Call for abstracts – 2016 AAG Conference #AAGConf16


While we’re on the subject of conferences being held in Canberra this year, the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) are extending the closing date for abstract submissions for their November conference, until Friday 29th April 2016.

The conference theme is “Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Reimagining Our Future” and submissions are welcome on a variety of ageing-related topics, including palliative care and end-of-life care.

What’s cool about the abstract submissions? Authors are asked to submit a 100-character “Tweetable” along with their abstract.

Visit the AAG website for more details on the conference and abstract submissions.


Photo: ‘The National Library of Australia and the Canberra Balloon Festival, March 2011‘ by Grey Nomad Australia, licensed under CC BY 2.0 Generic.

2015 in the Palliverse – conferences


As we adjust to the New Year (hello 2016), Palliverse is looking back at some of our posts over the past year. Being palliative care nerds, Team Palliverse have been lucky to attend numerous Australian, New Zealand and international conferences over the past year. Click the links below to attend vicariously or relive some of them:


Stay tuned in 2016 for more conference updates – Team Palliverse are already begging for leave and furiously submitting abstracts. And if you are attending a conference that would be of interest to Palliverse readers, and would like to share a summary, please contact us!

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Elsewhere in the Palliverse – social media edition

Social media is a broad term that includes all sorts of online platforms and interactions, from the blogs* I follow (and share) via my RSS reader, to Youtube videos, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, slideshare and beyond.  This week’s “Elsewhere in the Palliverse” visits the intersection of social media, palliative care and research.

*including, of course!


Abstract submissions open for 2015 APHC

Online abstract submission is now open for the Asia Pacific Hospice Conference in Taipei, Taiwan (30 April – 3 May 2015), with the theme “Transforming Palliative Care”. More information is available at the conference website.


via @ehospice on twitter