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Showcasing the heart of neonatal nursing
Showcasing the heart of neonatal nursing
2nd Annual Symposium
Novotel Hotel, Glen Waverley
Friday 20th March 2015
2nd Annual Symposium ACNN VIC Branch
Glen Waverley Novotel, 285 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley 3150
Friday 20th March 2015
2nd Annual Symposium ACNN VIC Branch 2015
The ACNN VIC Branch is delighted to provide a forum for neonatal
nurses to come together, network learn and share.
Please join us for our annual ACNN VIC Branch Symposium to take place
on Friday 20th March, 2015 at the Novotel Hotel, Glen Waverley.
8:30am Registration for a 9.00am start.
Keynote Speakers
2nd Annual Symposium ACNN VIC Branch 2015
Early bird registration:
Register before February 6th 2015 to receive Early Bird Rate: $170
ACNN Member Price: $190
Non Member Price: $270 (includes annual membership to ACNN VIC Branch)
Speaker Rate: $150
Student Rate $100
All fees are in Australian dollars and include GST.
Andrew Watkins
Consultant Neonatologist
Keynote Speakers, Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations, name tag, Symposium Satchel, as well as trade display,
morning and afternoon teas and lunch.
Parking - Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley has 100 spaces available directly underneath the hotel at a daily rate of $10.00
per vehicle. All parking is subject to availability and we are unable to hold or guarantee space.
I am a consultant neonatologist with experience predominantly in tertiary care, although have
extensive earlier experience in general paediatrics. My particular expertise is in neonatal intensive
care, with special interests being brain injury, circulatory management and infection.
Graduated Monash 1978, FRACP 1984. Trained at Queen Vic MEd Centre and RCH in Melbourne,
subsequently in Department of Child Health, Liverpool University in UK.
Intensive care is a team discipline, involving medical staff, nursing staff, allied health and (very
importantly) parents and families. I have developed a particular interest in the psychological care
of families and clinical staff, coupled with an interest in Bioethics and Perinatal Palliative Care.
I am Chair of the PSANZ Perinatal Palliative Care Special Interest Group, the key goal of which
is to develop perinatal palliative care more widely and in a way that effectively meets the needs
of families from all cultural and religious backgrounds.
Julie Pearce
Program Coordinator
Infant and Children’s Funerals
Since February 1995, Julie has worked as a Funeral Planner, Funeral Director, Branch Manager – and
for the last thirteen years Julie’s primary responsibility has been working with and caring for client
families who have experienced or been touched by the death of a baby or child. This area of care
sees a natural extension of her professional working background which has, in past years, included
Nursing and Child Care.
Julie oversees a continuity of care to Tobin Brothers and Frances Tobin Funerals by Women families,
which may include hospital/home visitations, transfer of baby or child, encouraging and assisting
in the provision of inspired parental/family time, the aiding and nurturing of precious memories
and experiences primarily via the provision of options, guidance and empowerment through
funeral choices.
Another of Julie’s most important focal areas is the funeral service itself. Julie is well known for her
creative and unique presentations of infant or child funerals services, which empower families to
celebrate and acknowledge their baby’s or child’s life, no matter how brief.
In addition to working alongside bereaved parents and families, Julie has shared her wisdom in
academic circles through lectures, conferences and workshops in hospitals and related agencies.
Countless midwives, teachers, social workers, nurses, pastoral carers and fellow funeral directors
have benefitted from her experiences, mentorship, the provision of resource materials, guidance in
review of hospital policies and best practice regarding the care of babies of all gestations.
For accommodation and further information please contact:
Rachel at MECCA Concepts: [email protected] or 0412 996 711
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Special Dietary Requirements
Payment Options
Cheque or Money Order (made payable to MECCA Concepts – ACNN VIC Branch Symposium)
Direct Deposit into ACNN VIC Branch Symposium Account
(please use your surname in the Remittance)
BSB: 083 166
Account Number: 988576105 Please tick the rate that applies to you
Early Bird
(Early Bird rate closes February 6th 2015)
ACNN Member $190
Non Member
(includes annual membership
to ACNN VIC Branch)
Total Payment: $
Please return form and payment
By Mail: MECCA Concepts
PO Box 2646, Mt Waverley Vic 3149
By Fax: MECCA Concepts
03 9530 4286
By Email: [email protected]