Ageing into the 21st Century

Alaska Hubbard Glacier Cruise

Celebrity Infinity | Departs Vancouver

May 27th – June 3rd 2018
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The stunning Alaskan wilderness awaits…


Ageing into the 21st Century

“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. Held aboard the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship, you will experience the majesty of the Hubbard Glacier in Alaska. With its pristine waters, abundant wildlife and breath-taking scenery, you will be spoilt for choice on this once in a lifetime travel adventure.

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?

The Conference Themes:

  • Acute health service delivery
  • Chronic disease management
  • Mental health services
  • The aged care industry in Australia
  • Community-based services including general practice and public health services
  • Education Institutions – What will the role of the Nurse be in health services delivery?
  • Impact on Education Institutions – how do we currently educate Nurses and what might future education requirements look like. What will the role of the Nurse be in health services delivery?


Pam Bridges

During her career, Pam has worked in a wide range of roles including (but not limited to):

  • Community Nursing
  • Operations Manager TARCRAC
  • Commonwealth Nursing Officer
  • Manager Residential Care
  • Residential Care Manager (ACQI)
  • Manager ACQ Consultancy Services
  • Manager Residential Services – 5 Facilities

Pam is a Registered Nurse BA (Social Welfare), Graduate Diploma (Health Services Management) and an Aged Care Quality Assessor. She has been involved with a wide range of State and National Committees and Reference Groups representing industry views and interests on behalf of the ACQ (LASA Q) membership. Pam is also included on the Department of Health and Ageing Nursing Advisor and Administrator Panel.

Pam’s wide-ranging career experiences have enabled her to network with Nurses across Australia and across all streams i.e. retirement living, community and residential.

In her spare time, Pam has been President (an honorary position) of Nurses in Management Aged Care (NIMAC) for the past fifteen years. This is a professional development, peer support association and network for those working in the aged care sector in management positions. She hosts a very successful annual conference each year, and for the past two years has led study tours to the Netherlands and Singapore (2011), and Philadelphia and Los Angeles in the USA (2012). These tours are an opportunity to compare the provision of aged care in a number of countries other than Australia.

For information relating to the conference program and content please contact the Nurses for Nurses Network on 07 4151 3884 or via email at 

Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NFN and EAS reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Day and Location Events
Day 1: Sat 27th May
Departure: Vancouver
1700-1800 Conference Registration and Welcome Reception
Day 2: Sun 28th May
Cruising: Inside Passage
0900-1200 Morning Conference Session
1300-1700 Afternoon Conference Session
Day 3: Mon 29th May
Alaska: Icy Strait Point
0900-1300 Morning Conference Session
Optional Shore Tour
Day 4: Tue 30th June
Cruising: Hubbard Glacier
0900-1500 Morning Conference Session
Day 5: Wed 31st June
Alaska: Juneau
Optional Shore Tour
Day 6: Thur 1st June
Alaska: Ketchikan
0800-1400 Morning Conference Session
Day 7: Fri 2nd June
Cruising: Inside Passage
0900-1200 Morning Conference Session
1300-1700 Afternoon Conference Session
1800 Complimentary Cocktail Party and Conference Farewell
Day 8: Sat 3rd June
Arrival: Vancouver

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For information relating to cabin pricing, bookings and travel requirements such as flights and travel insurance please complete the booking enquiry box or email

Itinerary Disclosure:
Cruise Itinerary, Seminar topics and Seminar Education program are subject to change without notice.

Presenter Disclosure:
Education at Sea and the Nurses for Nurses Network makes every effort to ensure the advertised presenters deliver the program. However in the unlikely event a presenter is unavailable the Nurses for Nurses network reserves the right to use a suitably qualified substitute presenter.

Optional Tours

Icy Strait Point

  • Guided tour ride across Tligit village
  • Driving through lush forests whilst keeping an eye out for bald eagles, woodpeckers and blacktailed deer.
  • Admire the beautiful glacial backdrop
  • Walk along the bear watching trail for a chance to glimpse these magnificent creatures

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  • Cruising through Stephens Passage looking for humpback whales on a private catamaran
  • Learn about the local wildlife including killer whales, sea lions, porpoises, seals and bald eagles
  • Lunch and Gold Creek where we will enjoy a fresh-grilled wild Alaska salmon bake
  • Visit Mendenhall Glacier Park

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Education at Sea tours are exclusive to seminar delegates and their guests. Tour participation numbers are limited. Tours are booked through Travel Direct and will not appear on your ship itinerary.

Optional Shore Tour Disclosure:
Optional tours are exclusive to conference delegates and their guests. All tour bookings must be paid in full by the nominated date prior to departure. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea reserves the right to cancel or make changes to optional tours without notice. Tour prices are subject to change without notice. In the event the cruise ship is unable to dock or tender at the nominated port we will attempt to offer alternative tour arrangements. However, we can not guarantee full refund of tour costs. We recommend all attendees and their guests obtain travel insurance at the time of booking.

Cabin Selection Twin Share per person
Inside Cabin SOLD OUT
Ocean View Cabin SOLD OUT
Balcony Cabin
from $2930
Conference Attendance Fee $895 for NFN Members
$945 for Non-Member
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** Celebrity Cruiseline SPECIAL OFFER – FREE $300 Onboard Credit with Oceanview and Balcony Cabin Booking (on board credit per cabin). Special on board credit offer is subject to availability, change and cancellation without notice. Special offer subject to Celebrity cruise lines terms and conditions which can be found at celebrity cruise line website.

Prices are subject to change & availability and include selected cabin accommodation, meals, entertainment, gratuities, fees and taxes. Gratuities, fees and taxes are subject to change without notice. Celebrity Cruise Lines has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non refundable deposit of $600 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance payable by 4th March 2018. Air fares and Travel Insurance are available at an extra cost.

Cancellation Penalties and Disclosure:
Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. All deposits and seminar registration fee’s are non refundable. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea and the Nurses for Nurses Network will not be responsible for any financial loss due to cancellation from unforeseen circumstances. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at time of booking your cruise conference.

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