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The biennial Australian Palliative Care Conference is the pre-eminent event in Australia for anyone who is interested in quality palliative care at the end of life. Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this unrivalled personal development opportunity.

The conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 6 – 8 September 2017, with the theme of ‘Connection with Community.’

The conference will attract the decision makers of today, the future leaders of tomorrow, policy influencers and those involved in the latest research and thinking about palliative care.

You will meet more than 800 clinicians, researchers, allied health practitioners, educators, carers and more who have a passion for palliative care. You’ll also be mixing with providers of palliative care, volunteers and consumers.

This program has been tailor-made for the industry. Our lineup will use their extensive field experience to both inform and inspire the audience. The 2017 conference will not only provide relevant data and facts from case studies, but also ideas for building a better future in palliative care.

All this exposure to learning is wrapped up in an enhanced networking program, capitalising on the finest epicurean experience possible – something Adelaide prides itself on.

Come join us, we are dying to see you.

Download the full program here


 

 

Speakers

An extensive speaking list can be found here.

 

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Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care. PCA represents all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians. Working closely with consumers, our member organisations and the palliative care workforce, we aim to improve access to palliative care. palliativecare.org.au

 

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There's only three days left to register for the Australian Palliative Care Conference 2017 with Early Bird prices! Register before June 30 and save $155! Visit pca2017.org.au/register/ to secure an early bird ticket!

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Tathra’s Wendy Elliott is one of many South Coast locals with first-hand experience of palliative care. Her husband Lewis died in August 2008 after a 20-month battle with aggressive prostate cancer.

Wendy said Lewis’s palliative care nurse was a wonderful help, not just in improving his quality of life, but in offering advice and support for her as a carer.

There's four days left to register for the Australian Palliative Care Conference 2017 with Early Bird prices! Register before June 30 and save $155! Visit pca2017.org.au/register/ to secure an early bird ticket!

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Fifteen years ago there was no such thing as palliative care - care for the dying - in Mongolia.

Now there is, thanks to the efforts of one woman, who persuaded the country's medical establishment that it was possible and worthwhile to prevent people dying in agony.

"Offer home cooked meals or freshly baked goods, drop old magazines or books on my doorstep, or offer to come to an appointment with me. Your shoulder to cry on, your listening ears, your mere presence is enough. Let me be angry with the world, agree with me when I say that life is cruel and unfair.

The best thing that you can do, is to simply be present. Whether it’s phone calls, text messages or visits, knowing that you are still by my side is the best thing I could ever hope for." Sherie Hagger

Music is a highly sophisticated communication tool and it can change our lives in an instant.

Can you remember a moment when music changed things for you in a way where things were never the same?

This is called a musical awakening.

Take the time this weekend to start the Dying to Talk Discussion Starter. It's now available as a fully online version that allows you to easily share with your loved ones.

Palliative care nurse consultant James Daley has interviewed carers of people with dementia and hired actors to bring their stories to the stage.

Talking about death and dying is taboo in many parts of the world. So it’s no wonder many people avoid talking about it. Or they struggle to find the right words.

For instance, we talk about people “passing” or “gone” rather than they’ve died or are dead, just two examples from a rich history and range of euphemisms we discovered in our research.