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NSW-ACT section prides itself in providing lively, dynamic events that will surely leave a memorable impression on you. Join us in Canberra for a professional development day that will address important urological issues across multiple sub-specialties. Experts from nursing, allied health and the medical field will come together at Learning from our Leaders to offer you a jam-packed agenda offering personal growth, professional education and networking. Learning from our Leaders is proudly sponsored by m|devices.

While you are in Canberra, we encourage you to linger for a day or two to enjoy the beautiful gardens, famed museums and galleries. The season of Spring technically falls after the equinox, which is around the 20-23rd of September each year. This is when Canberra is at its most beautiful and abuzz with events.

Are you getting excited? Register now for this Professional Day and don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn and network with our colleagues!

This event is free to all ANZUNS members.

Number of seats are limited. So, hurry! Register now!


September 23, 2022


8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

Session 1

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome and housekeeping
Marinelle Doctor, NUNS President
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Gender affirmation
Dr. Kieran Hart, Urologist at Canberra Hospital
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Urology - the Canberra experience
Dr. Jeremy Saad, Urologist at Canberra Hospital
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Morning tea

Session 2

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Urethral stricture disease: prevention and management of lower urinary tract injury
Dr. Nikki Jeffery, Recontructive and Functional Urologist at Nepean Hospital
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Difficult catheterisation and use of guidewire-integrated catheter
A/Prof. Daniela Andrich, Reconstructive Urologist at London Bridge Hospital
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Session 3

1:15 PM - 1:40 PM
Train the trainer
Sheena Lagat, Uro-Gynaecology CNC at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
1:40 PM - 2:20 PM
Challenges of APN/NP role: interactive panel discussion
Tina Forshaw, Nurse Practitioner and Perioperative Nurse Surgical Assistant

Karina So, Nurse Practitioner

Kevin Ancog, Clinical Nurse Consultant

Pam Doughty, A/Clinical Nurse Consultant
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
How to choose a research topic
Prof. Catherine Paterson, Professor of Nursing at the University of Canberra
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM
m|devices: history and innovation
Rebecca Stewart and Shirley Garcia from m|devices
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
Closing remarks
Marinelle Doctor, NUNS President


Keiran Hart (Urologist at Canberra Hospital)

Keiran Hart

Urologist at Canberra Hospital

Jeremy Saad (Urologist at Canberra Hospital)

Jeremy Saad

Urologist at Canberra Hospital

Daniela Andrich (Reconstructive Urological Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital)

Daniela Andrich

Reconstructive Urological Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital

Tina Forshaw (Advanced Practice Nurse at Canberra Health Services)

Tina Forshaw

Advanced Practice Nurse at Canberra Health Services

Nicola Jeffery (Urological Surgeon at Nepean Hospital)

Nicola Jeffery

Urological Surgeon at Nepean Hospital

Catherine Paterson (Professor of Nursing at University of Canberra)

Catherine Paterson

Professor of Nursing at University of Canberra

Karina So (Nurse Practitioner)

Karina So

Nurse Practitioner

Sheena Lagat (Uro-Gynae Clinical Nurse Consultant at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)

Sheena Lagat

Uro-Gynae Clinical Nurse Consultant at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Kevin Ancog (Prostate Cancer Clinical Nurse Consultant at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)

Kevin Ancog

Prostate Cancer Clinical Nurse Consultant at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Organiser and Partner

ANZUNS Delegate

Must be a current financial member of ANZUNS

Member PriceComplimentary

Non-Member Delegate

For nurses who are not financial members of ANZUNS. You may consider joining the society before registering for this event to avail a Free registration.

Public PriceA$60


Public PriceComplimentary


Public PriceComplimentary



Novotel Canberra
65 Northbourne Avenue
Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia

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