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2015 ADVANCE CARE PLANNING & END OF LIFE CARE NATIONAL CONFERENCE, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA

Thank you for your support - we had a fantastic response to this year's two events being held "back to back", offering up to 40 speakers, 20 hours of education and networking, and peer-reviewed poster displays over two days,

The events were for anyone interested in advance care planning and end of life care, designed to appeal not only to medical, nursing, clinical and health workers, but academic, community, government, legal and financial planning interests as well.

The National Conference activities are Advance Care Planning Australia initiatives delivered by Austin Health, aimed at offering premier resources for national collaboration.

PROGRAM & SPEAKERS

For further information on the program or copies of materials relating to presentations, participants are asked to contact authors directly by the check this page.

WINNER OF THE 2015 MARION SEAL ORATION AWARD

The late Marion Seal, RN, BN, was a well known Respecting Patient Choices Project Nurse Manager at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia. Throughout her career Ms Seal was a tireless advocate for voiceless patients in silent suffering dedicated to improving choice and dignity in death.  This special award inaugurated in 2014 is to encourage developments most likely to lead to improved practice and outcomes in advance care planning, selected from nominated abstracts by the Scientific Committee.

The 2015 winner is Dr Heather Davey, Manager Clinical Ethics and Policy, Office of the Chief Health Officer, New South Wales Ministry of Health, for the presentation "“Dignity, Respect and Choice: Advance Care Planning for End of Life for People with Mental Illness” (co authors Julie Letts, Rod McKay, Esther Cho, Angela Koutoulas and the Advance Care Planning for End of Life Care in Mental Health Settings Working Group).  For information on the content of the oration contact the author direct by email here.

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

If as a registered participant you require a Certificate of Attendance for Continuing Medical Education points, please email acp@austin.org.au directly and we will forward you a certifcate in pdf format.

CONTACT US & STAY IN TOUCH

We will be back in November 2016 with specific dates announced soon - for anything with regard to this or future National Conferences contact us by email or telephone the Secretariat on (03) 9496 5660 during office hours. To stay in touch you can also: