Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC)

Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration

The Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) is a unique collaboration of health, research, aged care and advocacy organisations working together to improve the lives of older people.

Our vision is that older people received the best possible care and support through services, programs and policies which support health and optimal quality of life.

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This Professional Development Webinar is presented in collaboration with and Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) The Melbourne Academic Centre of Health (MACH)


This wREADY Project Imageebinar will present findings from training on prognostication targeted at hospital aged care assessment teams. It will introduce the audience to prognostic tools by using case studies and discuss challenges and strategies in predicting patients’ life expectancy.

The webinar will focus on:

  • Applying new knowledge about strategies used to identify patients at risk of dying
  • Gaining an in-depth understanding of the usefulness and limitations of prognostic tools in predicting life expectancies
  • Reflecting on managing uncertainty at the end of life.

Free Webinar open to MARC and MACH members and non-members.

This webinar may be of particular interest to:

  • Geriatricians
  • Nurse educators
  • Hospital and community aged care assessment teams
  • Hospital care pathways teams
  • Allied health working with older people
  • Aged care nurses and personal care workers
  • Managers and care coordinators in residential aged care.


Dr Katrin Gerber, National Ageing Research Institute and Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration

Dr Katrin Gerber is an end-of-life researcher with a PhD in Psychology from the University of Melbourne. She is a research fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute and an honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne. She is committed to the fields of palliative care, end-of-life decision-making, bereavement support and mental health. Her passion for these areas of research stems from her work as a hospice volunteer and her lived experience as an end-of-life family caregiver.


Dr Paul Yates, Austin Health

Dr Paul Yates is a geriatrician with Austin Health, Deputy Director of Aged Care Research and Medical Lead for the Residential InReach Program. His clinical and research interests include care of older people at the interface between hospital and community (including residential aged care), advance care planning and dementia. He has also contributed to educational and training materials including for Advance Care Planning Australia and Alzheimer’s Australia.

Associate Professor Barbara Hayes, Northern Health

Associate Professor Barbara Hayes is the Clinical Lead for Advance Care Planning at Northern Health and has worked for many years in Palliative Medicine.  Although no longer working clinically Barbara is involved in teaching and research related to end-of-life decision-making and care.  This includes: ‘Ethical CPR decision making’, which was the topic of her PhD thesis; ethics and law related to end-of-life decisions; shared decision-making; and Goals of Care Medical Treatment Plans.

Booking for this event has now closed.