Welcome Message

On behalf of the Australian Nurse Teachers’ Society (ANTS) and Conference Organising Committee, I welcome you to the 18th National Nurse Education Conference in 2021, to be held 8-10 September 2021

The theme ‘Inspire, Motivate, Educate’ reflects the life-long learning journey of the nursing and midwifery profession, to share knowledge and celebrate experiences through invited speakers; workshops; presentations; research and networking.

INSPIRE | Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself - Chinese Proverb

MOTIVATE | Every road has two directions - Russian Proverb

EDUCATE | A small key can open big doors - Kurdish Proverb

Education is the cornerstone of the health care system, for the provision of person-centred care.  Professional education and self-development opportunities interact between the clinical and academic spheres to build on the experience of the individual throughout their professional careers for the ultimate goal of ensuring the quality of health care.

We look forward to seeing you at Sea World, Gold Coast at the 18th National Nurse Education Conference to explore the theme 'Innovate, Motivate, Educate' and expand your own educational nursing/midwifery practice in all of its complexity.

Michelle Girdler
National President, ANTS Chair
NNEC 2021 Conference Organising Committee

COVID-19 Announcement

The organisers acknowledge that this conference must comply with health regulations and any limits on public gatherings for coronavirus (COVID19) which may include physical distancing and hygiene measures. The organisers are committed to delivering a compliant and safe environment for all participants.

Important Dates


Abstract Submission Opens

11 January 2021


Online Registration Opens
1 February 2021


Abstract Deadline
31 March 2021


Early Bird Cut-Off
1 July 2021

Organising Committee

Michelle Girdler, Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN)
Creina Mitchell, Griffith University
Julie Shaw, CQ University Brisbane
Karen Simunov, Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN)
Christine Taylor, Western Sydney University
Peter Teekens, Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN)


Conference Secretariat

DC Conferences Pty Ltd
Suite 103, Level 1, 3-5 West Street
North Sydney NSW 2060

Contact Us

T: +61 2 9954 4400