Foundation Seminar in Palliative Care

Foundation Seminar in Palliative Care

This seminar will provide an introduction to palliative care and will explore the pharmacist’s role within the interdisciplinary team caring for people with a terminal illness.  It will offer an overview of the principles and philosophy that underpin the provision of a palliative approach to care.  There will be an emphasis on symptom management and the use of medications within the broader context of holistic care, the patient’s phase of care and the setting of care provision.

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This seminar will be delivered by a combination of self-paced learning and a half-day live virtual seminar.

The self-paced learning package comprises approximately 4.5hrs of materials and will be available from Friday 29 July 2022. The half-day live virtual seminar will take place on Saturday 10 September 2022. The start and finish times listed for the live virtual seminar are to be confirmed and may be updated upon finalisation of the program.

Please note: all attendees will have 18 weeks of access to the seminar self-paced learning package and resources from your date of enrolment into this page.  Enrolment details will be sent to registered attendees when available.

Please note: presentation recordings from the live virtual seminar will not be available.

Members  Non-members
Standard $470 $580

All registration rates include GST.



Seminar Lead

Penny Tuffin, Adv Prac Pharmacist – Palliative Care, WA Country Health; Fiona Stanley Hospital; Bethesda Hospital, Perth, WA

Natalie Panizza, Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA

Josephine To, Senior Pharmacist, Division of Aged Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, SA Associate Professor Kirsten Auret, Clinical Director Palliative Care WACHS, Rural Clinical School of WA, Perth, WA
Vicki Poulier, Senior Pharmacist, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Qld Robert Wojnar, Education and Training Senior Pharmacist, Cabrini Health, Melbourne, Vic
Jane Lewis, Senior Pharmacist, Transition of Care Pharmacy Project, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Qld Anthony Hall, Clinical Pharmacist, advanced.  Gold Coast Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Clinic | Senior Lecturer,  Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Health, Qld

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All times listed are in AEST


This activity has been accredited for 7.75 hours of Group-1 CPD and 2 hours of Group-2 CPD (for a total of 11.75 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Additionally, 1 hour of the included Group-1 CPD can be converted to 1 hour of Group-2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the relevant assessment activity (for a total of 12.75 CPD credits).The accreditation number is S2022/68.

Competency Standards:

  • Standard 1.2.1 Support ethical professional practice
  • Standard 1.2.2 Manage ethical issues arising in practice
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.2.1 Administer medicines
  • Standard 3.2.2 Provide primary care and promote judicious use of medicines
  • Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (Including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
  • Standard 3.2.6 Facilitate continuity of care including during transitions of care
  • Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
  • Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
  • Standard 4.1.1 Display emotional awareness and effective self-regulation of emotions’

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016

All registration rates include GST

Early bird registration ends 11:59pm AEST Friday 26 August 2022.

Registration rates



Early bird (until 26 August 2022* )



Standard rate



Cancellation policy

  • Membership rate is only applicable if you are a member at the time of the seminar. Should your membership lapse, or if you resign you will be invoiced for the difference in registration.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • Cancellations received before 6 weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund. Non-members will be charged a $50 handling fee.
  • Cancellations received between 6 weeks and 1 week prior to the event will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee.
  • Cancellations received less than a week prior to the event will NOT be refunded.
  • SHPA reserve the right to cancel a seminar or make changes to the program
  • If SHPA cancels or defers the event you will receive 100% of the registration fee but SHPA bears no responsibility for any costs incurred  (such as flights, accommodation, travel or expenses) or loss of income.
  • It is recommended that participants obtain adequate insurance cover for travel and accommodation.
  • Transfer of registration – as an alternative to cancellation your registration may be transferred to another member of your organisation or another event (if the chosen seminar is a higher cost you will be subject to further charges). A request MUST be made in writing to the Federal Secretariat prior to the event.
  • If you are unable to attend SHPA policy is that handouts can not be made available as ‘stand alone’ materials

Venue/Accessbility requirements

  • For special accessibility requirements for in-person events please complete the relevant section when registering online and this information will be forwarded to third parties.
  • SHPA are in no way responsible for any connectivity issues as a result of the participants internet connection or hardware issues or other external factors impacting the internet, that are out of SHPA’s control.

Catering/Dietary requirements

  • Please complete the necessary section when registering online. SHPA will notify third parties such as caterers/suppliers of any dietary requirements.
  • Whilst every care is taken to notify venues of dietary requirements, SHPA cannot guarantee completely allergy free meals, nor be held responsible for any adverse reaction. Any registrant who has notified SHPA of a dietary requirement should make themselves known to the seminar coordinator and/or venue staff upon their arrival.
  • Some dietary requirements such as Kosher meals may incur an additional cost which is the responsilbility of the delegate. SHPA will notify you in advance.


  • Recording and/or filming is not permitted by registrants. Please note this event may be recorded for the SHPA website and/or photos may be taken for use in SHPA resources and publications.
  • Registrants are not permitted to record or film any part of SHPA events in any format including audio recording or video recording or through use of mobile devices for filming


  • Numbers are capped so book early to avoid disappointment. Please note the only way to guarantee a space is to register online. Please ensure you register prior to booking your flights and accommodation.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email then you are not registered for the event and will not be able to be accommodated on the day of the event. If you are following up on registration please ensure you contact the Federal Secretariat at least a week prior to the event.

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