ACORN Conference

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

In 2016, we welcomed over 1050 international delegates to Hobart, Tasmania. In 2018, we expect over 1500 delegates for the International ACORN & ASIORNA Conference, our largest ever world-class research and education event.

For more information click on the Conference listing to the left of this 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 preoperative nurses have followed to attain their positions and is available for members to view in the Webinar Library.

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 ACORN Webinar page in the Members hangout section.

The ACORN online calendar lists international perioperative nursing conferences and events. To see the events throughout the world click on the Calendar listing to the left of this page.