Newsletter April 2023
CATSINaM has set up offices in Canberra and Brisbane.
The Office of the CEO is in Canberra at:
- Keep Group PTY LTD
1 Dairy Road
Fyshwick, ACT, 2609
- Main number: 1300 CATSINAM
- EO: 61251173012
- The main administration office is in Brisbane at:
- Office 3, Building 1, 747 Lytton Road, Murarrie, QLD
- Main number: 1300 CATSINAM
Events and Activities
Board Meeting and Strategic Planning Workshop
The CATSINaM Board was welcomed to meet on Bundjalung Country (Kingscliff, NSW) by the Banaam and Gudjinburra Dance Group. The President, Marni Tuala, introduced Board members and staff to her traditional country and community. The Board meeting was held on Tuesday 17th April
On Wednesday, the 18th April, the team from i2i Development Global facilitated the CATSINaM Strategic Planning workshop.
CATSINaM Regional Conference
CATSINaM’s 2023 Regional Conference is set for Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th of October. CATSINaM will return to Bundjalung Country for this event. The venue will be Peppers Salt Resort Kingscliff. So, lock it in and join us for a solid time of sharing and learning and also downtime to sit by the sea, turn off your phone, take time to relax, and watch the sunrise (and set).
CATSINaM will celebrate the International Day of the Midwife and the International Nurses Day by hosting two webinars. Please bring a cuppa and join us for this relaxed virtual CATSINaM afternoon tea webinar.
International Day of the Midwife (IDM) 2023
Speaker: Gathering the Seeds research project to be presented by Professor Cath Chamberlain.
Acknowledgement of Country & CATSINaM A/CEO IDM Message
Questions and Yarn
International Nurses Day (IND) 2023
Speaker: “Achieving true representation of Indigenous people in nursing and midwifery” to be presented by Professor Karen Adams.
Date: Friday 12th of May 2023
Time: 3:00pm – 3:30pm AEST
Venue: Link to Afternoon Tea Webinar (Microsoft Teams Meeting)
Meeting ID: 430 558 889 780
Acknowledgement of Country & CATSINaM A/CEO IND Message
Questions and Yarn
CATSINaM Student Plenary: ‘Our Ways – First Nations Nurse, Midwife and Student Workshop’
The Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer and Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) is pleased to announce the inaugural – “Our Ways: First Nations nurses, midwives and students workshop” – bringing together First Nations nurses, midwives, and students from across Queensland for strategic conversations about First Nations nursing and midwifery workforce, education and leadership.
“Our Ways” will include presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and networking to be held at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Kelvin Grove Campus on Monday 15th May, 9am-4pm.
The workshop will be preceded by a CATSINaM Student Plenary dinner for existing and/or prospective CATSINaM Student Members on Sunday the 14th of May from 5:30-8:30pm, to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery student networks and build awareness of CATSINaM’s role as the peak body that represents, advocates, and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives at a national level.
All existing and/or prospective CATSINaM Student Members based in Queensland can submit a late Expressions of Interest (EOI) by no later than Friday 3rd May that addresses the following eligibility criteria and confirmation that they are:
- of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent,
- actively enrolled in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of undergraduate nursing and/or midwifery studies – please provide proof of enrolment,
- living and studying in Queensland, and
- available to attend the pre-workshop dinner and all workshops/sessions.
Please feel free to direct any additional documentation/comments/queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CATSINaM Submission on the Australian Universities Accord Discussion Paper: February 2023
On 11 April, CATSINaM lodged a submission to the Australian Universities Accord Panel on the Australian Universities Accord Discussion Paper: February 2023. The CATSINaM submission provided a myriad of strategies to address challenges and opportunities facing the Australian higher education sector. It highlighted reform options considered most relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery students, academic workforce, curricula, and research. CATSINaM’s overarching message was that Australian universities must invest in being better relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, which involves being informed by and accountable to us regarding investment in our self-determination and nation-building. Our success in this space is bound to Australian universities ability to truly serve our communities.
The submission was informed directly by CATSINaM nursing and midwifery education experts and researchers. Following a call for expressions of interest, a dedicated Leaders in Indigenous Nursing and Midwifery (LINMEN) and Muliyan member co-working group was convened to review the Discussion Paper and to inform the CATSINaM submission. The working group included the following CATSINaM members, we are grateful for their contributions:
- Associate Professor Linda Deravin
- Dr Lynne Stuart
- Dr Pauline Murray-Parahi
- Stacey Butcher
- Mary-Claire Balnavas
- Letitia Del Fabbro
- Dr Ali Drummond.
For more information about the Higher Education Review and the Australian Universities Accord and its consultation process visit https://www.education.gov.au/australian-universities-accord
Advice on Health and Well-being
Studying, working, and juggling the pressures of everyday life may take a toll on your health and well-being. Being a nursing or midwifery student or new graduate can expose you to new situations that you may find confronting and difficult to manage. The Nurse & Midwife support in health and wellbeing provides some advice on support during these times.
Posts from CATSINaM Members and Partners
Indigenous Nurses Who served in the war.
- An indigenous nurse in World War One: Marion Leane Smith
- Murray Island during World War 2, Thelma Weston
From Royal Australian College to General Practitioners (RACGP)
- Standards news –Update on recent changes to the Standards
From Director – Immunisation Strategies
- New routine Childhood Immunisation Campaign – One more way you keep them safe
- Australian Government has launched the ‘One more way you keep them safe’ campaign
From Department of Veteran’s Services
From National Heart Foundation
From Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
Events - Conferences
- Indigenous Conferences Services – 2023 Conferences
- June: 25th Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Annual Congress from 14th – 16th June on Kaurna country in Adelaide, SA.
- September: Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2023 – Sydney from 13-15 September.
- 2023 National Indigenous Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Conference
- SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2023 PULLMAN INTERNATIONAL HOTEL CAIRNS QLD
- To register, click hyperlink and complete online form. Use ‘3Cov2’ code to avail the 3-for-2 offer.
- October: 40th CRANAplus Conference_10-12 October 2023 at the Cairns Convention Centre with the theme: ‘Building on 40 Years of Strength for a Sustainable, Skilled and Safe Workforce’. Invited speaker J’Belle Foster
From: HCF Research Foundation – Health Services Research Grants 2023 now open.
Our 13th annual call for research projects will deliver funding to the research community from 1 January 2024. This year’s Grant Round will involve an Expression of Interest (EOI) stage prior to full Application. Full details are available in the Application Guidelines.
We invite you to submit an expression of interest if your health services research project addresses one of the following areas:
- Innovations in primary care models that support or promote preventative health and populations health management.
- The use of AI and big data for augmenting decision making in healthcare.
- Use of non-drug innovations to manage pain.
More information can be found here – https://www.hcf.com.au/about-us/hcf-foundation/hcf-foundation-applications
Expressions of interest close 5pm on Friday 19 May 2023 (AEST).
If you have any questions in relation to the application process, please read through the application guidelines. If you require further clarification, please contact by email: email@example.com
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