NIA 2016 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 2016, Australia’s Nursing Informatics Forum, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne on Sunday 24 July 2016.

The theme of the conference is: The Role of the Nurse in Digital Health Innovation for Consumers, Clinicians, Connectivity, and the Community. This provides nurses from all clinical settings to consider the different aspects of innovation and the digital transformation of the healthcare sector, and the central role that information and health informatics brings. The conference will provide a platform for nursing leadership, knowledge exchange, and to debate the current and future health system.


Sandy Blake

Whanganui District Health Board (NEW ZEALAND)

Prof Patricia Flatley Brennan


Professor of Nursing and Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Newly Appointed Director
National Library of Medicine (USA)

Jon Buchan

Whanganui District Health Board (NEW ZEALAND)

Cherrie Lowe


Bryan Macdonald


Program Director
Emerging Systems – A Telstra Health Company

Alison Patrick

Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery
Mercy Health services

Adj Prof Kylie Ward

Chief Executive Officer
Australian College of Nursing

Brittney Wilson


Author & Blogger
The Nerdy Nurse (USA)


To download a PDF of the full program please click the program button. If you are unable to download please email [email protected]


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.


Online registration has now closed. Please register onsite at Crowne Plaza. The below registration fees will allow you to register for NIA 2016 only. If you wish to register for HIC as well please click here

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


WHEN Sunday 24 July 2016

WHERE Crowne Plaza Melbourne, 1-5 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3008, t: +61 3 9648 2777, w:

How to get there
Please note that getting to and from the conference venue is your own responsibility. Crowne Plaza Melbourne is a 20 minute drive from Melbourne Airport.

There are two parking options. You can use the valet parking service at $47 a day, or the self-parking option only a short walk away on Siddeley Street. Click here for further information.


Australian College of Nursing (ACN)

ACN Endorsed Course Logo HorizontalThis Nursing Informatics Conference 2016 is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 6 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.


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 2016 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.



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Lis Herbert


Elizabeth Cummings

Vice chair

Donna Barton


Joanne Foster


Marian Linnane
Sharon Downman
Bryan Macdonald
Maree Ruge