The Congress will run from today, 9 June, until Saturday 11 June. Hospice and palliative care researchers and practitioners from around Europe and further afield will gather to present their research and share learning over the next three days.
The programme includes themed sessions on:
- information technology in palliative care
- mortality followback surveys in end of life care research
- advance care planning
- to the future: optimum methodology in cancer pain studies
- implementation of guidelines
- what is palliative care?
- EAPC RN/PRC session.
The Vittorio Ventafridda lecture will be held by Professor Russell Portenoy from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA. The lecture is titled: ‘Palliative care services in the US health care system – what is the evidence?’ Prof Portenoy has written a post for the EAPC blog ahead of his delivery of the Lecture.
Further blog posts relating to the conference include, a post by Dr Catherine Walshe, Editor of Palliative Medicine: ‘What are journal editors looking for in a research paper?’ as well as a number of posts published live from the Congress, and following the event.