NI 2020 BRISBANE 27 – 29 JULY

About the International Nursing Informatics Congress

About

NI 2020 is the official conference of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) nursing informatics special interest group.

In Australia, NI 2020 is presented by the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) in conjunction with Australia’s national health informatics conference HIC 2020.  

HISA has a strong and growing nursing informatics membership, represented by a special interest group Nursing Informatics Australia (NIA).  NIA’s mission is: “To contribute to improved nursing/midwifery practice by building, connecting, inspiring and informing nurse/midwifery leaders and building digitally competent nursing/midwifery workforces.”

Chair Welcome


On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to invite you to Brisbane to join your nursing and midwifery colleagues for the 15th international congress in nursing informatics.

You will connect with global leaders in nursing informatics, learn about latest developments and trends in digital health and find out what’s happening within nursing workforces in the digital era.

Be engaged as we talk about “Working together” – working with each other, with patients, and with systems and data.

And celebrate with us! The World Health Organisation has designated 2020 the  International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honour of the 200th  birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.

Whatever your involvement, as delegate, speaker or event partner, we are greatly looking forward to meeting you in Brisbane.

With warm regards,
Shelley Nowlan
Chair NI 2020
Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Queensland Department of Health

NI 2020 Committees

Strategic Advisory Committee

The Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC) is responsible for designing the conference program to ensure it explores the current issues within the NI space. The committee makes decisions that grow the conference in line with the overall strategic objectives, and are advocates and promoters for the event within their own professional networks and industries.

Adj/Prof Shelley Nowlan

Adj/Prof Shelley Nowlan

NI 2020 SAC Chair, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Queensland Health

Dr Jennifer Bichel-Findlay

Dr Jennifer Bichel-Findlay

Director, Digital Health and Innovation

University of Technology Sydney

Sean Birgan

Sean Birgan

Director of Nursing, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Metro South Hospital and Health Services

Melissa Cromarty

Melissa Cromarty

Vice President

Australian Primary Care Nurses Association

Dr Elizabeth Cummings

Dr Elizabeth Cummings

Adjunct Associate Professor

University of Tasmania and University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Lis Herbert

Lis Herbert

Clinical Informatics Manager

Elsevier Australia

Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Information Officer

Sydney Local Health District

Prof Paula Procter

Prof Paula Procter

Professor of Nursing Informatics

Sheffield Hallam University

Julie Reeves

Julie Reeves

Federal Professional Officer

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation

Angela Ryan

Angela Ryan

Acting Chief Clinical Information Officer – Clinical Advisory, Safety & Quality Division

Australian Digital Health Agency

Adj Prof Isabelle Skinner

Adj Prof Isabelle Skinner

Former Chief Executive Officer

International Council of Nurses

Scientific Program Committee

The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) is responsible for the scientific structure of the conference and for developing the scientific program and main topics of the conference. They are also responsible for soliciting and selecting papers for presentation at the conference. The SPC membership includes scientists from IMIA member societies and its major regions.

The SPC works in close cooperation with IMIA-NI’s Board who is specifically supporting the SPC with referee lists, expertise, and guidance.

Dr Elizabeth Cummings

Dr Elizabeth Cummings

NI 2020 SPC Co-Chair

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Tasmania and University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Prof Joy Lee

Prof Joy Lee

NI 2020 SPC Co-Chair

President of Taiwan Nursing Informatics Association, Associate Professor Nursing Director of Cheng-Hsin General Hospital

Dr Michelle Honey

Dr Michelle Honey

Senior Lecturer Nursing, Faculty of Medical and Health Services

University of Auckland

Dr Laura-Maria Peltonen

Dr Laura-Maria Peltonen

PhD Researcher, Department of Nursing Science

University of Turku

Prof Paula Procter

Prof Paula Procter

Professor of Nursing Informatics

Sheffield Hallam University

Prof Kaija Saranto

Prof Kaija Saranto

Professor, Health and Human Services Informatics

University of Eastern Finland

Prof Diane Skiba

Prof Diane Skiba

Chair

IMIA NI Special Interest Group

Dr Yuan Changrong

Dr Yuan Changrong

Professor, School of Nursing

Fudan University

Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee (EC) is responsible for preparing the accepted papers for the publication in the proceedings. The proceedings follow the tradition of the preceding editions with the minimal expectation that the proceedings will be published and distributed at the conference.

Dr Michelle Honey

Dr Michelle Honey

NI 2020, Senior Lecturer Nursing, Faculty of Medical and Health Services

University of Auckland

Ting-Ting Lee

Ting-Ting Lee

Professor of Nursing Division, School of Nursing

Yang Ming University

Dr Charlene Ronquillo

Dr Charlene Ronquillo

Assistant Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing

Ryerson University

Lucy Westbrooke

Lucy Westbrooke

Telehealth Programme Manager

Auckland District Health Board

Theme

Nursing and midwifery in the digital age shows nursing professionals as frontline users of digital solutions.

In the world of digitally driven, patient-centred healthcare, nurses and midwives are “nurse navigators” increasingly engaging with patients and consumers on health data and information to:

  • advocate for patients
  • educate patients work
  • in multi-disciplinary teams

There are three priority areas for NI 2020:

  • Working together – nurses working with each other
  • with patients and
  • with systems and data

The NI 2020 theme Nursing and midwifery in the digital age shows nursing professionals as frontline users of digital solutions. NI 2020 will ask:

  • What is the role of nurses and midwives in the digital age?
  • What is the pathway for emerging nurse leaders to move forward in their careers?
  • How will we enable a digitally aware workforce?

NI 2020 will consider key emerging topics around career pathways; technology such as artificial intelligence; ethics; digital platforms; digital downtime; data analytics in primary care; indigenous health and more.

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