4th International Conference for PeriAnaesthesia Nurses – Australia – Still Time to Register!

ICPAN 2017 in Australia… there is still time to register!

The Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses [ACPAN] invites you to attend the 4th International Conference for PeriAnaesthesia Nurses to be held at Luna Park in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. With the conference venue set on beautiful Sydney Harbour, our theme is Tides of Change, with advocacy, education & research being the focus of the conference. There will also be the opportunity to share experiences in the areas of management, evidence-based practice, clinical case studies in anaesthesia, post anaesthesia care, and specialty practice interests such as paediatrics, geriatrics, and surgical specialties.

This will be the first International Collaboration of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses, Inc. (ICPAN) biennial conference to be hosted in the Southern Hemisphere, and we are extremely excited to welcome you to Sydney and to Australia! Come explore the naturally diverse beauty Australia has to offer with glistening beaches, emerald rainforests and the great expanse of the deserts.

The full conference program can be downloaded from the program page of the conference website.

Attention United States of America Certified Nurses:

The American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. will honour recertification credit in the respective direct or indirect category for all ICPAN 2017 sessions attended. This information will appear on the delegate attendance certificate issued to you upon submission of a conference evaluation form.

Click here for registration details!

Accommodation is still available… bookings extended until Friday 29th September!


Silent Auction

The Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses (ACPAN) together with the International Collaboration of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses, Inc. (ICPAN), are excited to welcome you to fabulous Sydney, NSW, Australia!


Soon, perianaesthesia colleagues will arrive from around the world to meet and share diverse perspectives, best practices, and cutting-edge research. Our collective goal : to support and advance nurse networking, knowledge, and perioperative patient safety for people of all nations needing surgery.

Funding sources are currently limited with growth needed to accomplish ICPAN’s core mission. At the 4th International Conference in Sydney, ACPAN will continue a tradition to host the Silent Auction fundraiser. The Silent Auction is popular with delegates, offering interesting items donated by benefactors from across the globe. ICPAN, Inc. members, 2017 delegates and industry partners are invited to contribute a donation. In appreciation for this support, you/the participating organization will receive formal recognition during the Sydney conference.

To register your donation, please click here:  http://www.icpan.org/2017---sydney.html

We thank you in advance for your interest in and support of ICPAN!

Kind regards,

Trica                                                               Fionuala
Trica Garrioch                                                  Fionuala O’Gorman
2017 Silent Auction Lead                                   ICPAN Conference
Committee Mentor                                            Cork, Ireland
ICPAN GAC Representative
MAPAN President, Canada

Things to do in Sydney

Click here to view the top ten things to do in Sydney, Australia, as voted on TripAdvisor

 To see what’s on in Sydney in November 2017, please click here

 Click here to view Lonely Planet’s “20 free things to do in Sydney”


Companion Tours (bookings via registration form)

Companion Tour – Blue Mountains

Date: Thursday 2nd November

Time: 8.00am – 4.00pm

Cost: $164 per person (minimum numbers must be met for the tour to operate)


  • Private transport and driver/guide (pick-up and drop off at Luna Park)
  • Unlimited Discovery Pass at Scenic World (includes Railway, Skyway, Cableway, Walkways)
  • Lunch (Café in Leura)

Your informative and knowledgeable guide will pick you up and head straight for the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains to explore the amazing scenery away from the crowds. 

Once you arrive into the heart of the Blue Mountains, you will enjoy spectacular views over the Megalong Valley from Echo Point and see the Three Sisters rock formations at Katoomba. Next stop will be Scenic World, for a chance to ride the Skyrail and explore the Blue Mountains from below! 

After Scenic World, you will head into the small tour of Leura, where you will visit a great café for an included lunch. You will also have time after lunch to explore the town and its fantastic shops. 

In the afternoon, you will be taken on a guided walk to check out some of the amazing waterfalls of the Blue Mountains, before heading back to Sydney.


  • Private transport and driver/guide (pick-up and drop off at Luna Park)
  • Sydney Opera House Tour
  • Lunch (Fish & Chips on the beach, weather permitting)

Companion Tour – Sydney Highlights

Date: Friday 3rd November

Time: 8.00am – 4.00pm

Cost: $152 per person (minimum numbers must be met for the tour to operate)


  • Private transport and driver/guide (pick-up and drop off at Luna Park)
  • Sydney Opera House Tour
  • Lunch (Fish & Chips on the beach, weather permitting)

Explore Sydney through the eyes of a local – your guide will show you all the must-sees but also work hard to get you off the beaten track to explore the hidden gems that the big bus tours can not reach. 

Start the day off with a short & rewarding guided walking tour. You will explore the first settlement in Sydney - The Rocks and Sydney Harbour to learn about Sydney’s history and modern culture. See how the sun glints on the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House as you are taken off the beaten track past exclusive Sydney homes, secret bays & beaches. While at the Opera House, we will take you inside for an hour long tour, to learn about all the ins and outs of the Opera House and its construction.

Over an iconic Australian fish 'n chips lunch, we'll plot our next course: a relaxing walk along the east coast's towering sandstone cliffs. Next stop is Sydney’s iconic  Bondi Beach – where you will visit a secret spot with Aboriginal rock carvings (many locals don't even know where they are), enjoy the refreshing ocean spray and stunning views. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, surfers and even the occasional whale. 

Enjoy a well deserved gelato ice cream in one of Sydney's favourite haunts before returning to your starting point via one of the most stunning harbour look outs, Mrs Macquarie's Chair and the Royal Botanical Gardens.


  • Private transport and driver/guide (pick-up and drop off at Luna Park)
  • Entry to Taronga Zoo

Delegate and Companion Trip – Taronga Zoo

Date: Saturday 4th November

Time: 12.30pm – 5.00pm

Cost: $75 per person (minimum numbers must be met for the tour to operate)

You will be picked up from Luna Park and taken to Taronga Zoo, with entry included and approximately 3-4 hours to explore one of the world’s best zoos. You will not only be able to check out the incredible wildlife, but also the fantastic view of the Sydney City that Taronga Zoo offers.

Key Dates


Accommodation Booking Deadline extended until – Friday 29th September 2017


Further Information

Please visit the conference website for further information, or contact the Conference Organisers:

Jayne Hindle

East Coast Conferences

PO Box 848, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 Australia

T:  (61-2) 6650 9800

F:  (61-2) 6650 9700

M:  0423 497 038



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