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Take a Look at the video GALLERY FROM COMCOM17 

If you’re passionate about building capacity to support people approaching the end of their lives, take the next step in getting involved. 

It is undoubtedly, an incredible time to have this national conversation. Across Australia, institutions and policy makers are grappling with the growing ageing population and how services will keep up with demand. At this two day symposium in Sydney, you will hear from Australian and UK experts who will present the latest evidence and practical advice about how each of us can be part of a movement building communities of compassion to support people approaching the end of their lives.


Details at a Glance

  • What is a compassionate community?

    • Compassionate Communities is an international movement that aims to build community capacity to support people approaching the end of their lives.

      Compassionate communities recognise that caring for one another at times of health crisis and personal loss is not solely a task for health and social services, but is everyone's responsibility. 

  • Who is leading this movement? 

 
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Video Gallery


 

 

Video Gallery


 

 

ComCom highlights

From the inaugural Compassionate Communities Symposium and insight from our key note speaker as well as other notable symposium presenters and attendees

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Reports


BE THE CATALYST FOR COMPASSION IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Reports


BE THE CATALYST FOR COMPASSION IN YOUR COMMUNITY

The symposium communique is a document to be shared with policy makers, local councils and community leaders to explain what the Compassionate Communities movement is about and gain support. 


The symposium report includes highlights from the symposium presentations, the storytellers, panel members, discussions and community wall posts.  This report expresses the experience, values and learnings from the symposium and will be disseminated widely to further this movement as well as to establish recommendations for the future of this important work.  

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Program


20-21 February 2017

International Convention Centre, Sydney NSW

Program


20-21 February 2017

International Convention Centre, Sydney NSW

IT’S TIME FOR A NEW Conversation

Join us and engage with like-minded leaders in health and community, to identify
actions you can take to make your community more compassionate and support
people at the end of their lives

Check out the Twitter highlights from the

Compassionate Communities Symposium


DOWNLOAD SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS HERE

Plenary Presentations from Day 1 

Keynote Speaker: Dr Julian Abel, National Health Service, UK

Dr Bruce Rumbold, La Trobe University

Dr John Rosenberg, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Debbie Horsfall, Western Sydney University

Kerrie Noonan, The Groundswell Project

Workshop Presentations from Day 2

  • Practical approaches to innovation in palliative care - Part 1 and Part 2

Facilitated by Dr Ingrid Burkett and Erin Martin

Facilitated by Peta Murray


Symposium program

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Stay Involved


Stay Involved


Other ways to stay connected

Join the Compassionate Communities Network Facebook page

Or if you would like to be added to email list please sign up here.


“The Charter for Compassion says that in a Compassionate Community, people are motivated by compassion to take responsibility for and care for each other”  - Liz Callaghan, PCA CEO

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Supporters


Supporters


BECOME A PART OF HISTORY BY BEING A SUPPORTER OF THE FIRST
AUSTRALIAN COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITIES SYMPOSIUM!

Thank you to our sponsors who are dedicated to creating a more compassionate Australia!

Special thanks to the design team: Tess Karke - animation narratives; Nicole Gray - film narratives; 

Lissa Barnum - colour slide narratives; Andrew Barnum - re-address logo identity


The Compassionate Communities Symposium and Palliative Care Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.

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Conference Team


Conference Team


Meet the team leading the Compassionate Communities movement in Australia