The Changing Landscape of Worldwide Palliative Care Education

Categories: Education.

Meeting the post-Covid and climate crisis challenges. An invitation to join Palliative Care Works on October 14th for their 10th annual conference at Sobell House, Oxford or on line.

Palliative Care Works’s (PCW) mission has been to offer PC training using the Palliative Care Toolkit to middle and low income countries over the last 15 years. The pandemic has led to a huge expansion of online training programmes.

Some of the questions the PCW conference will address include:

How does virtual training ensure understanding and delivery of PC?

How can practice be observed and sustainability be achieved?

Scroll down to see the full programme

All registrations will be by Eventbrite using the link Eventbrite – Registration

So please join us on Saturday October 14th in person at Sobell House Oxford or on line.

For more information about PCW and  conference details:




Time                                Topic                               Speaker
09.45 PCW Annual General Meeting (open to all) Chaired by Dr George Smerdon
10.15 Tea/Coffee break  
10.30 Introduction Dr George Smerdon, Chair of PCW
10.35 Keynote presentation:  The Changing Landscape of delivering Palliative Care Education Professor Heather Richardson, Director of Education, Research & End of Life Policy, St Christopher’s Hospice, London
11.05-11.15 Questions  
11.15 Feedback on fifteen years of PCW experience

Results of the PCW survey.  Have we added value to our international partnerships?

Professor Fiona Rawlinson

Dr Karilyn Collins

Dr George Smerdon

Dr Gillian Chowns

11.45 Tea/Coffee break  
12.00 Postcards from the Edge of Life – home thoughts from abroad – short presentations from colleagues with experience of teaching internationally Dr Dan Munday – Nepal (by Zoom recorded)

Dr Stephen Miller and Heather Miller – Senegal (by Zoom recorded)

  Time for questions and answers  
    Sue Mumford – Ethiopia (in person)

Dr Mhoira Leng – Uganda (by Zoom recorded)

Marje Niblock and Sharon Deeming – Rwanda (in person)

  Time for questions and answers  
13.15 Conference ends on Zoom  
13.15-14.15 Lunch  
14.15 Presentations/interviews with students from the multi-professional course at St Christopher’s Hospice, London  
  Short presentation Dr Paul Myers, Lesotho Starlight Hospice Board
14.45 Which way forward?  Adapting to new horizons? Small group discussions
15.30 Tea break  
15.45 Round table discussion  
16.15 Closing remarks Dr George Smerdon and Dr Michael Minton
16.30 Conference ends  





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