The count down is on for this years Acute Care Conference. Held in Hobart this October, the conference will bring together a fantastic range of speakers and industry leaders to present on topical subjects and evidence-based research, as well as leading policy and practice developments.

We understand that every patients journey is unique, the reasons and needs of those entering the acute care setting are vast and often unpredictable. As staff working within this setting, you are often required to think quickly and on the spot. As such, we have developed a program that will assist you in making these decisions confidently. You can view conference highlights below, as well as learn more about the event and register online. Looking at attending as a group? You could save up to 20% simply by contacting us to register for 10 or more people.

Download the full program here

Program Highlights

Understanding the journey of an acute patient

The importance of care trajectories are an emerging topic within health research due to improvements in care, disease management, and also expenditure. How do sequences of events and turning points individulaise healthcare and provide medico-financial benefits and ease patient flow issues? During this extended session you will hear from first responders, paramedic services, patient flow managers and others involved in the patient journey.

Born before arrival

This session is aimed at individuals working in medical settings where they may be in the position of caring for a woman in the late stages of labour. Participants will learn the skills and knowledge to care for both mother and baby, should the birth occur before the mother reaches the maternity unit. These skills can assist in situations ranging from in the emergency department right through to unplanned instances where medical treatment is not immediately available.

Identifying and treating the signs of deterioration

In the acute care setting a patients journey can change within seconds. How can you recognise the initial signs of deterioration and what interventions can you take? This session will help you identify and manage the situation at hand, giving you the skills to act confidently, quickly and appropriately to improve patient outcomes.

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Date: Monday, 21 October 2019
When: Registrations open at 8.30am with speakers from 9am. Event closes at 4pm.
Where: RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel, 154-156 Collins Street, Hobart
CPD: 6 CPD hours


General public: $220
ANMF members: $170 (save $50)
Students: $100 (save $120)

Group Bookings

Save 10% for a group of 5 or more
Save 20% for a group of 10 or more
Simply contact HERC reception on (03) 6223 6777 to make a group booking.


Registrations for this event are now closed.


You must preregister to attend workshops; payment must be made at the time of registration. In the event that you need to cancel a booked CPD workshop, the following policies apply.

If cancellation occurs:
30 days or more 100% money back
Less than 30 days but more than 7 days a credit for the full amount will be issued
Less than 7 days no refund or credit will be offered