12th Australian Palliative Care Conference

APCC20133 to 6 September 2013 @ National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia

Professor Patsy Yates, Chair of the Conference Executive Committee invites you to the 12th Australian Palliative Care Conference.  Palliative Care – everyone’s business will bring together over 700 delegates from across Australia and the world to explore the importance of palliative care in all its dimensions.  Clinicians, researchers, volunteers, allied health practitioners, educators, carers and all those who have a passion for palliative care will share best practice, hear the latest research, be challenged by keynote speakers and build valuable networks.

Abstract submission will be opened on 18 February 2013.  Please refer to their official website at APCC 2013 for more information on abstract submission and registration.  The Conference Secretariat can be contacted at apcc2013@dcconferences.com.au.

Multi-Professional Week in Palliative Care, September 2013

St Christopher's Hospice16 to 20 September 2013 @ St Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK

This established course, led by St Christopher’s Hospice staff, provides an opportunity for health and social care professionals from a variety of settings and countries to work together on exploring the key principles of palliative care and multi-professional working.  It will enable members to develop greater confidence in the practice of their palliative care skills within their own clinical areas and in multi-professional teams.

Learning outcomes will be: to consider the core principles and elements of palliative care; to appreciate multi-professional working in theory and team dynamics; and to explore the working practices of palliative and end of life care from a multi-professional perspective.

More details and registration can be obtained from their website here at St Christopher’s Hospice.

Chinese Day at St Christopher’s Hospice

St Christopher's Hospice7 June 2013 @ St Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK

In response to the increasing demand from clinical staff in China for training in modern palliative care, this is an invitation for colleagues to visit St Christopher’s and to learn how the original vision and values of hospice care of Cicely Saunders have developed into cutting edge end of life care services. St Christopher’s has undergone substantial changes in the delivery of its services, developing its care, education and research programmes as a ‘hub’ for the communities it serves: local people, patients and professionals nationally and internationally.

There are several innovations in clinical care which will be presented on this day, including the transformation of home and day care practice, outcome measures, social, spiritual, psychological and rehabilitation approaches and practice with children and families. There will presentations by senior members of staff and the day will include a tour of St Christopher’s.  To register, please visit their website here.