Professional Development

40th CRANAplus Conference Cairns October 2023

40th CRANAplus Conference Cairns October 2023

Join us this October in Gimuy/Cairns for the 40th Annual CRANAplus Conference.

Our signature national event will be held from 10-12 October 2023 at the Cairns Convention Centre with the theme: ‘Building on 40 Years of Strength for a Sustainable, Skilled and Safe Workforce’.

Key Speakers

Professor (Practice) Alison J McMillan PSM, Keynote Speaker

Professor McMillan is the Commonwealth’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer. She provides high-level strategic policy advice to the Australian Government and the Executive and staff within the Department of Health and Aged care on nursing, midwifery, health system reform, health workforce.

Professor Eddy Strivens, AM

Prof. Eddy Strivens is a Geriatrician and Clinical Director for Older Persons, Subacute and Rehabilitation in Cairns, Far North Queensland, a Professor with James Cook University School of Medicine and a former President of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine.

J’Belle Foster, Keynote Speaker

J’Belle Foster is a Nurse and PhD Scholar with a passion for translational research. J’Belle established the Torres and Cape TB Control Unit. She will discuss making research-led changes to local policy to improve patient outcomes, diagnostics, collaboration, and disease management.

The Hon Ged Kearney MP Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care

Ged Kearney is the Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care and the Federal Member for Cooper. Ged started her working life as a nurse and rose to become Federal Secretary of the Australian Nursing Federation. Ged’s working life – from nurse to president of the ACTU to parliamentarian – has been about fighting for the rights of others.


Contact Conference Design with any questions about the conference.




11 - 12 Oct 2023


Cairns Convention Centre
Sheridan St & Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870

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