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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION OPEN

for the 47th International Mental Health Nursing Conference 2023

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ABOUT THE THEME

Mental Health Nursing  Unleash the Potential

Contemporary Practice Issues

Recruitment and Retention into MH Nursing

Research to Practice

Eliminating Restrictive Practice

Clinical Specialities

Potential for Mental Health Nursing Practice

The conference theme Mental Health Nursing - Unleash the Potential  identifies the need to remove the restrictions placed on mental health nurses’ scope of practice. It is incumbent on mental health nurses to review the past, address the gaps in practice, and place themselves at the forefront of change to ensure we lead and have an impact on the future mental health service delivery. Mental health nurses have the capacity to support individuals and communities to respond to crisis, challenges, and change. To do this we need to develop new models of care, new ways of doing, and new innovations in service delivery to ensure we determine the place mental health nurses will have in this new world of mental health care.

 

Moreover, as our understanding of the underlying causes of mental distress, and the evidence for the effectiveness of treatments and practices evolves, mental health nurses will need to lead by example in advocating for services that embrace new ways of thinking and working with people in our care.

  • How will mental health nurses contribute to the reform agenda set by Government?

  • How should mental health nurses respond collectively?

  • What opportunities are available for mental health nurses to adapt to and lead changes in thinking and practice?

  • How do we ensure we have a sustainable and skilled mental health nursing workforce into the future?

  • How do we place mental health nurses at the forefront of policy directions moving forward?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a pivotal time for our profession and the entire mental health sector. The conference will showcase the unique contribution of mental health nurses and provide an environment for lively collegial discussion and debate on the challenges associated with preparation, recruitment and retention into the specialty. Keynotes will be invited to share with us their ideas around how we ensure that mental health nursing not only survives, but flourishes - now and into the future. A number of panel sessions, workshops and concurrent presentations will provide delegates with opportunities to reconnect, reflect and refresh. Dedicated sessions will support collaboration for each of our special interest groups and sessions for PhD candidates and first time presenters

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Abstracts submission opens

Friday 16 December 2022

Abstracts submission closes

Friday 24 March 2023

   

Notification of authors

Monday 1 May 2023

Author acceptance due by

Wednesday 10 May 2023

       

Draft program available 

Monday 22 May 2023

 

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

To submit an abstract please read through

the Abstract Guidelines for detailed information

 

Prior to submitting your abstract, please select the award category you

would like to submit under. For information on the available award categories

please read through our Abstract Award Category Guidelines 

 

Winners of each award category receive a complimentary registration to the 48th ACMHN International Mental Health Nursing Conference 2024 and a trophy at the

Closing Ceremony of the 47th International Mental Health Nursing Conference. 

 

Abstract submissions can be made via the online portal.

 

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and the International

Conference Scientific Committee are committed to assisting and

encouraging all abstract authors with advice and guidance. 

 

For any queries regarding abstract submission please feel

free to contact Event Manager, Ellen Fraser on 02 6285 1078 or ellen.fraser@acmhn.org

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SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

ENQUIRIES AND FORMS

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and the International

Conference Scientific Committee are committed to assisting and

encouraging all abstract authors with advice and guidance. 

 

For any queries regarding abstract submission please feel

free to contact Event Manager, Ellen Fraser on 02 6285 1078 or ellen.fraser@acmhn.org

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