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August 2017

National Palliative Care Strategy update

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mantra on Russell,
222 Russell St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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National Palliative Care Strategy

The draft National Strategy 2017 has been developed following extensive consultation. The Australian public, including health professionals, are encouraged to provide feedback by completing a brief online survey, attending a workshop or participating in a phone interview. Melbourne Workshop Register for workshop or EOI phone interview

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September 2017

Australian Palliative Care Conference 2017

September 6 - September 8
Adelaide Convention Centre,
Adelaide, South Australia Australia
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PCA conference

2017 Australian Palliative Care Conference Update Information about scholarships for people who are currently working in a care capacity in residential or community-based aged care services is available here. 2017 Australian Palliative Care Conference 6-8 September 2017 Adelaide Convention Centre If you are interested in how we connect, who we connect with and how effectively our connections can strengthen and build a community of practice and care within palliative care, do not miss the 2017 Australian Palliative Care Conference Connection…

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Ethical practice in caring for people with advanced disease

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Vincent’s Hospital,
29 Regent Street
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One day Masterclass for health professionals Enhance your understanding of ethics in the care of people who have advanced disease. This event is for health professionals (i.e. Doctors, RN's, Allied Health) working in palliative care. The new case histories discussed will interest past participants. limited numbers so booking essential Further information or to register visit CPC website

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Introduction to Palliative Care & Palliative Approach for PCAs

September 14 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Eastern Palliative Care,
630 Mitcham Rd
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Workshop - explores the comprehensive needs of people at the end of life and their families, giving an overview of common issues that confront clients and carers day-to-day. Incorporates guidelines for a palliative approach to care. Further information or phone 1300 130 813

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September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Office Public Advocate,
Level 1, 204 Lygon St
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Understanding power of attorney laws for professionals Professionals working in health, mental health, aged care and community settings will find this education to be a useful update on the power of attorney laws that came into effect on 1 September 2015. Further information: 1300 309 337 Registration is essential Register

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VCCC Inaugural Research Conference 17 – 19 September 2017

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Park Hyatt Hotel,
East Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Palliative Care & Psycho-oncology Stream Tuesday 19 September Register now for the Palliative Care & Psycho-oncology stream of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre’s Inaugural Research Conferencehosted by St Vincent's Hospital. Followed by the conference finale cocktail event Conveners Professor Jennifer Philip and Professor Penelope Schofield invite you to join them for a fantastic line up of national and international experts, incorporating the 2017 Victorian Psycho-oncology conference. Speakers include: • A/Professor Lidia Schapira, Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at the…

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October 2017

Understanding and treating anxiety in bereavement-webinar

October 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

ACGB Despite evidence suggesting that anxiety is the preeminent emotion in acute grief, it remains a seriously underappreciated element in the aftermath of loss. The focus is often on other emotions, such as depression, anger, or guilt, and there seems to be little awareness of the critical role it plays in catalyzing mourning processes. This is unfortunate since anxiety is often a significant concern for the bereaved and can create many problems, whether such anxiety is at "normal" levels (as…

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Love, Loss, Life – Gail O’Brien

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Library,
328 Swanston St
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Annual Grief Lecture Location: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne. Presenter: Gail O'Brien As the wife of the late Professor Chris O’Brien (AO), Gail has played an instrumental role in supporting her husband’s vision for Australia to have its own world-class, fully integrated and comprehensive cancer care facility. Gail was by Chris’ side from when he was initially diagnosed with brain cancer, until he died in 2009. It was soon after this time, she accepted a position as…

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5th Australian Palliative Care Research Colloquium

October 26 @ 8:00 am - October 27 @ 5:00 pm
Rendezvous Hotel,
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Hosted by the Centre for Palliative Care, the Colloquium provides an invaluable opportunity for those interested in or involved in multi-disciplinary palliative care research or related fields to learn, connect and collaborate. Some of the topics that will be discussed during the 5th Australian Palliative Care Research Colloquium include: How can palliative care research influence health policy? Does education change clinical practice? – measuring the impact and outcomes of palliative care training. Program Logic: Preparation prevents poor performance – using…

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Older People with Cancer Forum

October 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Deakin Edge,
Federation Square
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Presented by the Victorian Care of Older People Clinical Network in partnership with the Victorian Integrated Cancer Services and the Victorian Palliative Care Clinical Network Description  The forum aims to bring together clinicians from all areas of health care and provide an opportunity to share and develop knowledge and capability for Older People with Cancer.  Who should attend: health service consumers and Medical, Nursing and Allied Health staff - all levels of experience and all specialties welcome …

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