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International EAPC RN seminar on public health research in palliative care

Thursday, 25 October, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, 26 October, 2018 - 13:30
Palace of the Royal Academies
Hertogsstraat 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
End-of-Life Care Research Group Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University, EAPC Research Network
geertje.vanduynhoven@uzgent.be
http://www.endoflifecare.be/seminar2018
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On 25 and 26 October 2018, the EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care and EAPC RN will hold their first international seminar on Public Health Research in Palliative Care in Brussels. The title of this seminar is "Public Health Research in Palliative Care: Shifting the Paradigm".

LocationPalace of the Royal Academies, Hertogsstraat 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

The themes of the seminar are:

• Improving support in society for palliative care
• Death, dying and loss
• Family caregiving for people with serious illness
• Volunteers in end-of-life and palliative care
• Non-professional agents and organizations in end-of-life and palliative care
• Collaboration and coalitions between health care services and civil society or the general public
• Community interventions to improve end-of-life or bereavement care
• Public health policy to improve end-of-life or bereavement care in society

The seminar will consist of a selection of invited plenary lectures and presentations based on abstract submissions, and there will be an opportunity for poster presentations.

Abstract submission is now open: click here!

Abstract submission deadline is 15 August. 

Target Groups

• Academics and researchers
• Patient organizations
• Informal carer organizations
• Volunteer organizations
• Policy makers
• Palliative care professionals
• Palliative care organizations

Program

Day 1: Thursday 25 October

9u00

Coffee

9u25

Welcome by prof. Augusto Caraceni, President of European Association for Palliative Care - Research Network
and Chair of the EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care, prof. Luc Deliens, End-of-Life Care Research Group Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University, Belgium 

9u35

Opening (TBD)

9u45

Plenary lecture: Epidemiology & palliative care
prof. Agnes van der  Heide, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands

10u15

Plenary lecture: What’s new about new public health research? Why do we need it in palliative care research?
Libby Sallnow, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

10u45

Plenary lecture based on selected abstract

11u10

Abstract session 1: Theme 1, 5 presentations

12u50

Lunch

14u00

Abstract session 2: Theme 2, 5 presentations

15u40

Coffee

16u00

Plenary lecture: Why public health should look at family carers of dying persons 
prof. Gunn Grande, Supportive and Palliative Care Research Group, University of Manchester, UK 

16u30

Plenary lecture (video): Palliative Care in Primary Health Care: WHO Guidance
prof. Eric Krakauer, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, United States of America (TBC)

17u00-18u00

Panel discussion day 1: panel members (TBD)

18u30-
20u30

Conference dinner (walking dinner)

 

Day 2: Friday 26 October

9u00

Coffee

9u30

Plenary lecture  4: Natural history of palliative care: From the British hospices to the Compassionate communities
prof. Xavier Gomez Batiste Alentorn, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Spain

10u00

Plenary lecture based on best abstract selection

10u20

Plenary lecture: What can big data do for public health palliative care research?
prof. Joachim Cohen, End-of-Life Care Research Group Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University, Belgium

11u10

Abstract session 3: Theme 3, 5 presentations

12u30

Paneldiscussion day 2: panel members (TBD)

13u30

Closing of congress followed by lunch, 
prof. Luc Deliens, End-of-Life Care Research Group Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University, Belgium

 

 

Contact & sponsoring


Geertje van Duijnhoven
geertje.vanduynhoven@uzgent.be
+32 2 477 49 32 (Thu & Fri) / +32 9 332 07 76 (Mo & Wed)/ +32 478 96 91 15 (Mobile)

Arno Maetens
arno.maetens@vub.be
+32 2 477 49 59

 

The seminar is organized by the EAPC Research Network and the EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care. More information on the Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care.

 

Hotels near the congress venue:
Hotel Chambord
Stanhope Hotel by Thon Hotels
Leopold Hotel Brussels
Aparthotel Adagio Access Bruxelles Europe Aparthotel


Cultural events in Brussels 24-26 October 2018

 

Registration

Registration fee: €250
Registration fee for Bachelor/ Master students: €80
Registration until the 15th of October 2018.

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