The 2023 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (23OPCC) was an exceptional gathering of nearly 1400 delegates from diverse backgrounds, all driven by a shared passion for improving palliative care. This three-day event, held at the prestigious International Convention Centre, Sydney, showcased over 215 speakers who offered profound insights, groundbreaking research, and innovative care models under the overarching theme of 'shaping stronger health systems, delivering quality palliative care.' Camilla Rowland, Chief Executive Officer of Palliative Care Australia (PCA), described it as an historic moment for the sector.
Delegates, including healthcare professionals and volunteers, explored vital topics such as holistic care approaches, co-designing health services, and the implementation of voluntary assisted dying. They left the conference not only inspired but also with a renewed commitment to empowering communities in palliative care and acknowledging the pivotal role of friends, family, and social networks in end-of-life care. The 23OPCC brought together like-minded individuals and was hailed for its organisation, content, and networking opportunities. As we reflect on this memorable event, we're excited to announce that all conference presentations have been recorded and will soon be available on-demand for a broader audience. This content can be used in many ways whether this be for individual development or learning amongst a team.
Join us in watching these insightful sessions at your convenience and keep the spirit of collaboration and knowledge-sharing alive. We extend our gratitude to our sponsors, including the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care, Silver Chain, NSW Health, Cancer Australia, University of Technology Sydney, Menarini, Calvary, and Quality of Care Collaborative Australia (QuoCCA), for their unwavering support. Don't miss the opportunity to explore these groundbreaking discussions that can shape the future of palliative care.