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Care of the Older Person into the 21st Century - Alaska

Bucket List Alaskan Cruise Conference | #bucketlist #nurse

27 May - 3 June 2018

A trip to Alaska is on a lot of people's Bucket List.

This conference has been created so that you can tick one item off your Bucket List while attending an exceptional CPD education experience. Remember education expenses are a tax deduction. So what are you waiting for? 

Bucket List Destination + Exceptional CPD Program + Tax Deduction = Happy Nurse!

The conference is being held aboard the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship, where you will encounter the majesty and spectacle of cruising the Inside Passage with its pristine waters, abundant wildlife and breath-taking scenery.


What does the future look like as the population ages into the 21st Century and what are the implications for health care delivery?”

This conference will offer the opportunity to discuss what ageing will look like into the 21st century and how health care services will be delivered. For Nursing, in particular, it will provide a platform to explore how Nursing services across the health care spectrum may alter.

As a continuing professional development (CPD) activity the content is relevant to nearly all areas of Nursing as the way in which we provide care as the population ages will impact not only aged care services but also acute care, community care, public health, mental health, and education institutions. As a profession, we need to be ready to embrace the changes that will occur.

  • Will research and science mitigate the current issues associated with chronic disease?
  • Will public health initiatives lead to disease prevention and a healthier older population?
  • Will residential aged care be delivered as it is now in an institutional setting? 
  • Will robotics play a role in care delivery?
  • Will technology allow people to remain supported at home? 
  • Will we reinvent what home means?
  • Will the Baby Boomer generation redefine the concept of customer service in the health care industry?
  • Will Nursing as a profession be able to adapt and change to meet these expectations? 

This Conference is supported by the International Federation on Ageing 

The International Federation on Ageing is an international non-governmental organisation with a membership base comprising government, NGOs, academics, industry, and individuals in 70 countries.  The IFA began operations in 1973, at a time when the social and economic impact of population ageing was only beginning to be understood by governments around the world. 

You don’t have to be a member to attend this Cruise Conference but if you are then you get so much more – click to see our Member Rewards

The Venue:
The Celebrity Infinity

The Celebrity Infinity remains one of the fan favourites of the Celebrity fleet, she boasts 12 decks, 11 Dining options, 7 bars/lounges and an array of on board activities.

Let's talk about your accommodation - of the 1,085 cabins aboard Infinity, roughly 80 percent are ocean views, while 57 percent of all cabins have balconies.

When on board all you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day.

What's left for you to do? Get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure.

The dining options onboard the Infinity are endless and with the striking two-tiered Trellis Resturant as the main dining, you will not be disappointed at either breakfast, lunch or dinner.


During your downtime, you can choose from a plethora of things to do - relax in the Aquaspa, enjoy a dip in the heated pool, work up a sweat in the state of the art fitness centre, try your luck at the casino or catch a stage show, just to name a few.

Can I Bring the Family?

Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your Travel CPD adventure. Whilst you are attending lectures there are heaps of activities to keep them busy including an exceptional kid's club program.

Just talk to the Team at Travel Direct and they can organise all your and your travelling companion's travel arrangements 
02 6674 2577.

What if I need kid-free time?

If you only want to mix with adults this ship has an adults only area including a pool, bar, and relaxation areas, with entry only available to people over the age of 18.

This area is called the Solarium and can be found on Deck 10.

Can I Travel Alone? 

Yes, you can!

As you know Nurses are very friendly people and once you have spent a few minutes in conversation it's like you've been lifelong friends.

So don't limit yourself, we do many things as a group and you will soon find yourself swept up in the fun.

NfN's Ultimate Guide to Cruising

Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first time onboard a cruise ship this guide is sure to have some useful tips and advice to ensure you have a fantastic time on this Travel CPD adventure. 

Click here to download your copy >>

Shore Excursions: 
When we travel it is great to explore the culture of the place we are visiting. The awesome team at Education at Sea (Travel Direct Australia) create optional shore excursions that explore the location to show you the best the destination has to offer. Don't forget to ask them about these options when you call.

What's included in your Conference registration?

All Attendees

  • Conference program presented by experts in their field
  • Opportunity to meet with Group Leaders (Conference Convenors) and Conference Presenter/s for networking and discussion
  • Access to the online Conference library so that you can create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • Editable presentation note handouts that can be downloaded to your device of choice
  • Note paper and pen
  • Conference satchel
  • Lanyard - important on a Cruiseship to attach your credit card room key and cruise money
  • Complimentary farewell drinks and canapes function
  • Access to the Conference closed Facebook group

NfN Member Extra Benefits

Conference pack valued from $185.00 that includes:

  • A complimentary (all you can drink cocktails), exclusive Member's only function during the Conference where NfN Members can relax together
  • NfN Cruise Reward Voucher starting at $100 - click for more info>>
  • Rikaro shopping tote as your Conference satchel
  • Limited edition NfN Pen
  • Limited edition NfN Lanyard
Not a member yet?

Note: In order to qualify for the NfN Member extras benefit you need to be a financial member at the time of booking and at the time the Event takes place. 

The Program: 
The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.

What we have done is marry best practice content with a cruise ship holiday to provide you with a Travel CPD experience, where the conference content is as important as your need for rest and relaxation.  We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing continuing professional development to ensure you get the most out of the education experience.

Here is what the program looks like: (Click here to view the full conference program) 
(Click to download a condensed itinerary)


Evening: VIP Travel Club Function
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VIP Travel Club members invitation will be emailed prior to sail date.


0800 - 0900: Conference Registration
0900 - 1100: The Longevity Revolution | Presenter: Sue Walker 
1100 - 1200: Reinventing what Home means both in the Residential and Homecare Settings | Presenter: Pam Bridges
1300 - 1400: The Demographic Facts of Ageing in Australia  
Presenter: Sue Walker
1400 – 1600: Coaching and Mentoring - Creating the health care workforce of the future | Presenter: Pam Bridges 
1600 – 1700: Outthink Ageing | Presenter: Sue Walker 


0900 – 1000: The rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Beyond
Presenter: Cheryl Dezotti
1000 – 1100: Yesterday, today and tomorrow: The evolving role of the Enrolled Nurse | Presenter: Margaret Purdy 
1100 – 1200: Adapting to the changing initiatives for General Practice Nursing | Presenter: Christy Hunt 
1200 – 1300: Nursing - Challenges and Expectations into the future | Presenter: Pam Bridges 

1400: Optional Tour Available
Enjoy the character and culture of the local village.


0900 – 1000:  The Smart Home and Wearable Technologies
Presenter: Cheryl Dezotti 
1000 – 1100: World Innovations for Australia to consider. How other countries are delivery health care to their ageing populations Presenter: Cheryl Dezotti 
1100 – 1200: The future of wound care management for an ageing population | Presenter: Cheryl Dezotti 
1300 – 1400: Attitudes towards Ageing| Presenter: Dr Pam Savage
1400 – 1500: An Ageing Australia: Preparing for the Future
Presenter: Sue Walker


0800: Optional Tour Available
Today you will have the opportunity to see humpback whales up close and personal and venture on shore to explore the beautiful town of Juneau.

1830 - 1930: NfN Member's drinks & canapes session -
will be great to catch up.


0800 – 0900: Consumer Directed Care - What this means
Presenter: Pam Bridges 
0900 – 1000: Elder Abuse: Understanding and preventing, is it a Nurses role? | Presenter: Dr Pam Savage
1000 – 1100: Do Robotics have a future in the aged care space? Presenter: Pam Bridges
1200 – 1300: Robotics in the community - How we can support the ageing person at home | Presenter: Pam Bridges 
1300 – 1400: Ageing and the health system: challenges, opportunities and adaptations | Presenter: Sue Walker 

1400: Explore the town of Ketchikan at your leisure

0900 – 1000: Who’s monitoring what in the health care services of Australia – let the madness unfold | Presenter: Cheryl Dezotti
1000 – 1100: Measuring quality service provision
Presenter: Pam Bridges 
1100 – 1200: The role of management in the delivery of quality services of health care in Australia | Presenter: Cheryl Dezotti 
1300 – 1400: The Architecture of Health Care Delivery
1400 – 1500: How will service providers monitor if their services are hitting the spot? | Presenter: Pam Bridges
1500 – 1600: Open Panel Discussion on Quality in Health Care Presenters: Cheryl Dezotti, Pam Bridges, Sue Walker
1600 – 1700: Quality Standard Reforms - Where are we going? Presenter: Pam Bridges

1800: Complimentary Cocktail Party and Conference Farewell
Venue: Constellation Lounge, Deck 11


What you need to do now....

This is a fabulous program - to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Travel Direct Australia to find out about all the cabin options available. Once you have paid your deposit your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

What are you waiting for? Send Education at Sea (Travel Direct Australia) a no obligation enquiry by simply filling in your contact details in the box on the right-hand side of the page by clicking here>> 

Care of the Older Person into the 21st Century - Alaska

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Location / Venue
Celebrity Cruise Lines "Infinity"
The Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
28 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
27 May - 3 June 2018

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Payment Plans Available - Contact Travel Direct Australia 0266742577
Members: $
Non-Members: $
Students: $

Cheryl Dezotti, R.N., M.Q.I.H.C., Grad Dip Q.I.H.C., A.F.A.A.Q.H.C., M.A.C.N.

Presenter: Cheryl Dezotti, R.N., M.Q.I.H.C., Grad Dip Q.I.H.C., A.F.A.A.Q.H.C., M.A.C.N.
Cheryl Dezotti is a Registered Nurse and holds a Masters Degree in Quality in Healthcare. Cheryl has worked in both the ... Read more »

Christy Hunt

Presenter: Christy Hunt
Christy has over 20 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse in Health Management and Nurse Education. She current ... Read more »

Margaret Purdy

Presenter: Margaret Purdy
Margaret completed her basic Nursing training in the UK (before time began), prior to migrating to Australia. She has w ... Read more »

Pam Bridges

Presenter: Pam Bridges
During her career, Pam has worked in a wide range of roles including (but not limited to): Community Nursing ... Read more »

Dr Pam Savage Ed.D, MHPEd, BA, Dip Law, DipN, RN,

Presenter: Dr Pam Savage Ed.D, MHPEd, BA, Dip Law, DipN, RN,
Pam has an extensive background in clinical nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas. ... Read more »

You don’t have to be a member to attend this Cruise Conference but if you are then you get so much more – click to see our Member Rewards


$845 for an 
NfN Member
$945 for Non-Member

Please note: Accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

Contact Education at Sea

Shore Tours:
To be advised by Education at Sea



For bookings and information regarding the travel components of this amazing cruise please contact the Team at Education at Sea (Travel Direct Australia)

Contact: Jason, Helen or Elita
Phone: 02 6674 2577 





Exclusive Online Library

We have created an exclusive online Conference library website for our attendees to access prior to the commencement of the Conference. 
The online library is provided to you so that you can create your own Conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program.
Library content includes:

  • Webinars and their corresponding note pages
  • Self-directed learning activities and
  • Other supporting documents for the face to face presentations

This page will be available to you as an attendee from 4 weeks before we set sail and for 2 weeks post the Conference, should you want to refresh your knowledge.

Infinity Cruise Ship


Celebrity Infinity, one of our cherished Millennium® Class ships, has been infused with modern luxury and favourite Solstice® Class amenities. So now you can enjoy her familiar charms along with sophisticated new surroundings and even more onboard experiences to enjoy.



Things to do on Board

Check out the Martini Bar

Relax and rejuvenate at the Canyon Ranch SpaClub®

Enjoy dry-aged steaks and freshly made pasta at Tuscan Grille

Marble walkways lead you to modern boutiques and fine jewellery stores


Take a tour of the Infinity>>


Reviews from our last Alaskan adventure

"The Conference was very well delivered by the presenters, I myself took away some great ideas to share with fellow Health Care Workers. Sue and Cheryl do such an amazing job to put together such a Brilliant Conference, it is such a FABULOUS way to gain knowledge, and also collect CPD hours. The optional tours are put together well, it is not easy to organise large groups of people to do tours, but the BOYS make it work, well done Jason, Brad, and the TEAM  " - Madonna


"I love the CPD travel events, having been on numerous ones before. And I plan to continue attending these fabulous events. Thank you, Sue & Cheryl, for a fabulous conference" - Melissa



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 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 (NfN), 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.