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SCHN Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium 2024

March 7 - March 8

We are very pleased to announce the details for the 20th Annual Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium “20 years of SCHN Palliative Care Symposium: What’s Next…”. Please follow link to access the program and registration: 20th Annual Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium 2024

This educational and networking event will continue to bring together a wide variety of knowledge and shared experience from Australian and International health professionals.

Event Dates

  • Symposium – Thursday, 7 March 2024 at Novotel, Parramatta.
  • Workshops – Friday, 8 March 2024 at Westmead Campus

Delegates will enjoy a full day of face-to-face presentations and the opportunity to meet and connect with health professionals working in the field of paediatric palliative care.

In 2024 SCHN are celebrating 20 years of hosting the Symposium.  Presentations will focus on how service development has evolved over this time with glances into research, quality initiatives, patient reported outcome and experience measures shared by a variety of clinical disciplines who work with children and families receiving palliative care in the hospital and community setting.

We are also holding 2 x ½ day workshops on Friday, 8 March 2024.  These will be held on the Westmead Campus.  We are excited to offer workshops again.  These will provide attendees with an opportunity to develop practical and interactive skills in either of the two sessions that will be held.

These are:

  1. Using feedback and building connections for high quality care (Kin Widger, Nora O’Loughlin)
  2. Strategies to support optimal inter-disciplinary palliative care for adolescents and young adults (Holly Evans, Ursula Sansom-Daly, Amanda Fernando, Toni Lindsay)

Symposium International Guest Speaker

We are excited to introduce our Keynote Speaker, Kimberley Widger who is an Associate Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto and a Nursing Research Associate at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Venue details

Symposium – Lennox Conference Room, Novotel Parramatta, 350 Church Street, Parramatta 2150

Workshops – Seminar Rooms, Westmead Institute of Medical Research, Hawkesbury Road, Westmead 2145

Novotel Parking is available at a cost of $20 per car / day or $30 per car / over 6 hours including an overnight stay – this rate is for conference guests only.

Participants wishing to stay at Novotel, Parramatta will be offered a conference rate of $229 per room / night with breakfast for 1 person in a Superior King Room – this offer is available for stays between 4 to 9 March 2024.  Bookings need to be made by 1 February 2024 to access this rate.  After this time, conference rates no longer apply.

Please join us! Registrations are now open until Sunday, 25 February 2024.

Please direct enquiries to SCHN-CHW-PalliativeCare@health.nsw.gov.au


March 7
March 8


The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network