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SA President's Message

“The SA branch committee consists of nurses from across the emergency care sector in SA. We represent emergency nurses of SA on a national and local level, addressing issues affecting emergency nurses. We also aim to hold a number of educational and networking events throughout the year.

In 2020 we are jointly hosting the Emergency SA conference, alongside Paramedics Australasia and the Australian College for Emergency Medicine. It will be held on the 21st and 22nd of August at the Adelaide Convention Centre. More details are available at

As Your representatives, we would love to hear your ideas and feedback. Members are welcome to attend committee meetings and we welcome your involvement. We can be contacted via email at“

Jack Fabian

SA Branch President

SA Branch Committee

Name Position
Jack Fabian President (expires Oct 2020)
Branch committee member Vice President, Position Vacant
Branch committee member Treasurer, Position Vacant
Daniel Sofia Secretary (expires Oct 2019)
Megan Wake Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
Peter (Kevin) O’Shaugnessy Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
Christine Hendricks Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
Jeffrey Facina Committee Member (expires Oct 2019)
Jasmine Zantvoort Committee Member (expires July 2020)

CENA SA Meeting Dates

Meetings are held regularly on the second Monday of the even numbered months.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact the SA Branch President via email on


Opportunities exist for members to represent CENA at a state and national level. There are a number of committees and opportunities to be involved in policy review. In previous years CENA SA has been influential in determining improvements to staffing levels within metropolitan emergency departments of SA.

  • Deb Henrys – CENA national representative for the ACEM patient safety project
  • Nathan Butler – CENA SA representative for the Australian Resuscitation Council

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Tour of the Medstar Base

Wednesday 7th March


The tour was conducted by Associate Professor Andrew Pearce BSc Hons BMBS, FACEM PGCert Aeromedical retrieval DRTM (RCSEd) GAICD Senior Consultant ED/Trauma, Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Andrew Pearce is a Pre Hospital and Retrieval Physician with SAAS MedSTAR, a Senior Emergency Medicine Consultant at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Chair of MIMMS Australia. Andrew has gained experience working for several aeromedical retrieval services around Australia.

Andrew is also a Medical Retrieval Coordinator and operational team member at SAAS MedSTAR since its inception in 2009.

An active Royal Australian Air Force specialist reservist and an advanced AusMAT team leader with several overseas operational deployments.

Andrew has an academic position at James Cook University and is an examiner for Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in retrieval medicine. Previously,President Australasia Trauma Society.


Seventy CENA members and their friends convened at a local pub for a quiz night on July 5th, 2017. Our quiz masters Tim and Dan did a fabulous job of coordinating the event and wrangling the competitive crowd.

It came down to the final round for the winners to be identified – a team from Calvary Wakefield ED. Congratulations! The evening was a great success and the CENA SA committee hope to run a similar event in 2018…

Winners Are Grinners 🙂 Calvary Wakefield ED