Call for abstracts for the 3rd International Children’s Hospice Congress to be held in Hungary

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The ‘Touching rainbows’ 3rd International Children’s hospice Congress will be held in Pécs, Hungary with the support of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN) and the Light of My Eyes Foundation. The patrons of the event are Joan Marston (ICPCN) and Barbara Gyura (Light of My Eyes Foundation).The broad theme of the congress is pain management of incurably ill children and young adults.

The Light of My Eyes Foundation for Sick Children was established in 2002 in Hungary. The Foundation, Hungary’s biggest organisation to provide transportation for sick children, has been working at making conveyance and emergency medical care available free of charge for patients ranging from premature babies to young adults.

The foundation considered that the most efficient way to help would be the creation and maintenance of a children’s hospice. Since the opening of the Dóri House in 2010, it has not only contributed to the professional treatment of many incurably ill children, but has made it possible to psychological and social aid, both to the young residents of the Dóri House as well as to their families.

Touching Rainbows Congress
This year The Light of my Eyes Foundation is organising its third children’s hospice and palliative care congress. We have a deep interest in our colleagues’ experience in pain management of incurably ill children and young adults. Considering that we would like to improve our work continuously, we would gladly learn and start a discussion about the newest aspects of pain management like the psychology of pain, traditional and alternative pain management, and the relationship between stress and pain.

Those interested in attending and presenting at this congress are kindly asked to their abstracts to the following e-mail address: touchingrainbows@szememfenye.hu

The abstracts should not be longer than 300 words. The deadline for the application is midnight 28th February, 2014. 

You can find more information as well as the abstract submission form by following this link: http://szememfenye.hu/hir/Call-for-Abstracts