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Dr Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau
Opening Keynote (via video from Geneva Switzerland)

Advisor, Service Delivery and Safety (SDS), World Health Organization (WHO)

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Dr Christian Ntizimira (Rwanda)
International Human Rights Keynote Speaker

Masters Candidate, Harvard Medical School (Global Health and Social Medicine); City Manager, Kigali, C/Can 2025, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC); 2018 Policy/advocacy Champion Award, World Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA)

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Dr Jordan Nguyen
Closing Evolving Technology Keynote Speaker

Internationally renowned engineer for humanity
Designer of life-changing technologies that are intelligent, futuristic and inclusive.

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Prof Fran Baum AO
Social Determinants of Health - Keynote Speaker & Panel Facilitator

Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Director of the Southgate Institute of Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University. 

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Briony Lyle
Lived Experience Speaker

Mother of two and wife of Jarrod Lyle, a champion Australian Professional Golfer who died from cancer in August 2018.

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Naomi Mason
Ian Maddocks Guest Lecture

Grief and Bereavement Consultant, East Hume Palliative Care Consultancy Service, Albury Wodonga Health

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Liliana De Lima (USA)
Plenary Panellist: Palliative care is a human right!

Executive Director, International Association of Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC)

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Mary Schumacher (NZ)
Plenary Panellist - The Pacific Power

Chief Executive of Hospice New Zealand

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Margaret Leong (Fiji)
Plenary Panellist - The Pacific Power

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Fiji & Acting Chair of  South Pacific Chief Nursing Officers’ Alliance (SPCNMOA)

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Michele Rumsey
Plenary Panellist - Pacific Power Excellence

Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development

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Kerrie Fitzpatrick
Lived Experience Speaker

Clinical Nurse Specialist at Goulburn Valley Hospice Care in Shepparton Victoria

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Lorna Hurst
Lived Experience Speaker

Development Officer, Health Department of Western Australia

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Dr Roslie Shaw OAM
Plenary Panellist - 2030 Panel: Oceans of Opportunities – How do we make it happen?

Dr Rosalie Shaw OAM is a Palliative Care Consultant and former Executive Director of Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network 1999 – 2009. 

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Hannah Mann
Plenary Panellist - 2030 Panel: Oceans of Opportunities – How do we make it happen?

Managing Partner, Kimberley Pharmacy Services

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Dr Joanne Doran
Plenary Panellist - 2030 Panel: Oceans of Opportunities – How do we make it happen?

Palliative Medicine Consultant, Gold Coast Health Service & Honorary Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bond University   

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Rohan Greenland
Plenary Panellist - 2030 Panel: Oceans of Opportunities – How do we make it happen?

Rohan Greenland is the Chief Executive Officer of Palliative Care Australia 

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Maria Osman
Plenary Panellist - Palliative care is a human right!

Board, The Humanitarian Group; Member of WA’s Ministerial Expert Panel on VAD; former Executive Director of Western Australia’s Office of Multicultural Interests and Office for Women’s Policy

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Dr Frank Brennan
Plenary Panellist - Palliative care is a human right!

Palliative Care Lawyer and Palliative Care Physician, Calvary, St George and Sutherland Hospitals

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Prof Lindy Willmott
Plenary Panellist - Ethical challenges and their impact on palliative care

Australian Centre for Health Law Research; Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology and Palliative Care Australia Board Member

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Samantha Jenkinson
Plenary Panellist - Ethical challenges and their impact on palliative care

Member of WA’s Ministerial Expert Panel; Executive Director, People with Disabilities

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Dr Chi Li
Plenary Panellist - Ethical challenges and their impact on palliative care

 Palliative Care Physician, Alfred Health and Albury Wodonga

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Dr Harry Nespolon
Plenary Panellist - Ethical challenges and their impact on palliative care

President, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

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Prof Deborah Parker
Facilitating the Panel - Oceans of Opportunities: Living, Ageing and Dying with Dementia

Professor of Aged Care (Dementia), Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Maree McCabe
Plenary Panellist - Oceans of Opportunities: Living, ageing and dying with Dementia

CEO, Dementia Australia

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Marie Alford
Plenary Panellist - Oceans of Opportunities: Living, ageing and dying with Dementia

Head of Business Development, Dementia Centre

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Dr Craig Sinclair
Plenary Panellist - Oceans of Opportunities: Living, ageing and dying with Dementia

Researcher, Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, UNSW

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Helen Lalara
Plenary Panellist - Advance care plans on Groote Eylandt, Top End NT

Senior Aboriginal Health Practitioner and Senior Anindilyakwa woman from Angurugu, NT
Angurugu Health Centre & Milyakburra Health Centre

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Jenni Langrell
Plenary Panellist - Advance care plans on Groote Eylandt, Top End NT

Registered Nurse, Midwife and Primary Health Care Manager at Angurugu and Milyakburra Health Centres, NT

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Confirmed Workshop Presenters

Dr Christina Puchalski (USA)
Workshop: Interprofessional Spiritual Care Education Curriculum (ISPEC)

Co-Director, ISPEC; Founder and Director, The George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWish) and Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University

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Greg Adams (USA)
Workshop: Dealing with Complexity in Children’s Palliative care

 Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and coordinates the Center for Good Mourning

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Dr Ross Drake (NZ)
Workshop: dealing with complexity in children’s palliative care

Clinical Lead, Paediatric Palliative Care (PPC) and Complex Pain Services at Starship Children’s Hospital

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Liliana De Lima (USA)
Workshop: International Collaboration

Executive Director, International Association of Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC)

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Dr Ebtesam Ahmed (USA)
Workshop: International Collaboration

Professor of Pharmacy, St. Johns University in New York and IAHPC Board Member

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Mary Callaway MME (USA)
Workshop: International Collaboration

Board Director, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC)

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Dr Bruce Rumbold OAM
Workshop: Public Health approach to Palliative Care (PHPC)

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

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Andrea Grindrod
Workshop: Public Health approach to Palliative Care (PHPC)

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

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Kelly Gourlay
Workshop: Public Health approach to Palliative Care (PHPC)

National Policy Advisor, Palliative Care Australia

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Ian Hamm
Workshop: Holistic healing responses for our Stolen Generations

Chair, Stolen Generations Reference Group, The Healing Foundation

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Dr Odette Spruytt
Workshop: International Collaboration

Founder, Australasian Palliative Link International (APLI); Palliative Care Consultant, Peter
MacCallum Cancer Centre

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Dr Monique Crane
Workshop: Psychological Resilience of Palliative Care Clinicians

Senior Lecturer, Organisational Psychology Program, Macquarie University

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Prof Ben White
Workshop: End of Life Law for Clinicians (ELLC)

Professor of Law, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology

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Prof Lindy Willmott
Workshop: End of Life Law for Clinicians (ELLC)

Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research Centre; Professor of Law, QUT and Board, Palliative Care Australia

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Prof Jane Phillips
Workshops: Managing chronic breathlessness in the palliative care setting and Managing Challenging Wounds at End of Life

President of Palliative Care Nurses Australia, Professor Palliative Nursing and Director IMPACCT, University of Technology Sydney, NSW

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Prof Keryln Carville
Workshop: Managing Challenging Wounds at End of Life: A practical workshop

Professor Primary Health Care and Community Nursing, Silver Chain & Curtin University Perth, WA

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Chris Hall
Workshop: Recent developments in adult bereavement - Bridging theory and practice

Former Director and Chief Executive Officer, Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

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Distinguished Prof Patsy Yates
Workshop: Improving palliative care and advance care planning for older Australians

Head of School, Faculty of Health, School – Nursing, Queensland University of
Technology (QUT)

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Kate Silk
Workshop: Improving palliative care and advance care planning for older Australians

Integration and Innovation Manager, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)

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Prof Deborah Parker
Workshop: Improving palliative care and advance care planning for older Australians

Professor of Aged Care (Dementia), Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Prof Jennifer Tieman
Workshop: Improving palliative care and advance care planning for older Australians

Matthew Flinders Fellow and CareSearch Director, Flinders University

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Dr Nicole Weeks
Workshop: Psychological Resilience of Palliative Care Clinicians

Organisational Psychology Program, Macquarie University

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Rebecca Moore
Workshop: Improving palliative care and advance care planning for older Australians

Project Coordinator End of Life Directions for Aged Care, Faculty of Health, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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