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Casual Nurses Register & Jobs Board

21 October 2020

A friendly reminder to make use of ADNA's Casual Nurses Register and Jobs Board, located on the ADNA website. Please share this information and flyer with your clinics.

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Melanoma Treatments and Clinical Trials

13 October 2020

MPA invites you to attend an online presentation with speakers Professor Georgina Long AO, Professor Grant McArthur, and patient speaker Narelle Wyrsch.

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Spot Diagnosis Podcast

06 October 2020

Spot Diagnosis is a podcast series that examines the skin complaints which are commonly encountered by general practitioners. It is tailored specifically for medical students, and GPs, but should also be useful for nurses.

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APPLY NOW: Grants package for Regional and Remote delegates to attend the PCNA 2020 Virtual Conference

30 September 2020

The Commonwealth Department of Health is funding a grants package for delegates to attend the PCNA 2020 Virtual Conference being held from 22 to 25 November 2020.

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Nursing and Midwifery Scholarships

30 September 2020

Australian Government funded scholarships that are now open for applications. Applications close 25 October 2020.

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Patch Test Training Teleconference

30 September 2020

Saturday, 17th October 2020, 9:00am - 12:30pm (AEST)

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Keep Your Face Healthy During COVID-19

11 September 2020

Tips to avoid skin problems and allow you to keep wearing a mask

Ahpra & National Boards - Mandatory notifications about registered health practitioners

03 September 2020

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) works in partnership with the National Boards to implement the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the  National Scheme) and administer the  Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the  National Law)1.

Ahpra supports the  Boards to set standards and policies for registered practitioners. We manage notifications and register practitioners and students. Under the  National Law, certain groups must make mandatory notifications about practitioners when their health, conduct or performance poses a risk to the public.

The National Law establishes requirements for mandatory reporting. This guideline has been developed to explain those requirements.

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9 September 2020 - 7.30pm AEST - Psoriatic disease concept: understanding the latest view

28 August 2020

Novartis invites you to join Dr Joseph Merola from Harvard Medical School in a virtual presentation exploring the systemic nature of psoriatic disease, with an introduction by Associate Professor Peter Foley. Dr Merola will offer practical guidance on the latest on the psoriatic disease concept and his view on clinical management and choice of biologics.

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New online melanoma risk calculators help predict melanoma risk and potentially deadly spread

28 August 2020

Clinicians and their patients now have access to a series of online calculators which will assist in prevention, early detection and optimum treatment of melanoma, ultimately saving lives. Developed by researchers at Melanoma Institute Australia and based on published risk prediction models, the three web-based calculators are housed on a new Melanoma Risk website ( They predict a person’s risk of developing their first melanoma; their risk of developing a second or subsequent primary melanoma; and their risk of a primary melanoma having spread to nearby lymph nodes. The online risk calculators are designed to inform discussions between clinicians and their patients and to help facilitates specialised treatment plans according to their patient’s specific risk.

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Online Biologics Masterclass for Nurses

28 August 2020

6 x 45-minute sessions each Thursday starting 24 September to Thursday 29 October. A series of presentations with Sue Anderson, Clinical Nurse Consultant Biologics Lead, supported by other senior staff from the Institute's Biologics Clinic Interactive webcasts - participation with all attending. Includes educational support materials.

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Keep your face looking healthy during COVID-19

17 August 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has led to increased use of face masks, not only amongst healthcare workers but also now the general public. Prolonged wearing of masks and goggles can cause adverse skin reactions such as acne, contact dermatitis and pressure effects, as well as exacerbate any underlying skin conditions.

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Information Sheets

National Allergy Strategy July 2020

24 July 2020

The countdown to the end of the financial year, was a particularly productive one for the National Allergy Strategy.

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Skin Side Effects of Melanoma Drugs

22 July 2020

In this presentation, Dermatologist A/Prof Guitera outlines how to identify and manage the skin side effects that can be observed with these treatments.

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Certificate in Allergy Nursing

20 July 2020

Short Course in Allergy Nursing starts September 2020.

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A Mail Order Patch Testing Service for Dermatologists

17 July 2020

A service offered by the Skin Health Institute, Melbourne.

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ADNA Launches a Casual Nurses Register

15 July 2020

Looking for a casual nurse or casual role? We can help! ADNA is excited to launch the Casual Nurses Register.

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18th National Nurse Education Conference 2021

08 July 2020

18th National Nurse Education Conference 2021 Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, QLD Wednesday 8 - Friday 10 September 2021

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Eczema Support Australia Survey for Nurses

17 June 2020

Eczema Support Australia seeks the insights of interested Healthcare Professionals on the support services required by Australians affected by eczema. This confidential survey should take 5 minutes.

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List of Nursing conferences cancelled for 2020 and updates!

15 June 2020

If this was your breakout year to attend or speak at a 2020 nursing conference, you may be facing the task of rearranging, uncertainty and even potential cancellations. See list of nursing conferences postponed and updates.

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COVID-19: Impact on Global Dermatology Drug Market

26 May 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has imposed impacts on each and every industry. How has the virus affected the dermatology market?

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PBAC recommends Dupixent® for the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis in patients 12 years and above

05 May 2020

Sydney – 24 April 2020 – Dupixent® (dupilumab), a first in class biologic therapy, has been recommended for listing on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for the treatment of eligible patients (12 years and above) with severe atopic dermatitis who have had an inadequate response to topical corticosteroids and/or topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCS/TCI)*.1

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How to adapt your practice amid the coronavirus crisis

21 April 2020

The coronavirus has created a challenging environment for all dermatology practices. After all, most are suffering through significant patient visit declines, or have shut down altogether. The adage by Sir Winston Churchill, "Never waste a good crisis," applies to our current situation. But to come out of this crisis stronger, we’ll discuss how to make the most of a bad situation by adding telemedicine, getting prepared to reopen, and performing a strategic review of your practice. Let's create a checklist you can use to explore all aspects of your dermatology practice.

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Galderma Research Award

30 March 2020

Maria was presented with this award in recognition of her collaboration with the Australasian College of Dermatologist and her contribution to dermatology nurse education as the author of the materials for the Certificate of Melanography Essentials. The online course has standardised melanography practice thereby providing a standard for future practice, that will be regularly revised and up-dated. This is a short article on one of her many areas of practice she is passionate about.

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The SOS –Save Us From Eczema delegation goes to Canberra!

30 March 2020

Eczema Support Australia held a very successful ‘morning tea’ meeting in the Federal Parliament on 27 February to raise awareness of severe eczema and highlight the need for better support and affordable treatment access.

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01 January 2020

Throughout 2020, the Australian College of Nursing will honour the past champions who changed the course of nursing history; celebrate present-day visionaries whose outstanding expertise is currently transforming the Australian health care system; and nurture those who will shape our profession’s future.

We invite you to take inspiration from these extraordinary stories to help channel your inner champion! Together, we can celebrate a historic year for nursing.

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Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) - cosmetic injectables nurse education

16 December 2019

Clarifying legislation related to cosmetic injectable products

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