Weeramanthri is an independent consultant in public health, an adjunct professor in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Western Australia, and joint specialty chief editor of Frontiers in Public Health Policy.

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James Buchan

Professor Buchan has thirty years experience of policy research on health sector human resources, specializing in international and national level strategy, policy and planning, health workers pay, incentives and reward strategy and labour market analysis.

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Alison McMillan

Alison McMillan was appointed the Commonwealth Government Department of Health’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer in November 2019. A Registered Nurse, Alison holds a Bachelor Degree in Education, a Master of Business Administration and in 2009 received a National Emergency Medal in recognition of service following the Victorian Bushfires.

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Andrea Rieusset

Andrea completed a Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Notre Dame Broome campus (2004) graduating with the “Patricia Kailis award for Highest Academic Achievement” and the “Royal College of Nursing  Excellence Award”. Andrea’s passion lies in the area of Emergency, Critical Care and Trauma management.

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