On behalf of the QLD Stomal Therapy nurses and the committee, I wish to extend a warm invitation to our Australian, New Zealand and Asia Pacific colleagues & interested health care professionals, to join us in 2017 for the 41st National Stomal Therapy conference in our wonderful city of Brisbane.

We have chosen March 12th– March 15th for our exciting event, and the venue, the iconic home of the Brisbane EKKA, will be the newest Conference facility in Brisbane…the Royal International Convention Centre, a world class facility.

Into the sunshine: Storytelling in Stomal therapy, invites you to join us as presenters and delegates to share the stories and the passion that make our specialty unique and diverse. View the clip here to understand what an exciting place Brisbane is to visit and the concept behind the Conference title ‘Our mission is to discover your hidden gems and secrets‘.

We look forward to delivering a programme filled with a diversity of topics in Stomal Therapy, Wound Care, Continence & Paediatrics. Come and enjoy the collaboration and camaraderie between a range of professionals, from scientists and researchers to clinicians in nursing, medicine and allied health.

Meet, discover and experience a truly wonderful experience in the Sunshine state, with support from Brisbane Marketing to enhance your visit and truly make this an event to remember.

AASTN 2017 Conference Committee

9 Nov

Presenter registration due

18 Jan

Early Bird closes

12 March

Work shops

12-15 March

AASTN 2017





Sponsors and exhibitors will be recognised as keen and vital supporters of research of stomal therapy nurses. The 2017 Conference will offer a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. Please contact Anna Patterson at the Secretariat to discuss your sponsorship and exhibition requirements.

Paediatric Sub-Committee

Paediatric stomal therapy and associated wound management is a specialised sub-division of stomal therapy nursing. In Australia there are only a small number of stomal therapy nurses (STN’s) providing direct management to this population and we rely on each other to share our knowledge, experiences and ideas on what works well for this minority group.

Are you interested in joining a sub-committee on Paediatric stomal therapy and associated wound management?  If so click here!

Who Should Attend

  • Stomal Therapy, Continence and Wound Care Nurses
  • Nurses with an interest in stoma, wound and continence
  • Medical practitioners
  • Allied health professionals
  • Health Educators
  • Clinical Leaders
  • Service Coordinators
  • Clinical Service Managers
  • Academics & Researchers

Venue: Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane

Since opening in March 2013, Brisbane’s newest convention centre has fast gained a reputation for offering a personalised, boutique event experience, with exceptional menus offered by an internationally experienced team of Chefs.

There’s a warmth and intimacy about the Royal ICC with its unique blend of original hardwood timbers, industrial heritage façade and contemporary architectural design.



Committee Members

Organising Committee

  • Kelley Dunk
  • Jan Fields (Chair)
  • Di Greathead
  • Jennifer Harvey
  • Catherine Kindness
  • Nandani Louchart
  • Caroline Murphy
  • Brenda Sando
  • Sheryl Waye
  • David Verna (Industry Representative)

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