Unprecedented Times – Global Palliative Care more relevant than ever in the time of COVID-19

Unprecedented Times – Global Palliative Care more relevant than ever in the time of COVID-19

Saturday 24th October

Registration at 8.20am

This virtual conference by Zoom can be booked by going to https://palliativecareworks.org/

  • Jane Appleton – Chair Designate of PCW will be introducing the conference, followed by talks from
  • Dr Rachel Clarke – Palliative Care doctor and author of ‘Dear Life’ – Creative compassion in COVID times
  • Harmala Gupta – President of CanSupport and Cancer Care India  – Experiences during the pandemic


  • Professor Richard Harding Herbert Dunhill Chair & Director of the Centre for Global Health Palliative Care,  Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation Preparedness and response: the palliative care evidence from sub-Saharan Africa


  • Mr. Jovin Risiki Faith Community Manager for HIV Response / USAID funded – Why is there still so little PC in Tanzania, and how is COVID-19
    changing this?
  • Dr. Karilyn Collins   PCW Trustee & Director PCW project in S.E. Tanzania – Progress report and impact of COVID-19
  • Mr Ephrem Abathun CEO of Hospice Ethiopia, Addis Ababa – Coping with COVID-19 in Ethiopia
  • Mr Tamer Al Jafari Palliative Care Coordinator Nurse, Augusta Victoria Hospital, East Jerusalem Challenges of setting up a Palliative Care team
  • Dr. Daniel Munday International Nepal Fellowship. Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Health Services Research, University of Edinburgh – Translation of the Palliative Care Toolkit into Nepali (supported by PCW)


Group Breakout and Discussions

  • Dr. Gillian Chowns Dr. George Smerdon PCW Trustees – Whither Zoom? Experiences of delivering online training.
  • Dr. Fiona Rawlinson Programme Director Postgraduate Palliative Care Education  Cardiff University  – Virtual Teaching skills in Palliative Care Education

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