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Key Issues in Women’s Health - Singapore

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 well-being. 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) (Download a condensed itinerary)


1630: Departure
Conference registration


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

1000 - 1100 
Between the Sheets – Sex and libido through the life stages 

1100 - 1200
The Nursing Specialty of Women’s Health

1200 - 1300
Bladder Health: Urinary Incontinence

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

If there's a better microcosm of the exotic east than Penang, we've yet to find it. Located at the intersection of Asia’s great kingdoms and Europe's powerful colonial empires, Penang has long served as the link between Asia’s two halves and an important outlet to the markets of Europe and the Middle East.
This is one of Malaysia’s most diverse, cosmopolitan and exciting cultures. It culminates in George Town, Penang Island's main city and an urban centre that delivers old-world Asia in spades; think trishaws pedalling past watermarked Chinese shophouses and blue joss smoke perfuming the air. - Lonely Planet


Today we visit fabulous Phuket.

The optional tour includes a visit to a large local hospital that specialises in medical tourism with the focus on cosmetic surgery.

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

0800 - 0900 
Under Stress – What is Emotional health and
well being?

0900 - 1000 
Contraception: Choices and Options

1000 - 1100
Preconception Health and Infertility


1100 - 1200
Myths & Misconceptions of Motherhood

1300 - 1400
Under Stress: Looking after You – a new Mum's guide to feeling great

1400 - 1500
Antenatal and Postnatal Depression


1500 - 1600 
Muddling Through Menopause

1600 - 1700
Lighten Up: Eating for 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 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
We will visit Gardens by the Bay, a nature park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land in central Singapore. If time permits a visit to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

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. Whether you buy yourself a Singapore Sling or a cup of tea, sit back and relax taking in the fabulous place that is Raffles Hotel.

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 becomes 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, in 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 pre­and 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.


Contact: Jason, Helen or Elita
Phone: 02 6674 2577 
Email: [email protected]

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Location / Venue
Cruising on board Royal Caribbean's
Mariner of the Seas

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
16 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
27 November - 1 December 2017

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Conference Registration
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$645.00           $695.00

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All bookings for this event are being handled by Education at Sea (Travel Direct Australia).
Please contact Helen, Jason or Elita on 02 6674 2577

Once you have booked and paid your deposit, we will send you an invitation to be a part of a closed Facebook group, to discuss and share info about the upcoming CPD adventure.

The Magic of Singapore

"There isn’t anywhere else on Earth where people confluence like the way they do in Singapore. From visitors and transients to citizens, this progressive island and gateway to South East Asia is a dynamic mix of cultures, ideas and histories neither ethnic nor exotic, instead, the essence of modern Asia sparklingly savvy, with a touch of old school. The first time visitor should expect to be surprised, confused, and, charmed."

The Venue: On board Mariner of the Seas 

Guests on Mariner of the Seas experience one of the most exciting cruise ships ever built. With a total length of 1,020 feet, a weight of 138,000 tonnes and a capacity to hold 3,114 passengers, Mariner of the Seas has something for everyone. Part of the Voyager class of cruise ships, which represents the highest public space-per-guest ratio in the cruise market, this spectacular ship was designed with enhanced staterooms, expanded dining options and state-of-the-art recreational facilities like a rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink and basketball court.


Things to do on Board


Enjoy all that this amazing ship has to offer including 15 decks, 10 pools and whirlpools and 17 bars and lounges. it also has an exceptional array of restaurants, where you can enjoy everything from cake and coffee, hamburgers to beautiful seafood.

Relax at the Spa - bliss!

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