Public Health Research in Palliative Care: Shifting the Paradigm

When: 
25-10-2018 to 26-10-2018
Where: 
Brussels, Belgium

International Seminar of EAPC RN and the EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care

 

Date: 25 & 26 October 2018
Location: Palace of the Royal Academies, Hertogsstraat 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
 

Abstract submission is now open: click here - deadline 15 August 2018

Themes

• Improving support in society for palliative care
• Death, dying and loss
• Family caregiving for people with serious
illness
• Volunteers in end-of-life and palliative care
• Non-professional agents and organizations in
end-of-life and palliative care
• Collaboration and coalitions between health
care services and civil society or the general
public
• Community interventions to improve end-oflife
or bereavement care
• Public health policy to improve end-of-life or
bereavement care in society

 

Target Groups

• Academics and researchers
• Patient organizations
• Informal carer organizations
• Volunteer organizations
• Policy makers
• Palliative care professionals
• Palliative care organizations

 

Program

Day 1: Thursday 25 October

9u00

Coffee

9u25

Welcome by Chair of the EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care, prof. Luc Deliens, End-of-Life Care Research Group Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University, Belgium and Chair EAPC RN prof. Stein Kaasa, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway (TBC)

9u35

Opening by prof. Caroline Pauwels, Rector Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (TBC)

9u45

Plenary lecture: Epidemiology & palliative care
prof. Agnes van der  Heide, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands

10u15

Plenary lecture: What’s new about new public health research? Why do we need it in palliative care research?
Libby Sallnow, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

10u45

Plenary lecture based on selected abstract

11u10

Abstract session 1: Theme 1, 5 presentations

12u50

Lunch

14u00

Abstract session 2: Theme 2, 5 presentations

15u40

Coffee

16u00

Plenary lecture: Why public health should look at family carers of dying persons
prof. Gunn Grande, Cancer, Supportive and Palliative Care Research Group, University of Manchester, UK 

16u30

Panel discussion day 1: panel members (TBD)

17u40

Closing of day 1: prof. Marleen Temmerman, former Director of the department of reproductive health and research at the World Health Organisation (TBC)

18u30-
20u30

Conference dinner (walking dinner)

 

Day 2: Friday 26 October

9u00

Coffee

9u30

Plenary lecture  4: Natural history of palliative care: From the British hospices to the Compassionate communities
prof. Xavier Gomez Batiste Alentorn, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Spain

10u00

Plenary lecture based on best abstract selection

10u20

Plenary lecture: What can big data do for public health palliative care research?
prof. Joachim Cohen, End-of-Life Care Research Group Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University, Belgium

11u10

Abstract session 3: Theme 3, 5 presentations

12u30

Paneldiscussion day 2: panel members (TBD)

13u30

Closing of congress followed by lunch, 
prof. Luc Deliens, End-of-Life Care Research Group Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University, Belgium

 

Please find a pdf of the program here

 

Registration

Registration fee: €250
Registration fee for Bachelor/ Master students: €80
Registration until the 15th of October 2018 via this link:
http://www.vub.ac.be/en/events/2018/international-eapc-rn-seminar-on-public-health-research-in-palliative-care

 

Contact & sponsoring

Geertje van Duijnhoven
geertje.vanduynhoven@uzgent.be
+32 478 96 91 15

Arno Maetens
arno.maetens@vub.be
+32 2 477 49 59

 

The seminar is organized by the EAPC Research Network and the EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care

 

More information on the Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care
 

Hotels near the congress venue:
Hotel Chambord
Stanhope Hotel by Thon Hotels
Leopold Hotel Brussels
Aparthotel Adagio Access Bruxelles Europe Aparthotel

 

Cultural events in Brussels 24-26 October 2018

 
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