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Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2021
Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2021

Continuing Professional Development Scholarships

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is delighted to launch a new scholarship program that will see over 100 scholarship recipients attend this year's virtual Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (21OPCC) in September. 

The three-day biennial event is PCA's official conference and is considered the pre-eminent event for all those passionate about palliative and end-of-life care.

This year's theme Invest, Challenge, Change will focus on opportunities for the palliative care workforce to learn, grow, and be inspired.

Scholarship recipients will receive a full registration to attend all sessions at the virtual conference, offering access to peer-reviewed content, networking, and connection to sector opportunities. Successful applicants will also receive 12-month access to the event post-conference.

The 21OPCC continuing professional development (CPD) scholarships are offered to those from the palliative care sector, along with other health-related sectors, including; aged care and/or those working with people over 65 years of age (50 if Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander), GP’s, nurses, allied health, Indigenous health, diverse needs groups, carers, and volunteers, who may not have the opportunity to support their own registration.

The 21OPCC scholarships would not be possible without the significant support of the Australian Government Department of Health together with additional support from End-of-Life Essentials and other valued sponsors.

Scholarship applications close on Monday, 5 July 2021 | Applicants will be notified the week commencing 19 July 2021

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These continuing professional development (CPD) scholarships aim to provide important development opportunities for people dedicated to palliative and end-of-life care who may not have the opportunity to support their own registration.

PCA welcomes applications from those currently employed or studying in Australia as a health professional or aged care worker in the aged care sector, and/or working with people over 65 years of age (50 if Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander). Those working in; nursing, personal care, allied health, Indigenous health, hospice and hospitals, paediatric palliative care, consumers, diverse needs groups, rural and remote health and volunteers/carers.


This year, PCA are trialling a new initiative offering a limited number of group scholarships for small organisations or groups who may not otherwise be able to attend the conference. The initiative aims to develop a community of practice within a care setting and encourage discussion, engagement, and collaboration. Each group receives five (5) full registrations to the virtual event and will be encouraged to provide feedback and interaction with Palliative Care Australia.

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