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Queensland CENA Branch

“The committee is comprised of a group of passionate ED nurses who are working on behalf of all QLD CENA members to address issues at both a state and national level.

We aim to provide members with education and activities that they can access both via the webpage and other modalities. Your needs are important to us and your input is welcome.

If you would like to contribute to events, have suggestions or queries, please contact us via email.”

QLD Branch Committee

Lorelle Malyon President | Administrative Director (expires Oct 2019)
Katie East Vice President | National Board Member (expires Oct 2020)
Amy Johnson Secretary
Theona Stone Treasurer (expires Oct 2020)
Angela Devlin Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
Carmel Larkin Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
Elizabeth Elder Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
Elizabeth Quinn Committee Member (expires Oct 2018)
Kelly Foster Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
Therese Bryan-Brown Committee Member
Susan Sivyer Committee Member
Julie Finucane Committee Member

ICEN 2020 is coming to the Gold Coast!!

  • Convenor: Katie East (
  • Co-Convenor: Dr Amy Johnson
  • Scientific Convenor: Dr Julia Crilly
  • Scientific Co-Convenor: Dr Jamie Ranse
  • Conference Committee: TBA

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Professional Standards: Julie Finucane

Education: Katie East/Elizabeth Elder

Marketing: Theona Stone

Membership & Representation: vacant

Research: Amy Johnson

ARC: Katie East

SWEDNEC Forum photo by David Haynes, Hervey Bay ED.

Annual SWEDNEC Forum 

The annual State-wide Emergency Department Nurse Educator Committee (SWEDNEC) Forum was held in Cairns on October 25/26. This is an opportunity for emergency Nurse Educators, Clinical Facilitators and Clinical Coaches to meet for two days of education and networking. It is also an opportunity to share innovative ideas and education programmes that contribute to improving clinical outcomes for patients presenting to emergency departments across the State.

This year, the forum that was sponsored by CENA, QEDSAP and Cairns Hospital was attended by nearly 50 nurses from across the state and included metropolitan, rural and remote nurses.

Thank you to CENA member Hilary Pearce who was this year’s convener.

Wellness in Emergency Care

On May 30, CENA Qld held an education evening that focussed on wellness. Our guest speaker for this fun night was Natalie Cook OAM, 5 times Olympian and Olympic Gold and Bronze medalist who discussed self-care strategies that aim to promote mental and physical health.  The night was well attended with nursing, medical and paramedicine represented from a number of SEQ hospitals. The night concluded with a light supper. Thank you to all that attended and especially to Natalie who was such a great speaker.