Better care for all: Inclusivity, equity and collaboration

Invitation to Attend

On behalf of the committee, we are delighted to invite you to the ANZSPM 2022 Conference taking place in Canberra - Australia's meeting place.

The conference theme "Better Care for All: Inclusivity, equity and collaboration" is an important theme for our time. It conveys the need to improve the care we all depend on through a more inclusive approach to palliative care that is reliably available when and where it is needed. Key elements of this theme are meeting the needs of broader populations, cultural competence, and meeting the personal and ethical challenges of working in this space. This includes specific focus on the needs of people who are neurodivergent, have an intellectual disability, have a mental illness are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or who live in rural or remote areas. We are pleased to welcome international and national speakers with decades of experience to support us in responding to this challenge.

In a context where the value of face to face interaction has rarely been more apparent, the event includes a reflection on the experiences and lessons from COVID-19 to date - as well as 'where to from here?' Pre-conference workshops are in planning and we will be looking to provide delegates with unprecedented access to our key national institutions as we build a lively pre- and post-conference program.

Spring is the perfect time of year to visit Canberra, with clear sunny skies and pleasant daytime temperatures (we hope!). The conference will be held at Hotel Realm, advertised as Canberra's finest 5-star luxury hotel.

We are excited to share a relevant and timely palliative care programme in beautiful surroundings.

Jess Mather-Hillon & Michael Chapman,
Conference Co-Convenors

General Information

1 - 4 September 2022

Venue: Hotel Realm, Canberra
18 National Circuit, Canberra ACT 2600

Thursday 1st Sept: Trainee & New Fellow Day
Saturday 3rd Sept: ANZSPM AGM
Sunday 4th Sept: Chapter Meeting

With the focus on inclusion and equity of access to quality palliative care for all, our 2022 conference will be held in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, from Thursday 1st of September to Sunday 4th of September 2022. In such uncertain times, we have decided a hybrid event should be offered, allowing for your virtual or in-person participation. We look forward to providing an optimal online experience for those who cannot travel, and an experience of Australia's capital region that you will never forget, should you be able to come to Canberra.

ANZSPM Update Secretariat 

312/1 Bryant Dr, Tuggerah NSW 2259


+61 2 4319 8519