NI 2020 BRISBANE 27 – 29 JULY

FAQs frequently asked questions



I’m preparing to register. What is the difference between NI 2020 and HIC 2020?

NI 2020 is a highly targeted, global nursing informatics conference for nurses and midwives. Held biennially, in collaboration with the international body IMIA NI, it is hosted in various countries and attracts hundreds of regional delegates. Nurses and midwives are in a unique position on the front line of care. 2020 has been designated by the World Health Organization as international year of the nurse and midwife and NI 2020 promises a global celebration of the life of Florence Nightingale. NI 2020 is for you if you are practicing as a nurse or midwife delivering care in the digital era.

HIC 2020 is Australia’s largest and longest standing digital health and health informatics conference. It has been held in capital cities for more than 25 years and draws a broad audience with 1200+ delegates from all areas of healthcare. Delegates are clinicians, scientists, health informaticians, government purchasers and managers, technologists, innovators, developers and industry representatives such as specialists in privacy, security, systems software. You should attend HIC if you want to network broadly and hear about latest developments, case studies and research breakthroughs in digital health from artificial intelligence, clinical informatics, UX, workforce, privacy and cyber security and more.

What do I get if I register for NI 2020 only?

You will be attending a dynamic, cutting edge international event with a global agenda to promote the role of nurses and midwives as leaders and influencers in the digital era.

NI 2020 is presented by AIDH in collaboration with IMIA, the global medical informatics body, and is intended to be highly accessible for delegates from around Australia, rural and remote regions, the Asia Pac area and broader regions.

Presentations have been curated from around the world to promote education and leadership in nursing informatics.

Delegates also have the opportunity to network at social events and the prestigious Awards Night Gala Dinner with attendees from HIC 2020, Australia’s largest digital health event.

What are the registration fees for NI 2020?

All registration fees can be found on the Register tab at the top of the page. Be sure to take note of the Early Bird closing dates.

What is included with my registration?

Full conference registration

  • Catering for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for every day of NI
  • Access to all plenary and concurrent sessions for NI for the three days
  • Access to the Innovation Expo across the three days
  • 1x ticket to the networking reception (except day registrations)
  • Gala dinner ticket is not included

Day registration

  • Catering for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for the chosen day
  • Access to the plenary and concurrent sessions for NI for the chosen day
  • Access to the Innovation Expo across for the chosen day
  • Monday registrations include a networking reception ticket. If you purchase a Tuesday or Wednesday registration you will be able to purchase a networking reception ticket during the registration process
  • Gala dinner ticket is not included
Who is eligible to register?

All AIDH, HINZ and IMIA society members are welcome to register at the member rate. In turn, we welcome all health professionals to join us.

As NI 2020 and HIC 2020 are being held concurrently and at the same venue, is there a way to attend both?

Yes. If you register for HIC2020 you have universal access on site and can attend and hear speakers from either conference. All HIC delegates have access to both HIC and NI 2020 concurrent presentations.

What do I do if I need to cancel my registration?

Please refer to the cancelation terms and conditions on the bottom of the Register tab. You may be entitled to a refund if your cancelation is within the date parameters. If you do not meet these parameters, we welcome a replacement to the conference.

Do I need to pre-select sessions I will be attending?

You do not need to pre-select sessions during registration. All sessions are open on a first come basis for seating.

Can I just attend one session?

Session only registration options are not available for NI, however, we do have one-day registrations available for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. All registration fees can be found on the Register tab at the top of the page.

Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

Certificates of attendance are available on request, please email [email protected] if you would like one.



What CPD points will I earn?

The HIC program will be accredited by a number of organisations. We require you to fill out a sign-in sheet at the conference so we know which organisation’s you wish to claim CPD points from. These attendance sheets are forwarded to the relevant organisation that granted HIC CPD points. Each accredited organisation may still require you to self-record and register your hours with them post-conference. Please ask at the registration desk as to where these forms are located



How long does the conference go for?

The conference runs from Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 July 2020.

Where do I collect my name badge?

Please collect your name badge at the joint HIC and NI registration desk at the main entrance of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

I have a dietary requirement. What should I do?

When you register for NI you will be prompted to let us know your dietary requirements if any. This relates to specific requirements such as gluten free, vegetarian, lactose intolerance and allergies. At the event, the dietary specifications of each food item on general buffets and/or food stations will be listed. For any requirements that are not covered by the selections available for all delegates, there will be separate station where your meals will be available. BCEC and AIDH staff will be on hand to help direct you.

Please note that individual food preferences cannot be accommodated.

Will a cloak room be available during the conference?

A cloak room will be available at the BCEC Information Desk.

What are the conference program and Innovation Expo hours of operation?

NI Program
Monday 27 July: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Tuesday 28 July: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Wednesday 29 July: 9.00 am – 3.30 pm

Innovation Expo
Monday 27 July: 10.00am – 7.30pm
Tuesday 28 July: 8:30 am – 5.30 pm
Wednesday 29 July: 8.30 am – 3.00 pm

Will there be posters?

Posters will be situated in the Innovation Expo. A trade floor map can be viewed on the HIC website and also available on the conference app when it is available and onsite signage.

What is the dress code?

To make participating as comfortable as possible, the dress code for the conference sessions is smart casual with comfortable shoes. If you are attending the Gala Dinner the dress for this is also smart casual.



Where is NI being held?

HIC will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). Please visit the When & where page for more information.

How do I get to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC)?

The MCEC website contains detailed information about all options available to get to the centre. If travelling by public transport check the website for free zones and ensure you have a valid myki if travelling outside of those zones.

Is there parking?

MCEC has its own underground parking managed by Wilson Parking. They operate 24/7 with the entry/exit points via Normanby Road. For more parking options please visit their website.



Can I book accommodation through AIDH?

Please visit the Plan your visit page for updates on accommodation.

Conference App


How do I download the App?

The FREE NI 2020 app will be available the two weeks prior to the conference. You will receive an email with log in details and instructions.

Is there parking?

MCEC has its own underground parking managed by Wilson Parking. They operate 24/7 with the entry/exit points via Normanby Road. For more parking options please visit their website.

Awards Gala Dinner


Is the dinner included in my registration?

The AIDH Awards Gala Dinner is not included in your registration fee. As you go through the online registration process you will have the option to add 1 (or more) tickets to your registration. Tickets may be transferred if you can no longer make it. Cancellations to the dinner will not be refunded less than 7 days prior to the conference commencing.

If you would like to arrange a table booking please email [email protected].



I’m a speaker, where do I go when I get there?

We ask that speakers pick up their name badge at the registration desk located on the North Concourse upon arrival. You will then be directed to the HIC speaker’s preparation room. Here you will be supported by a HISA staff member and the HIC audio-visual team will ensure your presentation is loaded and ready for your session.