ACPAN
Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia
Nurses - ACPAN, PO BOX 5134
Burnley, VIC 3121, Australia

ACPAN National Conference Newcastle October 2023

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The Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses (ACPAN) invites you to attend our National Conference for perianaesthesia nurses. The Conference will be held in Newcastle on the 13th and 14th of October, 2023. We invite you to come along to both learn and explore our wonderful city. Our ACPAN National Conference offers a great opportunity to develop networks and share professional Perianaesthesia nursing knowledge, and clinical practice. The conference incorporates all levels of perianaesthesia nursing practice including pre-admission, Day Surgery, different types of anaesthesia, and postanaesthesia care. Our Newcastle conference will focus on trauma, emergency and paediatrics, which will be provided through various presentations, group sessions and can be live-streamed to all ACPAN members.

ACPAN are excited to welcome you all to Newcastle. The town drenched in rich historical culture, with everything from settlements and military, to mining and steel work. It is located two hours from Sydney and one hour from the Hunter Valley vineyards and Nelsons Bay.

Newcastle is a coastal town that has plenty of beaches to choose from; Nobbies and the lighthouse break wall, Mereweather, Dudley, Horseshoe, Dixon Park and Susan Gilmore, all of which have beautiful scenic walks. We are also home to one of the oldest man-made ocean pools, the Bogey hole and the Mereweather baths. Newcastle has recently added an ANZAC memorial walk to this coastline which is not only rich with history but is a beautiful stroll.

Fort Scrathley is one of our historical military bases that is open to the public, where you can wander around the tunnels and gun enhancements and learn all about Newcastle’s role in WWII, including when Newcastle was attacked by a Japanese submarine. We’re also home to a beautiful reserve, Blackbutt, where you can interact with a variety of flora and fauna and actively engage with the breathtaking wildlife exhibits.

We’re a sporting town which is proudly the home of the Knights and the Jets. There are plenty of award-winning restaurants and cafes to grab a bite, relax and have a drink. Live music is never too hard to find as we’re a town that loves a good time. With activities ranging from the taking the ferry to the Stockton sand dunes to wine tasting and brewery tours. There is really something for everyone.

The Hunter Valley, surrounded by stunning natural beauty and undulating vineyard landscapes, more than 150 cellar doors, award-winning restaurants, innovative paddock to plate produce and unique and bespoke experiences; treat yourself to a regional getaway like no other for those that are interested in an organised wine tour on the Sunday 15th please express interest to nationalconference@acpan.edu.au

We look forward to welcoming you to Newcastle in October 2023.

Karen Oldfield

State/Territory Director - NSW/ACT & ACPAN 2023 National Conference Chair