In a first for PCNA (due to COVID-19), the 2020 Biennial Conference was changed from our initial setting of Melbourne to an online format – and what a success this event was!
Please note: All presentations from PCNA 2020 are now available on-demand until November 26, 2021 (registered delegates only). Click here to access the virtual platform.
Click here for the full program.
We were overwhelmed by the support and interaction provided by delegates from across Australia and beyond. Watching the live chat light up each morning with welcomes from so many varied areas, weather reports and emojis set such a lovely scene for our collective learning. The carefully crafted program was truly inspiring.
We had plenary sessions presented on the following topic areas:
In addition, concurrent streams were held exploring varied topics within the following themes:
Two workshops were also offered for participants with one focused on self-care (sponsored by Palliative Care Australia) and the other on radiotherapy (sponsored by GenesisCare).
Through sponsorship the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH), PCNA was able to offer a number of professional development grants. Managed through an application process, the grant packages allowed nurses to attend the virtual conference who otherwise may not have been able to.
The grant package included the following:
A total of 244 grant applications were received with 160 being successful. Grant recipients were health professionals that either work in regional and remote areas of Australia or work in the aged care setting and/or with the elderly in an end-of-life care setting.
Thank you to all who made our 2020 Conference a reality. This event would not be possible without the generous support of our Sponsors.