Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) appreciates your support in building a diverse membership community who share skills and knowledge that contribute to improving quality palliative care. We encourage you to promote PaCCSC membership to colleagues, associates, consumer advocates and other potential new members. Click on the link below to access a PaCCSC membership presentation that you can use in your local forums.
PaCCSC membership (PPT, 8,564KB)
PaCCSC welcomes membership applications from health professionals and researchers from Australia and New Zealand who are interested in improving quality palliative care for people with life-limiting illness. Associate membership is available to international researchers, consumers and industry representatives.
Your membership will contribute to extending the knowledge of the collaborative and broadening the scope of current palliative care research. PaCCSC membership is free and does not need to be renewed annually.
To apply for membership, click the link at the end of the page and complete the Membership Application, which will require a proposer and seconder to nomination you. If you need assistance in identifying PaCCSC members who can nominate you, please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maintaining our members' confidentiality around their research is important to us. Because we share ideas and information about research currently underway, we require all members to sign a confidentiality agreement.
The agreement is one of mutual obligation between PaCCSC and you that allows both parties to share ideas freely both at events and through other communications. When you become a PaCCSC member, we will send you a confidentiality agreement to sign and return.
Better patient outcomes
- Together, we will build the capacity of clinical research in palliative care.
- We will improve the care that is offered by services participating in active, rigorous clinical research.
- We will have greater multi-disciplinary interaction with peers and colleagues so that all patients benefit from access to a wider range of symptom control measures that are underpinned by the best available evidence.
News and events
- We will send you a newsletter three times per year to keep you up to date with PaCCSC activities including opportunities to be involved in PaCCSC clinical trials and trial development.
- You will be invited to attend the PaCCSC Annual Research Forum where Full Clinical Researcher and Associate members may submit new studies for consideration.
- You will be invited to concept development workshops.
- You will increase your network of collaborators through the largest national palliative care clinical trials group.
- We encourage your active contribution to build the evidence base to support quality clinical practice in palliative care.
- We will support you to develop clinical trial concepts following their approval by the PaCCSC Trials Management Committee.
Committee membership for Full Clinical Researcher and Associate members
- You may join any of our symptom node subcommittees, which have the following focuses: pain; cognitive, mood and neurological disorders; appetite and cachexia; gut dysfunction; nausea; breathlessness, fatigue and sleep.
Full Clinical Researcher
Full Clinical Researcher membership is for active clinical researchers who can demonstrate:
- success in competing for research funds in a context relevant to palliative care
- completed studies against those research funds, and
- published results in peer-reviewed journals.
Associate membership is open to anyone with an interest in palliative care clinical studies including health professionals, researchers and consumers. You must be nominated by a current PaCCSC Full Clinical Researcher or Associate member and seconder who is already a Full Clinical Researcher member.
Invited experts are individuals who are recognised as having extensive knowledge based on research, experience, or occupation in their area of study. For example, biostatisticians, health economists, trial methodology experts, clinical pharmacologists, and ethicists.
As an invited expert member, you may be called upon for advice on your area of expertise. You must be invited by a current PaCCSC member who is a Full Clinical Researcher or Associate member and seconder who is a Full Clinical Researcher member.