Nepean and Blue Mountains 29th Annual Supportive and Palliative Care Conference

The Nepean and Blue Mountains Local Health District has a fabulous line up of speakers for their annual conference. This year the theme is all about shaping supportive and palliative care and it is being held on Friday 1 June in Penrith.

Included in the program will be Prof. Paul Glare from the Pain Management Research Institute discussing contemporary pain management and A/Prof. Lucy Morgan, Respiratory Physician will give an update on symptom management in Advance Lung Disease.

Nikki Johnston, Palliative Aged Care Nurse Practitioner will give the Chronic Care Update speaking about Dementia – Needs Rounds and Advance Care Planning in Residential Aged Care Facilities. Psychotherapist Boudi Maassen will provide practical advice for health professionals working in bereavement support.

The cancer care update will be given by Dr Ken Tiver and Erin Sellars from Nepean Hospital. A/Prof. Ghauri Aggarwal will talk on the ethics of advance care planning.

Melissa Cumming, Director of Cancer Services, Innovation (Rural) and Palliative Care, from Broken Hill, Far West Local health District has recently returned from Canada where she learnt more about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). Her presentation should be most interesting plus at the end of the afternoon she will be involved in a panel with A/Prof Aggarwal and Dr Alon Oloffs. They will discuss the possible implications for Palliative Care if MAiD becomes legal in NSW.

Hurry. Early bird tickets are on sale until 27 April.

Click here for more information and to register.