Hospice New Zealand

Courses & conferences


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.  



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Research Impact Conference 2017, 'Realising the Potential'
21-22 November 2017
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

Who will benefit from attending?
Those working in NGOs, research funding organisations, not-for-profits, the health and technology industry, programme management and evaluation, knowledge translation, government research and development, academia, and research institutes.

What can participants hope to gain?
Increased knowledge and skills on how to design, plan, manage, measure, communicate and optimise research impact. The focus will be on biomedical and health sciences.

Participants will improve their understanding of some existing frameworks, tools, approaches, and knowledge about research impact and its assessment with leading international experts.

There will be an opportunity to hear examples and share experiences for establishing collaborations between stakeholders, researchers, community service and health providers, and policy makers.

This interactive conference offers an opportunity to network and exchange ideas and best practices with international experts, peers, stakeholders, and end-users of health research.

For more information and to register, please click here.


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Indigenous People & Cancer - A Shared Agenda for Aotearoa, Australia & Pacific Nations
University of Otago, Wellington
21-22 November 2017
Wellington, New Zealand

Cancer is one of the most important health problems facing our region. Renowned regional and global collaborators will join participants in this symposium to provide the most up to date picture of the impact of cancer among the Indigenous peoples of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. We will identify, debate and discuss strategies that aim to reduce cancer incidence and improve cancer outcomes among the region’s Indigenous populations.

We will discuss questions such as:

How can we better measure cancer among Indigenous people of the region?
Do Australia and New Zealand profit from cancer-causing exports to the Pacific?
Are we doing everything we can to prevent cancer in our region?
How can we ensure that Indigenous peoples in our region have access to affordable, appropriate, effective and timely cancer treatment?

For more information and to register, please click here



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.


Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT)
Inaugural Conference 2018: Changing practice, promoting research and learning together
2 February 2018
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

This conference will:

  • Review the evidence base for the SPICT™ 2017
  • Demonstrate how SPICT™ is being used in the UK, Europe and across the world
  • Highlight innovations in patient identiGication and care planning using SPICT™ and related resources
  • Share our experiences in research, development and education
  • Plan further developments and international collaborations

For more information and to register, 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.


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World Institute of Pain (WIP)
9th World Congress 2018
9-12 May 2018
The Convention Centre Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 

The 9th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain (WIP 2018) is a major biennial gathering of pain management specialists. Aimed at physicians, researchers, students and nurses, WIP 2018 will combine participant-friendly educational activities with hands-on courses.

This combined theoretical and practical approach has already facilitated breakthroughs in pain management interventional techniques.

Being held in Dublin, Ireland May 9-12, 2018, WIP 2018 will give you access to leading lecturers and a scientific program consisting of the latest evidence-based and best-practice-based pain medicine in all relevant disciplines.

For more information and to register, please click here.



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.


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International Federation on Ageing
Conference 2018: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing - From Evidence to Action
8-10 August 2018
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada 

Specifically, the Global Strategy focuses on five strategic objectives: commitment to action on healthy ageing in every country; developing age-friendly environments; aligning health systems to the needs of older populations; developing sustainable and equitable systems for providing long-term care (home, communities, institutions); and improving measurement, monitoring and research on Healthy Ageing.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Australian New Zealand Society of Palliative Care (ANZSPM)
Conference 2018
6-9 September 2018
Sydney, Australia 

For more information, please click here.


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Palliative Care Australia
Conference 2019
10-13 September 2019
Perth Convention Centre, Perth, 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.

The conference will attract the decision makers of today, the future leaders of tomorrow, policy influencers and those involved in the latest research and thinking about palliative care. You will meet clinicians, researchers, allied health practitioners, educators, carers and more who have a passion for palliative care.

The 2019 conference will not only provide relevant data and facts from case studies, but also ideas for building a better future in palliative care. All this exposure to learning is wrapped up in an enhanced networking program, so come join us – we are dying to see you.

For more information, please click here. 

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