Professional Development

We will be adding professional development opportunities that are relevant and of interest to our members as they become available.  This will allow you to kept up to date with new and 'best practice' in the field of Maternal Child and Family Health Nursing.

If you are aware of any professional development opportunities that we have missed or will be of interest and assist us to broaden our awareness, be of interest to our members, please contact us with the relevant information.

Australian Women’s Leadership Symposiums

The Australian Women's Leadership Symposiums are a national series of events focused on the experiences of women leaders in the contemporary workforce.

Taking place in every state and territory capital between May and August, the Symposiums are an unparalleled gathering of the best and brightest female talent.

 Keynote speakers for 2018 include Gail Kelly, Professor Gillian Triggs, Nova Peris OAM OLY, Jessica Rowe AM, Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Katrina Webb OAM, The Right Hon Dame Jenny Shipley and many, many more.

The principal themes that will be tackled at this year’s events include:

  • Resilience within the workplace
  • Enabling women to lead
  • The power of networking
  • Being bold, being brave, being new
  • Leading through change
  • Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable.

An attendance discount of 25% is currently available by entering code ANSY18 at the time of booking (available until each Symposium sells out). 

For more information and to book

In every Capital City

Brisbane: 2nd - 3rd May 2018  -  Perth: 10th May, 2018  -  Sydney: 21st - 22nd May 2018  -  Canberra: 5th July 2018  -  Adelaide: 19th July 2018  -  Melbourne: 24th-25th July 2018  -  Darwin: 1st August 2018  -  Hobart: 22nd August 2018

Centenary Ball

Tresillian Gala Ball

Join us to celebrate 100 years of caring for young families.

  • Date: Saturday, 27th October, 2018
  • Start Time: 7pm
  • Cost: $295 per person
  • Venue: Centennial Hall, Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney
  • Dress code: Back Tie
  • Includes: Canapes, 3-Course Meal, and Premium Wines

To purchase tickets


Perinatal Conference: Strengthening the Village

 The Centre for Perinatal Excellence (COPE) is delighted to be joining Safe Sleep Space to bring to you the Safe Sleep Space National Conference.  

This event is for all health professionals working in the perinatal field, covering a range of contemporary issues.

The conference will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Fatal Distraction Syndrome 
  •  Temperament vs.Character and Infant Sleep 
  •  The Australian Temperament Project 
  •  National Perinatal Mental Health Updates 
  • Mental Health Screening with Refugee and Migrant Women 
  • Fit to Feed 
  •  Advances in Early Detection of Autism in Babies 
  •  Meningococcal Updates 

Early bird pricing closes on 31 May 2018. 

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Date and location:
Friday 31 August 2018, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne

Perinatal Conference: Strengthening the Village

Australian Breasttfeeding Association-2019 Health Professional Seminar Series

Improve your practical skills and learn about the latest research and information around gestational diabetes and the impact on milk supply, maternal mental health in the fourth trimesters, milkbanking, medications and breastfeeding, global perceptions and approaches to breastfeeding in public and breastmilk composition.

11 - 16 March 2019 

Brisbane  < Sydney < Melbourne < Perth

Brochure will be available in September!