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11th Conference of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners <br/> <span class=incorp>(incorporating NursePrac ED) </span>

11th Conference of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners
(incorporating NursePrac ED) The Centre of CareTuesday 30 August - Friday 2 September 2016 | Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs

Call for Nominations

Nominations for the Donna Diers Oration have now closed. The Program Committee would like to thank all applicants for their submissions. Nominees will be notified of the outcome of their applications by 6 May 2016.

The Organising Committee invites you to submit your nomination for the Donna Diers Oration to be presented at the Australian College of Nurse Practitioner 2016 Conference (incorporating NursPrac ED).

Self-nominations are welcome.

Nominations are open NOW and will close 30 March 2016.  Click the button below to download a nomination form for the Donna Diers Oration.

      Nomination Form     

Please email your completed nomination form to:

Oration Nomination Requirements
The Donna Diers Oration honours Donna and her philosophy, culture and spirit by showcasing research excellence relevant to the advancement of the NP role conducted by an Australian Nurse Practitioner.  The Donna Diers Oration will be presented annually as a 50-minute keynote oration on the 2nd morning of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners national conference. 

The recipient(s) will be:

  • An endorsed Nurse Practitioner in good standing (i.e. no reprimands or conditions) with the NMBA
  • A financial member of the ACNP
  • The Principal Investigator(s) leading the research

The research will:

  • Be original research completed within the previous 18 months
  • Not have been previously presented or published at a state, national or international level
  • Demonstrate application of excellent research knowledge and skills (see abstract evaluation criteria 1 through 10; should score minimum 4/5)
  • Make a significant contribution to the Nurse Practitioner profession or practice, for example improve access, acceptability, effectiveness, or efficiency
  • Demonstrative innovation, a novel approach, unconventional thinking or some other challenging/stimulating aspect likely to stimulate discussion and debate


  • Call for nominations open/close with call for abstracts (provide background/links to Donna’s work and Oration)
  • Nominations including self-nomination open to anyone
  • Nomination form to include details of nominee and research, names of referees x 2
  • Recommendation by Scientific Committee which may seek addition information as needed to confirm preferred candidate meets all criteria
  • Preferred candidate formally invited by President ACNP
  • Recipient will receive one return economy domestic airfare, accommodation, conference registration and certificate.