OPCC call for abstracts open
Registrations and abstract submissions are open for the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (OPCC) in Perth, September 2019.
Be part of the program
The 2019 OPCC program committee would like to invite you to contribute your voice and submit an abstract to present at the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference. We’re looking for abstracts from anyone with an interest in palliative care – doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, academics, volunteers, carers, researchers, educators, advocates, consumers, families, industry partners, peak bodies and national associations.
Universal Access: Oceans of Opportunities
The theme for the inaugural Oceanic Palliative Care Conference is Universal Access: Oceans of Opportunities. The theme will allow for exploration of palliative care as a human right and what can be done to ensure people from underserved populations can access palliative care and have their pain and other symptoms managed at the end of life. The conference will promote the concept that palliative care should be available to everyone, regardless of their location, age, income, diagnosis, prognosis, gender, sexual orientation, social background or cultural origin.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) lists palliative care as a human right to health but currently worldwide only 14% of people of people who need palliative care receive it. By bringing people from across the globe together for three days of thoughtful, inspiring and practical discussions, delegates will leave armed with information and resources to improve palliative care in their regions.
For further information about the conference or to submit an abstract, visit the OPCC website.