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Draft Program

VADCON24 Program
Please note this is a draft program and subject to change.

VADANZ members please note - An exclusive meeting for VADANZ members only will be held in Brisbane on Sunday 27 October. Details will be sent to VADANZ members in advance. Join VADANZ here.

DAY 1 - Monday 28 October 2024
8.30am - 5pm
Evening networking drinks & dinner (separate registration required)

Welcome & introduction to the State of VAD report
Dr Linda Swan, CEO Go Gentle Australia

Keynote presentation
Reimagining the way we die
Dr Rob Grenfell, Director of Health and Biosecurity at CSIRO

VADANZ: Vision and strategic priorities
Presented by VADANZ’s new Chair


Panel: Prognostication in VAD – science or art?


Panel: The many faces of end-of-life care

Issue in focus: The role of nurses in VAD

Let’s talk… Administration of the VAD substance


Research showcase: VAD and access

Thank you and VAD Survey
Dr Linda Swan, CEO Go Gentle Australia


Optional: Evening networking event (1hr)

Optional: Conference Dinner


DAY 2 - Tuesday 29 October 2024
8.30am - 4pm

Welcome back

Andrew Denton in conversation with…
Julian Kingma, photographer for Go Gentle’s Power of Choice project

The ACT’s model of VAD

The Final Frontier: Update from the NT

Australia and New Zealand: Strengths and differences


Sorry Business and Tangi: Ensuring a culturally safe and accessible VAD service

Panel: Growing the VAD workforce


Personal perspective: One family's experience of VAD

Let’s talk… Loss of capacity and VAD access

Research showcase: VAD and equity


Issue in focus: International changes

Wrap up and priority setting for year to come
Dr Linda Swan, CEO Go Gentle Australia