Key Issues in Women’s Health – Singapore Conference

Key Issues in Women’s Health – Singapore Conference

Let’s look at the health care needs of half the population – Information that every Nurse should know
27 November – 1 December 2017

There are few areas in Nursing where at least 50% of the clients you encounter will not be women. Irrespective of the reasons that women have attended your service they may choose to take the opportunity to raise other health related questions that they have concerning their own health or that of their family.

This 4-day conference, being held aboard the Mariner of the Seas sailing out of Singapore, will explore Women’s Health under three conference themes – Conditions, Pregnancy and Parenting, and Healthy Lifestyle. The decision on which sessions to include in the conference program is based on the most frequent questions received from women by the presenting organisation Women’s Health Queensland Wide.

As Nurses, we have a responsibility to educate on health-related matters and be able to answer our client’s questions based on the latest best practice information. Midwives are not the only health professionals that work with pregnant women and the conference theme of Pregnancy and Parenting will provide the general Nurse key information to be able to both educate and refer the pregnant woman who has presented to a health service for an issue other than her pregnancy.

Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc (Women’s Health) is a not for profit health promotion, information and education service for women and health professionals. Their vision is that every woman in Queensland has access to the resources she needs to experience good health. This exceptional organisation has been providing this service for over 30 years and are specialists in women’s health across the lifespan. From the south east to the far north, Queensland women rely on them to help make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing. Their specialist team of health professionals provide coaching, support and information to women of all ages and at all stages of their health journey.

This knowledge is brought to every Nurse, both in Australia and internationally, in this exceptional conference content.

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The Program (Download the full program)


1630: Departure
Conference registration and welcome reception

Conference Theme: Conditions

0900 – 1000:
Down Under: Up close and personal with female genitalia

1000 – 1100
Muddling through Menopause

1100 – 1200
Contraception for real women: Stories about options and choice

1200 – 1300
Bladder Health: Urinary Incontinence

Optional Tour Penang, Malaysia
In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit this fabulous city.


Today we visit fabulous Phuket.

The optional tour includes a visit to the local health service to discuss women’s health issues experienced by this community inclusive of child birth and child health. We will meet with our Nursing colleagues to discuss the similarities and differences in the way in which health services are delivered in our two countries.

There will also be ample opportunity to explore the town of Phuket including the local markets and food stalls as well as the fabulous temples, architecture, and shopping area.


DAY 4: THURSDAY 30th November | AT SEA
Conference Theme: Pregnancy and Parenting

0800 – 0900
Looking after You – A new Mum’s guide to feeling great

0900 – 1000
Antenatal and Postnatal Depression

1000 – 1100
Myths & Misconceptions of Motherhood

1100 – 1200
Preconception Health and Fertility

Conference Theme: Healthy Lifestyle

1300 – 1400
Under Stress –What is Emotional health and well being?

1400 – 1500
Between the Sheets – Sex and libido through the life stages 1

1500 – 1600
Lighten up-What is healthy eating anyway?

1600 – 1700
What is Women’s Health?

1800 – 1900
Conference conclusion
Farewell drinks and canapes

DAY 5: FRIDAY 1st December | SINGAPORE
Disembark – there is still time to explore Singapore and get some Christmas shopping in!

Optional Pre-conference Tour Whistle Stop Tour of Singapore 26/11/17

Today we tick off the list of the iconic things to see in this most fabulous city. We start early and get back late but you will love it.

China Town

A trip to Chinatown is a must and this heritage-rich area has everything you can think of. Try char kway teow (stir-fried noodles) at Chinatown Food Street, a row of hawker stalls, shophouse restaurants and kiosks along Smith Street. Looking for affordable souvenirs? Chinatown is home to numerous shops selling everything from bak kwa (barbecued meat) to postcards.

Little India

A buzzing ethnic district Little India is a buzzing historic area that shows off the best of Singapore’s Indian community from vibrant culture to incredible shopping.

Gardens by the Bay

Including a visit to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and a drink and stunning view of Singapore from the top

National Orchid Garden

With over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids on display, the splendour of these gorgeous blooms is absolutely a sight to behold at the National Orchid Garden.

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple

The temple gets its name from what the Buddhists regard as the left canine tooth of Buddha, which has been recovered from his funeral pyre in Kushinagar, India and displayed in its grounds.

Singapore Sling at Raffles

Easily the most famous hotel in Singapore, no other establishment epitomises the island’s colonial history better than Raffles Singapore and a visit to a Women’s Health Service to explore and learn from our Singaporean colleagues

Bugis Street Market

Bugis Street Market is one of the biggest, cheapest and probably hottest places to come shopping in the whole of Singapore. Fifty years ago, this now famous shopping district was better known for being Singapore’s centre of seedy nightlife, attracting transvestites and workers of the night who would flock into town to entertain the visiting military men. Bugis has long shaken off its naughty side and become a hub of shopping, fine dining and trendy cafés and bars which stay open long into the night.

Lau Pa Sat Food Hawker Centre in Singapore

A night time satay extravaganza, n the heart of the financial district, surrounded by the tallest buildings in Singapore you will find Lau Pa Sat, one of the most popular food markets in the city. Come here to try the local delicacies, chicken rice, satay and kaya toast, as well as the other dishes that make up the varied cuisine on offer in Singapore.

Travel Direct Australia (Education at Sea) will assist with all your travel and accommodation needs. Helen, Jason, and Elita have sourced a great hotel with competitive pricing for your stay pre­ and post the conference.

They are also able to organise flights as well as coordinating the cruise component of the conference, the optional tours whilst aboard the ship, and the pre­conference optional activity.

This will be a fabulous conference and all of us here at NfN are very excited about seeing you in Singapore.

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The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network, the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NFN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

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