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2015 Conference 


Getting Everyone on  Board

The dates have been announced for the 25th Annual ARNA Conference being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, QLD.
  • Wednesday 21 October - Welcome Get-together
  • Thursday 22 October - Opening of Conference
  • Friday 23 October - Second day of Conference
We are expecting quality speakers to attend and present at this event – so keep an eye on the ARNA website for updates.

If you wish to submit an Abstract to be reviewed for presenting at the 2015 Conference, information and application forms will be available soon. An Abstract can be in the form of a Poster Presentation, a Research Paper or First Time Presenter. So please make ready to send in your submissions. 


Abstract Flyer

For more information on submitting an Abstract go to the Conference Event page or contact the ARNA Office.


Sponsorship Prospectus

For all sponsorship enquiries for the 2015 ARNA Conference please contact the ARNA Office.

What is happening at ARNA 


2015 looks like a very positive year for the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association (ARNA).  The National Committee have set up the New Strategic Plan for 2105 – 2018 and as a result, their Action Plan is underway.  Under the Strategic Plan our VISION is to see Rehabilitation as an Integral Part of Every Nurse’s Practice and our MISSION is to Support the development and sharing of nursing’s body of rehabilitation knowledge, skills and attitudes for the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

The year has started off with a great response from both members and non-members to attend Study Days in both Queensland and Victoria.  With positive feedback from all and a great attendance of trade displays and sponsors, we wish to extend a thank you to all for your continuing support.

Additional events listed for the year are:

  • 26 June – VIC / TAS Chapter Study Day in Bendigo, VIC (further details to come)
  • Before October – QLD Chapter Study Day at Greenslopes Hospital, QLD (further details to come)
  • 14 August – NSW / ACT Chapter Study Day at the Epping Club in Epping NSW
  • 14 August – SA/NT/WA Chapter Seminar & AGM                   
  • 22-23 October – ARNA 25th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting in Brisbane, QLD
  • 13 November – VIC / TAS Chapter Study Day and Chapter Meeting in Hobart, Tasmania 
  • 29 November – QLD Chapter Half Day Study Day in Redcliffe, QLD
Members who attend these events do so at a discounted rate.  So if you wish to take advantage of this and more why not become a member of ARNA.  It is a simple as going to the membership page on the ARNA website and complete the detail – with payment online. Corporate membership is also available offering attendance to all ARNA Events for any 2 members of the organisation along with 3 editions of the ARNA Journal, the bi-monthly newsletter and a copy of the Rehabilitation Nursing Competency Standards.
Remember: ARNA is an association run by nurses for nurses and also encourages multi and interdisciplinary sharing of information and knowledge.