In November 2019, the inaugural Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) Outcomes & Benchmarking Conference will be held in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia.

The theme of the conference is: Using evidence on patient outcomes to improve the future of palliative care.

This international gathering will build upon and showcase key initiatives and developments in outcome measurement for patients and families affected by life-limiting illness, and mark an exciting new direction for outcome measurement in palliative care in Australia and internationally.

The conference will progress international best practice and outcome measurement across settings and sectors of care. This allows for presentations focusing on palliative care patient and carer outcomes in hospitals, hospices, residential aged care facilities, and aged care, primary care, community and paediatrics. Patient outcomes will also be advanced through a focus on the development of data, and innovations in technology.

The conference will reflect the maturity of the palliative care sector, with leaders from Australia and across the world participating to promote approaches that systematically improve patient and carer outcomes.

We warmly welcome you to join PCOC in working together to achieve the best outcomes for patients and families, and in progressing sustainable developments by submitting an abstract and participating in this important forum as a conference delegate. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Professor Kathy Eagar
PCOC Executive Director

Professor David Currow
PCOC Chief Investigator

Professor Claire Johnson
PCOC Chief Investigator

Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates
PCOC Chief Investigator

Key dates


Author notifications: September 2019

Program release: Coming soon


Early bird registration:
1 July 2019 to 15 September 2019

Standard Registration:
from 16 September 2019