Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

46th International Mental Health

Nursing Conference 2020


The World Health Organisation has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in recognition of the vital roles they play in delivering health for all. This conference theme 2020 Vision: Mental Health Nursing in Focus recognizes the vital role mental health nurses play in the health of the community. It will showcase the knowledge, skills and the unique contribution mental health nurses make, and provide opportunity for discussion and debate around the challenges associated with recruitment and retention into the specialty. Enhancing the visibility of mental health nursing requires a sustained and targeted effort.
  • What is the unique and distinct contribution that mental health nurses make in contemporary healthcare?
  • How should mental health nurses develop their knowledge and skills to meet the future needs of people in our care?
  • How do we ensure we have a sustainable and skilled mental health nursing workforce into the future?

Keynotes will be invited to share their ideas on how we ensure mental health nursing not only survives, but flourishes - now and into the future. A range of workshops and concurrent presentations will provide practitioners - new, emerging and leading – with opportunities to learn and build on their practice.




Abstracts submission opens

Friday 14 February 2020

Abstracts submission closes

Friday 27 March 2020


Notification of authors

Friday 8 May 2020

Author acceptance due by

Friday 15 May 2020


Draft program available 

Friday 29 May 2020 


To submit an abstract please read through

the Abstract Guidelines for detailed information


Prior to submitting your abstract, please select the award category you

would like to submit under. For information on the available award categories

please read through our Abstract Award Category Guidelines 


Winners of each award category receive cash prizes and a trophy at the

Closing Ceremony of the 46th International Mental Health Nursing Conference. 


Abstract submissions can be made via the online portal.

This is the preferred method of submission however if you are

having issues with the online portal, a manual submission form is available

for use in the instance you are unable to use the online portal. 


The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses and the International

Conference Scientific Committee are committed to assisting and

encouraging all abstract authors with advice and guidance. 


For any queries regarding abstract submission please feel

free to contact Event Manager, Ellen Fraser on 02 6285 1078 or


We are most happy to assist authors with their abstract submission and welcome any queries to please contact ACMHN Events Manager, Ellen Fraser on 02 6285 1078 or 

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses

PO Box 154, Deakin West 

Canberra, ACT 2600


T: 02 6285 1078