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Programme Structure

Wednesday, 22 May 2019


Pre-Meetings

14:30 – 18:00: EAPC Berlin EDUPALL Multiplier Event
Speakers include: Eduardo Bruera, Stephen Mason and Daniela Mosoiu
Innovation in palliative care undergraduate medical education: The EDUPALL Multiplier Event
Please see pdf of the detailed Programme
Please download the grant application form here.
To register for the seminar, please also use the link for the general congress registration.

15:00-18:00 Open Workshop: Enabling Leaders in Palliative and End of Life Care
Chair: Prof. Sheila Payne
This open session on leadership in palliative care will be started by two keynote experts concerning new leadership approaches in palliative care (Dr. Sally Watson, UK) and the international leadership development initiative (Prof. Frank Ferris, USA). Thereafter Alumni from the EUPCA leadership course will give insight into their personal leadership development and practical impact of their projects in different parts of Europe. Their Alumni platform shall be presented and information on how to apply for the next EUPCA course starting in September 2019. The discussions result in the launching of the EAPC leadership task force (Prof. Raymond Voltz, Germany). Interested parties are welcome, no notification required.
Please see pdf of the detailed Programme.

08:00-19:00 3. Mitgliedertag der DGP (Members Day German Society for Palliative Medicine – members only)
Information and registration: https://www.dgpalliativmedizin.de/neuigkeiten/mitgliedertag-der-dgp-2019.html

Thursday, 23 May 2019


09:00 – 10:30: Opening and Plenary Session
10:30 – 11:15: Break + Poster Viewing
11:15 – 12:45: Parallel + Free Communications Sessions
12:45 – 14:30: Break and Poster Viewing + Industry Sponsored Symposia
14:30 – 16:00: Plenary Session
16:00 – 16:45: Break + Poster Viewing
16:45 – 18:15: Parallel + Free Communications Sessions

 

Global challenges in Paediatric Palliative Care: An EAPC Seminar

08:00 – 18:15

The full programme is available as follows:

Children's Palliative Care Seminar_programme

Registration:
Delegates only attending the Paediatric Palliative Care Seminar pay a day-rate for EAPC 2019 for Friday 24th May, for details see www.eapc-2019.org/registration.
Delegates from the main congress are invited to attend the sessions at the Children's Palliative Care Seminar and vice versa.

Friday, 24 May 2019


07:00 – 08:00: Early Yoga - welcome the day (Dr. Elisabeth Jentschke): no registration required - feel welcome to take part!
08:00 – 08:45: Meet the Expert Sessions
09:00 – 10:30: Plenary Session
10:30 – 11:15: Break + Poster Viewing
11:15 – 12:45: Parallel + Free Communications Sessions
12:45 – 14:30: Break and Poster Viewing + Industry Sponsored Symposia
14:30 – 16:00: Plenary Session
16:00 – 16:45: Break + Poster Viewing
16:45 – 18:15: Parallel + Free Communications Sessions

Joint symposium of the EAPC and ESMO "Integration of oncology and palliative care"

08:00 - 18:15

The full programme is available as follows:
full programme joint sympoisum


Welcome words of the Joint Programme Committee of EAPC and ESMO:

Anne Letsch, Sébastien Moine, and Christoph Ostgathe (EAPC) together with Karin Jordan and Stein Kaasa (ESMO):

The 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care with the overall theme “Global Palliative Care — Shaping the future” will explore the momentum and opportunities for the development of palliative care internationally, focussing on questions related to equitable access to palliative care in Europe and on the world stage and by this providing the opportunity to examine the extent to which palliative care has been included in universal health coverage within various health systems. read more...

Registration:
Delegates only attending the EAPC-ESMO Symposium pay a day-rate for EAPC 2019 for Friday 24th May, for details see www.eapc-2019.org/registration.
Delegates from the main congress are invited to attend the sessions at the EAPC-ESMO Joint Symposium and vice versa.

Digital Legacy Conference 2019

18:30 - 21:00

The full programme is available as follows:
full programme digital legacy conference

For more information about the programme and concerning the registration please click on the following link: https://digitallegacyconference.com/ 

Saturday, 25 May 2019


07:00 – 08:00: Early Singing - welcome the day (Urs Münch): no registration required - feel welcome to take part!
08:00 – 08:45: Meet the Expert Sessions
09:00 – 10:30: Parallel + Free Communications Sessions
10:30 – 11:15: Break
11:15 – 12:45: Plenary + Closing Session

10.00-17.00 Uhr: "International Symposium. Volunteers at the heart of hospice and palliative care.“
organised by the German Society for Palliative Medicine (DGP), location ESTREL
Further information: https://www.dgpalliativmedizin.de/neuigkeiten/internationale-tagung-ehrenamt.html
To register for the "International Symposium. Volunteers at the heart of hospice and palliative care" please click here.

 

 

Topics

Global Challenges in Paediatric Palliative Care: An EAPC Seminar


Global Challenges in Paediatric Palliative Care: An EAPC Seminar

Thursday, 23th May 2019, 08:00 – 18:15

The full programme is available as follows:

full programme

Registration:
Delegates only attending the Paediatric Palliative Care Seminar pay a day-rate for EAPC 2019 for Friday 24th May, for details see www.eapc-2019.org/registration.
Delegates from the main congress are invited to attend the sessions at the Paediatric Palliative Care Seminar and vice versa.

Integration of Palliative Care and Oncology: An EAPC-ESMO-Seminar


Integration of Palliative Care and Oncology:  An EAPC-ESMO-Seminar
Friday, 24th May 2019,
08:00 - 18:15

The full programme is available as follows:
full programme


Welcome words of the Joint Programme Committee of EAPC and ESMO:

Anne Letsch, Sébastien Moine, and Christoph Ostgathe (EAPC) together with Karin Jordan and Stein Kaasa (ESMO):

The 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care with the overall theme “Global Palliative Care — Shaping the future” will explore the momentum and opportunities for the development of palliative care internationally, focussing on questions related to equitable access to palliative care in Europe and on the world stage and by this providing the opportunity to examine the extent to which palliative care has been included in universal health coverage within various health systems. read more...

Registration:
Delegates only attending the EAPC-ESMO Symposium pay a day-rate for EAPC 2019 for Friday 24th May, for details see www.eapc-2019.org/registration.
Delegates from the main congress are invited to attend the sessions at the EAPC-ESMO Joint Symposium and vice versa.

 



Plenaries


Floriani Lecture - Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief - an Imperative of Universal Health Coverage

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, India

Increasing the Value of Research in Palliative Care
Dr. Katherine E. Sleeman, United Kingdom

The Language of Dying
Prof. Monika Renz, Switzerland

Early Palliative Care: When and How for Generalists?
Prof. Scott Murray, United Kingdom

Is Palliative Care Biased?
Prof. Merryn Gott, New Zealand

From Crisis to Sustainability - Building Palliative Care with Limited Resources
Dr. Christian R. Ntizimira, Rwanda

Parallel Sessions


•    From Ideas to Action: Achieving Universal Access to Palliative Care

•    What Happens to People with Intellectual Disabilities at the End of Life? Findings from Across Europe

•    Enabling Person-Centred Care for Palliative Care Patients and Their Informal Carers: Definitions, Models of Practice and
     Implementation

•    Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Deprescribing in Advanced Illness

•    Palliative Care for Patients with Neurological Conditions - Collaboration and Interaction

•    Increasing the Value of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) for Complex Interventions in Palliative Care

•    Delivering Palliative Care in Ageing Populations: Comprehensive Interventions and Clinical Models

•    Medication Safety in Palliative Care

•    Understanding Complexity in Palliative Care

•    The Challenge of Integrating Palliative Care for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

•    End of Life and Prison: Inequalities and Vulnerabilities

•    Global Prospects in Palliative Care: Measuring the Burden, Responding to Crises

•    Implementing ACP across the Healthcare System in Europe and the US: the Results of Three ACP Trials.

•    Shaping the Future for Bereavement Care in Palliative Care

•    Understanding Health Promotion in End of Life Care: from Policy Change to Community Action

•    Developments in Global Palliative Care Policy and Strategy: Opportunities and Challenges

•    What is New about Palliative Management of Breathlessness in People with Heart Failure

•    Using Big Data to Improve End-of-Life Care: Opportunities and Challenges

•    Providing Palliative Care for Refugees and Migrants

•    What is the Impact of Assisted Dying on Health Care Professionals Working in Palliative Care?

Meet the Expert Sessions


•    Prevalence of Life-Limiting Conditions in Paediatric Palliative Care

•    How to Integrate Palliative Care and Pain Relief in Primary Health Care?

•    Enhancing Transparency in Systematic Reviews of Qualitative Literature: a Practical Approach

•    How to Develop an Academic Palliative Care Network

•    Training Volunteers to Bereavement Support in Different Countries: Importance, Needs, Similarities and Differences

•    Maximising Global Impact in Palliative Care: Achieving Effective Knowledge Transfer and Exchange

•    National Actions to Facilitate International Visibility and Networking in Palliative Care

•    Role of Social Work in Supporting the LGBT Community

•    Palliative Care and the Homeless Population: Challenges, Solutions and Lessons from Others

•    Managing Substance Use Disorder Treatment at the End of Life

•    What Do the Arts Bring to Palliative Care?

•    The Significance of a New Model of Social Capital in Redressing Inequalities in End of Life Care.

•    New Findings on the Status of Palliative Care Globally from the 2nd Edition of the WHPCA/WHO Global Atlas of Palliative Care
     (2018)

•    Time to Change? : Current Practices in Delirium Care

•    Enabling the Voice of Patients, Carers and Family Members to improve Advocacy on Access to Palliative Care

•    Practical Aspects of Spirituality


Preliminary programme information – may be subject to change

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