We invite you to be part of the CATSINaM Professional Development Conference held in Adelaide, Australia from the 17th to the 19th of September 2018. The Conference purpose is to share information while working towards an integrated approach to improving the outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Our theme "Honouring our past, empowering our present, growing our future" provides an opportunity to highlight the very real difference being made in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by our Members.
To this end, we are offering a mixed mode experience with plenary speaker sessions, panels, and presentations as well as professional development workshops. The CATSINaM Gala Dinner and Awards evening, held on the 18th of September, purpose is to honour the contributions of distinguished Members to the field.
The annual Professional Development Forum for the Leaders in Indigenous Nursing and Midwifery Education Network (LINMEN) will be held on Monday 17th of September. The Forum will provide an opportunity for nursing and midwifery educators to come together and learn more about cultural safety and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, history and culture.
Venue: William Magarey Room of the Adelaide Oval Functions
Location: War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006
Timing: 6pm - 11pm
About: The CATSINaM Gala Dinner is the highlight of the CATSINaM National Professional Development Conference. Enjoy an evening to celebrate our members and their achievements, enjoy spectacular performance from our own member, Rochelle Pitt and a few more surprises. We will be awarding the 2018 CATSINaM Awards which recognises the accomplishments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian individuals, groups and organisations within the Nursing and Midwifery Sector.
The CATSINaM Awards seek to recognise the accomplishments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian individuals, groups and organisations within the Nursing and Midwifery Sector – to acknowledge the known and unsung heroes and heroines who work to improve the health of our people.
It is hoped that these awards provide a source of pride and inspiration for our Members, partners and the workforce at large, as they continue their work to improve recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives, and improve the health service experiences and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Nominations are now open for the Annual CATSINaM awards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery excellence. This year three awards will be presented at the CATSINaM Conference Dinner:
Funding assistance is available to attend the annual professional development conference. Financial Assistance can be made for flight expenses, accomodation expenses, registration costs or a combination of all three.
In order to be considered for 2018 funding support from CATSINaM, applicants must:
The CATSINaM Professional Development Conference will bring together delegates to work towards an integrated approach to improving health care and health outcomes for all Indigenous people. Delegates from Australia and Abroad will include practicing health professionals, students, clinicians, researchers, educators and policy makers.
Sponsors will be part of an information and inspiring experience offering an outstanding program of topics, expert keynote addresses, hands on training as well as cultural experiences.