Registration Details

Registration is open! Register by 4th September 2019 to take advantage of the  early-bird registration rates. Full registrations include all sessions across two and a half days, the Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner and more.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The conference is the premier event for Emergency Nursing in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Supporting the meeting will provide your organisation with a number of key benefits.


The conference theme ‘EXPAND. EXPLORE. EXCEED.’ aims to share the current knowledge, ideas and developments in emergency care. The call for abstracts closes strictly at midnight 12th June.

Invitation to attend

The conference committee extend a warm welcome to all emergency nurses to attend the 17th International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN) for the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) to be held from 16th – 18th October 2019 at the Hilton Adelaide, South Australia.

The 2019 theme is EXPAND. EXPLORE. EXCEED.

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to the 17th International Conference for Emergency Nurses.


The following subthemes have been chosen to reflect the aims of the conference:

  • Simulation
  • Technology in education
  • Innovation in clinical practice
  • Leadership & Management
  • Patient Safety

Organising Committee 

  • Jack Fabian
  • Jeffrey Faccenda
  • Karen Hammad
  • Mary Harvey
  • Kylie Hasse
  • Christine Hendricks
  • Sally Neumann
  • Cathi Montague
  • Kevin O’Shaughnessy
  • Daniel Sofia BN RN GradDipEmergN, Secretary, CENA SA
  • Megan Wake

Important Dates

Registration and the Call for Abstracts will open in January 2019

12th June 2019

Call for Abstracts Closes

7th August 2019

Notification of Results

4th September 2019

Early Bird Registration Closes

Mailing List


The conference is open to all whom would like to gain or share their experience and knowledge in emergency care, leadership, practice or education and is aimed at:

  • Nursing staff
  • Pre-hospital care staff
  • Medical staff
  • Allied health staff
  • Health researches
  • Retrieval or flight staff
  • Student nurses
  • Anyone with an interest in emergency nursing.


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Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: (08) 8217 2000