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RIPRN Forum

RIPRN Forum

The RIPRN Forum offers legislation updates, practical skills and strategies for Registered Nurses with Scheduled Medicines Endorsement (rural and isolated practice) to enhance nursing confidence and capability.

The Forum will explore the legal framework, accountabilities and unique context of nursing and health care in rural and remote nursing practice. It will also be an opportunity to share ideas and build relationships with peers from rural and remote areas.

The Cunningham Centre is pleased to invite you to attend the RIPRN Forums scheduled for 21-22 November 2019 in Cairns and 19-20 March 2020 in Toowoomba.

2019 RIPRN Forum | Cairns

The 2019 RIPRN Forum will be held Thursday 21 – Friday 22 November 2019 at the Pullman Cairns International, 117 Abbott Street, Cairns.

The Forum will be fully catered and morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea will be provided on both days.

Forum topics
Presented in a combination of group and breakout concurrent sessions, the 2019 Forum topics include:

  • The Primary Clinical Care Manual
  • RIPRN in the military
  • Paediatric Sepsis pathway
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Immunisation, Sexual Health and Public Health updates.

Speakers
Find out more about the keynote speakers for the 2019 RIPRN Forum below.

  • Sharon Bown
  • Denise Breadsell
  • Michelle Gunn
  • Paul Stephenson

Pre-forum workshop
RIPRN Forum participants in Cairns are also extended the opportunity to register for a Commonwealth funded Otitis Media Management Program workshop delivered by The Benchmarque Group, being held at the same location as the RIPRN Forum on Wednesday 20 November 2019. View the flyer for more information and to register with The Benchmarque Group.

Key dates

  • Registrations open - 5 August 2019
  • Early bird pricing ends - 30 September 2019
  • Registrations close - 1 November 2019

Destination | Cairns
Fringed by reef and enveloped by rainforest, Cairns and Tropical North Queensland offer an experience like nowhere else. Discover where the rainforest meets the reef now via the Tropical North Queensland portal.

2020 RIPRN Forum | Toowoomba

The 2020 RIPRN Forum will be held Thursday 19 – Friday 20 March 2020 at the City Golf Club, 254 South Street, Toowoomba.

The Forum will be fully catered and morning tea/lunch/afternoon tea will be provided on both days.

Forum topics
Presented in a combination of group and breakout concurrent sessions, the 2020 Forum topics include:

  • The Primary Clinical Care Manual
  • RIPRN in the military
  • Paediatric Sepsis pathway
  • Clinical decision-marking and diagnostic skills
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Immunisation, Sexual Health and Public Health updates.

The provisional program will be available online soon – watch this space!

Pre-forum workshop
RIPRN Forum participants in Toowoomba are also extended the opportunity to register for a Commonwealth funded Chronic Disease Support Program workshop delivered by The Benchmarque Group, being held at the same location as the RIPRN Forum on Wednesday 18 March 2020. View the flyer for more information and to register with The Benchmarque Group.

Key dates

  • Registrations open - 5 August 2019
  • Early bird pricing ends - 16 December 2019
  • Registrations close - 17 February 2020

Destination | Toowoomba
Explore the Granite Belt and the best high country Queensland has to offer. Discover the hidden gem that is Toowoomba via the Visit Darling Downs portal.

Who should attend?
  • Registered Nurses with Scheduled Medicines Endorsement (rural and isolated practice)
  • Registered Nurses working in rural and remote settings
  • Remote and isolated health professionals
  • Remote or isolated health and community service providers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services
  • Professional bodies and associations
Cost
  Early bird pricing Standard pricing
Tier 1
Payment by Queensland Health work unit
$450 $500
Tier 2
Payment by self-funded Queensland Health employees
$450 including GST $500 including GST
Tier 3
Payment by external participant or private organisation
$450 including GST $500 including GST
Registration for the RIPRN Forums will open on 5 August 2019.

Early bird pricing for the Cairns RIPRN Forum ends on Monday 30 September 2019.

Early bird pricing for the Toowoomba RIPRN Forum ends on Monday 16 December 2019

Please refer to our fees and payments page for more detail on our pricing model and payment options.

Contact us

Contact the RIPRN Forum Committee:
t. 07 4699 8128
e. riprn@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 30 September 2019