EAPC 2016 Conference in Dublin
From June 8 to 11, the 9th edition of the EAPC Research World Congress was held in Dublin. More than 20 delegates represented our research group with 5 presentations, 5 chaired sessions and 15 posters.
On Friday morning researcher Steven Vanderstichelen presented his Study Protocol: Views and Policies of Directors of Health Care and Volunteer Organizations on the Roles of Volunteerism in Palliative Care during a meet-the-expert session in Accenture Hall. In the afternoon Kim Beernaert presented the results of A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial about The Effectiveness of the Care Programme for the Last Days of Life to Improve the Quality of Dying and End-of-Life Care for Patients at Acute Geriatric Hospital Wards. Professor Joachim Cohen explained during another themed session Why to choose mortality follow back surveys and why they are ethical.
Satuday morning Yolanda Penders talked about How Often General Practitioners Communicate about End-of-Life Topics with Community-dwelling Older People and their Family in Three European Countries. And professor Lieve Van den Block presented the first results of the international PACE study about Advance care planning in frail elderly and nursing homes.
Our junior researchers were also able to meet their favorite researchers and ask them about their scientific work. Famous names included: Stein Kaasa, Irene Higginson, Cinzia Brunelli, Fliss Murtagh, Phil Larkin, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Barbara Gomes and Bridget Candy.
We had the opportunity to learn about very different aspects of palliative care: medication comparison studies, RCTs in all shapes and sizes, studies on advance care planning and end of life decisions, use of population databases and quality indicators, spirituality and usefulness of silence in palliative care.
See you next year, in Madrid!
Explore all our posters at the EAPC 2016 Conference in Dublin online: www.endoflifecare.be/posters