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ASHHNA Annual General Meeting and Breakfast 2017

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Please see attached information regarding the 2017 ASHHNA Annual General Meeting and ASHHNA Executive Committee Nomination Form.

AGM and Nurses Breakfast

ASHHNA invites all nurses (members and non-members) to attend the ASHHNA AGM and Nurses Breakfast which is to be held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra on Wednesday 8th November 2017. Please forward this flyer to any nurses who are attending the Sexual Health or HIV Conference in Canberra this year.

Please RSVP for the AGM Breakfast meeting by Wednesday 25th October 2017 to [email protected] for catering purposes (please advise of any dietary requirements).

ASHHNA Executive Committee

All positions of the ASHHNA Executive Committee are open for nomination at each AGM. We welcome new members on this committee and it is a great way to establish relationships with nursing colleagues from Australia and to contribute to nursing leadership in this specialty area. All current financial members are welcome to nominate for any position. The majority of positions are elected unopposed and member voting is normally not needed.

ASHHNA Executive Committee nominations are due by Friday 27th October 2017 and can be sent to [email protected]

ASHHNA Executive Nomination Form 2017

2017 AGM Flyer


2017 ASHHNA Scholarship Now Open

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The scholarship is named in honour of our friend, colleague and former ASHHNA Vice-President, Carol Martin who passed away in February 2011. Carol was a passionate and skilled clinical nurse and educator who was involved in the education and training of many HIV and sexual and reproductive health nurses and doctors. Carol’s legacy will continue through the inspiration and influence she had on all those who worked with her and knew her.

ASHHNA would like to acknowledge and thank ViiV Healthcare for providing scholarship funding for 2017.

2017 Scholarship Application

ASHHNA Annual General Meeting and Breakfast

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The Australasian Sexual Health Conference for 2016 is fast approaching!

For brief overview of the conference, including costs  – 2016_ashm_sexualhealth_regobrochure_final1

To register visit –


ASHHNA invites all nurses to the AGM and breakfast, featuring guest speaker, Rosalie Altus, Clinical Nurse Consultant and Viral Hepatitis Liaison Nurse, Flinders Medical Centre

For more information – agmandnursesbreakfast2016

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Women’s Health Week: Talking about Fertility in Sexual Health and Reproductive Health

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Do you feel confident in your skills and knowledge on fertility? We know that the fields of sexual health, reproductive health and fertility contain a vast body of different knowledge bases.

Your Fertility is the collaboration of  Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA)Andrology AustraliaJean Hailes for Women’s Health and The Robinson Research Institute.

This coalition of sexual health and reproductive health services focused on five key factors that affect getting pregnant and having a healthy baby: age, smoking, weight, alcohol and, timing of sex and has published updated fact sheets on fertility available for general public.

On their website you will also find links to a series of Jean Hailes accredited continuing professional development modules on fertility, menopause and PCOS

Your Fertility website has some great interviews with experts in the area of sexual and reproductive health and tips on ways to start the conversation on difficult health issues in fertility such as obesity and smoking.

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Positive Caring Handbook

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In 2013, Living Positive Victoria received a grant from the then-Department of Health and Aging under its Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants Fund.

The Positive Caring Handbook is a resource developed as a joint project of Living Positive Victoria and the Royal District Nursing Service Limited (RDNS).

The handbook aims to answer common questions frequently asked by people caring PLHIV, and to provide clear and practical information.

Access the handbook here Positive+Caring+Handbook+-+March+2016