The hosting of the ICEN 2016 Conference has been made possible by the generous support of the following organisations.  Please visit our sponsorship options page to see how your organisation could support this conference.



The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world.

Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, the RFDS delivers extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia.

Operating from 23 aero-bases located around the country, their waiting room covers 7.16 million square kilometres — the largest in the world. They have 68 planes, making them Australia’s 3rd largest airline, and their fleet includes a vast fleet of road ambulances as well as speciality vehicles for primary health care provision.

Traditionally known for their 24-hour aeromedical emergency services to country Australia, the Flying Doctor also does regular fly-in fly-out GP & Nursing and Allied Health Clinics to rural and remote communities. They have extensive tele-health consultation services, do inter-hospital transfers, provide dental care, mental health and also health education services across all states of Australia.

The Flying Doctor plays a key role in research into rural health issues, with papers published in the last 18 months on rural health disparities, oral health in rural and remote Australia, as well as accident and injuries in country Australia.




Creating a healthier future together. At Philips, we look beyond technology to the experiences of patients, providers and caregivers across the health continuum from healthy living to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and home care. Our solutions combine clinical breadth and depth of expertise, technology and services, actionable data, consultative new business models and partnerships. Together, with our customers, we take risks and share responsibility – so that we can transform how care is delivered and experienced. It’s a unique perspective empowering us all to create a healthier future.



Mundipharma provides healthcare that enables Australians to live well and age well. Established as a leader in the development and provision of medicines for pain, we have expanded our portfolio to include innovative treatments for asthma, burns, wounds as well as skin irritations.



ECU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery offers world-class facilities and strong academic leadership in the fields of nursing and midwifery at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Through our unique range of educational and research programs we seek to make a real difference to people, their careers and their families, our communities and the broader health and education sectors.

Our research programs are built upon a collaboration of world-class researchers, industry leaders and clinical experts with strengths in the areas of cancer and palliative care, aged care, mental health, acute and clinical care, midwifery and primary healthcare.

For further information, call 134 ECU (328), email futurestudy@ecu.edu.au or visit reachyourpotential.com.au



CareFlight is an aeromedical charity. Our mission is to save lives, speed recovery and serve the community. CareFlight uses helicopters, aeroplanes, jets and road ambulances to bring a hospital level of care to patients. Our critical care doctors and nurses are specially trained in pre-hospital and transport medicine. They care for severely injured people who need emergency treatment at the scene of the accident. They also look after seriously ill people who need to be moved between hospitals. CareFlight doctors and nurses care for over 5,000 patients every year.



Career opportunities in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) are as diverse as the skills you’ll learn. With over 250 different jobs in the Navy, Army and Air Force from trades, administration, combat and security right through to engineering, medical and health you’ll be sure to find a role that’s right for you.

The skills you obtain in the ADF carry the added benefit of being transferrable to the civilian world and many roles carry professional accreditation that is recognised beyond the ADF. There are a number of avenues of entry from trades and apprenticeships, direct entry to Undergraduate and Graduate entry level positions.

Australian Defence Force employ skilled professionals, providing health reservists the opportunity to work within their ordinary area of specialty, delivering essential health care, in an out of the ordinary environment.

There are great benefits in joining the ADF such as maintaining an active lifestyle, opportunities to travel, career development, subsidised accommodation, free medical and dental. There are also ample career opportunities available for diversity roles such as Indigenous and Women in the ADF across all three services.



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Don’t leave your career planning until it’s an Emergency!

The School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University is one of the largest schools for the education of nurses and midwives in Australia. With a number of emergency nursing specialist academics who are engaged with many professional bodies your education will be current and in line with emergency thinking.

Offering undergraduate, and a range of research and coursework postgraduate courses including many emergency nursing specialisations and professional development programs. With flexible learning modes to suit you and your schedule.

Make furthering your career a certainty with Monash.

For further information on the School and its courses visit med.monash.edu/nursing



PandaPearls is a long established, boutique emporium of treasures. Based in Brisbane for over 11 years, our signature range includes jumbo baroque pearls and a selection of unique, antique enhancers.

PandaPearls are proud to be showcasing a beautiful display which will be for sale during this year’s ICEN Conference, in  Alice Springs.



The exhibition will run for the duration of the meeting (Thursday-Friday) with morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch served in the exhibition area. The welcome reception (Thursday evening) will also be held in the exhibition area.

Individual sites cost $2,500.  Upgrade to Silver Sponsorship for only $500 more!  Click here for more information.


Alice Springs Hospital is the major referral hospital for the Central Australia Health Service and the region. Its catchment area covers two thirds of the Northern Territory, or more than 1.6 million square kilometres, and extends into South Australia and Western Australia. Approximately 42,000 people reside within the area.  Our FACEM led mixed Emergency Department attends to over 45,000 and admits 35%. We pride ourselves with a high standard of patient centred care, delivered by a very progressive and cohesive multi-disciplinary team. Our rewarding and unique work environment builds resilience in patients and staff alike. Chasing compromise/proving stability is our well-established motto that we take seriously.


ZOLL Medical Corporation is a world leader in resuscitation and acute critical care technologies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management and fluid resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies and software that help clinicians resuscitate sudden cardiac arrest or trauma victims. ZOLL also develops market-leading temperature management therapies for the treatment of acute critical care patients, further advancing the Company’s dedication to improving clinical performance and saving lives. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.au



Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of emergency medicine, vascular access, surgical, anaesthesia, cardiac care, and respiratory care. Please visit our website.



GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance solutions services deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost.

Healthymagination is GE’s $6 billion commitment to bring high-quality health care at lower cost to more people around the world through our advanced technologies and research and development capabilities. Just as ecomagination applies our scale and innovation toward tackling environmental challenges, healthymagination offers dramatic new investments toward achieving sustainable health.

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The Credentialing for Nurses (C4N) project is a nurse-led program funded by the QLD Government. It is being led by 5 professional nursing organisations, including CENA, and aims to develop the Australian nursing workforce and to increase recognition of the skills of specialist nurses.


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Parker Healthcare is a proud Australian Owned company with over 30 years of industry experience, who understands the importance of good healthcare.

Parker Healthcare has an extensive line of products; including, but not limited to; adult and neonatal respiratory care and components, Anaesthesia, Infant and Maternity Care, Emergency and ICU



Midmed is a family-owned Australian company that specialises in hospital and medical equipment supplies to public and private hospitals, within the Australasian region.

Our extensive sourcing capability provides our clients with a broad choice of options to meet their budget, clinical performance, safety, and patient comfort needs.  With strong international alliances, Midmed is able to provide its customers with the latest products, styles and trends from Europe, the USA and other overseas and local markets on an exclusive basis.  The brands and suppliers we represent are proven performers on an international stage, with a reputation for quality, cost effectiveness and durability.

As market leaders in the supply of equipment and consumables to the emergency, prehospital and military areas the Midmed Sales Team are trained to provide all customers with ongoing advice, support and education for all products in their specialities.

We are very committed to continuing our alliance and support of ICEN.



Taleb Medical a name synonymous with Australian Ventilation Market for over 27 years, is a 100% Australian owned and operated corporation which primarily provide a One-Stop-Ventilation-shop for equipment and Consumables (Masks & Ventilation Hoods) used across all areas of the respiratory care spectrum including Neonatal to Adult, Invasive and Non-Invasive, Stand alone CPAP/BIPAP, Dedicated & or Combined Ventilators for Homecare, Sleep Care (OSA), ICU, MRI, HDU, A&E, CT, Physio, Transport, Disaster and/or Mass Casualty Preparedness units & M.A.S.H.

Taleb Medical is ISO9001:2008 Third Party Accredited and Certified with Quality Management Systems to ensure our services are delivered to the Highest International Business Management Standards.

For Instant Solutions to all your Ventilation Needs Call 03 9330 4940 for Demo and/or Trial.




Be part of the positive change in the world with a Nursing postgraduate degree from Charles Darwin University.  With a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree from CDU, you’ll have the high-quality hands-on training, knowledge and confidence to succeed; and your skills will be invaluable everywhere. And with CDU you’ll have the flexibility and support to achieve your nursing qualification your way – part time, full time, on campus or online.



The Centre for Remote Health is a joint centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University.

The Centre for Remote Health offers a broad range of educational activities for health professionals working in rural and remote regions of Australia.

A range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development courses are offered including the Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice and the Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner.

The key content areas are the remote context, public health and remote practice.



GradSchool at the University of Newcastle offers a variety of postgraduate programs. Study online, part-time or full-time.

  • Master of Applied Management (Nursing)
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing
  • Master of Mental Health Nursing
  • Master of Midwifery Studies
  • Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice)
  • Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Learn more at gs.edu.au/studynursing