Invitation to Attend

The Tasmanian Association for Hospice & Palliative Care Inc is delighted to host the “Tassie Communities Talk Death” Forum. The theme reflects the focus of our "Networking End of Life Care Across Tasmania: Integration, Innovation and Inclusion” Project to encourage all Tasmanians to discuss their end of life care wishes and how people in local communities can actively support friends, neighbours and work-mates facing life-limiting illness and bereavement.

This TAHPC Project has been funded by the Australian Department of Health under the Better Access to Palliative Care in Tasmania (BAPC) program. We are proud to partner with the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Service’s BAPC Project team in hosting this inaugural palliative care forum.

Many of the exciting and innovative projects that have been happening over the past year will be showcased at the Forum, providing inspiration and practical tips for others to try some new ideas in their communities and workplaces.

Local and interstate speakers will be discussing how communities can engage in discussion of quality of life, death, dying and bereavement, and the role of the arts in opening new ways to reflect on death and dying. There will be presentations on clinical care issues, as well as consideration of how Tasmanian hospice and palliative care services might be delivered in the future and how consumers might have a say in the design and delivery of end of life care services services across the state.

This is an exciting opportunity for community members, volunteers, consumers and carers, community, health, and aged care services to come together to share knowledge, build networks and be inspired with new ideas.

Be sure to register your interest early, as numbers will be strictly limited.


Forum Hosts




Forum Supporters

Organising Committee

Jenny Fuller

Clinical Stream
Annabelle Bond
Andree Innes
Rosie Beardsley
Tracy Hemmings
Tim Nyborg
Lisa Kelly
Carolyn Wallace
Rosemary Ramsey
Leonie Menzies

Community Stream
Judy Broad
Jane Barrett
Madeleine Ball
Helen Jarman

Arts Stream
Lynne Jarvis
Stephanie Reynolds
Janine Morris
Lucia Ikin

Looking Beyond 2016: The Consumer Voice in End of Life Care in Tasmania
Rosemary Sandford
Linda Jaffray
Chris Batten
Michele Kosky

Who Should Attend?

Anyone involved and interested in palliative services and care in Tasmania.

Forum Host

The Tasmanian Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (TAHPC) Inc. is the peak representative body for hospice and palliative care in Tasmania. We are affiliated with Palliative Care Australia, and two Tasmanian delegates attend PCA council meetings.

We encourage you and your colleagues to show your support of hospice and palliative care in Tasmania... become a member.


TAHPC works to:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of hospice and palliative care;
  • Provide information about services;
  • Support maintenance of best practice standards;
  • Support workers involved in the care of people who are dying;
  • Advocate for service provision and its future development;
  • Support clients and carers in accessing appropriate services.



This Forum is funded by the Australian Government's Better Access to Palliative Care in Tasmania Program.


EOI of Attendance &
EOI of Presentation

Expressions of Interest in attending and/or presenting at the forum are invited.


Close of EOI of Presentation

Expressions of Interest in presenting close.

Provisional Program

A detailed provisional program will be posted online.

Registration Closed

Registration is closed. Those who have submitted an EOI will be given first preference.

Final Program

The final program will be poster online.


The forum begins on Thursday 28 May.