SAON is an association advancing the quality of Orthopaedic health care provided to the community and promoting orthopaedic nursing as a specialty.

We have regular meetings for members where the latest developments in Orthopaedic nursing are presented.

Our members represent a diverse range of care settings- including public and private hospitals, Rehabilitation centres, Universities and Country Hospitals.

By joining SAON, you automatically become a member of ANZONA (Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Nurses Alliance)

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Change of date ANZONA Adelaide conference: ANZONA 2022


SAON on behalf of the ANZONA conference organising committee wishes to announce a change of date for the upcoming ANZONA conference.

Due to the current and rapidly changing COVID-19 situation; Border and bubble restrictions, the organising committee has decided to propose new conference dates:

Wednesday 14th – Friday 16th September 2022

We really hope you are able to join us.

We are committed to offering a face-to-face experience in the main, as the benefit of sharing knowledge and networking is so valuable. We know we will need to be flexible and agile enough to offer a rich, Covid-safe conference experience.

The safety of our members & community is of upmost importance. We acknowledge the uncertainty going forward but we are continuing to plan a great conference for you in a vaccinated, post winter environment.
Watch this space for updates.

Meanwhile stay safe everyone. Here’s wishing good health to you, your family and friends.

Anita Taylor, Conference Convener, ANZONA Adelaide 2022

on behalf of

Lesley Thomas, ANZONA President
Larissa Bailey, SAON President

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