Presentation Schedule

Palliative Care ECHO sessions are held on the third Tuesday of each month, 1:00pm-2:00pm AEST. Dates and topics of sessions are listed below. To attend a session, you will need to register first.

TopicPresenting HHSDownloadNational Program Promo
20-Feb-24Symptom management – GastrointestinalDr Elise Maehler, SPARTA, Queensland PDFPalliative Care ECHO – The year ahead!
19-Mar-24Share What Matters Most – Advance Care PlanningDr Greg Parker, Advance Care Planning Australia PDFAdvance Care Planning Australia
16-Apr-24Symptom management – RespiratoryDr Umbreen Qazi, Alfred Health, Victoria PDFPharmaceutical Society of Australia
21-May-24Culturally appropriate care – Priority populations
(e.g. cultural competency, LGBTIAQ+, CALD)
Sarah Lambert, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia PDFLGBTIQ+ Health Australia
18-Jun-24Palliative Care and VADDr Keith McArthur VAD, TasmaniaEnd of Life Law for Clinicians
– Dr Keith McArthur – VAD Clinical Lead | Tasmania Health Service
– Prof Ben White – Professor of End-of-Life Law and Regulation, Queensland University of Technology
– Dr Cam McLaren – Medical Oncologist Victoria, Founder/President of Voluntary Assisted Dying, Australia and New Zealand (VADANZ)
– Ms Tanya Burgess – Pharmacy Coordinator, North Metropolitan Health Service – Western Australia Voluntary Assisted Dying Statewide Pharmacy Service
– Dr Chloe Furst – Central Adelaide Local Health Network Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Medical Lead – South Australia
– Dr Peter Allcroft – Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (VAD) Medical Lead – South Australia
– Prof Liz Reymond – Director, Queensland VAD Support and Pharmacy Service
– Ms Julie Letts – Director, Statewide NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Support Service
– Conscientious objector – To be confirmed
16-Jul-24Finishing up – First Nations’ palliative care and Trauma-informed careIPEPA – PEPA EducationIPEPA and PEPA
20-Aug-24Grief and bereavementHayley Russell, Eastern Palliative Care, VictoriaQUoCCA
17-Sep-24Supporting caregivers (e.g. conducting family meetings; resolving family conflict)Anne Hardy, Metro South HealthCaring@Home
15-Oct-24Clinical pain management – Part 1 – OpioidTBCPCOC
19-Nov-24Clinical pain management – Part 2 – PsychosocialTBCTBC


DateTopicPresenting HHSPresentation
19-Apr-22Grief and bereavementSunshine Coast PDF
17-May-22Culturally appropriate careTownsville & Gwandalan PDF
21-Jun-22Symptom management 1: Gastro-Intestinal (Nausea/vomiting/bowels and obstruction)Gold Coast PDF
19-Jul-22Symptom management 2: Respiratory (dyspnea)Gold Coast PDF
16-Aug-22Advance care planningMetro South PDF
20-Sep-22End of life careTownsville PDF
18-Oct-22Clinical pain management 1Cairns & Hinterland PDF
15-Nov-22Clinical pain management 2: OpioidsMetro South PDF


DateTopicPresenting HHSPresentation
21-Feb-23Psychosocial care needs at the end of lifeGold Coast PDF
21-Mar-23Medicinal cannabis use in palliative careMater PDF
18-Apr-23Managing the Last Hours of Life in the Home – End of Life DeliriumTownsville PDF
16-May-23Voluntary Assisted Dying – QueenslandQVAD Support and Pharmacy Service PDF
20-Jun-23Resolving Family Conflict – Resolving mismatched expectationsHopewell Hospice PDF
18-Jul-23Grief in ChildrenQCH PDF
15-Aug-23The Role of Spiritual Care in Palliative CareKaruna Hospice Services PDF
19-Sep-23End of Life EssentialsDr Ofra Fried – Townsville SPARTA
Panellists – Tasmania Health
17-Oct-23Discussing PrognosisDr David Holden – Northern Adelaide Palliative Service PDF
21-Nov-23Clarifying Goals of CareDr Sheree Cross – Northern Adelaide Palliative Service PDF