Palliative Care Lecture Series


Thanks to the generous support from Cancer Research Trust New Zealand, Hospice New Zealand is delighted to offer free access to this programme of monthly palliative care lectures. This education opportunity is designed for healthcare professionals with an interest in palliative care. The lectures will be delivered via teleconference with a PowerPoint presentation that the speaker takes participants through.

The lectures take place on the first Thursday of every month from February to December 7.30am to 8.30am. Hosted by Hospice Waikato on site at 334 Cobham Drive, Hamilton, free of charge, no booking required just turn up on the day.

If you have any questions regarding these lectures please contact Andrea Jones on 07 859 1260 or email

Palliative Care Lecture Series - 2020 Schedule

Lecture 1:
5 February 2020
Me aho mai nga whetu mo tatou. (Let the stars guide the way for us all)
A Community approach to better understand and work with our undeserved populations.
Speakers: Norma Hickland, Porirua Community Manager, Mary Potter Hospice, Wellington.

Lecture 2:
5 March 2020
Nausea,vomiting and olanzapine
Speakers: Dr Mary Miller (UK), Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Dr Anna Sutherland, Speciality Registrar, Oxford University Hospital.

Lecture 3:
2 April 2020
Palliative care in marginalised societies
Speakers: Dr Huhana Hickey, Pukenga Consultancy Ltd

Lecture 4
7 May 2020
Music therapy in palliative care
Speakers: Nolan Hodgson, Music Therapist, Hospice Waikato

Lecture 5:
4 June 2020
Speech Language Therapy in palliative care
Speakers: Fiona Hewerdine, Speech Language Therapist, Speech & Language Therapy Services, Tauranga

To listen to previous lectures please click HERE

Palliative Care Lecture Series