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Nepean Blue Mountains 28th Annual Supportive & Palliative Care Conference



Chairman's Lounge Panther Pepper Stadium Ransley Street, Penrith, NSW 2750

This year's conference theme Exploring New Horizons in Supportive and Palliative Care seeks to consider burgeoning concepts and models of care that will inform our palliative care practice into the future. As always, this conference will bring together a range of guest speakers to engage with the audience on a variety of interesting and inspiring topics such as compassionate communities; supportive models of care; palliative care for malignant and non-malignant illness; reflective practice; and much more.


0845 - 0900 Welcome to Country and Opening Address

0900 –1000 Building compassionate communities through our work in palliative care: Developing our practices Kerrie Noonan, The Groundswell Project

1000 –1030 The use of NSW Ambulance Adult Palliative Care Plans and Extended Care Paramedics in Palliative Care Michelle Shiel and EOL Co-ordinator, NSW Ambulance

1030 -1100 Morning Tea

1100 -1130 Chronic Care Update: Palliative Care and Dying with Chronic Heart Failure Andrew Joseph, Heart Failure CNC, NBMLHD

1130 -1200 Supporting adolescents and young adults who are impacted by cancer Jerushah Connell, CanTeen Australia

1200- 1230 Cancer Care Update: Immunotherapies Dr Jenny Shannon, Nepean Cancer Care Centre

1230 -1330 Lunch

1330 -1400 Palliative Care Symptom Update: Demoralisation Dr Cathy Mason, Nepean Cancer Care Centre

1400 –1430 Supportive and Palliative Care in Adolescents and Young Adults Dr Amanda Fernando, St Joseph's Hospital and Liverpool Hospital

1430– 1445 Afternoon tea

1445-1515 Renal Supportive Care Rebecca Johnston CNC and Dr Michael Noel, Renal Supportive Care Team, Western Renal Service

1515 -1600 How did caring for a dying relative change my professional palliative care practice? Kathleen Wurth, CNC Palliative Care Port Kembla; Monica Vince, Community Nurse Lawson; Patricia Edwards,Community Nurse Lemongrove.

1600-1630 Closing address and conference evaluation

Register here:  Price is $140 per person until 26 May 2017