Conference 2017


We look forward to welcoming you to the 2017 HNEkidshealth Conference to be held at the Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens on 19 and 20 October. The HNEkidshealth Conference brings together clinicians who work in diverse health fields. The year’s theme is “Resilience in Healthcare”

This year the conference will be a space where Medical, Nursing & Allied Health can find a forum to provoke debate, stimulate discussion, offer new ideas and encourage dissemination of research findings.

Damien Thomlinson, ex-commando, motivational speaker, author and actor will open the Conference on Resilience.

                                                                            Damien Thonlinson          


The 2017 HNEkidshealth Conference will cover topics from Child Development to Substance Abuse in Young People. We have guest presenters from the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network, John Hunter Children’s Hospital, as well as Regional and Rural Paediatric Units within New South Wales. 

For a full list of presenters, topics and registration please click 2017 HNEkidshealth Conference Program and Registration

We look forward to you joining us. Should you have any questions, please contact 2017 HNEkidshealth Conference Organising Committee c/o


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AT THE 2017 HNEkidshealth Conference

Once again this year we are seeking submissions to the HNEkidshealth Conference. The number of oral presentations will be limited and this year there will be dedicated space for posters. Please indicate if you wish your abstract to be reviewed as an oral presentation, poster presentation or either.

Submissions of abstracts are invited in the following topics:

  • Translational research in the areas of medical, nursing and allied health clinical practice
  • Improving equity of access and service delivery for children, young people & families in regional and rural communities
  • Innovations in Closing the Gap for health outcomes between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Children, Young People & Families
  • Integration of healthcare between acute services and services within the community
  • Engagement of children, young people and their families in in adopting healthy lifestyles, reducing risky behaviours and improving health literacy
  • Addressing risk & harm for children, young people & their families

Submission Instructions for Preparing and Formatting Your Abstracts

  • Font type and size for the abstract text: Arial 11pt left justified
  • Write abstract title using upper case letters (format bold)
  • Authors names to be included under title with subscript after each author and the affiliation and corresponding subscript on the line below.
  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words (not including title, author & affiliation)
  • Please use the following headings:
    • Introduction
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion
  • At the bottom of the abstract please indicate whether this abstract is to be considered for (a) oral presentation (b) poster presentation or (c) both

Please submit abstracts to


Please indicate in the subject header of email: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: (name of presentation)

Please save the word document with lastname.firstnameinitial.abstract (for example; frith.m.abstract) If you are submitting multiple abstracts please indicate 1, 2 or 3 etc after abstract in the document name.

Any questions, please contact Matthew Frith ( or Amy Wethered (