Above and Beyond: Inspiring the Way We Care
Gayaldanha Mirri

On behalf of Palliative Care NSW, the Management Committee and the Conference Organising Committee we invite anyone from any discipline who has a connection to palliative care to join your peers at our 2024 State Conference to be held in the great regional town of Tamworth. Tamworth is part of the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) and they are a key partner in the delivery of this important conference.

Every day we hear stories from across the sector of those going above and beyond to deliver quality palliative care. These stories, case studies and research need to be shared more widely, as they have the ability to connect the sector, and importantly can inspire new perspectives and approaches, new models of care and innovation. That is the goal of this conference – to showcase through keynotes, presentations, case studies, panels and posters how the sector goes above and beyond, is tackling challenges and embracing opportunities. We are looking to inspire best practice, action and collaboration to meet our collective goal of equitable access to high quality palliative care across NSW.

Connecting with each other socially is also an important part of this conference. Join the welcome reception to reconnect or make new connections before the conference starts and the conference dinner is not to be missed as we head to historic Dungowan Station in the Dungowan Valley. Tamworth is known as the Country Music Capital so a bit of boot scooting could be on the cards!

Tamworth is a thriving regional town of NSW and we encourage you to consider spending a little more time exploring the area. We have made a purposeful decision to conclude the conference after lunch on the Saturday so you can take advantage of the destination should you wish to stay a bit longer. There is great shopping, galleries, museums and over 120 restaurants, pubs and cafes. For more information on Tamworth click here.

The Palliative Care NSW team and I look forward to seeing you in Tamworth!

Kirsty Blades
CEO, Palliative Care NSW

Gayaldanha Mirri

Tamworth is part of the traditional lands of the Kamilaroi/Gamilaroi/Gomeroi people.  The traditional language spoken in Tamworth is Gamilaraay. Local Kamilaroi man Uncle Len (Len Waters) translated our conference theme into the Gamilaraay language: Gayaldanha Mirri. While not a direct translation of the words was possible, Gayaldanha Mirri means Bright Star.

Conference Organising Committee

Special thanks to Emma McNamara, Nurse Educator, HNELHD who is the Chair of the Conference Organising Committee and all of the committee who have supported the development of this event:

Emma McNamara, Chair (HNELHD)
Joan Ryan OAM (SLHD)
Meryl Chaffey (HNELHD)
Mary Dieckmann (HNELHD)
Sandra Sullivan (SWSLHD)
Akhtar Ghani (HNELHD)
Jenny Highlands (HNELHD)
Scott Read (Calvary Kogarah)
Phil Hungerford (HNELHD)
Fiona Lysaught (HNELHD)
Megan Asbury (PCNSW)
Kirsty Blades (PCNSW)


Th, 31 Oct 2024
Fri, 01 Nov 2024
Sat, 02 Nov 2024

Event Location

West Tamworth League Club
58 Phillip St, West Tamworth NSW 2340