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Queensland CENA Branch

“The committee is comprised of a group of passionate ED nurses who are working on behalf of all QLD CENA members to address issues at both a state and national level.

We aim to provide members with education and activities that they can access both via the webpage and other modalities. Your needs are important to us and your input is welcome.

If you would like to contribute to events, have suggestions or queries, please contact us via email.”

QLD Branch Committee

Lorelle Malyon President | Administrative Director (expires Oct 2021)
Katie East Vice President | National Board Member (expires Oct 2020)
Amy Johnson Secretary (expires Oct 2020)
Theona Stone Treasurer (expires Oct 2020)
Elizabeth Elder Committee Member (expires Oct 2020)
Elicia Kunst Committee Member (expires July 2020)
Therese Bryan-Brown Committee Member (expires Oct 2020)
Susan Sivyer Committee Member (expires Oct 2020)
Julie Finucane Committee Member (expires Oct 2020)
Jody Arndt Committee Member (expires July 2020)
Cecile Jesse Committee Member (expires January 2020)
Amanda Kirk Committee Member (expires July 2020)
Danielle Connell Committee Member (expires July 2020)
Grace Xu Committee Member ( expires July 2020)
Jane Congdon Committee Member (expires July 2020)
Janine O’Keefe Committee Member (expires July 2020)
Samantha Hoole Committee Member (expires July 2020)
Cara Cabilan Committee Member (expires July 2020)
Nerys Brackman Committee Member (expires July 2020)


Professional Standards: Julie Finucane

Education: Katie East/Elizabeth Elder

Marketing: Theona Stone

Membership & Representation: vacant

Research: Amy Johnson

ARC: Katie East

Annual SWEDNEC Forum 

The annual State-wide Emergency Department Nurse Educator Committee (SWEDNEC) Forum was held on the Sunshine Coast on November 7/8. This is an opportunity for emergency Nurse Educators, Clinical Facilitators and Clinical Coaches to meet for two days of education and networking. It is also an opportunity to share innovative ideas and education programmes that contribute to improving clinical outcomes for patients presenting to emergency departments across the State.

This year, the forum that was sponsored by CENA and QEDSAP and was well attended by nurses from across the state and included metropolitan, rural and remote nurses.

Thank you to CENA members Amanda Nauman and Ana Lichy who were this year’s conveners.


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Branch Meeting Dates

  • February 2nd, 2020
  • April 4th, 2020
  • June 8th, 2020
  • August 10th, 2020
  • December 16th, 2020

ICEN 2020 is coming to the Gold Coast!!

  • Convenor: Katie East (
  • Co-Convenor: Dr Amy Johnson
  • Scientific Convenor: Dr Julia Crilly
  • Scientific Co-Convenor: Dr Jamie Ranse
  • Conference Committee: TBA

Promote ICEN 2020 Photo Competition Winner

Thank you to all of the EDs who took the time to submit an entry to promote ICEN 2020.

We asked EDs to consider the beach theme of the conference and submit a photo that would match the theme and location on the Gold Coast. The winner of the competition was Gold Coast Private Hospital with their very imaginative photo. The photo will be used over the next 12 months leading into the conference. Congratulations Gold Coast Private Hospital ED.

Wellness in Emergency Care

On May 30, CENA Qld held an education evening that focussed on wellness. Our guest speaker for this fun night was Natalie Cook OAM, 5 times Olympian and Olympic Gold and Bronze medalist who discussed self-care strategies that aim to promote mental and physical health.  The night was well attended with nursing, medical and paramedicine represented from a number of SEQ hospitals. The night concluded with a light supper. Thank you to all that attended and especially to Natalie who was such a great speaker.