Exploring the Human Face of Primary Health Care


Siem Reap & Phnom Penh

20th November – 28th November 2020
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Explore some of the interesting, obscure, and devastating conditions that your patients may present with in a variety of clinical settings.


Exploring the Human Face of Primary Health Care

This conference will explore some of the interesting, obscure, and devastating conditions that your patients may present with in a variety of clinical settings. The knowledge gained will encourage you to look beyond the obvious and enable you to enhance your assessment and clinical management skills.

Join us and our Conference Partners, Nurses for Nurses, for our Exploring the Human Face of Primary Health Care Conference as we discover the splendour and beauty that is Cambodia.

We will spend 9 days exploring this unique destination in and around Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

Visit local hospitals and health services to meet our fellow healthcare colleagues.

The Conference Themes:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues impacting on public health delivery in Australia
  • Explore a number of common and not so common conditions that clients may present with
  • Examine any commonalities of condition presentation with our Cambodian Colleagues
  • Identify possible future implications of the public health requirements for the Australian population



Gail Aylmer

RN, BN, MN (Advanced Practice), MN (Mental Health Nursing)

Gail has worked for the last 8 years as a Public Health Nurse within the Communicable Disease team of a Queensland Public Health Unit.  Gail has a diverse employment history working primarily in Australia plus also spent 18mths working as an Agency Nurse in England.   Over the last 3 decades she has held positions as a Nurse Academic, Nurse Educator, Infection Control CNC, Surgical Unit Clinical Nurse and Clinical Nurse at Tuberculosis Control Units both in Brisbane and London.  During her career, Gail worked in nursing administration as an (acting) Nursing Director for a period in excess of one year. 

Gail holds a Bachelor of Nursing Degree, a Master of Nursing Degree (Advanced Practice) and a Master of Mental Health Nursing Degree.  Gail is an authorised Immunisation Program Nurse and has a Certificate in Training and Assessment.  

Gail has travelled extensively over the last 4 decades and in 2016 developed and led a Nurses for Nurses Study Tour to India.  This tour was bursting with fabulous experiences and attendees ‘saw the real India’ encountering some of the more interesting and important public health issues within India.   

Gail’s other special interests include immunisation across the lifespan, communicable and infectious diseases.  She feels strongly about supporting and advocating for the nursing profession, in particular frontline nurses believing they are the absolute heroes of healthcare.


R.N., BACH NURSING (Admin), M.P.H.C. (Palliative Care), MACN

Specialist Nurse Educator

Sue Walker is a Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Nurse Education Consultant Sue is a member of the Education Governance Committee of the Institute as well as a key contributor to the online education platform Continuing Professional Development library.

As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager in the acute, aged care, community, and palliative care settings. Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the health care system.

“Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession – the backbone of the healthcare system, it is the knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse that will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client.”



For information relating to the conference program and content please contact the Nurses for Nurses Network on 07 4151 3884 or via email at info@nursesfornurses.com.au 

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: Friday 20th November
Arrivng at Siem Reap

The Prince D’Angkor Hotel is a sanctuary for guests who enjoy excellent hospitality, friendly service with a little bit of luxury. Unpack your bags and explore this amazing establishment before the evening’s function.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

Day 2: Saturday 21st November
Siem Reap
CPD : 6 Hours

Morning Sessions:  4 hours of CPD focused on public health and communicable diseases.

Afternoon Session: Visit Colleagues at Local Hospital/ Health Service to discuss Public Health issues relating to the topics covered this morning.

Day 3: Sunday 22nd November
Siem Reap
Full Day Tour

Enjoy this full day of exploration as we visit amazing local landmarks and the iconic Angkor Wat temples by tuk tuk.

Angkor Wat has become the symbol of Cambodia and an absolute must-visit. It is one of the world’s largest religious monument.

Day 4: Monday 23rd November
Siem Reap
CPD : 6 Hours

Morning Sessions:  4 hours of CPD focused on public health and communicable diseases.

Afternoon Session: Visit Colleagues at Local Hospital/ Health Service to discuss Public Health issues relating to the topics covered this morning.

Evening: Tonight we visit Phare, the Cambodian Circus – AMAZING VIBE & ENERGY, TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF CAMBODIAN YOUTH

Day 5: Tuesday 24th November
Siem Reap
A Day to Explore

Enjoy this day to explore the fabulous surrounds at your leisure. Here are a few suggestions for you:

  • Try a Cambodian cooking class
  • Half day tour Kompong Phluk, Tonle Sap Lake
  • Full day tour of Phnom Kulen National Park Tour from Siem Reap
Day 6: Wednesday 25th November 
Travel to Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh ERA Hotel
CPD : 5 Hours

Today we depart Seim Reap and travel by bus to Phnom Penh.

During this travel day, there will be 5 hours of CPD presented.

Evening: Tonight we enjoy a dinner cruise along Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers is a magic memory. Refreshed by a soft breeze, you enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and the overview of sparkling Phnom Penh lit up at night while experiencing our gourmet cuisine.

Day 7: Thursday 26th November
Phnom Penh

Morning: Half Day Tour Phnom Penh Killing Fields
The Killing Fields at Cheung Ek are an important memorial site for both Cambodians and visitors from around the world who want to honour those lost during a dark period in Cambodia’s history.

Afternoon: Explore at your leisure

Day 8: Friday 27th November
Phnom Penh

Morning Sessions:  4 hours of CPD focused on public health and communicable diseases. 

Afternoon Session: Visit Colleagues at Local Hospital/ Health Service to discuss Public Health issues relating to the topics covered this morning.

Tonight we say our final goodbyes to new friends as we enjoy a farewell function.

Day 9: Saturday 28th November
Depart Phnom Penh

Today we depart Phnom Penh – safe travels!



For information relating to cabin pricing, bookings and travel requirements such as flights and travel insurance please complete the booking enquiry box or email info@traveldirectaustralia.com.au

Itinerary Disclosure:
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

Included Tours


Angkor Wat Temples

UNESCO listed Angkor Wat  is a temple complex in Cambodia and one of the largest religious monuments in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares  Originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer empire, it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century.

This full day guided Tour will start from our hotel at approx 8.00am. Look forward to discovering the fascinating history of the Khmer Empire on a tour of the vast ruins. We will explore the majestic temples of Bayon and Banteay Kde, stroll through the eerily overgrown temple of Ta Prohm and take in the views from the Terrace of the Leper King and the Terrace of the Elephants. The tour includes a one day (US$37) Angkor Wat pass 

Tour Day & Time
Sunday 22nd November

Siem Reap : Phare Circus

More than just a circus, Phare performers use theatre, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern. The young circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent.

Phare artists are students and graduates from Phare Ponleu Selpak’s (www.phareps.org) vocational training centre in Battambang. The association was formed in 1994 by 9 young men coming home from a refugee camp after the Khmer Rouge regime. They were greatly helped during that time by an art teacher using drawing classes as therapy and wanted to share this new skill among the poor, socially deprived and troubled youngsters in Battambang. They founded an art school and public school followed to offer free education. A music school and theatre school were next and finally, for the kids who wanted more, the circus school. Today more than 1,200 pupils attend the public school daily and 500 attend the alternative schools. Phare Ponleu Selpak also has extensive outreach programs, trying to help with the problems highlighted in their own tales. 

Phare The Cambodian Circus offers these students and graduates somewhere to hone their skills and a place to earn a decent wage. Money that will take them out of poverty and give them self-respect and freedom.

Tour Day & Time
Monday 23rd November

Phnom Penh : Killing Fields Tour

Tuol Sleng Museum, also known as the Museum of Genocidal Crimes, was once used by the Khmer Rouge as a detention and torture centre in the late 1970s. The Killing Fields at Cheung Ek are an important memorial site for both Cambodians and visitors from around the world who want to honour those lost during a dark period in Cambodia’s history.

Your tour starts with pickup from your Phnom Penh hotel by your guide and driver for the ride to the Toul Sleng Museum (aka Prison S21).
During Cambodia’s Pol Pot regime, Toul Sleng, formerly a high school, was converted to a detention centre known as S21. After interrogation and often torture, prisoners were transferred to the ‘killing fields,’ where they were often tortured again and brutally killed. Today, the building is home to exhibits that display paintings and photographs of many of the victims. On your tour, you can see the crude cells built in the classrooms and the torture devices used to extract ‘confessions’ during the regime’s Stalin-esque purges in the late 1970s.

After the museum, continue your tour to the Killing Fields at Cheung Ek, located just outside the city centre. This site was a Chinese cemetery before it became the Khmer Rouge’s best-known killing field, where the remains of nearly 9,000 bodies have been excavated from mass graves in the area. A memorial stupa has been erected with a display of more than 5,000 human skulls, bones, and pieces of clothing from the victims. During the years of the Khmer Rouge, thousands of Cambodians were tortured and imprisoned in detention centres around the country; please note that this visit is a profoundly moving but also depressing experience.
Your tour ends with return to your hotel.

Tour Day & Time
Thursday 26th November

Mekong River Dinner Cruise

Join us for a stunning sunset dinner cruise on the Mekong River. Sailing on the luxury Kanika Catamaran, with its unique design,

Kanika is the most stable and luxurious floating Bar/Restaurant in Phnom Penh, welcoming guests on 5 separate decks in comfort.

Our chefs cook on board a selection of set menus of classic Asian and Western taste, as well as “A la carte” specialties.. Kanika has also a spacious bar area, serving an extensive collection of drinks. 

Tour Day & Time
Wednesday 25th November

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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 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.

Twin Share $995 per person
Single Supplement $490
Conference Attendance Fee $890 
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A non refundable deposit of $100 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance payable by the 28th October 2019. 





  • Five nights at Prince D’Angkor Hotel and Spa (5 stars) including breakfast daily
  • Full day tour Angkor What Temples by Tuk Tuk
  • Night Tour to Phare, the Cambodian Circus including dinner
  • Bus Transfer to Phnom Phen



  • Three nights at Phnom Penh ERA Hotel (4 stars) including breakfast daily
  • A dinner river cruise along the Mekong
  • Half Day Killing Fields Tour
  • Phnom Penh Era Hotel-a Luxury hotel, Located in the heart of Phnom Penh City , Hotel offers stylish tranquillity and convenience for your stay in Phnom Penh. Free WiFi, great coffee and amazing fusion food at our exclusive Kim Soon Lay Chinese Restaurant and Western, a rooftop swimming pool and sky bar are wonderful cocktails, Spa & Massage, Guests might be able to enjoy your stay.

    Nearby, There are great bars and numerous cafes and restaurants. The Independence Monument, Shopping Center, Olympic Stadium, Banks, Business Center, Genocide Museum are within walking distance.



  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Dedicated Conference venue on each conference day
  • Hospital/Health Service visit on day two, day four, and day eight
  • Morning tea and lunch on day two, day four, and day eight
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenters that are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
  • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice
  • A Conference satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • A complimentary Farewell Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

Prices are subject to change & availability and exclude airfares, meals other than those stated above and gratuities. Education at Sea has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non refundable deposit of $100 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance payable by the 28th October 2019. Air fares and Travel Insurance are available at an extra cost.

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