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Advance Care Planning Week Virtual Forum

Health professionals in Queensland are invited to join the Statewide Office of Advance Care Planning for the 2024 Advance Care Planning Week (ACP) Virtual Forum. This is an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand from expert speakers sharing ACP updates and initiatives to assist you in improving your ACP knowledge and practice. 


The 2024 ACP Week Virtual Forum will be held from Monday 18 March to Thursday 21 March. All sessions will be streamed via Microsoft Teams. 

Monday 18 March, 2024 - Keynote Address

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Supporting decision-making and advance care planning for diverse older adults in the community - Dr Craig Sinclair. 

Dr Sinclair is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, based at the University of New South Wales. His key research interests include older adult decision-making, advance care planning and supported decision-making. He currently leads a multi-centre randomised controlled trial of the EARLI program, a combined life story work and advance care planning intervention among older adults receiving community-based aged care services in New South Wales and Western Australia. Dr Sinclair is also a member of the Advance Care Planning Australia Steering Committee.

Tuesday 19 March, 2024 - ACP for Diverse Groups

  • Lunchbox session 1. 12:00 - 12:30pm - ACP in the LGBTIQ+ Community. Jenny Sargent, Clinical Nurse Consultant - Community, Nambour, LGBTIQ Community Ageing Network, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service
  • Lunchbox session 2. 12:30 - 1:00pm - Advance care planning from a multicultural perspectiveLorella Piazzetta, Senior Cultural Diversity Coordinator, Health Equity and Access Team, Strategic Partnerships, Metro South Health

Wednesday 20 March, 2024 - Supported Decision-Making and ACP

  • Lunchbox session 1. 12:00 - 12:30pm - A missing step? Supporting first rather than substitute-decision making: Why now and how to incorporate it into your clinical practice. Anne-Louise McCawley - Community Engagement and Education Leader, Family and Domestic Violence and Elder Law Practice, Caxton Legal Centre Inc.
  • Lunchbox session 2. 12:30 - 1:00pm - ADA Law’s Supported Decision-Making Guide – making a positive difference. Karen Williams, Principal Solicitor, ADA Law, Chair, Queensland Law Society Health and Disability Committee, Queensland Delegate, Law Council Australia Elder Law Committee and Rebecca Anderson, Solicitor ADA Law, Chair, Queensland Law Society Elder Law Committee.

Thursday 21 March, 2024 - ACP for First Nations people and ACP for children and young people

  • Lunchbox session 1. 12:00 - 12:45pm - Linking traditions with contemporary expectations: know us, plan with us - a First Nations perspective on ACP. Kat Hooper, First Nations Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, First Nations Project, PallConsult
  • Lunchbox session 2. 12:45 - 1:00pm - Update on the Paediatric Statement of Choices. Associate Professor, Dr Anthony Herbert. Director of the Paediatric Palliative Care Service (PPCS) at Children’s Health Queensland, Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the Queensland University of Technology and Project Lead for the Quality of Care Collaborative of Australia (QuoCCA) for Education in Paediatric Palliative Care and Group Leader of the Paediatric Palliative and Supportive Care Research Group at the Queensland University of Technology.



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ACP Week Virtual Forum (an education event for health professionals located in Queensland)


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Last updated 24 January 2024
Last reviewed 24 January 2024