According to Rev Doubleday, the conference was the most successful so far, with over 75 delegates from all over Kosova attending training for two days at the Smile International Centre in Gjakovë.
Smile International has been working in Kosova since 1999. The organization runs the only palliative care service in Kosova, and also works in neighbouring Albania with Dr Albert Leka at the Palliative Care and Education Centre (PCEC).
The focus the conference was on oncology, recognising cancer symptoms, and with a particular emphasis on lung cancer and identified four major areas of focus for the development of palliative care provision in Kosova. These areas can be found on the EAPC blog.
Rev Doubleday said: “Our 4th Balkan palliative care conference was a great success, and we are looking forward to another in October 2013. It is our hope that the provision of palliative care in Kosova will continue to develop through these training conferences and Smile International’s own work.”
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