7-13 September 2021

Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2021

In September 2021 the palliative care sector will gather in the beautiful location of Sydney, Australia for the 2021 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference #21OPCC, formerly the Australian Palliative Care Conference.

Proudly hosted by Palliative Care Australia, the Conference will attract the decision makers of today, the future leaders of tomorrow, policy influencers and those involved in the latest research and thinking about palliative care and end of life care on a national and international scale. The 2021 conference will be held at International Convention Centre, in Sydney from 7 – 10 September 2021.

Since its launch 30 years ago, our conference has provided a curated program that informs and inspires professionals, volunteers and consumers. You will meet clinicians, researchers, allied health practitioners, educators, carers and more who have a passion for palliative care.


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Key Dates

  • Sept-Nov 2020Workshop EOI Open
  • Oct 2020 - Jan 2021Call for abstracts open
  • Oct 2020Registration Open
  • Mar 2021Program released
  • May 2021Early-bird closes
  • 7-10 Sept 2021Onsite @ #21OPCC

*Please note dates are subject to change at the discretion of the Organising Committee

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Meet the 2021 hosts

Palliative Care Australia

Palliative Care Australia is the national peak body for palliative care and represents all those who work towards providing high quality palliative care for all Australians. Working closely with consumers, our Member Organisations and the palliative care workforce, we aim to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care.

Palliative Care Australia believes that quality palliative care occurs when there is result of a strong network of care. This requires collaboration between palliative care providers, primary generalist and specialist care provides, support care providers and the community.

Palliative Care NSW

Palliative Care NSW (PCNSW) is a not-for-profit NGO representing the interests of healthcare professionals who work in Palliative Care in either a specialist or primary care capacity, people with a life-limiting illness, and their carers. We are the peak body for Palliative Care in NSW.

Palliative Care NSW members and community PCNSW is part of a professional and compassionate health community. We support our professional community and the general community with events and educational opportunities:
• National Palliative Care Week events
• Professional Education Day
• Community Forums around the state
• Information and support through online portals and communications
• Biennial state conference
• Palliative Care Volunteer Services Support Programme.

Sydney, Australia

Home to 21OPCC

From spectacular Sydney Harbour and idyllic beaches to the marvellous creativity of the Sydney Opera House, dazzling entertainment and fascinating heritage, Sydney is home to some of the world’s most iconic attractions and events. 21OPCC is a magnificent time to explore the wonder of Sydney, Australia.

International Convention Centre, Sydney

Experience a world class conference, at a world class venue. ICC Sydney is at the heart of its very own Sydney Harbour waterfront precinct, set amongst green spaces, restaurants, retail and a vibrant public domain on Darling Harbour, yet is only a short walk to Australia’s largest CBD and surrounding university and cultural quarters.

Start planning for an extended holiday today!


  • The best conference I have ever attended

    19OPCC Delegate
  • ….a truly great conference. I have attended several conferences in my postgraduate student life and the 17APCC was absolutely THE BEST one!

    APPC17 Delegate
  • It was an excellent week and the wide range of presentation topics were excellent and very informative for a health professional. Thank you!

    APPC17 Delegate
  • It was a life and career changing experience for me. Very much a valued experience that has encouraged me to advocate for better palliative care for residents.

    APPC17 Delegate
  • This was the most impressive conference and delivered at a very high standard. Keep up the
    excellent work. Congratulations!

    19OPCC Delegate
  • Thank you very much, my knowledge basket (Kite)is full once again, and I will be taking the next few weeks to process all of the wonderful learning’s so I can share them with my colleagues and with the people I work with.

    19OPCC Delegate
  • It was an excellent week and the wide range of presentation topics were excellent and very informative for a health professional.

    APPC17 Delegate
  • Was an unexpectedly excellent conference.

    APPC17 Delegate
  • I feel enthused, uplifted and energised and have already put some of the ideas I heard into practice.

    APPC17 Delegate
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