Message from Julianne: An international perspective on primary health care nursing

Hello APNA family!

I am filling in for Karen Booth who is taking a well-earned break.
APNA staff, Board and I’m sure delegates, are still riding the post Brave to Bold conference wave of euphoria. As Conference Chair I want to take this opportunity to thank the Conference Committee and the team who drove the conference. Well done, you are all amazing and now on to planning 2016 in Melbourne. For those of you who joined us, well done and congratulations for making the conference such a success.

Following on from our highly successful conference we took some of our international keynote speakers, Dr Sheila Tlou (Botswana), Dr Mary Moller (USA), Professor Sue Cross (UK) and Deb Davies (NZ), to Canberra to present at an APNA forum on Monday 18 May. In line with APNA’s ongoing determination to highlight and showcase the importance of primary health care nursing on both the national and the international stage, and to share this wealth of experience and knowledge outside our island home.

The forum – An international perspective on primary health care nursing: A cost and care effective force for change – was held just down from Capital Hill in Old Parliament House. The event was an opportunity to engage with nurses, health organisations and government on some of the key national and international issues affecting primary health nursing. The keynote presentations were very well received and picking up on the energy from the conference, we had a lively panel discussion which rounded off the morning. In case you missed it, the presentations from the event are available on APNA’s website.

Kind Regards,

Julianne Badenoch

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