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.



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.


Dementia Centre & HammondCare

International Dementia Conference 2018: Mission Imppossible? Truth & Lies in the Age of Choice
7-8 June 2018 
Hilton Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Mission Impossible? This is the question we’ll be addressing with thought leaders from across the globe. Choice is at the core of this International Dementia Conference and we will confront and debate what choice means in every aspect of our lives, clinical decisions and care. ‘Truth and Lies in the age of choice’ will provide a major platform for listening and learning from the international and Australian communities through research, experience and practice in our plenary talks and concurrent sessions, with many opportunities for important networking and engagement. 

For more information, please click here.

National Conferences and Symposia


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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
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, 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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Volunteering New Zealand

Conference 2017: Pivot: Linking Vision to Action
30 October 2017
Novotel Auckland Airport, Auckland, New Zealand

Volunteering NZ’s 2017 annual national conference will be held on the 30th of October in Auckland.
The conference features inspiring and thoughtful speakers from New Zealand, the UK, and Australia.

For more information, click here.

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