Palliative Care Australia and Decision Assist are offering 38 scholarships for people to attend the Australian Palliative Care Conference in Adelaide in September.

The Continuing Professional Development Scholarships aim to improve palliative care delivery in aged care by:

  • providing financial support to the aged care workforce that enables PCA conference attendance and associated networking opportunities
  • supporting individuals currently employed in a care capacity in rural, remote and regional areas to undertake relevant professional development
  • supporting individuals who are currently providing aged care to Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) communities to undertake relevant professional development.

Successful applicants will receive funding between $3,000 to $3,900 depending on geographic location to meet their costs to attend the three-day event starting on Wednesday 6 September 2017 and a pre-conference workshop on Tuesday 5 September 2017.

The conference program has been released and features national and international palliative care experts with interests in consumer rights and journeys, palliative care regulation and policy, funding issues and clinical and operational issues including transfer of care between settings and spiritual care.

A number of aged care providers will share how they manage palliative care both in residential and home care settings, including UberCare, SilverChain, HammondCare, BaptistCare, Resthaven, several different local health districts and hospital services.

For more information go to http://pca2017.org.au