President's Welcome

Jane Phillips
PCNA President

On behalf of the Organising Committee I am delighted to invite you to attend the 2018 Palliative Care Nurses Australia Conference. This biennial conference brings together Australian and New Zealand nurses with an interest in delivering high quality, contemporary palliative care.

This conference is in keeping with PCNA vision ‘to promote excellence in palliative care nursing for our community, through leadership, representation and professional support.

This two day conference is the perfect forum for palliative care nurses to seek new knowledge, become familiar with new products and services and to identify opportunities to translate the best evidence into clinical and academic excellence. Networking, debating and socialising with peers adds a further dimension to the experience. With several plenary sessions, concurrent sessions and workshops, the structure of the conference provides the ideal environment for these activities to occur.

The surroundings of the Hilton Brisbane, offer an ideal venue to facilitate a successful conference.

I look forward to your involvement in the Palliative Care Nurses Australia 2018 Conference and meeting with you in Brisbane from 20-21 May 2018.

Please visit our website for further information about PCNA and/or membership.

Register here

Apply for grant – CLOSED

The Commonwealth Department of Health has provided funding to support conference registration and/or travel and accommodation costs for nurses to attend PCNA Conference 2018. Nurses who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples or nurses who work with culturally and linguistically diverse populations will be given priority. The Grant application process is managed by the PCNA 2018 Conference Committee.


Conference Chair
Kym Griffin

Jane Phillips
John Rosenberg
Karen Strickland
Joshua Cohen
Deborah Parker
Faye Tomlin
Katrina Recoche

Conference Organising
Jane Phillips, President PCNA
Jenny Fox, Treasurer PCNA
Kym Griffin, Secretary PCNA
Jason Mills
Shyla Mills
Rebbeca Moore
Deb Rawlings
Faye Tomlin


PCNA 2018 Conference Manager

Lesley Woods
The Meeting People Pty Ltd
PO Box 764, Mitcham SA 5062, AUS
32 The Strand, Colonel Light Gardens SA 5041

T   08 8177 2215
M  0418 870 057

Palliative Care Nurses Australia Inc.

Level 1, Suite 375, 241 Adelaide Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

P  (07) 5429 8480 | F  (07) 5429 8486 | M  0407 026 819



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