Hospice New Zealand

Courses & conferences

Training opportunities

University of Auckland

Please click here to view information on the Postgraduate Palliative Care studies.

University of Canterbury

Please click here to view information on the Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care.

Whitireia New Zealand

Please click here to view information on the Postgraduate Certificate in Hospice Palliative Care.

Wintec, Waikato Institute of Techonology

Please click here to view information on the Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Practice (Level 8), which includes a Palliative Care Module.  

International Conferences


Care Search Australia

has a very comprehensive list of palliative care conference information - please click here to visit their website.


Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN)

Conference 2017: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
26-29 July 2017
Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, Singapore

Themed “Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts”, the 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2017 brings together experts and practitioners from the region and around the world to share their knowledge and experience with the aim of improving hospice and palliative care within the Asia Pacific region.

Join us at this biennial conference, co-organised by the Singapore Hospice Council and the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network.

For more information, please click here.



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Palliative Care Australia

Conference 2017: Connection with Community
6-8 September 2017
Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia

The biennial Australian Palliative Care Conference is the pre-eminent event in Australia for anyone who is interested in quality palliative care at the end of life. Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this unrivalled personal development opportunity.

For more information, please click here. 



Hospice UK

Conference 2017: Leading, Learning and Innovating
22-24 November 2017
Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom 

Spanning three days and offering a wealth of plenary and parallel sessions, the conference showcases the latest thinking and developments in the palliative care world and provides an opportunity to hear from experts, network with peers and meet organisations who supply products and services to the sector.

For more information, please click here.

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Healthcare Ethics, IQ Healthcare Department
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre 

Advanced European bioethics course: Suffering, Death and Palliative Care
20-23 March 2018
Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Objective of this course is to educate the participants on two main aspects: ethical questions of palliative care and medically assisted death, and philosophical, theological and medical reflections on the concepts of death and suffering. Attitudes towards death and dying, and the ethical aspects of continuing or foregoing medical treatment, and of medically assisted death receive considerable attention in this course. In addition, the dimensions of spirituality, rituals and intercultural diversity are covered.

Keynote speaker: Allan Kellehear, Academic Director Digital Health Enterprise Zone, 50th Anniversary Professor (End-of-Life Care), University of Bradford, UK

Please click here for the brochure or visit the IQ Healthcentre website for more information.


National Conferences and Symposia



The Selwyn Foundation

Gerontology Nurses Conference 2017
24 August 2017
Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

This is a great opportunity for nurses, clinicians and health professionals working with older people in an aged care setting and in the public health sector to meet, explore new ideas and network with leading academics and other professionals and practitioners.

For more information and to register, please visit The Selwyn Foundation website.


The Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM)

2017 ANZSPM Aotearoa Annual Conference and AGM
11-13 August 2017
Nurse Maude Hospice, Christchurch, New Zealand

11 August 2017: Trainee Day
12-13 August 2017: Conference

Further details will become available via the ANZSPM website nearer the time of event.



The Selwyn Foundation

Ageing and Spirituality Conference 2017
1 September 2017
Selwyn Village, Auckland, New Zealand

The annual conference, with its focus on ageing and spirituality, is unique in New Zealand and looks at spirituality in the broadest sense of the term. It will be of interest to older people, health and aged-care workers, chaplains and pastoral caregivers, members of religious organisations, students and academics, and anyone involved in caring for older people.

For more information and to register, please visit The Selwyn Foundation website.


New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) 

Conference 2017: Trends and Challenges in an Ageing World
5-7 September 2017
Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand 

Aged care providers in New Zealand, like many in the developed world, are facing what could be labelled a ‘perfect storm’. Swirling together into the ‘perfect storm’ are the needs of older generations that if not dealt with may converge with serious effect. The rapid growth rate of the older population, their longevity, higher acuity and co-morbidities as well as workforce challenges and technological changes, need to be addressed as these trends and challenges start to accelerate. Industry and government need to take leadership of the trends and challenges facing us.

Conference 2017 will bring together a broad range of speakers from New Zealand and offshore to address the trends and challenges facing our industry and how we can position ourselves to respond.

For more information, please visit the NZACA website


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Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand (PCNNZ)

Conference 2017: Through the Looking Glass - Reflections and Predicitions in Palliative Care
9-10 October 2017
Wellington, New Zealand

The conference will be a rich source of learning from developments in the field of palliative care and also sharing new initiatives and research. It will be an ideal forum for all nurses and others with an interest in caring for those affected with life limiting illness to gather together and learn from each other. The Conference will not only provide an opportunity for hearing from key note and invited speakers, concurrent sessions and workshops, it will also be a wonderful way to network and make new professional acquaintances.

For more information, please visit the PCNNZ website.

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