NIA 2018 is Australia’s only dedicated event featuring nursing informatics presentations – AND it has an impressive 25+ year history!

Nursing Informatics Australia (NIA), a special interest group of HISA, is pleased to invite you to participate in NIA 2018, Australia’s Nursing Informatics Conference, to be held in Sydney on Sunday 29 July 2018. This year’s theme is Nursing Informatics: Empowering Nurses and Midwives in Digital Health.


Nursing Informatics: Empowering Nurses and Midwives in Digital Health.

As the pre-eminent national professional organisation for nurse informaticians, NIA is inviting nurses and midwives from all health care settings to submit an abstract addressing this year’s conference theme.

Nursing informaticians have a unique leadership role to ensure a digitally enabled health system delivers on the promise of better health outcomes for Australians. Nursing is the largest single profession in the healthcare workforce and provides continuous care to patients during inpatient stays and to consumers within community and primary healthcare settings. The role of nurses in the digital health environment has the potential to not only deliver improvements in efficiency and patient outcomes, but also in facilitating improved consumer and clinician experience.

Digital Health can be an enabler of improved safety and quality of health care and there is a clear need to identify areas where establishing nursing informatics roles will contribute to and enhance the digital health experience across the continuum for patients, nurses and all clinicians.

With this statement in mind, you are invited and encouraged to submit abstracts where the following can be incorporated, but is not limited to:

  • Implementations – the good, the bad and the ugly
  • Patient safety
  • Data Standards
  • Informing both patient and clinician
  • Mentoring our fellow nurses and midwives
  • Collaborating with our fellow nurses and midwives
  • Sharing with our fellow nurses and midwives
  • Telehealth, the use of by nurses and midwives
  • Digital Health Education for nurses and midwives
  • Trainers must be clinicians!
  • Professionalism
  • Development of a digitally ready AND Competent nursing and midwifery workforce
  • Readiness
  • Adaptability

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.

There is also the option to submit a poster presentation on successful and unsuccessful implementations as a means of sharing your story if you would prefer not to present.



Key dates

Submissions close Monday 16 April 2018
Notifications Tuesday 1 May 2018

Make sure your research, your project, your innovation, your experience, your learnings are a part of the biggest nursing informatics  event on the 2018  calendar.


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.


Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA)

NIA 2018 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.


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 2018 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.