IPCAN 2017 in Australia... Call for Abstracts

Deadline January 31, 2017

The Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses [ACPAN] invites you to attend the 4th International Conference for PeriAnaesthesia Nurses to be held at Luna Park in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. With the conference venue set on beautiful Sydney Harbour, our theme is Tides of Change, with advocacy, education & research being the focus of the conference. There will also be the opportunity to share experiences in the areas of management, evidence-based practice, clinical case studies in anaesthesia, post anaesthesia care, and specialty practice interests such as paediatrics, geriatrics, and surgical specialties.


This will be the first International Collaboration of PeriAanaesthesia Nurses, Inc. (ICPAN) biennial conference to be hosted in the Southern Hemisphere, and we are extremely excited to welcome you to Sydney and to Australia! Come explore the naturally diverse beauty Australia has to offer with glistening beaches, emerald rainforests and the great expanse of the deserts.

Registration is open for the conference – please click here for details



 Call for Abstracts

Oral Abstract Submission Deadline extended until January 2017

ICPAN 2017 offers an amazing opportunity to network and share professional perianaesthesia nursing knowledge, research and clinical practice. The conference incorporates all levels of perianaesthesia practice surrounding pre-admission, preanaesthesia or anaesthetic nursing, day surgery, general or specialist postanaesthesia care unit/recovery room, and extended observation units. The Sydney conference will provide podium presentations, group networking sessions and scientific poster grand rounds to showcase diverse geographical practices and most current information from around the globe.


Presentations may focus on various aspects of clinical care delivery, quality management, research study results/clinical practice implications, and other professional experiences that advance the perianaesthesia practice specialty and/or improve quality of patient care before, during, and after anaesthesia administration. Potential abstract themes include:


  • Care of patients across the lifespan undergoing procedural sedation or anaesthesia
  • Perioperative care delivery for challenging patient cohorts
  • Managing perianaesthesia units: policies, procedures, teams
  • Emerging research and its application to perianaesthesia clinical practice
  • Nurse education, mentorship, team building strategies
  • Quality assurance, evidence-based practice, use of audit/data to improve care delivery outcomes
  • Professional nursing advocacy


How to Submit an Abstract


All abstracts need to be submitted via the conference website. Please click here for a direct link to the Call for Abstracts page on the conference website.


Pre Conference Workshop – Presentation Skills


A Pre Conference Workshop will be held on Wednesday 1st November 2017 focusing on how to better improve your skills as a conference speaker.  This is an exciting opportunity for both novice and experienced presenters to gain some tips on how you can make the most of your experience as a conference speaker. More details will be available on the conference website in the coming months.


Revised Key Dates


Oral Abstract Submission Deadline Extended – 31st January 2017

Notification of Oral Abstract Status – 1st March 2017

Oral abstract invitation acceptance deadline – 15th March 2017


Poster Abstract Submission Deadline – 1st June 2017

Notification of Poster Abstract Status – 15th June 2017

Poster abstract invitation acceptance deadline – 30th June 2017


Further Information


Please visit the conference website for further information, or contact the Conference Organisers:



Jayne Hindle, Amy McIntosh, Jasmine Durbidge, Jodie McCormick

T:  (61-2) 6650 9800  F:  (61-2) 6650 9700  M:  0423 497 038

PO Box 848, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 Australia

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