Palliative Care Tasmania’s ‘Compassionate Tasmania’ symposium is a one-day workforce event aimed at fostering collaboration and innovation in both clinical and community settings. Drawing on the expertise of international and national experts.

Date: Thursday 13 June 2024

Time: 9am – 4.00pm Symposium | Networking 4.00pm-5.30pm

Location: Blundstone Arena, Hobart

Thursday 13th June 2024

Time Session
8:30am Registration desk opens
9:00am – 9:25am Welcome to Country and opening of 2024 Compassionate Tasmania Symposium
9:25am – 10:00am Opening Keynote Speaker
Compassionate Communities
Professor Allan Kellehear, Northumbria University (online)
10:00am – 10:35am Death Literacy and Compassionate Communities: What is the evidence and how can we use it to support our work in communities
Dr Kerrie Noonan, Death Literacy Institute
10:35am – 10:55am Learning Through Loss: Supporting young people through grief and loss
Jess Sanders, Palliative Care Tasmania
10:55am – 11:30am Morning refreshments and Trade Exhibition
11:30am – 12:00pm Healthy End of Life Program (HELP) App forming communities in Tasmania
Dr Andrea Grindrod, La Trobe University
12:00pm – 12:20pm Advance Care Planning and Directives
Dr Greg Parker, Advance Care Planning Australia
12:20pm – 12:35pm A Health Literacy Lens for Compassionate Care
Jacob Roberts, Department of Health Tasmania and
Chris Sierzant, Tasmanian Council of Social Services
12:35pm – 12:50pm Rapid Fire Presentations:

Reimagining death care for our ageing population
Rebecca Lyons, Solace End of Life Services

It takes a village to care for the dying

Stephanie Kirkman Meikle, Hospice Volunteers South Tas Inc

12:50pm – 1:50pm Lunch and Trade Exhibition
1:50pm – 2:45pm PANEL: Supporting Rural and Remote Palliative Care Patients
2:45pm – 3:00pm Palliative care pharmacist – an exploration of home-based care provided in a rural setting
Dr Ella Van Tienen, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
3:00pm – 3:10pm Workforce Challenges
Nick Prokopiec, Searson Buck
3:10pm – 3:30pm The After Death Action Plan
Lisa Herbert, Author of The Bottom Drawer Book
3:30pm – 3:45pm Take a minute’: a new research-based campaign empowering Tasmanian to support their mental health
Laura Cini, Mental Health Council of Tasmania
3:45pm – 4:00pm Symposium wrap up
4:00pm Symposium close
4:00pm – 5:30pm Symposium Networking function

**Please note: program timings and speakers may be subject to change**