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Mackay Nurses Conference 2022

Ocean International


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8 & 9 OCTOBER, 2022




Location specific education,

up-to-date information,

for nurses, by nurses.

Ocean International
1 Bridge Rd

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Day 1
8.15 am to 4.00 pm
8th October, 2022

Day 2
8.30 am to 4.00 pm
9th October,2022

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Dr Susan Edwards is a registered nurse, midwife and a nurse practitioner. Sue has been a lecturer at James Cook University and CQUniversity and completed her PhD in 2017. Sue has extensive experience working in emergency departments across Australia.

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Courtney Mahler is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and the founder of Playful Possibilities.  Courtney brings neuroscience into everyday language, while also taking on opportunities to provide training to local organisations seeking to upskill so that our community as a whole can become more mental health literate. 

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Dr Sam Manger is the Academic Lead for the postgraduate training in Lifestyle Medicine at James Cook University, the President and a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM), a GP in private practice and Clinical Research Fellow at the Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute.

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Dr Wendela Schimmer  is the Clinical Director of BreastScreen Mackay and has been working at the Mackay Base HHS since 2014 as a General and Breast Surgeon.
Dr Schimmer is multi-lingual speaking English, Dutch, French and some German.

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Dr Maude Chapman is a Senior Lecturer and Site Coordinator at James Cook University, Mackay. Maude holds a Bachelor of Nursing, a Master of Nursing and a Doctor of Education. Maude has experience in education, theatre nursing and management and juggles the circus that are the needs of students and academics with a blend of organization and compassion.

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More speakers coming soon!

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