Once upon a time (October 2019) two nursing conferences occurred almost back-to-back.
The 45th ACMHN International Mental Health Nursing Conference was held in Sydney from 8-10 October 2019. The conference hashtag was #ACMHN2019.
Over the week of the conference over 250 people used the hashtag on Twitter, there were 2,264 Tweets.
The 17th CENA International Conference for Emergency Nurses was held in Adelaide from 16-18 October 2019. The conference hashtag was #ICEN2019.
Over the week of the conference nearly 230 people used the hashtag on Twitter, there were 1751 Tweets.
To be honest, I’m a little surprised. It is often pointed out that Australian Mental Health Nurses are an ageing bunch. I kind-of assumed that us old fogies would be out-Tweeted by our younger and more glamorous Emergency Nurse colleagues. Not that it matters, of course… we’re qualified, experienced and motivated specialist health professionals.
Of course we are much too mature to get caught-up in trivial competition.
Next year the 46th ACMHN International Mental Health Nursing Conference will be held on the Gold Coast from 14-16 October 2020 (source/more info: www.acmhn2020.com).
And, the 18th CENA International Conference for Emergency Nurses will also be held on the Gold Coast from 14-16 October 2020 (source/more info: www.icen.com.au).
So, in 2020 two specialist groups of nurses will conferencing in the same place at the same time. Game on! 🙂
Will the #ACMHN2020 or #ICEN2020 hashtag be the most used next October? Please feel free to leave your predictions, hopes or bets in the comments section below.
🙂 #ICEN2020 + #ACMHN2020 will be on the same days in the same town…
maybe my people (@ACMHN) should speak to your people (@CENAorg). After all, it’s not unusual for mental health nurses + emergency nurses to work together. FYI @timwand + @eimearmuirc https://t.co/C0WTHUG2uW
— Paul McNamara (@meta4RN) October 18, 2019
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Gee I hope the Gold Coast is ready for that many nurses all at the same time. Having been an ED nurse and now a MHN this is going to be a fun place to be that’s a cert 😁❤️
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perhaps we should try to get mhns present at the ICEN conference too?
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