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Events and Education

News from your Education Team

Oct 2018 Professional Education Day Report


Why you should attend education events and conferences

 Continuing education and skill development – Professional Education Day events and conferences for perioperative nursing offers a one-stop opportunity to find out the latest technologies and practices. Presentations are designed to introduce you to new technologies, regulation standards, learning from others experiences, legal and legislative requirements, and trade displays.

 Networking – as an event participant in perioperative education events and conferences you get to meet nurses in your specialty area. Most conferences have authors, researchers, or clinicians who are recognized experts in their field. Often you have the chance to ask questions during the Q&A session at the end of presentations. Participants from other locations can be approached to see how they tackle similar dilemmas you may face and one way of developing new professional relationships.

Career advancement – keeping up with new advances in the perioperative nursing profession could help you to advance your career. By attending educational events and conferences you show your employer you are a committed to your job and are a lifelong learner and can take what you learn back to your own work unit.

Advancement of the profession – when more nurses recognise the importance of additional training and education opportunities it continues to promote nursing as a respected, solid, scientific profession. Attending nursing conferences is a way for you to indicate you are committed to the profession.


 ACORN produces a number of webinars each year to assist perioperative nurses with their professional development. The webinars are online seminars, presented by perioperative nurses from a range of specialties, and you can participate from the comfort of your own home.


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Become a Member

Benefits of NSW OTA membership:

  • Discounts for perioperative conferences and professional education days
  • Financial assistance for education and other perioperative nursing activities
  • Automatic membership to ACORN – our national perioperative nursing body
  • Networking with Perioperative nurses at state and national levels
  • Access to the 'members only" areas of NSW OTA and ACORN websites
  • Professional recognition

NB: please check the NSW OTA Membership page for further application information and conditions.

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