The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) will today (Wednesday) officially open their professional development conference, on Yugambeh country at the Gold Coast.
Keynote speakers include Karen Cook, director of the innovation and reform section of the Federal Health Department, Dr Chris Sarra, Director of Strong Smart Solutions, and Dr Ruth De Souza, speaking on cultural safety in a digital world.
Conference workshops yesterday focused on cultural safety and the new Leadership in Nursing and Midwifery Education Network (LINMEN), excellence in mentoring, and claiming a stronger, smarter future.
At a welcome reception at Dreamworld last night, the LINMEN was officially launched, and conference delegates participated in cultural activities, and enjoyed powerful performances by the Yugambeh dancers.
Croakey will report in more detail on the day’s discussions in further stories, but in the meantime below are some photos and selfies.
You can also read more about the LINMEN and related activities in CATSINaM’s latest annual report.
Don’t miss this slideshow of photos from the welcome reception.
And below is a reflection on the day from Banok Rind, a Yamatji-Badimia woman, and Registered Nurse.
Acknowledgement and welcome
Aiming for excellence in mentoring