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NI 2020 BRISBANE 27 – 29 JULY

About the International Nursing Informatics Congress


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


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.