Training & Events

Decision Making at End of Life

Decision Making at End of Life

Sharpen your skills for effective end-of-life care decision-making. This face-to-face education session will explore the dynamic collaboration between GPs and specialist community palliative care providers. Discover how GPs take the lead in home-based palliative care and the powerful impact of shared care models on patient outcomes. Learn the art of communication that fosters understanding, trust and empathy in navigating the complexities of end-of-life decisions.

When: Thu 30 May, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented By: Eastern Melbourne PHN

Where: Eastern Palliative Care Assoc Inc

Voluntary Assisted Dying

Voluntary Assisted Dying

A Nursing Forum

Victoria was the first state in Australia to introduce Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) legislation in June 2019. VAD has the potential to impact any nurse working in cancer care. With almost 5 years of experience to draw on, this forum will allow you to learn or refresh your knowledge and reflect on VAD. The aim is to achieve better outcomes and experiences for nurses, patients, and families. 

When: Fri 31 May, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Presented By: VCCC Alliance

Where: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Cost: $27.50 (inc. GST)

Older Women and Elder Abuse

Older Women and Elder Abuse

This webinar provides a context in which to understand the impact of the vulnerabilities and their cumulative effect on older women as well as strategies for addressing harm and enabling older women to plan for a future safe from abuse.
 

When: Fri 31 May, 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Presented By: Swinburne Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults

Where: Online

Palliative Care Lunchtime Sessions

Palliative Care Lunchtime Sessions

A series of FREE 50-minute online lunchtime training sessions about palliative care:

• Motor Neurone Disease
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Residential Aged Care

Suitable for Registered and Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Personal Care
Attendants.

Ongoing sessions to August 2024

When: Tue 4 June, 12:00pm - 12:50pm

Presented By: South Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium (SMRPCC)

Where: Online

HELP Community of Practice

HELP Community of Practice

An informal chat with other people who use the HELP App or refer it to patients, clients and carers. This is an opportunity to share ideas and discuss what is working and any challenges you might be experiencing. This will be an open facilitated discussion with a supportive group.

When: Wed 5 June, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Presented By: La Trobe University

Where: Online

EPC Foundations: Community Palliative Care Bootcamp

EPC Foundations: Community Palliative Care Bootcamp

This online bootcamp is where you can learn all about the EPC Foundations Program, a program for novice community palliative care workers providing fast-track training for palliative care professionals. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program: its benefits, successes and challenges, as well as lessons learned.

When: Thu 6 June, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Presented By: NWMRPCC

Where: Online

Opioids in Palliative Care

Opioids in Palliative Care

When: Thu 6 June, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented By: Eastern Melbourne PHN

Where: Eastern Palliative Care Assoc Inc

HELP Brief Intervention

HELP Brief Intervention

The Healthy End of Life (HELP) Brief Intervention is a quick and simple way to activate network-centred care for people in palliative and aged care settings. Network-centred care improves end-of-life outcomes and the HELP App facilitates this in a practical, easy-to-use way.

When: Tue 11 June, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Presented By: La Trobe University

Where: Online

Palliative Care Education Webinar Series

Palliative Care Education Webinar Series

Tuesday 11 June: Anorexia and exercise in palliative care

When: Tue 11 June, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Presented By: Barwon South Western Region Palliative Care Consortium and Western Victoria PHN

Where: Online

National Dementia Conference

National Dementia Conference

Running for the 15th year, the National Dementia Conference 2024 will bring together leading experts to discuss best-practice strategies and initiatives for improving quality person-centred care for people living with dementia.

When: Wed 12 June, 9:00am - 9:00am

Presented By: informaconnect

Where: Crown Promenade Melbourne

Cost: $1,534 (inc. GST)

Annual Palliative Care Conference 2024 Allied Health and Nursing

Annual Palliative Care Conference 2024 Allied Health and Nursing

The conference will centre on the theme of inspiring continuous learning through practical application and is aimed at all clinicians who provide or want to learn more about holistic palliative care.

When: Fri 14 June - Sat 15 June, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By: Gold Coast Hospital Foundation

Where: Gold Coast University Hospital

Cost: $99 (inc. GST)

How to use the HELP App

How to use the HELP App

A step-by-step guide to downloading and activating the Help App.

This App connects people experiencing a life-limiting illness with friends and family around them. We all want to help our loved ones but it's not always clear how. The Help App removes these barriers and connects people who want to help with the tasks you need support with.

When: Tue 18 June, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Presented By: La Trobe University

Where: Online

Volunteering Victoria State Conference 2024

Volunteering Victoria State Conference 2024

Shake it Up: Bold Change

A two-day hybrid event featuring local, national and international speakers, across plenary and concurrent breakout sessions.

Early bird tickets available until 26 April

Registrations close 5 June unless sold out

When: Wed 19 June - Thu 20 June, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By: Volunteering Victoria

Where: Pullman Melbourne on the Park and online

Cost: $550 (inc. GST)

Supporting the palliative care journey of patients in general practice

Supporting the palliative care journey of patients in general practice

When: Wed 19 June, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presented By: Victorian Primary Health Networks

Where: Online

Patterns of Creative Spiritual Care

Patterns of Creative Spiritual Care

When: Mon 24 June - Wed 26 June, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By: Spiritual Care Australia

Where: Australian Catholic University

Cost: $750 (inc. GST)

Overcoming Social Isolation Among Culturally Diverse Seniors

Overcoming Social Isolation Among Culturally Diverse Seniors

This webinar will provide an overview of the Aged Care Volunteer Visitors Scheme and what program activities Inclusion Melbourne is delivering to support socially isolated, diverse aged care recipients particularly those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

When: Tue 25 June, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Presented By: Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing

Where: Online

PACOP Morning Tea Talk

PACOP Morning Tea Talk

Evidencing palliative care outcomes & the new strengthened standards

The June PACOP Morning Tea Talk will focus on:

  • evidencing palliative care outcomes & the new strengthened standards
  • how the PACOP tools can help in the early identification of palliative care needs to support the clinical care of people living in residential aged care.

When: Thu 27 June, 1:00am - 10:30am

Presented By: Palliative Aged Care Outcomes Collaborative (PACOP)

Where: Online

Philosophy of Palliative Care / Recognising Deterioration

Philosophy of Palliative Care / Recognising Deterioration

Define palliative care and the palliative approach to care, recognise signs of deterioration, what is suffering? and explore the concept of ‘death anxiety’

Sessions also available on 16 October & 14 November (choose one session)

When: Wed 3 July, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Presented By: Eastern Palliative Care Assoc. Inc.

Where: Online

Cost: $70 (inc. GST)

National Mental Health Webinar Series

National Mental Health Webinar Series

Dates to November 2024

The webinars will be run by experienced leaders in the mental health field in aged care. Each webinar will be facilitated by Professor Joseph Ibrahim and include a clinical case presentation, a keynote speaker and an interactive panel discussion.

When: Wed 3 July, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Presented By: Latrobe University, RANZCP, Uniting Age Well and others

Where: Online

Communication / ACP / Difficult Conversations

Communication / ACP / Difficult Conversations

Interactive and personal; you can ask questions and engage with fellow attendees and your Educator - all in a place that suits you.

Sessions also available on 16 October & 14 November (choose one session)

When: Wed 3 July, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Presented By: Eastern Palliative care Assoc. Inc.

Where: Online

Cost: $70 (inc. GST)

EPC Foundations: Fast-Track Training for Palliative Care Professionals copy

EPC Foundations: Fast-Track Training for Palliative Care Professionals copy

This 9 day course runs over several weeks (July 15-21 and 24-28) and is specifically designed to accelerate the journey of new palliative care nursing and allied health professionals from novice to advanced beginner. The comprehensive, multidisciplinary and streamlined education program aims to equip participants with the skills and confidence needed to deliver safe and proficient community palliative care.

When: Mon 15 July, 8:45am - 5:00pm

Presented By: Eastern Palliative Care Assoc. Inc.

Where: Eastern Palliative Care Training Room

Cost: $3,190 (inc. GST)

Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Grief and grief responses, ways to respond, grief & loss as health professionals, self-care.

Session also available on 21 November (choose one session)

When: Mon 15 July, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Presented By: Eastern Palliative Care Assoc. Inc.

Where: Online

Cost: $70 (inc. GST)

Palliative Care and End-of-Life Masterclasses

Palliative Care and End-of-Life Masterclasses

Bookings for CPC's 2024 interactive Palliative and End-of-Life Care Masterclasses are open.

Cost varies by the course selected ($385 to $495).

When: Wed 17 July, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Presented By: Centre for Palliative Care (CPC)

Where: Online

Cost: $495 (inc. GST)

Good grief, this hurts! 2024 webinar

Good grief, this hurts! 2024 webinar

Supporting young people who have experienced the death of a special adult

Good grief, this hurts! is a free, annual educational event aimed at building community capacity and practical awareness about grief, loss, death and bereavement as experienced by children and young people.  In 2024, the Good grief, this hurts! webinar will explore how to support young people who have experienced the death of a special adult. 

When: Thu 25 July, 9:00am - 11:00am

Presented By: Children's Health Queensland Bereavement Service

Where: Online

2024 Palliative Care Nurses Australia Biennial Conference

2024 Palliative Care Nurses Australia Biennial Conference

Clinical Excellence, Connection and Culture - the art of palliative care nursing

For nurses working in all settings and contexts and involved in providing generalist or specialist palliative care. Offering the opportunity to focus on:

  • clinical excellence informed by the latest evidence;
  • connection across sectors, care settings and jurisdictions;
  • mentorship across the sector and on deepening our understanding of Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and doing, as well as Western ways of knowing to optimise palliative care for all.

When: Wed 31 July - Fri 2 August, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By: Palliative Care Nurses Australia

Where: Novotel on Collins

The National Nursing Forum: Regenerate, Reinvigorate, Reclaim

The National Nursing Forum: Regenerate, Reinvigorate, Reclaim

Regenerate, Reinvigorate, Reclaim – Sustainable solutions for our future

The Australian College of Nursing’s signature annual leadership and educational event that brings together nurses, students and other health professionals from around the country and across the globe.

When: Wed 14 August - Fri 16 August, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By: Australian College of Nursing

Where: Cairns Convention Centre and Online (Hybrid event)

Cost: $840 (inc. GST)

Webinar: Difficult  Conversations  in Aged Care

Webinar: Difficult Conversations in Aged Care

This webinar focuses on fundamental skills and practical strategies for communication in aged care. Participants will have the opportunity to apply learning to clinical scenarios, guided in each exercise by experts in healthcare communication education.

When: Mon 19 August, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Presented By: Barwon South Western Region Palliative Care Consortium

Where: Online

Cost: $100 (inc. GST)

Organ donation and VAD Community of Practice

Organ donation and VAD Community of Practice

Larna Woodyatt - Nurse Donation Specialist and Nicky Stitt – Statewide VAD Care Navigator will monitor and respond to your live Qs on the evening.

This is a re-run of the popular webinar run in February.

Audience: VAD doctors; Healthcare professionals working in the VAD space; Non-VAD clinicians working with people towards end of life.

When: Wed 28 August, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented By: Statewide VAD Care Navigators

Where: Online

2024 Australasian Forum on Person-Centred Value-Based Health Care

2024 Australasian Forum on Person-Centred Value-Based Health Care

The University of Melbourne, Dental Health Services Victoria and Sprink’s Global Centre of Excellence in Person-Centred Value-Based Health Care (PCVBHC) invite you to join the PCVBHC Australasian Forum

When: Mon 2 September - Tue 3 September, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By: University of Melbourne, Dental Health Services Victoria and Sprink’s Global Centre of Excellence

Where: Convention and Exhibition Centre

Cost: $900 (inc. GST)

In the Arena: International Dementia Conference 2024

In the Arena: International Dementia Conference 2024

This event will bring together sector leaders, researchers and key decision-makers. An opportunity to hear from and connect with others working in dementia and palliative research and care.

When: Thu 5 September - Fri 6 September, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By: The Dementia Centre

Where: Hilton Sydney

Cost: $1,199 (inc. GST)

ANZSPM 2024 Biennial Conference

ANZSPM 2024 Biennial Conference

30 Years of Palliative Medicine: Constructing, Challenging, Transforming

4 days with international and national plenary speakers, workshops, invited and offered papers and posters, a trainee day and satellite sessions - all surrounded with fun, fellowship and learning.

When: Thu 5 September - Sun 8 September, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By: Australia New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine

Where: National Wine Centre Adelaide

Cost: $1,430 (inc. GST)

Geriatric Forensic Medicine Workshop

Geriatric Forensic Medicine Workshop

More information to come

The workshop will explore important clinical forensic medical issues relevant to older people. A diagnosis of dementia or a physical impairment does not automatically signify a patient should lose their licence, but it does herald the need for notification to the licensing authority and an assessment of fitness to drive.

 

When: Fri 20 September, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By: The Communiques Australia Inc

Where: Online

McGill International Palliative Care Congress

McGill International Palliative Care Congress

For the 24th edition of the Congress, the organising committee anticipate many opportunities to connect, exchange, collaborate and enjoy all the pleasures that Montréal offers. With a blockbuster pre-conference workshop, day-long topical seminars, transformative plenary sessions and rigorous research from around the world.

When: Tue 15 October - Fri 18 October, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By: McGill University

Where: Palais des Congres de Montreal Convention Centre

Voluntary Assisted Dying Conference

Voluntary Assisted Dying Conference

The conference will have a research focus and partner with QUT's Australian Centre for Health Law Research.

When: Mon 28 October - Tue 29 October, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By: VADANZ and Go Gentle Australia

Where: Brisbane

Advance Care Planning National Symposium

Advance Care Planning National Symposium

More information including ticket sales coming soon

When: Fri 8 November , 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By: Advance Care Planning Australia

Where: Adelaide City Hall

EPC Foundations: Fast-Track Training for Palliative Care Professionals

EPC Foundations: Fast-Track Training for Palliative Care Professionals

This 9  day course runs over several weeks (November 12-15, 18-22 and 26-29) and is specifically designed to accelerate the journey of new palliative care nursing and allied health professionals from novice to advanced beginner. The comprehensive, multidisciplinary and streamlined education program aims to equip participants with the skills and confidence needed to deliver safe and proficient community palliative care.

When: Tue 12 November , 8:45am - 5:00pm

Presented By: Eastern Palliative Care Assoc. Inc.

Where: Eastern Palliative Care Training Room

Cost: $3,190 (inc. GST)

35th International Symposium on ALS/MND

35th International Symposium on ALS/MND

The key to defeating MND lies in fostering strong collaboration between leading researchers and sharing new understanding of the disease as rapidly as possible. This was the MND Association’s rationale behind creating the International Symposium on ALS/MND. Each year, the Symposium attracts over 1,000 delegates, representing the energy and dynamism of the global MND research community. It is the largest medical and scientific conference specific to MND/ALS and is the premier event in the MND research calendar on the latest advances in research and clinical management.

When: Fri 6 December - Sun 8 December, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Presented By:

Where: Online

Cost: $200 (inc. GST)