The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Sunday 19 May 2019

0700-1200 Exhibition Build (custom site builders only) | BANQUET HALL
1200-1600 Exhibition Bump-In (all exhibitors) | BANQUET HALL
0900-1000 Registration desk open
  Pre-Conference Workshops
  WORKSHOP ONE | CORINTHIAN WORKSHOP TWO | DORIC
1000-1200 Bariatric Nursing, Wound and Skin Care, and Safety
Susan Gallagher


Nearly 75% of individuals living in Australia are overweight or obese. Wound and skin care professionals feel the impact of this changing demographic in many ways. This course explores care associated with obesity and skin and wound concerns. Soft tissue pathophysiology, central weight distribution, and moving and handling are described as each one applies to individuals whose weight interferes with proper, safe care.

Stomal and Peristomal conditions: Focus on peristomal skin
Carmen George


This session aims to explore some of the common and not so common stomal and peristomal ‘complications’ that stomal therapy nurses may encounter in their practice. It aims to assist the STN in assessment and diagnoses of the condition and consideration of options for management.

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1200-1300 Tea and coffee for all workshop participants.
WORKSHOP THREE | CORINTHIAN WORKSHOP FOUR | DORIC
1300-1500 Fistula workshop
KCI Acelity


More information to come.  Please watch this space.

Colostomy irrigation and ACE procedure
Ian Whitely, Jill Fairhall


This session aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding colostomy irrigation and provide practical advice and evidence based education.  Antegrade Continence Enemas (the ACE procedure) will also be discussed.

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1530-1700 Welcome Reception | Banquet Hall, SMC
Welcome to the 2019 AASTN Conference! This is the first social opportunity to catch up with your interstate colleagues and sponsors and exhibitors of the Meeting.marble foyer  The welcome reception also provides a great opportunity to meet delegates who are attending the conference for the first time.


Inclusive for full registrations and exhibitors, book during registration process.  Additional tickets can be purchased by guests and day registrations.

Free Evening

Monday 20 May 2019

0730 Registration desk open | MARBLE FOYER, SMC
0730 Speaker’s Preparation Room Open | BALCONY
Opening Plenary Session | GRAND LODGE
0830-0845 Welcome & Delegate Address | Conference Convenor Jackie Johnston
Indigenous Welcome | Indigenous Representative
0845-0930 Keynote Speaker: Susan Gallagher, PhD MA MSN RN CSPHP CBN
Bariatric care: Considering wound, stomal and continence


Susan Gallagher is a recognized expert in safety, outcomes and communication with an emphasis on bariatrics, skin and wound care, safe patient handling and mobility, and risk and loss control. Full biography.

0930-1015

Keynote Speaker: Wendy White


In 2007, Wendy White founded Wendy White Wound Care, an independent wound consultancy service, with now over 27 years of wound & skin care expertise. Full biography.

1015-1045 Morning Tea in the Exhibition | BANQUET HALL
Plenary Session | GRAND LODGE
1045-1115 Education & Professional Development Commitee Presentation
1115-1120 MOVE TO BREAKOUTS
Concurrent Session A
BREAKOUT | IONIC  BREAKOUT | DORIC BREAKOUT | CORINTHIAN
1120-1200 Surgical Innovation in colorectal surgery
Dr Cherry Koh
Title to come
Dr Torey Lawrence
Medicinal Cannabis for the treatment of pain, cancer, IBD issues
Dr Theresa Towpic
1200-1300 Lunch in the Exhibition | BANQUET HALL
Poster Viewing & Question Time (poster authors please stand by your poster to answer questions from delegates)
Concurrent Session B
BREAKOUT | IONIC  BREAKOUT | DORIC BREAKOUT | CORINTHIAN
1300-1315
1320-1335
1340-1355
1400-1430 Afternoon Tea  in the Exhibition | BANQUET HALL
Plenary Session | GRAND LODGE
1430-1510 Keynote Speaker: To be advised
1515-1715 AASTN AGM (all members welcome) | GRAND LODGE
Free evening

Tuesday 21 May 2019

 0800 Registration desk open | MARBLE FOYER, SMC
 0800 Speaker’s Preparation Room Open | BALCONY
Plenary LARS Symposium | GRAND LODGE
Chair: 
Donna Heggie
0830-1030 The Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS) session
1030-1100 Morning Tea in the Exhibition | BANQUET HALL
Plenary Session | GRAND LODGE
1100-1200

Keynote Speaker: Luke Escombe


Luke Escombe is an award-winning songwriter, musician and comedian who has turned his 25 years of living with Crohn’s disease into inspiration for his art. Full biography.

1200-1300 Lunch in the Exhibition | BANQUET HALL
Concurrent Session D
BREAKOUTS
IONIC
BREAKOUTS
DORIC
BREAKOUTS
CORINTHIAN
1300-1315
1320-1335
1340-1355
1400-1415
1420-1435
1435-1500 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition | BANQUET HALL
Plenary Session | GRAND LODGE
1500-1545 Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Cecil Varol
Neobladders
1545-1630 Keynote Speaker: Dr Felicity Gallimore
Stomal therapy at Dr Catherine Hamlin’s hospital in Ethiopia


Dr Felicity Gallimore FRANZCOG, is an obstetrician & gynaecologist who completed her medical training at Cambridge University and University College & Middlesex Hospitals, London before moving to Australia in 1992. Her specialist training was completed at Royal North Shore Hospital in 2001 and she obtained a Master of Medicine in 2003. Full biography.

1830 Meet coaches outside the Sydney Masonic Centre for transfer to Jones Bay Wharf
 1900 till Late Gala Dinner  | Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont
Entertainment: Jellybean JamDH Jones Bay Wharf -00


Inclusive for full registrations however bookings are essential for planning purposes.  Book during the registration process.  Additional tickets may be purchased by guests, exhibitors and day registrations.

 

Wednesday 22 May 2019

0800 Registration desk open | MARBLE FOYER, SMC
0800 Speaker’s Preparation Room Open | BALCONY
Plenary Session | GRAND LODGE
0900-0945 Invited Speaker: Dr Gemma Gilchrist
Transition from adolescence to adulthood
0945-1030 Keynote Speaker: To be advised
1030-1100 Morning Tea in the Exhibition | BANQUET HALL
Concurrent Session E
BREAKOUTS
IONIC
BREAKOUTS
DORIC
BREAKOUTS
CORINTHIAN
1100-1115 Pressure injuries: Voyage to infinity and beyond!
Tracy Nowicki


Clinical Nurse Consultant, Quality Effectiveness Support Team, The Prince Charles Hospital

1120-1135
1140-1155
1200-1300 Lunch in the Exhibition | Banquet Hall
(exhibitor bump out from 1400)
Concurrent Session F
 ROOM 1 BREAKOUTS
DORIC
BREAKOUTS
CORINTHIAN
1300-1315
1320-1335
1340-1355
1400-1415
1415-1445 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition | Banquet Hall
Closing Session | GRAND LODGE
1445-1530 Keynote Speaker
1530-1545 Next committee… 2021 43rd AASTN National Conference!
1545-1600 Close and thank you – 2019 Conference Convenor