Professor Patsy Yates

Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates – plenary speaker

Presentation – Palliative care is effective: But hospital symptom outcomes superior

Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates (PhD, RN, FACN, FAAN) is jointly appointed as Head, School of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology, Lead Researcher for the Cancer Nursing Professorial Precinct at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Director for Queensland Health’s statewide Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE).  She has over 30 years of experience in research, education and clinical practice in cancer and palliative care.  She is the immediate Past-President of Palliative Care Australia and is President of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care. Distinguished Professor Yates holds an Honorary Professorial Fellow appointment with the University of Wollongong, and she is a PCOC Chief Investigator.

Distinguished Professor Yates is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and has been inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.  She was awarded the 2018 ONS Distinguished Researcher Award at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 43rd Annual Congress in the US.