ACORN 2024 Conference Update


With regard to ACORN's conference planned for 1–4 May 2024 in Perth:   After thorough deliberation and analysis, and with strong recommendation from an independent event consultant in Perth, it is with deep regret that we announce the postponement of the conference. This decision, albeit difficult, is driven by our commitment to accessibility and the financial wellbeing of all our members and partners.   We believe that postponing the event to a later date within the year and relocating it to another location, is the best course of action. This change not only responds to the current economic constraints but also provides us with an opportunity for more meticulous planning. Our aim is to deliver an event that is not only successful but also exceeds the high standards that ACORN is known for.   We understand the inconvenience this decision may cause and sincerely apologise for any disruptions to your plans. We are profoundly grateful for your understanding and continued support during these times of unprecedented change.   Further details regarding the new dates and the venue will be communicated as soon as they are finalised. We are dedicated to ensuring that the rescheduled event will offer enhanced opportunities for learning, networking and collaboration as well as the opportunity to 'Unite and Ignite'.   Thank you for your ongoing commitment to ACORN and the perioperative nursing community. Thank you also for your dedication to advancing our mission of ensuring safe perioperative care for every patient, every time. We look forward to your participation later in the year and to an event that promises to be both enriching and memorable.   We encourage you to stay informed about future developments regarding the conference. Should you have any queries or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our CEO at

Yours sincerely   Jessica Pougnault   On behalf of the ACORN directors and staff