Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2018

Leadership: a voice at all levels

Nursing and Midwifery Conference 2018Date: 1-2 March 2018
Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane

Registration has now closed for this event

Metro North Hospital and Health Service is once again hosting a two day Nursing and Midwifery Conference, perfect for nurses and midwives from across Australia and the world, at all stages of your careers, whether you’re already a leader or aspire to be one.

Over the course of two days, leading presenters will cover several topics and there will be plenty of opportunities for networking with colleagues and new friends.

Nurses and midwives from all settings are encouraged to submit abstracts that relate to the conference theme of Leadership: A voice at all levels. These may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Leadership by the bedside
  • Innovation in Nursing and Midwifery
  • Inspiring and Aspiring: the next generation
  • Journey to leadership

Who should attend or submit an abstract:

  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Undergraduate students
  • Postgraduate students
  • spiring leaders
  • Current leaders


Dr Louise Mahler

Louise is a communication specialist and proven performer in moving individuals and groups to take positive action through a unique view, an inimitable style and deep insight in her field.

Dr Mahler is the foremost expert in psychology of face-to-face engagement. With a PHD in Business and degrees and post-graduate studies in service Management and Music, together with a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Louise combines her years in professional performance on the European opera stage to put her in a league of her own. These skills blend to bring powerful observation that elicits discernible, positive change in those with whom she work.

Matt Golinski

Matt Golinski is a highly regarded, professional chef with a passion for creating cuisine using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients.

Based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Matt now enjoys working as a consulting chef to restaurants, being a regular guest chef at festivals and events and writing his popular food columns and blog.  He is also an active member of the Slow Food movement and a motivational speaker.

Professor Kerryn Phelps AM

Professor Kerryn Phelps AM is one of Australia’s best-known doctors, health communicators, public health and civil rights advocates. She has been a general practitioner for over thirty years and is the found and principal clinician at her two Sydney Clinics as well as being a pioneer in the field of health communication and integrative medicine in Australia.

For more details regarding the 2018 Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conference check out our full conference program.


Abstract submissions have now closed


Type Cost Opening date Closing date
Full conference – Early bird registration (includes cocktail reception) $610 13 November 2017 5pm 9 February 2018
Full conference – MN HHS staff, student (undergraduate) (includes cocktail reception) $610 13 November 2017 19 February 2018
Single day – Day 1 $350
Single day – Day 2 $350
Cocktail reception – Day 1 $60
Full conference – Regular registration (includes cocktail reception) $710 5pm 9 February 2017 19 February 2018

Invoice requests will only be granted if there are 4 or more delegates wishing to attend from a single organisation. Please phone (07) 3646 1525 to arrange.

Please note your receipt may show the register’s name and not the delegate’s name. Your facility name will be listed on the receipt which can be used to submit a expense claim form.

Attendance at this two day Forum, if relevant to the context of practice, attracts up to Twelve (12) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours of learning. CPD hours of learning can contribute to the nurse / midwife CPD requirements as per the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Continuing Professional Development.

Delegate accommodation

Rydges Southbank is pleased to offer 10% discount off the best flexible online rate (excluding special offers) to all to all delegates attending the Nursing & Midwifery Leadership Conference in March 2018.

Delegates are welcome to book their accommodation directly with the hotel via:


If you are interested in hosting a trade stall at this event, please contact the Events Office to receive an application form.

Phone: (07) 3646 1525

Thank you to our sponsors

1-2 March 2018

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Merivale Street and Glenelg Street


Phone: (07) 3646 1525