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Neurosurgical Nurses Professional Development Scholarship Committee 16th Annual Conference


31 May 2019, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Sydney Masonic Centre (SMC) 66 Goulburn St Sydney 2000
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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


Welcome address

Sharryn Byers CNC Neurosurgery, Nepean Hospital. Chair NNPDSC


Kapoot Quiz

Kate Becker


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)


Spinal Trauma

Dr. Mark Sheridan Neurological and Spinal Surgeon, Liverpool Hospital


Head Trauma

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

Sharryn Byers

Please note:

Photographs taken at this event may be published by the ACI for internal and /or external promotion, education or research purposes. If you do not wish your photograph to be taken please notify our staff.



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:
Nearest train station is Museum Station (300 metres or a 3 minute walk) and then Central Station (700 metres or 7 minute walk)

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Event Contact

Diane Lear

8890 6946