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Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care virtual event

As part of this year’s National Palliative Care Week, the Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care Group will be hosting a special webcast event on Tuesday 26 May 2020.

This invite-only live-streamed event will be hosted by ABC broadcaster, Dr Norman Swan and our Parliamentary Friends of Palliative Care Co-Convenors, Catryna Bilyk and The Hon Nola Marino MP.  

Our expert panel will include Prof Meera Agar, PCA Board Chair and Prof Michael Kidd AM, Principal Medical Advisor and Deputy CMO, Department of Health and Dr Will Cairns, palliative care specialist and member of the Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group.

The theme of the Q&A style event is “Palliative Care and COVID-19: We’re all in this together”, and will cover topics such as:

  • palliative care’s role in the co-ordinated Australian COVID-19 health response
  • the experiences of our front-line health workers and innovation
  • how collaboration born out of the pandemic can deliver long-term positive outcomes for patient care
  • the economic benefits of investment in palliative care.

This event will also launch PCA’s commissioned report “Investing to Save: The Economics of Increased Investment in Palliative Care in Australia”.  This report has been prepared by KPMG. 

Registration to participate in the live event is by invite only due to number restrictions, however, a full video of the event will be made available after the event. Stay tuned for more details!

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