Practical Family Donation Conversation (FDC) workshop

The practical FDC workshop follows the core FDC workshop, expanding knowledge and providing specialist skills for having conversations with families about donation. 

Workshop content

This one-day workshop gives participants the opportunity to reflect on the key teachings of the core FDC workshop and practise challenging scenarios in targeted role plays. 

The workshop focuses on:

  • key factors in the process, timing and sequence of the donation conversation
  • best practices for supporting families in grief and in the donation conversation
  • strategies to ensure informed and enduring decision making about donation.

Who should attend?

If you are a DonateLife donation specialist, you are required to attend as part of your role. Other healthcare workers involved in the donation process may also attend, particularly senior medical and nursing staff who are involved in donation conversations with families.

What should I do before the workshop?

You need to have attended a core FDC workshop before this workshop. We recommend you leave at least 6 months between attending the core workshop and this workshop if possible.  

Who will teach the workshop? 

Practical FDC workshops are facilitated by a national group of trainers, including experienced DonateLife donation specialists and education coordinators, intensive care specialists and grief counsellors.

How can I register to attend?

Check the schedule and click on the register button.

Important notice: Due to COVID-19 there may be some restrictions on workshop capacity. Please be aware that some jurisdictions may require participants to be fully vaccinated prior to attending workshops and evidence of vaccination may also be required.

Workshops are held across the country throughout the year.

If you are a DonateLife donation specialist and need to travel to another state or territory to attend, contact the Education Coordinator at your local DonateLife Agency who may be able to help you.

NSW

DATE VENUE TIME REGISTER
10 March 2023 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 9:00am to 4:30pm Register
29 May 2023 John Hunter Hospital 9:00am to 4:30pm Register
28 June 2023 Royal North Shore Hospital 9:00am to 4:30pm Register

NT

DATE VENUE TIME REGISTER
TBD      

QLD

DATE VENUE TIME REGISTER
05 May 2023 Princess Alexandra Hospital 9:00am to 4:30pm Register
06 October 2023 Princess Alexandra Hospital 9:00am to 4:30pm Register

SA

DATE VENUE TIME REGISTER
TBD     Register

TAS

DATE VENUE TIME REGISTER
22 March 2023 TBC 9:00am to 4:30pm Register

VIC

DATE VENUE TIME REGISTER
07 December 2022 DonateLife Victoria - FULL 9:00am to 4:30pm Register
05 April 2023 DonateLife Victoria 9:00am to 4:30pm Register
07 June 2023 DonateLife Victoria 9:00am to 4:30pm Register
23 August 2023 DonateLife Victoria 9:00am to 4:30pm Register
04 October 2023 DonateLife Victoria 9:00am to 4:30pm Register
06 December 2023 DonateLife Victoria 9:00am to 4:30pm Register

WA

DATE VENUE TIME REGISTER
05 April 2023 The Bendat Basketball Centre 9:00am to 4:30pm Register
31 August 2023 The Bendat Basketball Centre 9:00am to 4:30pm Register

Practical Family Donation Conversation (FDC) workshop registration form

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