The anaethetist involved in the remarkable 2018 rescue of children from a Thai cave will be one of the speakers sharing messages of resilience and compassion at our Nurses & Midwives Wellness Conference on 3 May.
Registered nurses and midwives attending the Health & Environmental Sustainability Conference and Nurses & Midwives Wellness Conference on 2 and 3 May can gain up to 75 per cent of their yearly CPD registration requirements.
Dr Richard Harris OAM was invited to join the international team to rescue the 12 boys and their soccer coach because of his unique combination of medical and cave-diving expertise.
Richard was asked by the international rescue team if he could sedate the boys so they could be helped from the flooded cave to safety after being trapped underground for 15 days. For his role in the rescue, Richard was named 2019 Australian of the Year, along with the other Australian member of the cave rescue team, Dr Craig Challen.
Richard will speak at the conference about resilience in the face of stress.
Sarah Wilson, bestselling author and founder of I Quit Sugar and First, We Make The Beast Beautiful, will speak at the Wellness Conference about anxiety.
Sarah has described her book First, We Make The Beast Beautiful as a reframing of anxiety and bipolar disease as a philosophical and spiritual journey.
Health & Environmental Sustainability Conference
We are also excited to announce our special guest speaker at this year’s Health & Environmental Sustainability Conference is Gardening Australia presenter and sustainable gardener Costa Georgiadis.
Costa will be presenting about protecting our resources for the future. He is just one of the inspiring speakers presenting on health-related environmental issues at the conference on 2 May.
Fellow keynote speaker Luke Barbagallo, Partnerships & Program Manager, Pollinate Energy, will present on shaping the future by supporting communities and the Department of Health’s Waste Education Officer Rachel McConville will provide an update on the two-year project to reduce waste across the public health system.
Nurses from health services across Victoria will share their experiences of establishing and maintaining innovative sustainability programs in their workplaces. The conference will also include a presentation by Steve Hope, Director, Odin E-Waste, and Dru Dissanayake, Registered Nurse, Alfred Health, on ‘Capturing the value in your waste – waste interventions and partnerships’.