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Dermatology Nursing

“We don’t save lives – we change lives” | #dermatology #nurse

29 April - 3 May 2018

Dermatology is a huge field and, like any other speciality requires clinicians to hold the specific knowledge to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment options for the patient. This Conference will explore the latest best practice clinical guidelines on the key concepts of Dermatology Nursing.

The content is as relevant to the Nurse working in a Dermatology practice as it is to the Nurse wanting to find out more about Dermatology to use in their general practice and patient education.

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

Sharon Temby

Sharon is the past President of the Dermatology Nurses Association and brings her specialist dermatology knowledge, skills, and passion as the key speaker at this Dermatology Nursing conference.

As a Registered Nurse, Sharon is highly respected in the dermatology field, and as a Nurse Educator, she has a reputation as an exciting and innovative presenter.

Equally, as a Nursing colleague, Sharon has an expert understanding of the issues faced by Dermatology Nurses in everyday practice and as an advocate works tirelessly to advance the field of Dermatology Nursing as well as promoting patient safety.

Sharon is also to become a published Author and is excited to share her knowledge with the attendees of this Dermatology Nursing conference.

Sue Woodford
Sue Woodford is a Registered Nurse and has worked in the area of Dermatology for many years. Sue is passionate about dermatology and has firsthand experience of the impact that successful treatment can make in a patient’s life. Sue operates a clinic providing Broad Band Light Therapy in St Leonard’s.
Dr Pam  Savage

Pam has an extensive background in clinical Nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas.

As a Lawyer and Clinician, this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers.

Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author and her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition.

Learning Outcomes:
In this conference, you will:

  • Explore clinical aspects of dermatological conditions and the signs and symptoms commonly associated
  • Review the medications used in the dermatological conditions discussed
  • Investigate the most common dermatological conditions that may present to your service
  • Update your knowledge on the current best practice clinical guidelines

Please note NfN Cruise Rewards program applies. Click here to see more>> 

The Venue:
The Carnival Spirit


Cruising aboard the Carnival Spirit will elevate this Nursing conference experience, to that unforgettable trip you will be longing to relive. You’ll be on a ship that’s nearly the length of three footy fields and 12 decks tall of things to do, see, taste and try.

Let's talk about your accommodation - all you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day all you need to do is get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure.

Dining options - you will be spoilt for choice and you can eat 24 hours a day if you want to.  From first-class restaurants to poolside dining the Chefs on this ship aim to provide you with an exceptional culinary experience...Read More


Dive headfirst into the fun - there are so many fabulous choices on offer when it comes to onboard activities, from gorgeous Stage Shows, stand-up comics, karaoke in the piano bar to relaxing by the pool or getting pampered at the amazing day spa. If you are into fitness there is a fully equipped gym and a number of fitness tutorials provided by the expert trainers onboard.

The Carnival Spirit has grown to become one of Australians' favourite cruise ships. Like a true Aussie, it's laid-back, fun and friendly - and that describes the crew, your fellow passengers and the atmosphere onboard. 

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 Serenity and can be found on Deck 9 at the front of the ship.


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 >>

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)

1900 - 2000: Conference registration and Welcome Function

CPD included today:

  • Day to Day Skin Care
  • What’s the nitty-gritty of Dermatology
  • Skin Assessment, diagnostics and dermatological treatment options
  • The Use of Botox and Fillers 
  • Eczema: “It’s all about the itch/scratch cycle”
  • Acne: “Scars in more ways than one”
  • The scope of Nursing Practice in the Dermatological Clinic Setting


How Fabulous - Today we are on shore in beautiful Tangalooma, known to some are the Jewel of Moreton Bay.

Protected and treasured, this is nature’s theme park where amazing natural encounters are just part of the everyday experience. Enjoy nature at its best!

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

CPD included today:

  • Psoriasis: much more than itchy, flaky skin
  • Rosacea
  • What Skin Cancer is That?
  • “We have become sun scared rather than UV smart”
  • “A bag of Dermatological Bits” – the common conditions that patients seek treatment for”
  • The Use of Broad Band Light (BBL) Therapy
  • On our last evening enjoy complimentary drinks and canapes during a networking and discussion session 


Today marks the end of our adventure when we disembark in Sydney.

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>> 

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Location / Venue
The Carnival Spirit
Cruising from Sydney to Moreton Island

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
16 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
29 April - 3 May 2018

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Payment Plans Available - Contact Education at Sea 0266742577
Members: $
Non-Members: $
Students: $

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

Conference Convenor: Cheryl Dezotti -Education Consultant, 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 Director, a Nurse Education Consultant, and a Wound Care Specialist at the Nurses for Nurses Networ ... Read more »

Jason Dawson

Conference Convenor: Jason Dawson
Jason Dawson is a Registered Nurse from the Gold Coast Queensland. Whilst studying his bachelor of Nursing at Southe ... 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 »

Sue Woodford

Presenter: Sue Woodford
Sue Woodford is a Registered Nurse and has worked in the area of Dermatology for many years. Sue is passionate about de ... Read more »

Sharon Temby

Presenter: Sharon Temby
Sharon Temby is a Registered Nurse with a passion for education, dermatology and clinical research. With past president ... 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


Conference Registration


NB: Please Note: Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel costs.


Contact Education at Sea
(Travel Direct Australia)



Conference registration and travel payments for this travel event are being handled by the Team at Education at Sea (Travel Direct Australia).

Please contact Helen, Jason  or Elita for further details.

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.

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.


Please Note: Due to travel weight restrictions and an attempt to help save the planet, paper-based handouts will not be provided on board.
We encourage you to download any documents from the online library to your device of choice, that you want to refer to during the conference program.

Writing paper will be provided in your Conference pack.


The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event, to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incur any financial loss.

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.