Dialog Box

PCV Palliative Care & Aged Care Conference

Partnership in Action

9:00AM - 4:15PM Monday 20th May 2024
Carson Conference Centre, ANMF, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, VIC
We invite professionals and volunteers from the palliative care and aged care sector to join us at this conference, a key event during National Palliative Care Week, focusing on the theme: Partnership in Action.

This conference will explore best practices in collaboration between palliative care and aged care services, fostering a more seamless and supportive experience for patients and their families.

We are looking forward to this opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable insights into collaborative best practices.
  • Learn from leading experts in palliative and aged care.
  • Network with colleagues and build stronger connections within the field.

Download the Conference Program 

Speakers & Program

We are excited to announce the packed list of speakers and topics for our marquee event during National Palliative Care Week. Highlighted by keynote presentations from Dr. Louise Mahler and Dr. Patrick Steele, we are thoroughly looking forward to this opportunity to discuss Partnership in Action.

As a Palliative Care Consultant with an interest in research and Dementia, Dr. Steele will deliver the first keynote address which will set the scene for the day to come. Dr. Mahler will present the second keynote address, delving into the power of effective communication.

  • 9:00am – Welcome
  • 9:15am – Welcome to Country
  • 9:30am – Culturally Safe and appropriate, trauma-informed, holistic and high-quality care: Addressing the gaps in policy and practice
  • 10:00am – Guest Musical Performance
  • 10:20am – Morning Tea
  • 10:45am – Dr. Patrick Steele - ‘The Tapestry of Care: Weaving Dignity and Support for Our Aging Population’
  • 11:30am - Introduction to the Dignified & Respectful Decisions Project
  • 11:50am - Presentation of Noala Flynn AM Award for Excellence in Palliative Care Nursing
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Volunteering Partnerships - promoting palliative care volunteering
  • 1:15pm – Improving Disability and Palliative Care Partnerships
  • 1:30pm – Workshop (See topics below)
  • 2:30 pm – Afternoon Tea
  • 3:00pm – Partnerships in Action
  • 3:20pm – Dr. Louise Mahler – ‘Gravitas - The missing ingredient of leadership’
  • 4:20pm - Close

The event will feature workshops on the topics of:

  • Aboriginal workforce expertise driving best practice in Cultural care planning and delivery
  • Estimating time to death in the final hours to ensure No One Dies Alone (NODA): Development and testing of the Guide for Recognising Active Dying (GRAD)
  • Journeying together: exploring End of Life Doula practices
  • Multicultural/faith LGBTQIA+ communities: Creating inclusive services
  • Palliative Care in the Aged Care Home: The value of shared decision-making

Getting to the venue

Carson Conference Centre, ANMF, 535 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

Public Transport

No 19 Tram (North Coburg – Flinders Street Station) Stop 7 Queen Victoria Market
No 59 Tram (Airport West – Flinders Street Station) Stop 7 Queen Victoria Market

Car Parking

Queen Victoria Market - undercover or open air
Secure Parking - 440 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne