Embracing Life and Taking ControlPalliative Care Queensland (PCQ) 2016 Conference 

Each and every year close to 27,000 Queenslanders die – with the vast majority of those deaths expected.
Embracing Life and Taking Control is the theme of the Palliative Care Queensland (PCQ) 2016 conference being held 3-5 November in Brisbane and will provide the latest evidence on advanced clinical issues in palliative care.

Focusing on the Physical, Psychological, Social and Spiritual aspects of palliative care, invited experts from across Australia will cover all aspects of a patient’s journey as they approach the end of life.  The speakers will examine the role of palliative care for patients with a chronic disease, share experiences and demonstrate how combining palliative care with other specialist interventions improves patient outcomes and quality of life.

The conference programme includes two health professionals’ workshops – Symptom Management in Palliative Care and Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach to Palliative Care.

Register before the early registration deadline of Friday 23 September and go in to a draw to win a free Conference registration.  Discounted registration is available for PCQ members.


23rd Single Topic Conference of APASL

APASL is one of the leading associations based on investigation and treatment of liver diseases that upholds the standards of the profession, and supports research into improved treatment methods for millions of liver patients, particularly in the Asia Pacific Region.

The 23rd APASL Single Topic Conference is to be held in Nagasaki, Japan on April 10 – 12, 2017

http://www.apaslstc2017nagasaki.org/



Understanding and appreciating the symptoms of Gilbert’s Syndrome

Andrew Bulmer, PhD (Gilbert’s Syndrome Researcher) has set up a fundraising page to support his objective to obtain a better understanding of the symptoms associated with a liver condition called Gilbert’s Syndrome (GS).   Funding will be directed to the Australian Liver Foundation, who will distribute the funding to support further research into liver disease in the future. Any donations would be appreciated.  Further information about Andrew’s fundraising page is available here.


Brisbane Marathon Festival 2016

In memory of their daughter, Asha Haylyn, Rob and Heather Bramham are committed to raising awareness of childhood liver disease. On 7 August 2016, Rob ran in Brisbane’s Marathon Festival, raising much needed funds for Liver Kids Australia or The Australian Liver Foundation. It’s not too late to donate and support Rob in memory of his little girl. Click here to donate.


Cromwell Property Group Foundation

The Australian Liver Foundation was the proud recipient of  a grant from the Cromwell Property Group Foundation to the value of $50,000 to enable work on developing a new blood test to improve the early diagnosis of liver cancer.  The Cromwell Property Group Foundation is a benevolent initiative of Cromwell Property Group, established to support organisations that conduct research into or provide support to causes relevant to the mature aged community.  The Australian Liver Foundation is very grateful for their support.

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We invite you to watch this video of Kiaren, a liver recipient who talks about the impact a transplant had on his life as a teenager. This clip was produced in association with the movie Force of Destiny, a journey of love on a transplant waiting list directed by Paul Cox and starring David Wenham. If you are interested in seeing the film, you can book your tickets here.


Australia’s rejection of costly new treatment sofosbuvir a ‘death sentence for Hepatitis C sufferers’

See the story here.


Consumers Health Forum of Australia wants to help consumers get the most out of their health system and have a say in how the health system evolves through their Our Health, Our Community Project. Please visit www.ourhealth.org.au for details on the project and a survey which anyone can complete.