Pain Management in Palliative Care for GP's

29 Jul 2022
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Available to
Practice Nurses
General Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development



Supporting the workforce
Palliative care

Are you a Doctor in Victoria Australia ? You are invited to join us in an interactive session about pain management in palliative care.

This workshop is for General Practitioners based in Victoria (Australia) who care for people with a life-limiting illness. Practice Nurses are also welcome to attend.


  • Holistic pain assessment & management in palliative care
  • Pharmacological & Non-Pharmacological Management of Pain
  • Management of pain – routes of administration
  • Principles of opioid use: titration, prescribing, breakthrough dosing and rotation of opioids

Facilitator – Fiona Runacres

Fiona is a palliative care specialist, with clinical appointments at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem and Monash Health. She previously undertook general practice training and gained her FRACGP in 2011. Fiona works in community palliative care, inpatient palliative care and outpatient clinic settings. Her clinical interests include specialist palliative care for patients with life-limiting non-malignant disease, including renal supportive care and neuropalliative care.

A WebEx link and access guidelines will be provided prior to the workshop.

Eventbrite registrations will close approx. 4 days prior to the workshop date.

Workshop Pre-requisite:

To maximise learning PEPA offers 6 online GP learning modules. These modules have been developed by palliative care experts and reviewed by clinicians with extensive palliative care experience. They can be accessed by setting up an account at the PEPA Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative:

PEPA is an accredited educator with RACGP. Workshops are eligible for Category 2 CPD points


PEPA Administration - E:

Margarita Makoutonina, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem

M: 0425 774 195



PEPA workshops are in high demand. While PEPA is free to participants, there are costs to running the workshops and engaging specialists in palliative care to provide this education. If you find you are unable to attend the workshop after registration, please advise PEPA as soon as possible so we may offer your place to someone else.

If you do not advise PEPA Victoria you are unable to attend, you may incur an administrative fee. Repeat non-attendance after registration may prevent future registrations. Thank you for your understanding.