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Palliative Care NSW is hosting its biennial State Conference this year in Broken Hill from 13–15 October 2016. The Scientific Committee warmly invites everyone who either works in or has an interest in palliative care to submit an abstract for consideration.

The theme ‘Transforming our Landscape’ plays on the uniqueness of the local landscape, and is designed to challenge delegates to make the journey to Broken Hill and transform what they do; how they do it, and even who they are. The conference is being planned in such a way that it will enable delegates to immerse themselves in the beautiful landscape of Broken Hill and its culture, whilst learning and exchanging ideas about providing quality Palliative Care to patients and carers.

Transforming Palliative Care and End of life care involves assessing and continually improving the way patient and family care is delivered within a range of care settings.

The conference therefore seeks contributions that will highlight four major streams within the context of primary health care, allied health,
specialist palliative care, the arts, aged care and the broader community.

The four major streams are:

  • Transforming the Landscape of Dying
  • Transforming Clinical Care
  • Transforming Care Holistically
  • Transforming Our Future

Abstract Instructions

Abstracts must:

  • Address the identified conference theme/s (and state theme/s addressed by the abstract)
  • Describe original work
  • Be of interest to a wide audience
  • Be no more than 350 words
  • Be single spaced in 12 point Arial font
  • Fit on an A4 page with 2.5cm margins on all sides
  • Contain Title, Author(s) full name and title (underline presenting author), institution, address, email and contact daytime phone number.
  • Indicate preferred presentation type – oral, poster
  • Contain a short bio of the presenting author (this does not count towards the word count)
  • If you specifically wish to submit for a poster, please clearly state this on the front page of your abstract. Poster size must not exceed 1 metre in width
  • All abstracts will be printed in the conference program
  • All research must clearly indicate whether it is in progress or complete. Abstracts that do not indicate this will not be considered.

Submission of Abstracts

Abstracts must be received by the Palliative Care NSW office by 5pm, Friday 20 May to be considered for inclusion. All authors will be advised of their acceptance or otherwise by 1 June 2016.

Please email your abstracts to us. No other form of submission will be accepted.


Please note: All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the registration fee. You must also arrange your own travel and accommodation.

Call for Abstracts open  1 February 2016
Registration Opens 1 March 2016
Abstract submission closes 5pm, 3 June 2016
Author notification by 1 June 2016
Early Bird Registration closes 31 August 2016