Date: December 12 - 15 2013
Location: Hong Kong
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
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IOF is inviting abstracts to the 4th Asia Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting, Hong Kong, December 12-15, 2013.
Some 1,500-2,000 healthcare professionals and key opinion leaders to gather for a clinical overview of osteoporosis and its management, as well as current topics of specific relevance to the region. Details of the Meeting can be found at http://www.iofbonehealth.org/hongkong-2013/scientific-programme
Top ranking abstracts by young scientists (40 years of age or under) will be selected to attend the one day hands-on workshop. Young scientists from outside Hong Kong will be offered hotel accommodation and a small travel grant.
The faculty consists of highly experienced international researchers with a vast experience in the course topics - How to write good abstracts, How to read papers critically, publishing papers – the what, where & how? and more.
Submit your abstracts here by August 9, 2013: http://www.iofbonehealth.org/hongkong-2013/abstract-submission
For additional information, contact Jacqueline Lye at the IOF Asia Pacific Office - Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAON continues to be committed to improving communication with its members, especially new members and maintaining an education program with high calibre speakers. Our highlights for 2012 were:
SAON publishes 3 newsletters per year for its members. The next issue is due March 2013.
Upcoming SAON Events
Dates: All meetings held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm.
Location: 1st floor, ANF House, 540 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.
The Orthopaedic Nurses Association of Western Australia
Dates: Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 5.30pm.
Venue: The Boardroom/Fellows Lounge
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
184 Hampden Road Nedlands
The ONAWA’s AGM was held in March and we are pleased to welcome Michele Collins as our new President of the incoming committee and Sharon Pickles as our new Vice President. Jo Fauska has remained our fantastic Treasurer but with a new assistant in Irene Van Staden. Sam Jenaway remains as Secretary with Wendy Duperouzel and Sue Coop sharing the Education Officer role. We have finally filled the Publicity/Advertising Officer role with a new committee member Andrew Smith taking responsibility for this portfolio. The general committee has a good representation of nurses from a range of hospitals (both the public and private sector). Membership numbers remain positive as we already have over 90 members for 2011.
The AGM finished with a fantastic presentation from Mr Dermot Collopy (Orthopaedic Surgeon) speaking on the history and various aspects of Total Hip Replacements. Over 50 orthopaedic nurses attended the AGM which is a new record for the ONAWA!
Our first study day for the year themed “Co-morbidities, Complications and the Orthopaedic Patient” will occur on Friday May 27th. Topics will include orthopaedic complications, osteoporosis, plantar fasciitis, delirium and wound breakdown and much more. Please see our website for more information.
The second study day is planned for November 18th 2011 and will focus on the upper limb.
We plan four education meetings for the year with the first occurring on June 14th –Topic Disaster Management, Speaker to be advised.
The ONAWA are keenly anticipating the ANZONA conference in Brisbane. We will be sponsoring several members to attend as well as offering funding for students wishing to commence orthopaedic post graduate studies this year.
Orthopaedic Nurses Association/WA
13 May 2011
ONA/WA Web page: http://www.ona.asn.au
We are in the process of organizing the next ANZONA conference to be held in Brisbane in October. The date will include International Orthopaedic Nurses Day. Please check the QONSIG or ANZONA web site for more details
We continue to provide education evenings for the members and any interested staff to attend. Our numbers continue to be around 50 since we changed to a week night and we also provide certificates of attendance so all can have points for license renewal.
Our membership continues to increase and especially in the rural areas and North Queensland so we are currently planning to assist these areas in conducting their own education evenings/days by having some of the committee attend.
Queensland Website: http://www.qonsig.org
Updated May 2011
AONA will be holding their Annual conference and AGM on March 9, 2011 at the Novatel at Olympic Park.
The next education evening will be held in October at St. George Hospital, followed by an education evening and Xmas break up at RPA.
Some AONA members are also members of the ACI, Musculoskeletal education group. The College of Nursing(CON) has been funded for the first 2 modules of a Graduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Nursing which will be offered by distance education. The first 2 modules will be available July, 2012, with the following 2 modules January 2013 (awaiting funding). The course will be beneficial to those working across a wide range of settings including community, aged care, for practice nurses, and all areas of hospital nursing from the acute care through to rehabilitation.
NSW Website: http://www.aona.com.au
Update: NZONZ commits to the Global Community of Orthopaedic Nursing - View details
It has been some time since a report has been sent in. Over this year we have been revamping our website which has been a learning curve for some of us.
Our regular education sessions have continued this year and have been well received. As a result of the session on disasters last year (held in Auckland) we have a person in Christchurch who is willing to start an NZONA presence in the city. Their first study day is due anytime now and Jan also hopes to slot in another before Christmas. She has been supported in this endeavour by Ginny Martin from Dunedin. Our thanks to Ginny. The committee is also looking into ways to establish a presence in the New Plymouth/ Wanganui area and also the Gisborne/ Napier region.
Our current membership sits at 77, with a number due to renew their membership. Our last study sessions for the year will be held in November.
A reminder to all thet International Orthopaedic Nurses Day is coming up in October. In NZ it coincides with Osteoporosis awareness so is a wonderful opportunity for nurses be be visible to all.
Promotions Officer & President NZONA
6 September 2012
The Orthopaedic Unit at Royal Darwin Hospital has been busy with Orthopaedic training. Sponsored by the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Orthopaedic Trauma courses have been run at both Royal Darwin Hospital and Alice Springs Hospital.
The course has been conducted for several years at the Royal Darwin Hospital and recently at the Alice Springs Hospital, developing strong friendships between the two hospitals. A combination of workshops, lectures, workbooks and assessments has allowed participants to immerse themselves in the exciting world of Orthopaedics. Special thanks goes to the many expert lecturers involved in the course who’s help and support in this course contributes to it success.
Dr Karthik Thangaraj (Senior Orthopaedic Registrar) with the Orthopaedic
Trauma Course Nurses at Alice Springs Hospital
The Orthopaedic Unit at RDH has also been delighted to host Balianese nurses for 2 months. This is the second occasion where nurses from Sanglah Hospital have had the opportunity to spend time and share experiences in the Department of Orthopaedics, comparing differences in the two health care systems. The visit coincided with the RDH Orthopaedic Trauma Course. This was a golden opportunity for more advanced learning to occur.
I Dewa Gede Agung Rat Keresna and Siluh Nyoman Alit Nuryani receiving their Orthopaedic Trauma Course Certificates in Darwin.
The aim of the Fragility Fracture Network is:
Fragility Fracture Network meeting, Berlin 6-9 September 2012 - www.ffn-congress.com
Fragility Fracture Network - Newsletter 01, February 2012
Towards a National Hip Fracture Registry - Enhancing Outcomes for Older People - Newsletter 01, January 2012