Professional development

Perioperative Nurses Week

4–10 October 2020
Share celebration photos on Facebook. And watch out for some special PNW giveaways. Read more ...

ACORN 2020 Virtual Conference

3 September – 10 December
Watch this series of webinars for valuable opportunities to learn, share and ask questions. Read more ...


4 October
The ACORN Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition celebrates the exciting perioperative research conducted by Australian higher degree research students. Join us from 1.30–2.30 pm AEDT to see the entries and first prize awarded. Register for the webinar now.

Local association events

The state and territory perioperative nurses associations provide professional development through conferences, study days and education sessions. To see the events in your area, visit your local association website:

New South Wales Operating Theatre Association Inc. (NSW OTA )  

Northern Territory Perioperative Nurses Association Incorporated (NTPNA)

ACORN Queensland (ACORN Queensland Inc.)

South Australian Perioperative Nurses Association Inc. (SAPNA)

ACORN Tasmania (ACORN Tasmania)

Victorian Perioperative Nurses Group (VPNG)

ACORN Western Australia (ACORN WA)


ACORN produces a number of webinars each year to assist perioperative nurses with their professional development. The webinars are online seminars, presented by perioperative nurses from a range of specialities, and you can participate from the comfort of your own home. The webinars are recorded and available for viewing at any time. Read more ...

International events

The ACORN online calendar lists international perioperative nursing conferences and events.