Palliative Care Tasmania has put together an engaging and challenging two day Conference program. Join us for 2 days that will feature expert national and international speakers, quality engagement and specialist content. You will gain valuable insights focusing on innovative clinical developments, best practice, education and research.

Thursday 17th November

9:00am Welcome
Jane LonghurstMaster of Ceremonies
9:15am – 9:30am Welcome to Country
9:30am – 9:40am Official Welcome
Colleen Johnstone
Chief Executive Officer, Palliative Care Tasmania
9:40am – 9:55am Official Opening of the 2022 Palliative Care Tasmania Conference
Premier of Tasmania, Hon Jeremy Rockliff
9:55am – 10:40 Keynote Address 1
Quality of Life and Our Lens of Optimism
Dr Leeroy William
Clinical Director, Supportive and Palliative Care Service, Eastern Health Clinical School
10:40am – 11:10am MORNING REFRESHMENTS
11:15am – 12:00pm Keynote Address 2
The Impact of LGBTQIA-Inclusive Palliative Care on Quality of Life: A Personal & Professional Perspective
Kimberley D Acquaviva
Betty Norman Norris Endowed Professor, University of Virginia School of Nursing, United States of America
12:00pm – 12:10pm Louise Mollross, Executive Commissioner of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Commission
12:10pm – 12:45pm Keynote Address 3
Improving Quality of Life through Lantern’s Epicure Rating
Cherie Hugo, Founder, The Lantern Project
12:45pm– 1:30pm LUNCH & TRADE DISPLAY
1:30pm – 3:00pm Concurrent Sessions 
Time Plenary Hall
Tasman A
Tasman B
1:30pm – 2:00pm Delivering palliative care on Country for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people using caring@home resources
Kathryn Hooper
caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families project – a National Palliative Care Project
Communities of care in Tasmania: what are the possibilities?
Sharon Andrews
University of Tasmania
Quality Beyond Cure: The Complete Prescription
Eric Fairbank
Warrnambool & District Community Hospice
Do you see me? The experience of being LGBTIQ+ in a Palliative Care setting
Olivia Hogarth, Working It Out
Hannah Morgan, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
Jon DeLaine, Tasmanian Health Service
Jennifer Line

2:00pm – 2:30pm Healthy Dying for people with Disability – ‘Communicating for end of life – a toolkit’
Laura Nichols
Li-Ve Tasmania
Barriers and Enablers to Providing Effective Rural Community Palliative Care: Research by Final-year Medical Students
Rosemary Ramsay (on behalf of Jemima Hutchins, Isabella Murray and Judi Walker)
University of Tasmania
Red Centre to Cradle Coast – A Palliative Care Perspective
Martina Cotton
Tasmanian Health Service
Parenting through Bereavement
Shae Chester
Canteen Australia

2:30pm – 3:00pm The role of volunteers in Palliative Care
Leanne Barton, NW Hospice Care Association
Lois Berry, Tasmanian Health Service
Supplementing SPARTA – Palliative Care ECHO, Telementoring Palliative Care Education for Primary Healthcare Professionals
Helen Moyra Haydon
The University of Queensland
Palliative Care and Paramedic Practice
Laura Woods
Ambulance Tasmania
Leo’s Place – An Innovative, Non-Clinical, Palliative Care Respite House
Tracy Gillard
Palliative Care ACT

3:30pm – 4:05pm Keynote Address 4
End of the Rainbow: Inclusive palliative care for older LGBTIQ+ people
Hannah Morgan
National Palliative Care Coordinator, LGBTIQ+ Palliative,
4:05pm – 4:40pm Keynote Address 5
Bear Cottage: patient, family, community
Miranda Harry, Social Worker, Bear Cottage & Nicole Armitage, Staff Specialist, Bear Cottage
4:40pm – 4:50pm Wrap up and close of Day 1
5:00pm – 6:00pm HAPPY HOUR & TRADE DISPLAY

Friday 18th November

8:55am – 9:15am Welcome to Day 2
Jane Longhurst
9:15 – 9:25am Buddhist approach to death
Master Wang Xin De,
Buddhist Spiritual Leader
9:25am – 10:00am Keynote Address 6
Hope in the Face of Serious Illness: The Truths Behind the Myths About Palliative Care
Dr Steven Z Pantilat
Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care, University of California San Francisco
10:00am – 10:35am Keynote Address 7
Advance care planning in people over 85 years: what it tells us about their quality of life
Rebecca Taylor
National Program Manager – Education, Advance Care Planning Australia
11:00am – 12:30pm Concurrent Sessions
Time Plenary Hall
Tasman A
Tasman B
11:00pm – 11:30pm The Mallon Model: supporting home-based care without carer burnout
Annetta Mallon
Gentle Death Education and Planning
Developing a Rapid Assessment Team at Banksia Palliative Care.
Kylie Johnson
Banksia Palliative Care Service
Touchpoint; Do everyday clinicians guide patients towards a healthy approach to early Palliative care?
Rachel Bilton-Simek
ACT Health & Calvary Public Hospital Bruce – Clare Holland House
The new Tasmanian Advance Care Directive Legislation

Working It Out

11:30am – 12:00pm A Natural End
Rebecca Lyons
Natural Death Advocacy Network, Australian Home Funeral Alliance
Utilising a Track and Trigger approach to client assessment
Sally Brown and Kylie Johnson
Banksia Palliative Care Service
Dying Gracefully: Improving the quality of palliative care in RACFs through the CPCiAC (Comprehensive Palliative Care in Aged Care) Project
Shampa Sinha
Royal Hobart Hospital
Informal carer of someone with life-limiting illness
Angela Smith
Care2Serve & Carers Tasmania

12:00pm – 12:30pm Answering the hard questions…
Helen Callanan
Preparing the Way – End of Life Doula Education and Services
PACOP introduces PROMs into aged care for resident centred symptom monitoring – Getting ‘SASsy’ with assessment
Janelle White and Laura Bryce
Palliative Aged Care Outcomes Program
Biopsychosocial supportive model of care for people with Upper Gastro Intestinal Cancer: PanSupport
David Menzies
Pancare Foundation
Supporting carers to keep people at home – the Client and Carer Support Program
Sally Brown
Banksia Palliative Care Service

12:30pm – 1:30pm LUNCH & TRADE DISPLAY
1:30pm – 2:00pm Keynote Address 8
Caring for self and for others: Experiences of frontline health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dr Sophie Lewis
Senior Lecturer, The University of Sydney
2:00pm – 2:30pm Keynote Address 9
The forgotten mourners – Effects of bereavement on older people’s quality of life
Dr Lidia Engel, Senior Research Fellow, Monash University & Honorary Fellow, National Ageing Research Institute, & Dr Katrin Gerber, Research Fellow, National Ageing Research Institute
2:30pm – 2:40pm Sponsor address
2:40pm – 3:10pm Keynote Address 10
Promoting optimal quality of life at end of life in aged care
Prof Claire Johnson
National Director, Palliative Aged Care Outcomes Program (PACOP), Australian Health Services Research Institute
3:10pm – 3:40pm Keynote Address 11
Aged care evolution – Equipping our workforce to better meet community expectations for a quality life in aged care
Sarah McLelland
Interim CEO, the Aged Care Workforce Industry Council
3:40pm – 3:50pm Close of 2022 Palliative Care Tasmanian Conference

*The program may be subject to change without prior notice