Neurosurgical Nurses Professional Development Scholarship Committee 16th Annual Conference
The conference this year will continue to provide a supportive forum for clinicians to network, share and exchange knowledge, expertise and experience to improve health outcomes for our neurosurgical patients. The presentations will explore the diverse specialty of neurosurgery and we thank our presenters for sharing their knowledge and expertise to enrich our professional practice and personal growth.
Registrations have closed for this event.
This event is aimed at nurses working in neurosurgery in NSW, with an interest in ongoing learning and professional development
Schedule of Event - DRAFT
Registration / Tea and Coffee served
Welcome: We acknowledge the traditional owners of this land that we meet on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and any Elders who are meeting with us today.
Sharryn Byers, Chair NNPDSC
Sharryn Byers CNC Neurosurgery, Nepean Hospital. Chair NNPDSC
Role of the Neuro Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Marina Kastelan Neuro Oncology Nurse Practitioner, RNSH
Exosome markers/Brain tumour bank
Dr Kim Kauffman Neuro Pathologist, RPAH
Morning Tea (30 mins)
Dr. Mark Sheridan Neurological and Spinal Surgeon, Liverpool Hospital
Dr Catherine Johnson Liverpool Hospital
Lunch (60 mins)
C spine precautions: Which collar and why?
Dr. Peter Khong: Neurosurgeon, St. George Hospital
Spinal Anatomy, laminectomy/discectomy/spinal fusion
Dr. Jun Kim Neurosurgeon Westmead Hospital
Management of metastatic spinal lesions, operative v non operative approach
Dr. Gordon Dandie Neurosurgeon Westmead Hospital
Introduction of the new state wide spinal observation chart
Sharryn Byers:CNC Neurosurgery, Nepean Hospital
Evaluation / Close
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Getting here and away
By Car: SMC and Secure Parking have teamed up to offer you 15% off ALL parking products at the Secure World Square Carpark when booking online.
At the Secure Parking World Square booking page, click “BOOK NOW” next to any of the products and apply the promotional code: SMCFC16.
By Public Transport: Use the trip planner: https://transportnsw.info/trip#/
Nearest train station is Museum Station (300 metres or a 3 minute walk) and then Central Station (700 metres or 7 minute walk)