The ANZUNS conference to be held in Canberra in 2017, promises to have opportunities for urology nurses from Australia and New Zealand to attend a conference which will enhance and extend their Urological knowledge. It is an excellent opportunity to catch up with our colleagues, many of whom are considered friends, whilst meeting new colleagues who will be joining us for the first time. The conference is once again held in conjunction with the USANZ ASM, marking more than 20 years of this valued collaboration.

The ANZUNS conference dates are Friday 24 to Sunday 26 February 2017. Pre-conference workshops will be held on Friday 24 February, with the main scientific program to follow on Saturday and Sunday. ANZUNS members will also have the opportunity to attend both the ANZUNS and USANZ Scientific Program on an ANZUNS Full Registration.

The committee is planning a content-rich program for nurses, with speakers covering a range of topics. A number of interactive pre-conference workshops will again be offered and should appeal to nurses of all experience levels.

We encourage all nurses to consider presenting their work whether in a free paper or poster format. Please come and tell us what you have been doing, so that we can continue to inspire others to take up urology nursing.

The social events include the Welcome Reception, the Nurses Education Evening and the Gala Dinner and will provide networking opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere.

We hope that you will find the conference stimulating and that you are able to Capitalise on your strengths, in Canberra in 2017.