Register: Webinar on Moving Toward Universal Access to Palliative Care

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Come join us for the third session of our Quarterly Webinar Series! This time our topic will be on ‘Moving Toward Universal Access to Palliative Care’ held on 26 July 2023, 7:00-8:15 pm Singapore time. It will be a live one-hour session with a Q&A segment at the end with the speaker.

For this session, we are honoured to have Dr Stephen R. Connor, the Executive Director of the London, UK based Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), as our speaker!


In this webinar attendees will receive 1) an update on the status of palliative care worldwide, 2) the new Public Health Model for palliative care development, and 3) the barriers and opportunities to achieving universal access to palliative care worldwide.

Speaker Bio

Dr Stephen R. Connor is the Executive Director of the London, UK based Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), an alliance of over 450 national and regional hospice and palliative care organizations in over 100 countries. Dr. Connor has worked continuously in the hospice/palliative care movement since 1975 including leading four US Hospice Programs, 10 years as vice-president of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (US), and seven years as international palliative care consultant for Open Society Foundations. He is now focused on palliative care development internationally with the WHPCA and has worked on palliative care globally in 30 countries over 22 years.

In addition to being a hospice and association executive, he is a health services researcher, educator, advocate, and psychotherapist, licensed as a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience. He is on multiple boards including the International Work Group on Death, Dying, & Bereavement, the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation, the International Children’s Palliative Care Network, Ehospice, Public Health & Palliative Care International, and the Scientific Advisory Committee for NPCRC. He also serves on several technical working groups for the WHO. Dr Connor has published over 175 peer reviewed journal articles, reviews, & book chapters on issues related to palliative care for patients and their families and is the author/editor of six books on palliative care including Hospice & Palliative Care: The essential guide, 3rd Ed (2018), Building Integrated Palliative Care Programs and Services, (2017), and the new Global Atlas of Palliative Care, 2nd Ed (2020), in partnership with the WHO.

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