Nursing Research

Nursing Research and Clinical Innovations Symposium

  • 2020 Nursing Research and Clinical Innovations Symposium

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    2019 Nursing Research and Clinical Innovations Symposium

    Tuesday September 10, 2019

    The 6th annual Nursing Research and Clinical Innovations Symposium was held on Tuesday September 10th 2019. 

    Congratulations to the top three oral and poster presenter winners 

       Oral Winners  Poster Winners

    Children with Bleeding and Clotting Disorders: Reviewing Quality of Life Tools

    Jake Bushe & Kenley Kolosidhi

    Improving access for young people to vaccinations: a nurse-led model

    Belinda Tominc


    Simper and safer mental health care in the paediatric ED 

    James Fowler

    Minimising Immunisation Pain of childhood vaccines: The MIP Pilot Study

    Narelle Jenkins


    Exploring nurses’ experience on the transition to specialty practice nursing 

    Chantelle Di Gregorio

    Evaluating the Role of a Single Session Nurse-led Assessment Clinic for Transgender Children and Adolescents

    Donna Eade

    2019 Symposium program

     Each session presentation will run for 10 minutes and be followed by a 5 minute question time.

    PDF version of the program can be downloaded here. 

    Book of abstracts

    The book of abstracts for all oral and poster presentations can be downloaded here


    Abstract writing, poster and oral presentation workshops will be held in prior to the symposium. For more information on the workshops see:  programs & workshops.


    Registration has closed for the year. Check back in 2020 to register for next years Symposium.  

    Frequently asked questions

    Q: Can audits or quality improvement activities be submitted in an abstract?
    A: Yes! We encourage innovation abstracts in addition to research abstracts. 

    Q: Does the abstract author(s) have to have an affiliation with a Melbourne Children’s campus partner?
    A: Abstracts submitted must have an affiliation with at least one of the campus partners – The RCH, MCRI or The University of Melbourne.  

    Q: Can I submit an abstract which has been previously or intended to be presented elsewhere?
    Yes, as this this a local event there are no restrictions on where you can present, or have presented, the material in your abstract. 

    Q: Does the first author have to be a nurse?
    No. Multidisciplinary abstracts are encouraged, however, it is expected the nursing author to be the (or one of the) presenters on the day. 

    Q: When will the program be available?
    A: The program will be made live on the website before the end of July. 

    Q: Do I have to be an employee or student of Melbourne Children's to attend?
    A: Presenters must have an affiliation with one of the Melbourne Children's partners, however attendees, with a clinical background, are welcome from any healthcare institution or University. 

    Q: Call I claim CPD hours by attending this event?
    A: Yes, you can. A certificate of attendance is supplied to attendees who register and request one through the follow up survey.  

    Q: If I register for the event do I have to attend the full day?
    A: No. We encourage all attendees to be present for as much of the day as possible, however, we understand that attendees may have to come and go throughout the day. Our only request is that you are considerate to those presenting if you must enter or depart during ones oral presentation.      

    If you have any questions regarding the Symposium please contact .

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