The ANZNN Clinical Practice Improvement Conference is back in 2019 (CPI2019) and celebrating 25 years of the ANZNN. CPI2019 brings together nursing, medical and allied health professionals from across the ANZNN member network to share knowledge and foster collaboration for clinical practice improvement within neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Founded in 2016, the conference attracts delegates from every member unit as well as local and international guest speakers. This year we aim to build on last year’s clinical practice outcomes and set new and ambitious targets to improve the quality and safety of newborn care within our NICUs!

To encourage nursing and allied health attendance and participation we have again discounted the conference fees and accommodation for a number of sponsored delegates per member unit. Nomination of sponsored delegates must be provided by ANZNN Directors only. This year we have extended sponsorship to member special care nurseries (SCNs).

CPI2019 is a "semi-open" conference. This means that attendance will be open to delegates from ANZNN member units only, but unlike previous years general attendance (other than Sponsored Delegates) will not need to be by nomination.

Delegates will meet at the Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific overlooking beautiful Manly Beach, recently named Australia's No. 1 beach in TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards. CPI2019 will be structured over two days. Day 1 will feature international and local guest speakers who will each conclude with a Q&A session as well as abstract presentations from member units. The conference dinner will be a chance to relax, network and catch up with colleagues. Day 2 will feature an interactive program with six breakout sessions, with each breakout session focusing on a priority subject area for NICU clinical practice improvement. Interactive poster sessions will also be included during the two-day program. Throughout the two days we hope delegates will examine evidence and discuss implementation strategies at the bedside.

Save the dates Sunday 8 to Tuesday 10 September 2019, and we look forward to seeing you here! Please contact us at for more information.

Quality Improvement Training Workshops

The ANZNN is pleased to be co-hosting a series of one-day Quality Improvement Training Workshops, facilitated by Dr Khalid Aziz. These will immediately follow CPI2019 in Sydney, starting with a Facilitator Training Workshop, followed by a roadshow of Training Workshops around Australia and New Zealand.

The Evidence-based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ) Training Workshops aim to provide a common methodology that can be shared in establishing Quality Improvement initiatives and projects. Established by the Canadian Neonatal Network, the EPIQ methodology has worked well as a common "tool and language". The methodology has formed one of the five key elements of their collaborative success in improving outcomes.

Who should attend? All medical, nursing and allied health staff planning to establish Quality Improvement initiatives and projects. Those attending the first Facilitator Training Workshop will be expected to help in facilitating the roadshow workshops to be held at your city. A nominal registration fee will apply for the roadshow workshops to cover catering and local expenses.

Please see here for more details as they emerge.


29 MARCH 2019

Deadline for nomination of Sponsored Delegates by NICU/SCN directors

1 APRIL 2019

Registration opens

01 JULY 2019

Early bird registration ends

22 JULY 2019

Deadline for submission of abstracts


Announcement of abstract results

19 AUGUST 2019

Registration closes

More information

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