Public Health Research in Palliative Care: Towards Solutions for Global Challenges

The International Seminar of European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Research Network and The EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care will be held on Thursday 15 – Friday 16 October 2020 at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

About the seminar

The Seminar is organised by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care, EAPC Research Network and EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care. It will bring together an audience of researchers, policy makers and clinicians from academic institutions, hospice and palliative care providers, government and health agencies and people with palliative care needs and their family carers who are focused on developing solutions to inform and improve the delivery of palliative care globally.

Download Call for abstracts and registration open flyer.

Invited speakers include

  • Mark Hazelwood, Chief Executive, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care
  • Rebecca Patterson, Director of Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care
  • Prof Sonja McIlfatrick, Head of School of Nursing and Professor of Nursing and Palliative Care, Ulster University
  • Sally Paul, Lecturer in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • Prof Samar Aoun, Professor of Palliative Care, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Prof Joachim Cohen, Professor of Public Health and Palliative Care, End-of-Life Care Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University


  • Early bird registration fee (until 4 September 2020): £200
  • Full registration fee from 5 September onwards: £240
  • Registration fee for Bachelor/ Master students: £100

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Call for Abstracts open

The themes for the Public Health Research in Palliative Care: Towards Solutions for Global Challenges Research Seminar are as follows:

  • Compassionate communities
  • Citizen death education
  • Empowerment of people with palliative care needs, carers and citizens around palliative and end of life care, caregiving and bereavement
  • Collaborations between health and social care professionals and family carers
  • Health promotion around palliative care
  • Bereavement – End-of-Life care and bereavement care policies or public health interventions
  • Population health models for palliative care around the world
  • Issues of equity in palliative and end of life care and bereavement
  • Abstracts are invited which present research findings or methodological contributions on the themes identified above.

Professionals from all disciplines, students and trainees are encouraged to submit. Abstract submission deadline is Monday 1 June 2020 to

Further guidance on abstract submission.

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