Invitation to attend

On behalf of the New South Wales Branch of the Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses Organising Committee it is our great pleasure to warmly invite you to attend the 42nd Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses National Conference. This year’s conference is to be held in Sydney, Australia’s largest city known for its magnificent harbour, Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

The concept behind the conference theme is to bring together all of the exciting work being done around the country. “Power of Connections – Coming Together” gives us the opportunity to renew and to make new contacts.

We hope you find the program interesting and meaningful. Our vision is that you will leave this conference rejuvenated – armed with new knowledge and a handful of real connections you’ll remember.

Our special thanks to the many companies who have provided their time and trade displays to improve our knowledge and understanding of their products.

We look forward to seeing you in Sydney in May for what promises to be a memorable event!

AASTN 2019 Conference Committee


Susan Gallagher 

Wendy White

Luke Escombe

Dr Philippe Fauque

Dr Jemma Gilchrist

Dr Vicki Patton

A/Professor Celi Varol

Tracy Nowicki


27 March 2019

Early Bird Registration Closes

19 May 2019

Pre-Conference Workshops

20-22 May 2019

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The organising committee and the conference venue (SMC) acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which the conference meets, and we pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.

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Sponsors and exhibitors will be recognised as keen and vital supporters of research of stomal therapy nurses. The 2019 Conference will offer a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. Please contact Anna Patterson at the Secretariat to discuss your sponsorship and exhibition requirements.

2019 VENUE

SMC Conference & Function Centre | 66 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000 | (02) 9284 2888

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  • Stomal Therapy, Continence and Wound Care Nurses
  • Nurses with an interest in stoma, wound and continence
  • Medical practitioners
  • Allied health professionals
  • Health Educators
  • Clinical Leaders
  • Service Coordinators
  • Clinical Service Managers
  • Academics & Researchers


  • Jackie Johnston, Convenor
  • Debra Day
  • Jill Fairhall
  • Kenneth Salazar
  • Naomi Houston
  • Lee Gavegan
  • Kristine Louis