EAPC 2021 Conference

  • by Kate Bowman
  • January 7, 2021

The European Association for Palliative Care is holding their 17th World Congress online this year with sessions presented on October 6 – 8. The theme for this conference is “Exploring New Dimensions

Chair of the Scientific Committee, Fliss Murtagh, invites participation,

“All of us are experiencing growing demand, changing practice, and increasing challenges to the delivery of palliative care.  The 17th World Congress “Exploring New Dimensions” will give you the opportunity to be re-energised; to hear about exciting innovations and progress from within our palliative care community, as well as valuable contributions from the wider services and communities with whom we work.”

Professor Deborah Parker, Immediate Past President and current member of the Palliative Care NSW Management Committee, will be one of the plenary speakers at the event. She will be speaking on “Meeting the challenge of dementia care in the future.”

The EAPC Scientific Committee is also welcoming the submission of abstracts and have prepared a list of thematic tracks in order to group the abstracts into various themes. There are several themes that might be of particular interest to people involved with palliative care volunteering.

Authors must choose one thematic track from the following lists that most closely describes the content of their submission:

  • Innovation & new technologies
  • Pain & symptom management
  • Informal & formal caregivers
  • Older people
  • Education & advocacy
  • Ethics, policy and law
  • Disadvantaged populations
  • Psychological, social & spiritual care
  • Paediatric palliative care
  • Public Health & Epidemiology
  • Policy, including international developments
  • Development and organisation of services
  • Primary and integrated care
  • Communication
  • Bereavement
  • Volunteering
  • Research methodology and methods
  • COVID 19

There will be three types of presentations:

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation with accompanying 2 minute video
  • Poster presentation

Abstract submissions close February 14. Please click here for information on abstract submission.

Early bird registrations are open until 31 May 2021. Please click here for information on registration.

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