Speaker Series:

Palliative Care Tasmania’s ‘Speaker Series’ is a great mix of industry experts covering specialty topics in end-of-life care including diverse topics such as legal, guardianship, finance, mental health, grief and more.

This is your chance to access specialty information that informs the broader supports available for someone diagnosed with a terminal illness/ who is older and frail and for those that are supporting/ caring for them.

Suitable for:
Health care professionals providing information to the public, Aged Care staff, Carers, Volunteers, HACC or CHSP providers, community groups and individuals.

1-hour online session with live Q&A as part of the session.

Session Cost:
Session costs vary depending on the topic and speaker. Members will receive a discount | Not a Member? Join us here.


Is there a topic you would like to hear about or a speaker you would like to put forward?

Guest Speaker series - Expression of interest survey

Guest Speaker series - Expression of interest survey

Palliative Care Tasmania’s Speaker Series is a mix of local national and international industry experts covering specialty palliative and end of life topics.
Speakers are selected to inform both the sector and the community and include presentations from professionals, interactive sessions and robust conversations.

Previous Speaker Series sessions include:

Speaker Title
Kylie Hillier – Deputy Public Guardian Role of guardianship and administration board – when to contact
Soula Houndalas – COTA Tasmania CO-DESIGNING THE WELLNESS JOURNEY: Aged Care Know How “Planning for the Future: Living Well at Home. Embedding wellness & re-ablement ”
Occupational Therapist – Kate Kearney and Andrea Bucher from  Tas equip Role of OT in Palliative care, support for patient and families. Equipment available and how to access
Gabrielle Quilliam Li-Ve Tasmania Healthy dying for people with disabilities
Tracy Gillard CEO PC ACT Life-limiting illnesses in the workplace
Prof Meera Agar Chari PCA Palliative Care in Aged Care and give us insight into the implementation of the Royal Commission recommendations
Hannah Morgan – National Palliative Care Project Coordinator LGBTIQ+ Health Australia Steps towards LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Palliative Care
Leah Robinson – Central Operations Manager, Terry White Chemmart Pharmacies’ role in palliative care
Lisa Caswell (TAS) & Simon Castles Voluntary assisted dying is due to commence in Tasmania by 23 October 2022 following the passage of the End-of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Act 2021
Toni Rice (ACT) Palliative Care Australia Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan Project
David Cherry (VIC) Clinical and Forensic Psychologist How To Have Difficult Conversations

No matter who you are – community member, volunteer, caregiver, or healthcare professional – our topics are adaptable to your needs. Our education team is committed to tailoring learning materials to suit the requirements.

For inquiries about tailored topics and learning options, don’t hesitate to contact Hannah Butler at hannah.butler@pct.org.au.

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