12th Australian Palliative Care Conference
  • Department of Health and Ageing

    Department of Health and Ageing
  • Mundipharma

  • Cabrini

  • Link Pharma

    Link Pharma
Palliative Care ACT
Palliative Care Australia
celebrating canberra centenary

12th Australian Palliative Care Conference

3 - 6 September 2013 | National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Palliative Care Australia and Palliative Care ACT

Pre-Conference Day Workshops

The Pre-Conference Day will be held on Tuesday 3 September 2013.  
Please see below for a list of workshops that we hope are of interest to you in your specific area of Palliative Care.  To register for any of these workshops, please click here.



1. Indigenous Palliative Care
Description: A full day seminar looking at the issues surrounding improving palliative care for Indigenous Australians.
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Cost: $140

2. Paediatric Palliative Care - View program here
Come together with other members of the paediatric palliative care community for information and ideas on caring for children.
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Cost: $175 

3. Volunteers Conference - View program here
The Volunteers’ Day will provide a mix of stimulating presentations and workshop discussions on significant issues for palliative care volunteers, including: the volunteer-client relationship; managing grief; diversity in palliative care; the use of music in palliative care; managing issues faced by carers; development of a Life Story program for clients; and the findings of a new study into the roles and requirements of palliative care volunteers in 2020.
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm | Cost: $110

4. Critical Appraisal 
DescriptionThe Critical Appraisal Workshop provides a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know to understand and appraise clinical papers with confidence. Expert tutors will teach critical appraisal from first principles, assuming no prior knowledge. They will guide you through presentations and exercises designed to illustrate key points. You will test your understanding by completing exercises in the workshop handout and appraising real clinical papers. The workshop offers the opportunity to not only learn how to critically appraise clinical papers but to practice these new skills under supervision.
Time: 9.00 - 5.00pm | Cost: Free



5.Integrated Care Framework - Dementia
Description: With recent funding under Alzheimer's Australia National Quality Dementia Care initiative and in collaboration with all stakeholders including RACFs, dementia and palliative care experts, CareSearch and consumers an Integrated Care Framework for Dementia has been developed. The ICF-D is a suite of professionally designed web-based interactive resources incorporating an online assessment tool, care plans based on individual assessments to enable person-centred care, communication guides with associated family factsheets, education modules for staff and audiovisual teaching materials.  The workshop will include an introduction to the integrated care framework and a 'hands on' interactive session on the website doing assessments, creating person-centred care plans and building conversation guides. The workshop will also explore the other static materials on the website including video podcasts, education modules to cover all aspects of advanced dementia care and how to use the audit tool to monitor quality improvement within facilities. There will also be a Palliative Care Specialist presenting on clinical issues surrounding end of life care for people with advanced dementia focusing on the domains within the ICF-D. 
Time: 9.00am - 12.30pm | Cost: $110 

6. NSAP/PEPA/PCC4U - Working Together - View program here
Facilitating Learning and Change Management in Palliative Care settings workshop.

Are you a Health Professional who wants to enhance your understanding of strategies to mentor, facilitate learning and change in the context of palliative care? This workshop is ideal for all those working as a clinician in palliative care.  The workshop aims to provide additional learning opportunities from National Palliative Care Program Partners (NSAP, PCC4U and PEPA) prior to the Palliative Care Australia conference.
Time: 9.00am - 12.30pm | Cost: Free 


7. Aged Care
This workshop is specifically designed for nurses and other staff working in specialist palliative care services that currently provide, or in the future will be providing, support to aged care facilities. Workshop participants will learn about each of the components of the Palliative Approach Toolkit (PA Toolkit) and ways in which linkages and support between specialist palliative care services and aged care facilities can be achieved to provide quality, coordinated care. The PA Toolkit is a set of resources specifically designed to assist residential aged care managers, nursing staff and care workers caring for residents approaching the end of their lives. The resources provide a comprehensive management and care framework to enable translation of best available evidence to effective day-to-day practice. 
Time: 1.30pm - 5.00pm | Cost: $110

8. Health Promotion - Mobilising the community for end of life care - View program here
DescriptionThis workshop will provide a brief overview of health promoting approaches to palliative and end of life care, and involve participants in exploring applications to a range of health care contexts, including specialised palliative care, primary care and community health, and aged care. Initiatives arising from communities will be considered. The workshop will allow participants to follow topics of particular interest to them through conversation with people already involved in health promotion work in different settings. Participants will also be encouraged to try out ideas for activities appropriate to their own practice settings. Participants will leave the workshop with strategies identified through this process that will consolidate and evaluate emerging initiatives in health promoting palliative care. It will also review the range of resources - people,, programs, and local, national and international networks - that are available to inform and support this public health approach to palliative and end of life care.
Time: 1.30pm - 5.00pm | Cost: $110