Core Family Donation Conversation (FDC) workshop

The core FDC workshop is a two-day workshop that provides training to a range of health professionals working in organ and tissue donation. 

The workshop provides increased knowledge, understanding and skills in having conversations about death and donation. The aim is to help ensure that families are provided with enough information to make an informed donation decision.

Workshop content

The workshop explores:

  • specific elements of family care and communication
  • the range of reactions experienced by families who receive catastrophic news
  • the 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 support 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. If you are a nurse wishing to complete the cFDC workshop we recommend you complete the IDAT workshop prior.

If you are an Intensive care medical trainee, you are required by the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM) to complete this workshop as part of mandatory training requirements.

What do I need to do before attending the workshop?

If you are a medical trainee, before attending you must complete the CICM elearning program entitled 'Brain Death and Organ Donation'.

All attendees should also read and understand the ANZICS Statement on Death and Organ Donation (Edition 4 2019) (1.1 MB, PDF).

Who will teach the workshop?

Our workshops are led by a national group of specialist trainers, including experienced DonateLife donation specialists, intensive care specialists and grief counsellors. 

The workshop is regularly reviewed in consultation with the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society, the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses to make sure the material is current and continues to meet training needs.

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.

ACT

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NSW

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20-21 August 2024Rydges Sydney Central

Day 1 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Day 2 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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06-07 November 2024Rydges Sydney Central

Day 1 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Day 2 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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NT

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TBD  Register

QLD

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05-06 September 2024Capri by Fraser, 80 Albert Street

Day 1 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Day 2 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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SA

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TBD  Register

TAS

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VIC

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27-28 August 2024The William Angliss Institute, 555 Latrobe Street

Day 1 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Day 2 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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25-26 November 2024The William Angliss Institute, 555 Latrobe Street

Day 1 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Day 2 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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WA

DATEVENUETIMEREGISTER
13-14 August 2024TBD

Day 1 – 9:00am to 5:00pm

Day 2 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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