Strengthening of palliative care as a component of comprehensive care throughout the life course was defined as the priority by the 67th World Health Assembly in 2014.
Only one in 10 people who need palliative care currently receives it and about one third of those needing palliative care suffer from cancer.
The Conference will include leading palliative care experts from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and the USA.
There will be over 25 presentations on different aspects of palliative care, including: challenges and solutions in palliative care on a national level; adult and paediatric palliative care; managing symptoms; physiological aspects of care for patients and their families; among others.
The Conference will include roundtables on palliative medicine in children and adult hospice care, discussion on integration of palliative care in health systems, site visit to the adult and children hospice care facilities in Minsk.
To register for the Conference and for additional information, please, go to the Conference website.