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Professor Geoffrey Mitchell PhD MBBS, FRACGP, FAChPM, is Professor of General Practice and Palliative Care at the University of Queensland, and Head of the MBBS program at Ipswich.
His main research interest is in the role of General Practitioners in palliative care, cancer in general, and complex conditions. Current research includes interventions to improve outcomes for caregivers with advanced cancer, health services research in palliative care and primary care, and single patient trials. He has published over 150 peer-
He maintains a clinical general practice in Ipswich, Queensland.
Professor Andrew Robinson is Professor of Aged Care Nursing, in the School Of Health Sciences and Co-
Winthrop Professor Dawn Bessarab is an Indigenous woman of Bardi (West Kimberley) and Indjarbandi (Pilbara) descent who has a background in Aboriginal child protection, family violence and community development.
Dawn has worked for the Department of the Attorney General across courts and tribunal services and led the development of culturally appropriate pamphlets informing Aboriginal people about court processes and de-
Dawn is currently the Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health, University of Western Australia.
Associate Professor Bill Silvester is a physician and intensive care specialist at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. He commenced the Respecting Patient Choices program at the Austin hospital in 2002 and it has now spread to many health services and aged care facilities in Australia.
He is committed to improving end-
The 2014 Western Australian Palliative Care Conference organising committee is proud to present four fabulous speakers for our plenary sessions
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