7th International African Palliative Care Conference Registration and Call for Abstracts

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The African Palliative Care Association (APCA) announces that the 7th International African Palliative Care Conference, co-hosted with the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance, will take place on the 24 – 26 August 2022 in Kampala, Uganda.

The conference will be hybrid to accommodate both physical and virtual participants.

As the world is currently navigating the Covid-19 pandemic, the APCA and partners decided to focus on the theme: Palliative Care in a Pandemic.

Palliative care experts, researchers, health workers, carers, donors, and people living with palliative care needs will all find content of interest at this conference. It is also expected to attract several country Ministers of Health & dignitaries as well as Government technical officials. Previous conferences have been very successful and this will be the first conference to held in pandemic context.

Invitation to submit abstracts

The APCA invites participants to submit abstracts for the conference.

Abstracts may include research, best practice models developed over the pandemic and recommendations to help us respond better in similar situations in the future. There are six broad conference tracks.

To submit, participants must please register here.  Once registered, you can submit your abstracts here.

The deadline for submitting the abstracts is 1st April 2022.

Invitation to submit workshop proposals

The organizing committee for the 7th International African Palliative Care Conference invites interested individuals or organisations to submit a workshop proposal for the conference. All workshops will be virtual, and we recommend that all speakers join the session live if possible. If necessary, speakers may record their presentations in advance for the moderator or workshop organizer to play during the live session.

Please find more information and guidelines here.

APCA is co-hosting the conference in partnership with the Worldwide Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA). The conference is co-sponsored by the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN), Palliative Care in Humanitarian Aid Situations and Emergencies (PallCHASE), The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), and Global Partners in Care.

About the APCA

APCA is a pan-African organisation working to ensure that palliative care is widely understood, integrated into health systems at all levels and underpinned by evidence in order to reduce pain and suffering related to chronic and life-threatening illness in Africa. Our membership of over 4,000 individuals and institutions comprises National Palliative Care Associations, ministries of health, schools of nursing and other allied health sciences, patient organisations and advocates, multi-disciplinary health workers, and academia from over 27 African countries, to whom we provide technical assistance on issues related to policy, as well as tailored capacity building interventions.

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