2019 Perioperative Leadership Summit

ACORN is proud to present the inaugural ACORN Perioperative Leadership Summit which will be held on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 September 2019 at the East Hotel in Canberra.

The summit will provide outstanding leadership education for delegates and will bring together 110 perioperative leaders from across Australia.

Summit theme: Cultivating and nourishing world-class perioperative nurse leaders

Summit aims: To define the perioperative leadership capacity-building needs and shape the agenda for the next decade.

Who should attend? Current and emerging perioperative nurse leaders should attend this summit.

Registrations are now open. For more information visit the Registration page.

Perioperative Nurses Week

In October each year, ACORN organises a week of activities to promote the importance of the work that perioperative nurses do.

Perioperative Nurses Week 2018 was from 7 to 13 October and was celebrated with a webinar, competition and workplace morning teas. The webinar 'Celebrating our achievements' is about the paths perioperative nurses have followed to attain their positions and is available for members to view in the Webinar library.

Perioperative Nurses Week 2019: Sunday 6 to Saturday 12 October.

ACORN Conference 2020

ACORN organises a biennial national perioperative nursing conference in May every even year. 

The 2018 ACORN & ASIORNA Conference – the 18th ACORN conference and 6th ASIORNA conference – hosted nurses and trade partners from all over Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas to the Adelaide Convention Centre.

In 2020 we will welcome delegates to ICC Sydney, Australia’s premier fully integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct.

To register your interest click here.

The call for abstracts will open on Monday 10 June 2019. Click here for more information.

Professional development

The state and territory perioperative nurses associations provide professional development through conferences, study days and education sessions. To see the events in your area click on the Calendar listing to the left of this page.

ACORN regularly holds webinars to assist perioperative nurses with their professional development. For details visit the Webinar library.

The ACORN online calendar lists international perioperative nursing conferences and events. Click here to see the perioperative events throughout the world.