Meet the 19OPCC Committees

The Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (19OPCC) is run by the industry, for the industry. Hosted by Palliative Care Australia (PCA) and supported by Hospice New Zealand and the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC).

Both the Executive Committee and the Program Committee is formed by the leaders in palliative care within Australia, New Zealand and from supporting international bodies who hold extensive experience across the various disciplines in the healthcare industry. Their insights ensure that the biannual conference is always relevant, comprehensive and timely. It is with their support that APCC (formally the Australian Palliative Care Conference) and now 19OPCC, remains a leading international forum for everyone involved palliative care and end-of-life care, management and delivery.

19OPCC

Executive Committee

Dr Jane Fischer

Chair, 19OPCC Executive Committee
Chair, Palliative Care Australia
General Manager & Medical Director, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem

Dr Moira O'Connor

19OPCC Executive Committee
Director, Palliative Care Australia
Board, Palliative Care WA
Senior Research Fellow, School of Psychology, Curtin University

Dr Elissa Campbell

Co-Chair, 19OPCC Program Committee
19OPCC Executive Committee
President, Palliative Care WA
Geriatrician and Palliative Care Physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospial WA

Lana Glogowski

19OPCC Executive Committee
Executive Officer, Palliative Care WA

Jacqui Murkins

19OPCC Executive Committee & Program Manager
National Events & Partnerships Manager
Palliative Care Australia

Emily Chee

19OPCC Events Manager
Events Manager, Encanta Event Management

19OPCC

Program Committee

Helen Walker

Co-Chair, 19OPCC Program Committee
Board, Palliative Care Australia
Board, Palliative Care SA
Nurse Unit Manager, Laurel Hospice, Flinders Medical Centre

Dr Elissa Campbell

Co-Chair, 19OPCC Program Committee
President, Palliative Care WA
Geriatrician and Palliative Care Physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospial WA

Jacqui Murkins

19OPCC Executive Committee & Program Manager
National Events & Partnerships Manager
Palliative Care Australia

Amanda Bolleter

Program Manager, Palliative Care
WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network
Department of Health WA

Shannon Calvert

Lived Experience Advocate & Advisor
Vice President, Palliative Care WA

Marita Cowie

Chief Executive Officer
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

Prof. Neil Drew

Professor and Director
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Edith Cowan University

Dr Annie Dullow

Director, Palliative Care
The Australian Government Department of Health

Christopher Hall

Chief Executive Officer
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Dr Anthony Herbert

Director of the Paediatric Palliative Care Service
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Prof. Peter Hudson

Director, Centre for Palliative Care
St Vincent’s Hospital & Collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne

Prof. Rod MacLeod MNZM

Senior Staff Specialist, HammondCare
Conjoint Professor in Palliative Care, School of Medicine University of Sydney 
Honorary Clinical Professor, University of Auckland
Representing Hospice New Zealand

Zoe Mitchell

Senior Social Worker, Palliative Care
Fiona Stanley Hospital
Board Member, Palliative Care WA

Prof. Jane Phillips

Professor Palliative Nursing, University of Technology Sydney
President, Palliative Care Nurses Association (PCNA)
Director, IMPACCT – Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation

Prof. Bruce Rumbold OAM

Director, Palliative Care Unit
School of Psychology & Public Health
La Trobe University

Prof. Jennifer Tieman

Matthew Flinders Fellow, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University
Director, CareSearch Palliative and Supportive Services

Alison Verhoeven

Chief Executive Officer
Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA)

David Yassa

Proprietor, Barone Pharmacy
Representing The Pharmacy Guild of Australia

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