Shifting Sands:

Understanding the Forces Shaping Healthcare Delivery Today and Into the Future
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Conference Themes:

Although the conference program is yet to be finalised these are the themes it will be based around.

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Technological Advances

The deployment of new technologies is essential for improving healthcare quality, access, and cost containment. The shift toward predictive medical data mining and value-based care models is encouraging the adoption of health-enhancing technologies, emphasizing the importance of investment in technologies that prove to be financially viable and enhance the quality of care delivered.

Workforce Dynamics

The evolving needs and expectations of the healthcare workforce and the increasing shortage of healthcare professionals to deliver services is a major concern. There are complex issues as to why individuals leave the health professions including burnout and why individuals are not choosing to enter the professions. This will require change – not only in how health professionals are trained but also in the culture of health service delivery and the leadership required to navigate this path.

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Digital Transformation and Virtual Care

Digital innovation transforms patient access, care experiences, and healthcare operations. Telehealth and digital health investments continue to grow, demonstrating the sector’s movement towards more integrated and consumer-focused care delivery models. 

Healthcare Quality and Disparities

Despite advancements, significant disparities remain in healthcare quality and access, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities and underserved communities. Efforts to address these disparities are ongoing, focusing on improving overall health outcomes and ensuring equitable access to healthcare services.

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Advancements in Pharmacology

Advancements in pharmacology including biologics and nanotechnology, have expanded the possibilities for personalized medicine and targeted therapies and improved patient outcomes across a wide range of medical conditions.

Global Warming

Global warming significantly impacts health worldwide, posing a complex array of challenges that affect everything from air quality and nutrition to the spread of infectious diseases and human migration patterns. The World Health Organization (WHO) highlights between 2030 and 2050, it is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year from undernutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and heat stress alone, with direct damage costs to health estimated to be between US$ 2–4 billion per year by 2030.

The CDC outlines specific health impacts related to climate change, including air pollution, allergens, and pollen, diseases carried by vectors like mosquitoes and ticks, food and waterborne diarrheal diseases, food security, mental health and stress-related disorders, and the direct effects of floods, temperature extremes, and wildfires.

The broad and deep impacts of global warming on health identify the importance of immediate and sustained action to mitigate these effects and adapt to a changing climate.

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The changing health consumer profile reflects several significant shifts in demographics, healthcare needs, and consumer behaviours.

Aging Population: The aging population presents unique healthcare challenges, such as a higher prevalence of chronic conditions, increased demand for long-term care services, and the need for specialized geriatric care. Healthcare systems must adapt to cater to the specific needs of older adults, including preventive care, geriatric medicine, palliative care, and support for caregivers.

Mental Health: There’s a growing awareness and recognition of mental health issues worldwide, leading to reduced stigma and increased seeking of mental health services. Factors like stress, social isolation, economic instability, and traumatic events contribute to the rising prevalence of mental health disorders. The integration of mental health services into primary care settings, teletherapy options, and the use of digital mental health platforms are emerging trends. Consumer demand for holistic approaches to mental health care, including mindfulness practices, lifestyle interventions, and alternative therapies, is increasing.

Chronic Disease Management: Chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and respiratory conditions are major contributors to morbidity and mortality. Lifestyle factors like poor diet, physical inactivity, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption contribute significantly to the rise in chronic diseases. Patient empowerment and engagement are emphasized, with an emphasis on shared decision-making, patient education, and support networks to improve adherence to treatment plans and overall health outcomes.

Conference Themes:

Although the conference program is yet to be finalised these are the themes it will be based around.

Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

Technological Advances

The deployment of new technologies is essential for improving healthcare quality, access, and cost containment. The shift toward predictive medical data mining and value-based care models is encouraging the adoption of health-enhancing technologies, emphasizing the importance of investment in technologies that prove to be financially viable and enhance the quality of care delivered.

Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

Workforce Dynamics

The evolving needs and expectations of the healthcare workforce and the increasing shortage of healthcare professionals to deliver services is a major concern. There are complex issues as to why individuals leave the health professions including burnout and why individuals are not choosing to enter the professions. This will require change – not only in how health professionals are trained but also in the culture of health service delivery and the leadership required to navigate this path.

Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

Digital Transformation and Virtual Care

Digital innovation transforms patient access, care experiences, and healthcare operations. Telehealth and digital health investments continue to grow, demonstrating the sector’s movement towards more integrated and consumer-focused care delivery models. 

Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

Healthcare Quality and Disparities

Despite advancements, significant disparities remain in healthcare quality and access, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities and underserved communities. Efforts to address these disparities are ongoing, focusing on improving overall health outcomes and ensuring equitable access to healthcare services.

Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

Advancements in Pharmacology

Advancements in pharmacology including biologics and nanotechnology, have expanded the possibilities for personalized medicine and targeted therapies and improved patient outcomes across a wide range of medical conditions.

Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

Global Warming

Global warming significantly impacts health worldwide, posing a complex array of challenges that affect everything from air quality and nutrition to the spread of infectious diseases and human migration patterns. The World Health Organization (WHO) highlights between 2030 and 2050, it is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year from undernutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and heat stress alone, with direct damage costs to health estimated to be between US$ 2–4 billion per year by 2030.

The CDC outlines specific health impacts related to climate change, including air pollution, allergens, and pollen, diseases carried by vectors like mosquitoes and ticks, food and waterborne diarrheal diseases, food security, mental health and stress-related disorders, and the direct effects of floods, temperature extremes, and wildfires.

The broad and deep impacts of global warming on health identify the importance of immediate and sustained action to mitigate these effects and adapt to a changing climate.

The changing health consumer profile reflects several significant shifts in demographics, healthcare needs, and consumer behaviours.

Aging Population: The aging population presents unique healthcare challenges, such as a higher prevalence of chronic conditions, increased demand for long-term care services, and the need for specialized geriatric care. Healthcare systems must adapt to cater to the specific needs of older adults, including preventive care, geriatric medicine, palliative care, and support for caregivers.

Mental Health: There’s a growing awareness and recognition of mental health issues worldwide, leading to reduced stigma and increased seeking of mental health services. Factors like stress, social isolation, economic instability, and traumatic events contribute to the rising prevalence of mental health disorders. The integration of mental health services into primary care settings, teletherapy options, and the use of digital mental health platforms are emerging trends. Consumer demand for holistic approaches to mental health care, including mindfulness practices, lifestyle interventions, and alternative therapies, is increasing.

Chronic Disease Management: Chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and respiratory conditions are major contributors to morbidity and mortality. Lifestyle factors like poor diet, physical inactivity, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption contribute significantly to the rise in chronic diseases. Patient empowerment and engagement are emphasized, with an emphasis on shared decision-making, patient education, and support networks to improve adherence to treatment plans and overall health outcomes.

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Conference Synopsis

Shifting Sands: Understanding the Forces Shaping Healthcare Delivery Today and into the Future ” is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together healthcare professionals to explore the multifaceted factors impacting healthcare delivery in the modern world.

This comprehensive forum aims to dissect and understand the convergence of technological advances, workforce dynamics, digital transformation, and the pressing issue of environmental warming on our healthcare system today and into the future.

The conference will delve into how digital innovation is transforming patient access, care experiences, and operational efficiencies, highlighting both the opportunities and challenges these technologies present. Participants will engage with the evolving needs and expectations of the healthcare workforce, discussing strategies to address labour shortages, workload issues, and burnout.

A significant focus will be placed on the health implications of global warming, including the increase in climate-related illnesses, the disruption of food systems and water sources, and the mental health challenges posed by climate crises. The conference seeks to foster a dialogue on creating practices capable of adapting to these environmental changes and promoting sustainable healthcare practices.

Through keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, and networking events, “Shifting Sands” aims to equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge, tools, and connections needed to navigate and influence the dynamic landscape of healthcare delivery. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of the external forces shaping healthcare, innovative solutions to the challenges faced, and a renewed commitment to advancing health equity and environmental stewardship within their professional practice.

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Conference Learning Outcomes

At this conference, you will:

  • Explore the convergence of technological advances, workforce dynamics, digital transformation, and the pressing issue of environmental warming on our healthcare system today and into the future
  • Investigate how digital innovation is transforming patient access, care experiences, and operational efficiencies, highlighting both the opportunities and challenges these technologies present
  • Review the evolving needs and expectations of the healthcare workforce
  • Understand the health implications of global warming, including the increase in climate-related illnesses, the disruption of food systems and water sources, and the mental health challenges posed by climate crises the importance of addressing public health in the context of climate change
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You Will Also Learn

  • The needs and expectations of today’s healthcare workers
  • Why it is so hard to provide mental health services in the current environment and what the future might look like
  • Adapting to climate-related health challenges, building resilient healthcare systems
  • Why Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessments (QMRA) are utilised to guide water and wastewater system design
  • Despite Australia’s robust healthcare system, several disparities in quality and access persist, affecting various population groups
  • Why the consumer health profile is undergoing significant changes due to a combination of demographic shifts, advancements in technology, evolving lifestyle choices, and increased awareness about health and wellness
  • Why advances in vaccine technology are crucial to limit and prevent infectious diseases around the world
  • Why vaccines also have the potential to be used to treat diseases, rather than prevent them
  • The 5 Cs (Context, Consistency, Clarity, Congruence and Categories of Concern) and the 5 Fs of the limbic system (Flight, Flight, Faint, Fawn and Freeze) in relation to professional boundaries
  • The emergence of new terms such as ‘eco-anxiety’ and ‘solastalgia’
  • The intersectionality of climate change and mental health, the repercussions on vulnerable populations while also proposing strategies for mitigation.
  • The ‘experience of care’ – care which is kind, respectful, dignified? Is this arm of care an ‘optional extra’ or an intricate component of quality maternity care?
  • The impact, effectiveness, and challenges of digital transformation in the healthcare sector.
  • A range of physiological changes as individuals age, which have an impact on the pharmacological properties of medicines
  • The possibilities for personalized medicine and targeted therapies and improved patient outcomes across a wide range of medical conditions
  • The critical issue of suicide within the Australian context
  • Why drivers such as climate shifts, globalisation, land exploitation and wildlife trade have directly affected the re-emergence of viral zoonotic disease
  • The uncertainty and ferocity of global warming is affecting the way the water industry adapts to protect human and environmental health
  • The concept of “Brief Interventions” and their potential to enhance patient outcomes.
  • Trauma Informed Approach to health care
  • The importance of postcodes to assess the risk of Adverse Childhood Events (ACE’s) and the link between childhood trauma and poor life expectancy
  • The multifaceted challenges posed by an aging population and the strategies required to address them
  • An intervention that didn’t just reduce your risk of the leading killers, but also arthritis, osteoporosis, sensory impairments

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Our Presenters: 

Gail Aylmer

Gail worked as a Public Health Nurse within the Communicable Disease team at a Queensland Public Health Unit. Prior to this, she worked as an Infection Control CNC and in Tuberculosis Control in both Brisbane and London.

Gail has travelled extensively in India and has developed this study tour to share some of the more interesting and important public health issues within India.

Gail has previously led another study tour to India and with this experience, she will lead the debrief and reflection sessions as well as deliver some of the CPD sessions. Gail has a Bachelor’s and two Master’s of Nursing degrees.

Prof. Jenni Judd

Professorial Research Fellow, Central Queensland University

Jenni holds a Doctor of Health Science (DHSc -Deakin), a Master of Public Health (MPH -JCU), a Master of Education (Deakin) and a 4-year Diploma of Health and Physical Education (Wollongong).

Jenni is an applied health promotion and public health researcher and is recognised for her research in rural, remote, and regional health, First Nations health and education, mental health, health services and emerging infectious diseases. Before joining the university in 2006,

Jenni spent over 27 years in the public sector in the Departments of Health and Education in the Northern Territory. She has been successful in over $5.9m in competitive research funding and published over 100 publications, including 4 Edited Books, 5 book chapters and more than 90 peer-reviewed publications in national/international journals. She has completed over 21 Higher-degree research students (15 PhDs, 4 Masters of Research students and 2 Graduate Certificates in Research. She mentors and supports supervisors of Indigenous Scholars.

Louise Scanlan

Louise is an occupational therapist and mental health clinician committed to promoting psychological recovery and resilience in communities impacted by disasters.

As a regional adversity clinician, Louise collaborates with affected communities to build mental health literacy, and develop tailored interventions that prioritise psychological well-being, fostering healing and hope in the wake of trauma.

Louise holds a Masters in Public Health, and lives in Queensland, Australia with her wife and their spoilt rescue cat, Mischief.

Mark Wiltshire

Mark is an environmental engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the water industry. He has worked in technical, business development, project and managerial capacities in water utilities and the private sector.

Over this time, he has been involved in the many different aspects of the water industry including stakeholder engagement, managing water infrastructure, delivering water recycling schemes and other water technologies.

Mark’s work in community engagement, spans decades and he has been responsible for delivering community change programs to reduce water consumption and environmental pollution. He is an avid traveller, a lover of cruising and has a keen interest for human health through water.

Rukhsana Aziz

Rukhsana is a Pakistani, Scottish Australian, and a Midwife who completed her Nursing and Midwifery training in 1987 in Scotland. In 38 years, her midwifery has taken her from Glasgow to London, USA, The Channel Island, 3 different regions of Saudi Arabia, Brisbane (tertiary and regional), and remote Northern.

Territory and remote Queensland. During 27 years of practice in Australia, Rukhsana completed Rural and Isolated Practice Nursing R.I.P.R.N., Sexual Health Practice, Immunisation for nurses and then took a BIG leap of faith and entered university study and has achieved a Master of Clinical Health Practice degree at Griffith University.

After 19 years with Queensland Health amongst the most treasured moments include the development of and sustained Midwifery Group Practice in Goondiwindi now running for 17 years enabling rural women to birth and receive care closer to home, achieving Midwifery Unit Manger status and experiencing the role of Director of Midwifery in FNQ. Of all the locations that Rukhsana has practiced in the last 27 years Goondiwindi, Thursday Island, Doomadgee and Borroloola will always rank in the top 5!

Rukhsana has been invited to speak at a variety of Australian College Of midwives (ACM)conferences over the years, Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club (GNMRC) and has participated in expert clinician panels for Perineal Injury during birth and Induction of labour as well as a variety of Maternity and Neonatal Guidelines with the Queensland Clinical Guidelines team. Rukhsana is part of the LEAPP (Living Evidence for Australian Pregnancy & Postnatal Care)) team developing evidence based clinical recommendations for pregnancy and postnatal care.

As Rukhsana transitions to retirement she has mixed emotions about the discombobulated state of Maternity Services in Australia because whilst there definitely has been progress – there is rising rates or birth trauma, disrespectful maternity care and women continue to have no local services or have to travel for miles to receive maternity services.

Sue Walker Nurses for Nurses

Sue Walker

RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC, MACN, Specialist Nurse Educator

Sue is the director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network.

Sue is a key contributor to the online education platform Nursing CPD – a Continuing Professional Development platform to assist Nurses in meeting their annual CPD requirements.

As a Registered Nurse, Sue holds Degrees in both Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, and Training and Assessment. She is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Mindfulness Practitioner, and Clinical Supervisor.

Sue has extensive experience as a clinician, educator, and senior manager. She has presented at local and international conferences on many topics including, key issues in healthcare, such as the psychological impact of the work that Nurses do and how the work requirements to deliver healthcare impact the health of the clinician. Other topics presented comprise of Nursing Leadership, Emergency Management, Mental health, Aged Care, Advanced Life Support, Assertiveness, Grief and Loss, and Workplace Bullying.

Sue is passionate about making a difference in how the community and Nurses experience the healthcare system.

Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system and work in difficult environments that can take advantage of their commitment to ensuring the best possible care is delivered. To continue to meet professional and community expectations Nurses and Midwives need to acknowledge their unique contribution to health care delivery and assert their collective strength to safeguard the community and ensure their ongoing professional needs are recognised and met.

Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession. The knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client”.

Dr Wendy McIntosh

RGN, RMHN, Grad. Dip MH, MN, Cert IV Workplace Assessment & Training, Group Leadership Cert, MRCNA, MANZCMHN, AANZPA

Wendy has over 30 years of experience as a health professional (clinical, education, and research), twenty-five of those years in mental health. Areas of specific interest and passion for Wendy include professional supervision, professional boundaries, professional identity, links between childhood trauma and mental illness, and workplace bullying.

Wendy has over 20 years of experience as a psychodrama trainee – lifelong learning. She is committed to using experiential learning in the work she does with individuals and groups.

Wendy maintains a full diary of workshops throughout Australia and London UK and consistently receives feedback on her passion, knowledge, and creativity as a presenter and facilitator.

Wendy is continually integrating learning and insights she gains from the work she does within professional boundaries. She has developed internet training tools and education packages for individuals/organisations and delivers webinars for organisations.

With the assistance of six podcast episodes titled ‘Professional Boundaries’, Wendy is exploring and guiding listeners on their own personal and reflective journey through boundaries. Further podcasts are currently in production.

Conference Program:

The Conference is delivered in two formats in the spirit of adult learning. The live presentations are delivered in the Conference Room, and the online library is open one month before the actual Conference dates. The library is an essential component of the entire Conference program. The library consists of Conference material supplied by the Presenter/s, which can include any of the following:

  • Research documents
  • Links to external information
  • Recorded Conference presentations
  • Electronic Notepads

The research documents and recorded Conference presentations form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities. They are delivered to you before the commencement date so you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities prior, there is a two-week window post the Conference where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual Conference. Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program – full conference program still to be finalised.

Depart Hamburg, Germany

1700 - 1800: Welcome Drinks and Registration Function
Come along and meet the presenters and other conference attendees.
Pick up your conference pack and learn about the conference program and general information about conference cruising.

1900: Depart Hamburg

Conference Day

Sessions included today:

  • The Evolving Needs and Expectations of the Healthcare Workforce
  • Shifting from Intention to Impact: Why is it so hard to provide mental health?
  • Public Health and Climate Change: Understanding the Intersections and Implications
  • Everything you wanted to ask a Water Engineer but were afraid to Ask!
  • Disparities in the Australian Healthcare System: Quality and Access
  • Changing Consumer Health Profile

1800 - 1900: Social Get Together – a bit of fun and get to know each other
Conference Facilitators and Presenters will be at the venue and would love to meet with you.

Lerwick, United Kingdom

0900 - 1700: Explore at your Leisure

Nestled amidst the enchanting natural wonders of St. Ninian's Isle, Lerwick stands out as a captivating stop on MSC Northern Europe Cruises. With its distinctive sandstone architecture framing a breathtaking waterfront, this northernmost city in Britain is a true gem waiting to be discovered.

Conference Day

Sessions included today:

  • The future of vaccines?
  • The 5 Cs and 5 Fs of Professional Boundaries
  • Climate Change and Mental Health: Understanding the Psychological Impact of Environmental
    Crises
  • Respectful Maternity Care and Birth Trauma
  • How Successful has the Digital Transformation that Supports Virtual Health Care Been?
  • Aged Care Polypharmacy

1800 - 1900: Social Get Together – a bit of fun and get to know each other
Conference Facilitators and Presenters will be at the venue and would love to meet with you.

Reykjavík, Iceland

Explore at your Leisure

Reykjavík is the world's northernmost capital city, which is small yet bustling with a lively atmosphere, Viking museums, and shops. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination offers a range of exciting nearby attractions, such as a geothermal Blue Lagoon, a stunning waterfall, and serene lakes.

1800 - 1900: Social Get Together – a bit of fun and get to know each other
Conference Facilitators and Presenters will be at the venue and would love to meet with you.

Ísafjörður, Iceland

0800 - 1800: Explore at your Leisure

Located on the northwestern point of Iceland, the ancient town of Ísafjörður can be found on the shores of Skutulsfjörður. This town is a popular destination for MSC Northern Europe Cruises. Close to the town is the unspoiled paradise island of Vigur, which has a unique shape like a spear. It is home to various species of birds such as puffins, gulls, and a delightful sea lion colony.

1800 - 1900: Social Get Together – a bit of fun and get to know each other
Conference Facilitators and Presenters will be at the venue and would love to meet with you.

Akureyri, Iceland

0800 - 1800: Explore at your Leisure

Located in the serene northern part of Iceland lies the beautiful town of Akureyri. With its sweeping fjord and breathtaking mountains, it is a destination that promises to inspire and captivate you. As you embark on your MSC Northern Europe Cruise, Akureyri serves as the perfect starting point for exploring the surrounding landscapes, where you can witness the awe-inspiring natural wonder of the Godafoss Waterfall.

Conference Day

Sessions included today:

  • The Future of Pharmacology
  • Suicide in Australia
  • Zoonotic Diseases: The Present and the Future Perspective
  • Climate Resilience in the Water Industry

1800 - 1900: Social Get Together – a bit of fun and get to know each other
Conference Facilitators and Presenters will be at the venue and would love to meet with you.

Kirwall (Orkney Isles), Scotland

0800 - 1800: Explore at your Leisure

Discover the wonders of Kirkwall, the largest town in the Orkney archipelago, located in the Northern Isles of Scotland. This magnificent MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination is celebrated for its UNESCO World Heritage Site — a Neolithic ceremonial complex that will leave you in awe.

Conference Day

Sessions included today:

  • Brief Interventions: An Important Tool for Health Practitioners and Chronic Disease Management
  • Trauma Informed Approach: Health Professionals it is Time to Listen and Act
  • The Unique Challenges of an Aging Population for Healthcare
  • Getting Healthier as You Get Older

1800 - 1900: Conference Networking and Farewell

Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks function as the conference draws to a close, and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues – safe travels home.

Arrive Hamburg, Germany

0600: Disembark - Safe Travels!

Itinerary:

Day One | 21/08/2025

Depart Hamburg

1700 – 1800: Welcome Drinks and Registration Function
Come along and meet the presenters and other conference attendees.
Pick up your conference pack and learn about the conference program and general information about conference cruising.

1900: Depart Hamburg

Day Two | 22/08/2025

Conference Day

Sessions included today:

  • The Evolving Needs and Expectations of the Healthcare Workforce
  • Shifting from Intention to Impact: Why is it so hard to provide mental health?
  • Public Health and Climate Change: Understanding the Intersections and Implications
  • Everything you wanted to ask a Water Engineer but were afraid to Ask!
    • Disparities in the Australian Healthcare System: Quality and Access
  • Changing Consumer Health Profile

1800 – 1900: Social Get Together – a bit of fun and get to know each other

Conference Facilitators and Presenters will be at the venue and would love to meet with you.

Day Three | 23/08/2025

LERWICK, UNITED KINGDOM

0900 – 1700: Explore at your Leisure

Nestled amidst the enchanting natural wonders of St. Ninian’s Isle, Lerwick stands out as a captivating stop on MSC Northern Europe Cruises. With its distinctive sandstone architecture framing a breathtaking waterfront, this northernmost city in Britain is a true gem waiting to be discovered.

Day Five & Six | 25-26/08/2025

REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND

Explore at your Leisure

Reykjavík is the world’s northernmost capital city, which is small yet bustling with a lively atmosphere, Viking museums, and shops. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination offers a range of exciting nearby attractions, such as a geothermal Blue Lagoon, a stunning waterfall, and serene lakes.

1800 – 1900: Social Get Together – a bit of fun and get to know each other
Conference Facilitators and Presenters will be at the venue and would love to meet with you.

Day Seven | 27/08/2025

ÍSAFJÖRÐUR, ICELAND

0800 – 1800: Explore at your Leisure

Located on the northwestern point of Iceland, the ancient town of Ísafjörður can be found on the shores of Skutulsfjörður. This town is a popular destination for MSC Northern Europe Cruises. Close to the town is the unspoiled paradise island of Vigur, which has a unique shape like a spear. It is home to various species of birds such as puffins, gulls, and a delightful sea lion colony.

1800 – 1900: Social Get Together – a bit of fun and get to know each other
Conference Facilitators and Presenters will be at the venue and would love to meet with you.

Day Eight | 28/08/2025

AKUREYRI, ICELAND

0800 – 1800: Explore at your Leisure
Located in the serene northern part of Iceland lies the beautiful town of Akureyri. With its sweeping fjord and breath taking mountains, it is a destination that promises to inspire and captivate you. As you embark on your MSC Northern Europe Cruise, Akureyri serves as the perfect starting point for exploring the surrounding landscapes, where you can witness the awe-inspiring natural wonder of the Godafoss Waterfall.

 

Day Nine | 29/08/2025

Conference Day

Sessions included today:

  • The Future of Pharmacology
  • Suicide in Australia
  • Zoonotic Diseases: The Present and the Future Perspective
  • Climate Resilience in the Water Industry

1800 – 1900: Social Get Together – a bit of fun and get to know each other
Conference Facilitators and Presenters will be at the venue and would love to meet with you.

Day Ten | 30/08/2025

KIRWALL (ORKNEY ISLES), SCOTLAND

0800 – 1800: Explore at your Leisure

Discover the wonders of Kirkwall, the largest town in the Orkney archipelago, located in the Northern Isles of Scotland. This magnificent MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination is celebrated for its UNESCO World Heritage Site — a Neolithic ceremonial complex that will leave you in awe.

 

Day Eleven | 31/08/2025

Conference Day

Sessions included today:

  • Brief Interventions: An Important Tool for Health Practitioners and Chronic Disease Management
  • Trauma-Informed Approach: Health Professionals, it is Time to Listen and Act
  • The Unique Challenges of an Aging Population for Healthcare
  • Getting Healthier as You Get Older

1800 – 1900: Farewell Reception
Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks function as the conference draws to a close, and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues – safe travels home.

Day Twelve | 01/09/2025

Depart Hamburg

0600: Disembark – Safe Travels!

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The Venue:

MSC Preziosa

The MSC Preziosa is a testament to elegance and sophistication, boasting a classic design enriched with luxurious features. At its core is a genuine stone piazza, reminiscent of timeless squares, paired with the splendor of Swarovski crystal staircases, offering a glimpse into a world of opulence. The ship’s ‘infinity’ pool, a tranquil retreat, seems to merge with the sea, providing a unique and serene swimming experience.

Embark on a journey of discovery aboard the MSC Preziosa, where each feature is an invitation to indulge in luxury at your own pace. From lounging by the enchanting pool, navigating the glittering stairways, to wandering the charming piazza, every moment is designed for your enjoyment. As you sail to stunning destinations around the globe, the MSC Preziosa not only takes you there but makes the voyage an unforgettable part of the experience.

Let’s talk about your accommodation

Every accommodation type on the MSC Preziosa is thoughtfully designed with elegant décor, ensuring that regardless of the category, guests will find a welcoming and stylish space.

Simply unpack and let the relaxation begin. Your dedicated room steward will ensure your space is cleaned and organized daily, leaving you with the simple task of getting dressed, grabbing your bag, and embarking on your adventure.

Dining Options

The foodie in you is just waiting to be awakened and delighted, and what better way than on this cruise filled with mouth-watering main dishes, irresistible desserts, and deliciousness at every turn.

Onboard MSC Preziosa, a culinary journey awaits, featuring the dynamic menus of the main dining areas, inventive all-day offerings at the Galaxy Lounge, among other delightful experiences.

With plenty of choices, the only question is: where do you even begin?

unwind And De-Stress

The MSC Aurea Spa, recognized for its excellence, serves as a sanctuary of tranquillity and indulgence on board, providing a variety of beauty and wellness therapies designed to dissolve stress.

For those preferring to unwind under the sun, the solarium offers a splendid open-air retreat for ultimate relaxation.

Experience a live show

You don’t need to travel all the way to New York to witness premier shows anymore. Our cruise ship boasts Broadway-calibre theatres that host a dazzling array of performances, featuring an international roster of artists.

Choose from our exceptional program; there’s bound to be a show that captures your heart. Enjoy world-class entertainment without ever leaving the comfort of the ship.

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Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

Can I Bring the Family?

Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your CPD Travel adventure.

Whilst you are attending lectures there are heaps of activities to keep them busy including an exceptional kid’s club program.

Simply talk to the Team at Education at Sea, they can organise all your and your travelling companion’s travel arrangements.

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What if I need kid-free time?

If you want to mix only with adults, most ships have an area with entry only available to people over the age of 18..

Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this private retreat where they can connect with the ocean – and disconnect from everything else.

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Can you give me some tips on Cruising?

We sure can……whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first time onboard a cruise ship our Ultimate Guide to Cruising is sure to have some useful tips and advice to ensure you have a fantastic time on this Travel CPD adventure.

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Can you organise for me to share a room with someone?

We can’t promise – but we can pop your name on a waiting list and if another person asks the same question we can put you in contact with each other and you can decide if you are both compatible to share a cabin.

Contact the fabulous team at Education at Sea on 02 7908 7774 for more information.

Our affiliation with ACN provides you with the opportunity to grow your career and tap into your individual potential.
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Happy attendees

Overall, an excellent learning opportunity. I loved the stories of true events and occurrences. Very important learning and I hope to return next year.

Eleanor

The South Pacific, Trauma-informed Care

It’s [CPD travel cruise] a fantastic way to build on education in a relaxing and informative environment. There was still plenty of free time to spend with my partner who came with me on the cruise and new friendships formed with other classmates. A wonderful melting pot of nurse experience and stories.

Kyla

South Pacific, Burn Out and Stress Management

It’s great fun. You get all your CPD for the year. You can claim most of the costs on your tax. You get to network with great people and make lots of new friends.

Anne

Papua New Guinea, Perioperative Nursing Conference

Inclusions

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference presenters who are knowledgeable in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
  • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key, which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
  • A complimentary Farewell Drinks Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session including the session synopsis and session presenter
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
Disclaimer: The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.
The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event, to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incur any financial loss.

Registration Costs

$1,290.00

Please Note: Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel costs.
Conference registration and deposits are being handled by our Conference Partner – Education at Sea.
This is a fabulous program – to secure your place at this Conference simply contact Education at Sea to find out about all the cabin options available. Once you have paid your deposit, your registration is confirmed, and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

What are you waiting for?

Send Education at Sea a no obligation enquiry by filling in the form at the top of the page.

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