Conference Update

In 2020 CENA planned to host ICEN on the Gold Coast however, given the current situation with COVID-19, the CENA Board have made the difficult and disappointing decision to postpone ICEN 2020.

While we explore our options, and secure a new date with the venue, the board and the organising committee have made the decision to close new ICEN registrations for the time being.

Once we confirm a new date, we will confirm the options for anyone who has already registered and paid (deposit/registration) – you will have the option of a refund or carrying your payment forward to a future ICEN.

Members who have made travel plans and bookings for family holidays around the ICEN event will need to consider their options given that ICEN 2020 will be postponed, likely to 2022.

The Board acknowledges the excellent work of the ICEN QLD Organising Committee and appreciates the effort that has gone into organising what was shaping up to be a fantastic event.

We expect ICEN 2021 will run as planned, and will announce more about this soon.

We will share another update as soon as we have a firm outcome.

Thank you to our sponsors

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Who Should Attend?

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
  • Hospital researchers
  • Retrieval or flight staff
  • Military Nursing / Health personnel
  • Student nurses
  • Anyone with an interest in emergency nursing.


Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy,
Broadbeach QLD 4218 | WEBSITE

Conference Sub-Themes

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

  • Simulation
  • Informatics and technology in emergency care
  • Innovation in clinical practice
  • Leadership & Management
  • Patient Safety
  • End of life Care
  • Paediatric Care
  • Pre-hospital Care
  • Rural and Remote Care
  • Care of the older person
  • Mental Health Care
  • Staff Wellness
  • Disaster and mass gathering
  • Consumer Engagement
  • Evidence-based ED Research
  • Advanced practice nurses in the ED
  • New / innovative models of care

Organising Committee

  • Katie East – co-convenor
  • Amy Johnston – co-convenor
  • Julia Crilly – scientific co-convenor
  • Jamie Ranse – scientific co-convenor
  • Elizabeth Elder
  • Lorelle Malyron