This draft Programme will be updated as speakers and sessions are confirmed.

Thursday 8 November

Pre-conference workshops

There will be a number of pre-conference workshops focusing on topics and issues that may be of interest to conference attendees who may be new to palliative care – or coming to this specialist field from another specialty. We are planning these workshops to be interactive and engaging. We will have more information on the workshops in coming days, including cost, facilitators and timing.

Communication - the heart and mind of the matterKathleen Wurth and Nilda Miranda, Palliative Care CNCs.
Let's talk about basic drugs in palliative careDr Greg Barclay and Dr Zivai Nangati
Good Grief: An introduction to Grief and BereavementKristen Bindley, Bereavement Counsellor, Supportive and Palliative Care
You don't always need the Palliative Care Team: Last Days of Life ToolkitJoanne Davis, End of Life Care Coordinator
5.00 - 5.30pmPCNSW AGM
6.00pm - 8.00pmWelcome Reception and Registration including:
PCNSW President's WelcomeProfessor Deb Parker
Mayor of Kiama welcome
Mark Honey
Music and Croquet on the lawns

Friday 9 November

StartEnd SessionRoom
7.00am7.45amTai Chi on the beach
8.00am8.45am      Registrations open  Foyer
8.45am8.50am       PCNSW Executive Officer’s Welcome, Linda HansenPlenary
8.50am8.55am       Day 1 Welcome addressPlenary
8.55am9.10am       Welcome to CountryPlenary
9.10am9.20am       Minister’s welcomePlenary
9.20am 10.10am     Keynote Address 1 – Professor Deb Parker, Acting President, PCNSWPlenary
10.10am10.40am  Morning Tea  Foyer
10.40am11.40pm   Keynote Address 2 – Dr Robert Twycross: Palliative Sedation and Euthanasia Plenary
11.40pm12.10pm   Keynote Address 3 – Dr Michael Barbato: Dying: Opening to the MysteryPlenary
12.10pm12.30pm    QuestionsPlenary
12.30pm1.30pm     Lunch and Poster judgingFoyer
1.30pm2.30pm       Afternoon workshops and concurrent sessionsVarious
2.30pm3.00pm       Afternoon TeaFoyer
3.00pm3.45pm       Keynote Address 3  TBCPlenary
3.45pm4.30pm       Cultural Q&A PanelPlenary
4.30pm    Day 1 ClosePlenary
6.30pm    Pre dinner drinks followed by Gala DinnerPlenary

Saturday 10 November

startend sessionroom
7.00am7.45amTai Chi on the beach
7.30am8.30am      Clinical Breakfast: Prescribing Medicinal CannabisTBC
8:00am8.50am      Registrations OpenFoyer
8.50am9.00am       Day 2 welcomePlenary
9.00am9.45am       Keynote Address 3 - Dr Judith Lacey: Medicinal Cannabis (TBC)Plenary
9.45am10.30am     Keynote Address 4  - Dr Kathy Eagar: Decisions at End of Life: Palliative Care, Euthanasia and other End of Life decisionsPlenary
10.30am11.00am   Morning TeaFoyer
11.00am12.30pm   Morning Workshops and Concurrent SessionsVarious
12.30pm1.30pm     Lunch and poster judgingFoyer
1.30pm2.30pm       Afternoon Workshops and Concurrent SessionsVarious
2.30pm3.00pm       Afternoon TeaPlenary
3.00pm3.30pm       Keynote Address 5 - Dr Joanne Doran - Palliative Care then and nowPlenary
3.30pm4.15pm       Panel - Riding the WavesPlenary
4.25pm4.30pm       Conference Close Plenary
5.00pmlate             Post-conference drinksSebel