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Advance Care Planning Conference

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We’d like to thank all the great speakers and attendees who contributed to the informed, empassioned and considerate discussions at the 2016 Advance Care Planning Conference. The event brought together clinicians, therapists and palliative care providers to discuss the process, systems and management needed to ensure patients have greater choice and control in terms of their support needs, treatment goals and options while in critical and chronic care.

Focusing on the patient journey to include discussions on palliative care and end-of-life management, topics included:

  • Identifying and communicating patient established goals
  • Latest strategies to recognise, respond and manage the acute patient in clinical deterioration
  • Enhancing quality care
  • Improving systems and organisation change
  • Family engagement strategies
  • Electronic tools to assist with care management

Speakers included:

  • PD. Dr. Tanja Krones, Head Clinical Ethics, University Hospital Zürich
  • Professor Richard Chye, Head of Palliative Care, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
  • Molly Carlile AM, FACN, FAICD, Deathtalker®, National Ambassador for Dying to Know Day
  • A/Prof Bernadette Richards, Director Post-Graduate Coursework Programmes, Deputy Director, Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law & Religion (RUSSLR) Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide and President, Australasian Association of Bioethics & Health Law (AABHL)
  • A/Prof Tuly Rosenfeld, Specialist Geriatrician, National Care Management
  • A/Prof Arthas Flabouris, Staff Specialist, Intensive Care Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Meagan-Jane Adams, ACP Coordinator, Bendigo Health
  • Karen Kumar, Partner, Hicksons Lawyers
  • Professor Liz Reymond, Deputy Director, Metro South Palliative Care Service
  • Dr Leyton Miller, Advance Care Planning Registrar, Metro South Palliative Care Service
  • Karen Long, Advance Care Planning Facilitator, Clinical Specialty Nurse, Counties Manukau, Health New Zealand
  • Jacqueline Schmidt-Busby, Project Manager, Ko Awatea, Health System Innovation and Improvement, Middlemore Hospital, New Zealand
  • Xanthe Sansome, Advance Care Planning Project Manager, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Queensland

To view presentations from the 2016 Advance Care Planning conference, visit

when & where

30 - 31 Oct 2016


Still have a question?

Lisa Hedlund
Conference Producer
+61 (02) 9080 4058

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

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