Why the name change?

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) has hosted the biennial Australian Palliative Care Conference (APCC) with the first held in Adelaide in 1990. This event has a proud history of bringing people together to contribute to the national discussion on palliative care in Australia.

We are excited to announce that next year the Australian Palliative Care Conference will have an even wider reach as we work with the support of our counterparts from Hospice New Zealand, and be rebranded as the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (19OPCC).

This is being done to not only strengthen the ties between Australia and New Zealand, but also provide an opportunity to facilitate knowledge and skills transfer across the oceanic region. Together there is a lot we can offer one another in our endeavours to provide quality palliative care as well as making our collective knowledge available to the rest of the world.

With the support of Palliative Care WA, next September the 19OPCC will be held in Perth, Western Australia. We are also fortunate to have the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) involved and support people from low and middle-income countries to attend and to share their experiences with 19OPCC attendees.

At 19OPCC, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to meet more than 900 other attendees
  • Interact with the decision makers of today, the future leaders of tomorrow, those who influence policy and the people involved in the latest palliative care research
  • Engage in a great social and self-care program
  • Participate in a variety of workshops and site-visits to provide in-depth learning experiences

On behalf of Palliative Care Australia, Palliative Care WA and Hospice New Zealand, we look forward to seeing you in Perth in 2019.