NIA 2017 is Australia’s only dedicated event featuring nursing informatics presentations – AND it has an impressive 20+ year history!

Nursing Informatics Australia (NIA), a special interest group of HISA, is pleased to invite you to participate in NIA 2017, Australia’s Nursing Informatics Conference, to be held at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre on Sunday 6 August 2017. This year’s theme is Consumer participation and the nurse’s role in the digital future.


Do you work in an environment where these topics are a part of your work? Do you work in clinical, education, research, industry, academia or management? Have you developed tools to assist consumers manage their health?

As the pre-eminent national professional organisation for nurse informaticians, NIA is inviting nurses and midwives from all healthcare settings to submit an abstract addressing this year’s theme Consumer participation and the nurse’s role in the digital future. Use your voice as a health professional to influence and lead change in nursing informatics, across all areas of healthcare and delivery.

You are invited and encouraged to submit abstracts, but not limited to, around the following topics:

  • Continuity of care for health professionals and consumers
  • Integrated care
  • Consumer health literacy
  • Consumer advocacy
  • Change of power relationships
  • Patient wellness focus
  • Interpreting patient and provider data
  • Wearable devices
  • Delivery of care via mobile technologies
  • Nurse/midwife led virtual clinics
  • Clinical systems development
  • Clinical systems support

Sharing your story and how you got there, will help inform other nurses and midwives. This is your opportunity to present at the only dedicated nursing informatics conference in Australia.

Submissions close 20 March 2017
Notifications 9 May 2017
Speaker registration 22 May 2017

Make sure your research, your project, your innovation, your experience, your learnings are a part of the only dedicated nursing informatics conference in Australia.


moya_logoThe Moya Conrick Prize is presented in recognition of the valuable work by the late Dr Moya Conrick via the best submitted paper and presentation at NIA. The prize is based specifically on nursing informatics, including the quality, originality, contributions, subject matter and timeliness of the submission. The Moya Conrick Prize is shared amongst all authors of the submission and shall be announced by a member of the NIA executive.


HISA Member* (i) $345
Non-member $395
Presenter/Committee $295
Student Member* (i) $150
Student Non-member^ (i) $200

The below registration fees will allow you to register for NIA only. If you wish to register for HIC as well please click here


WHEN Sunday 6 August 2017

WHERE Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
a: Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
t: +61 7 3308 3000

How to get there
Please note that getting to and from the conference venue is your own responsibility. BCEC is a 20-minute drive from Brisbane Airport.

Car park 1 is best for attending HIC. For more information about parking at BCEC please visit their website


NIA 2017 has been accredited by the following organisations. You are required to sign in at the beginning of the day at the registration desk so that we can provide you with a certificate of attendance after the conference. However each accredited organisation may still require you to self-record and register your hours with them post conference.

Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA)

NIA 2017 has been approved for up to 6 contact hours of continuing education credit toward renewal of the CHIA credential. Click here for more information on becoming a certified health informatics professional.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
GPs who partake in the QI&CPD program can self-record their participation in this activity by logging onto the RACGP QI&CPD website:
Please contact your QI&CPD state faculty for any further queries.


With the rapidly changing pace of digital health affecting the day-to-day activities of all nurses, it’s important to make sure the right information is in the right hands, when it comes to nursing informatics. NIA 2017 is the perfect opportunity to reach the nursing decision makers, the movers and shakers, and really make an impact in the nursing world. By sponsoring at NIA, your company will be in the spotlight at the most significant conference in the Australian nursing calendar.


Lis Herbert


Elizabeth Cummings

Vice Chair

Donna Barton


Joanne Foster


Marian Linnane
Sharon Downman
Bryan Macdonald