ADSNA 2015 Conference Themes

- Peter Baines: International Key note speaker -

ENT – That’s dynamite: What is the limit?  (There’s no limit) -

Lucy Perry: Inspiration work by Dr Catherine Hamlin, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize nominee -

4187 what? -

- Help, I’m in pain -

- Mental Health: There’s nothing wrong with me!! -

- Diabetes: Gimme some sugar -

- Legal Issues -




Lucy Perry

Lucy Perry is rule breaker, idea maker and communicator.

She ran a successful creative services firm for 20 years before she took on the start-up challenge as founding CEO of a brand new women’s health charity. In less than three years at the helm, Lucy built the team and the communication strategy which raised $7M for the work in Ethiopia of legendary Australian obstetrician Dr Catherine Hamlin. Lucy now uses her super powers for writing and speaking about leadership, communication, changing the world and creative thinking. 

Lucy is also a consultant to not for profits and corporates on killer communication and successful social media.

Lucy is an inspirational and passionate speaker whose presentation style is fast-paced and entertaining. Her subject matter includes broader business, leadership, team building, motivation, communication, social media and career inspiration for conferences and events where delegates are ready to be inspired to make a difference and literally change themselves and the world. Her audiences vary from sales teams and executives to students and medical professionals, social media professionals, bankers and government policy developers. She’s been known to make grown men cry but brings humour to the horror on a roller coaster that leaves her audience ready to conquer.

Peter Baines OAM

Peter has road tested leadership the hard way having served 22 years with the NSW Police.  He headed up multiple rotations into Thailand leading international teams in the identification process of those who died in the Tsunami.  All the time his leadership theories were tested in this trying environment. Creating sustainable leadership became a passion of his after witnessing the devastating effects of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.  Today Hands has built two orphanages, purchased a rubber plantation to ensure sustainable and regular income, constructed a medical and community centre in the Khao Lak region of Thailand and is currently working towards the construction of a HIV Paediatrics Hospital in the North East of Thailand.   

His final years with the NSW Police were spent on secondment to the National Institute of Forensic Science where he worked on national and international capacity building projects around counter terrorism and leadership.  He spent time advising Interpol in France and the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime in South East Asia.  

Peter has received various awards including the Order of Australia Medal for his international humanitarian work in 2014, Australian of the Year NSW Finalist for 2010, Thought Leaders Socialpreneur of the year 2008 and being the first Australian to be awarded the international honour of a Rotary Professional Excellence Award in 2008. 

He completed university studies in Law, Forensic Science and post graduate studies in Management. He received the NSW Police Service Medal and the Australian Federal Police Operations Medal, for his work in Asia.  He was the first NSW Police Officer to be awarded the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal and Australian National Medal. 

Today Peter spends his time helping businesses build effective Sustainable Leadership programs through the unique mix of his leadership and corporate social responsibility initiatives.  He continues to lead the Hands Across the Water team in supporting their orphanages.

Peter has a diverse client base across many sectors including the leading financial institutions of Australia and internationally with the government of Saudi Arabia where he assisted them in building their leadership and crisis management capacity.  He has worked with government bodies, education providers, and large corporate organisations both on national and international levels.

Lynne McCleary

Lynne McCleary is a Registered Nurse, Credentialled Diabetes Educator, Clinical Advisor and Health Clinic Manager at Darling Downs South West Queensland Medicare Local in Toowoomba. Lynne has been a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) for over 20yrs. 

Lynne has been involved providing diabetes education both in Queensland and NSW.

Lynne started her nursing in Newcastle (too many years ago for her to remember) and then her Diabetes Educators career in Narrabri, NSW, where she inaugurated the Narrabri Diabetes Clinic. She was also one of the founding convenors of the DDSWQ Medicare Local Toowoomba Diabetes Clinic.   

Lynne has been involved in providing education on diabetes to people with diabetes both individually and in groups. She also provides education in general practice to staff and the community. She has been involved in many advisory groups over the years and feels lucky that she has found her niche in life.

Terry McAuley, Director STEAM Consulting Pty Ltd

RN, MSc MDD (current); Cert Sterilization and Infection Control; Cert Perioperative Nursing; Cert Operating Suite Management; Grad Dip Education and Training; Cert IV A & W T; Cert Mgt Decontamination Reusable Medical Devices (UK); MACORN; MACN.

Terry has over 21 years’ experience as an independent Consultant in her own business, STEAM Consulting. In this capacity, she has conducted training and consultancy reviews of hospital based sterilising services, day procedure centres, dental, podiatry and general office-based practices and performed state-wide audits for various Australian Departments of Health. 

She represents the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control on the Australian Standards Committee responsible for AS/NZS 4187 Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices in Health Service Organisations and the sister Standard AS/NZS 4815 applicable to office-based practice.


Saturday 17th October 2015

07.30 - Registration Open
08.45 – 09.00 - Opening, ADSNA President - Claire Kennedy
09.00 – 10.00 Doing it differently: how kindness and fun are the keys to success - Lucy Perry

10.00 – 10.45 - MORNING TEA

10.45 – 11.15 - Antibiotics Resistance - Kerren Hosking
11.15 – 12.00 - AS4187 - Terry McAuley
12.00 – 12.45 - Pain Management - Trudy Maunsell

12.45 – 13.40 - LUNCH

13.40 – 13.50 - IAAS Representative - Wendy Adams
13.50 – 14.45 - ENT – That’s dynamite - Panel Session - Dr James Hallam, Dr Dan Robinson, Dr Sam Dowthwaite, Dr Matt Cronin
14.45 – 15.30 - Ophthalmology – Dr Sunil Warrier
15.30 – 16.30 - Sustainable Leadership - Peter Baines

16.30 – 17.30 - HAPPY HOUR - Sponsored by Mindray


 Sunday 18th October 2015


07.30 - Registration Open, Arrival Tea, Coffee and Savouries
08.30 – 09.00 - Controlling the Overactive Bladder - Rebecca Lackie
09.00 – 09:30 - Interplast - Dr Philippa Hall
09.30 – 10.15 - Consumer Feedback, a patients' perspective - Kate Banner
10.15 – 11.00 - Diabetes - Lynne McCleary
11.00 – 12.00 - Implications of Writing Patient Records - Jo Richards


*Draft Program as at 13 October 2015. Please note: the above is a tentative program and is subject to change.

Registration Costs

Select a registration type

Full Registration

Includes attendance to all sessions, Happy Hour and Conference Dinner. Earlybird Registration Closes Friday 25 September 2015.
All Registration Costs include GST.

Earlybird Regular
Member $440 $495
Non-Member $550 $605

Day Registration

Includes attendance to all sessions on Saturday 17th October 2015 only. Does not include the Happy Hour or Conference Dinner. Earlybird Registration Closes Friday 25 September 2015. All Registration Costs include GST.

Earlybird Regular
Member $300 $350
Non-Member $400 $450

Social Functions

Happy Hour
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Saturday 17 October 2015
Marriott Resort and Spa, Surfers Paradise
Sponsored by

Conference Dinner
7.00pm - 11.00pm
Saturday 17 October 2015
Marriott Resort and Spa, Surfers Paradise


Marriott Resort & Spa

Hinterland View Guest Room
$235 per night, room only
$260 per night, room incl. breakfast for one
$285 per night, room incl. breakfast for two

Ocean View Guest Room
$295 per night, room only
$320 per night, room incl. breakfast for one
$345 per night, room incl. breakfast for two

Mantra Crown Towers

One Bedroom Apartment
$189 per night, minimum 2 night stay

Two Bedroom Apartment
$265 per night, minimum 2 night stay

Mantra Sun City

One Bedroom Apartment
$185 per night, minimum 2 night stay

Two Bedroom Apartment
$285 per night, minimum 2 night stay


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We would like to take this opportunity to warmly invite you to attend the conference as a sponsor, giving you the opportunity to present and showcase your products in the Trade Display Hall.  At the end of the day there will be happy hour giving you additional time with the delegates.


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