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End-of-Life Care Research Group at the 17th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

  • September 30, 2021

The 17th World Congress Of The European Association For Palliative Care takes place from 6-8 October 2021 via online sessions.
Please find below the list of the activities of the End-of-Life Care Research Group. Times in Central European Time (CET)


Oral Presentations

Wednesday 6 October 2021

Time: 16:00-16:50
Speaker: Joachim Cohen
Title: Can palliative care mitigate inequities at end of life?
Session: PS 5 (F) Economics of palliative care: new approaches to understand and demonstrate effects

Thursday 7 October 2021

Time: 09:00-09:50
Speaker: Kristof Faes
Title: Best Abstract: L-01 Palliative day care in Belgium: health economic analysis using population-level administrative data
Session: PL 3

Time: 10:00-10:50
Speaker: Joachim Cohen
Title: Creating palliative care capacity across society: evaluating compassionate city programs
Session: PS 8 (M) Expanding palliative care beyond health care services: lessons learned from international research

Time: 10:00-10:50
Speaker: Louise D'Eer
Title: J-04 Civic Engagement Concerning Serious Illness, Dying, Loss and Bereavement: A Systematic Integrative Review
Session: FC 06 (J) Compassionate Communities and Civic responsibilities

Time: 10:00-10:50
Speaker: Bert Quintiens
Title: J-05 Compassionate Cities: A Systematic Integrative Review of Existing Initiatives Worldwide
Session: FC 06 (J) Compassionate Communities and Civic responsibilities

Time: 12:00-12:50
Speaker: Lieve Van den Block
Title: Engaging in advance care planning conversations: lessons learned from people with dementia and their family
Session: PS 11 (D) Developing an evidence base to support advance care planning in dementia

Time: 12:00-12:50
Speaker: Anne-Lore Scherrens
Title: Q-01 Using a behavioural theory to gain insight into critical determinants of health promoting behaviour around serious illness - A case example applied to starting a conversation about palliative care
Session: FC 08 (H) Psychological symptoms and communication

Friday 8 October 2021

Time: 11:00-11:50
Speaker: Anne van Driessche
Title: I-01 Evaluating attitude, self-efficacy, behaviour, and intention to engage in advance care planning communication in paediatric oncology: development and face validation of a new measurement instrument
Session: FC 13 (I) Advancing ACP

Time: 12:00-12:50
Speaker: Isabel Vandenbogaerde
Title: C-04 Family Carers’ Support from Healthcare Professionals in Conducting ACP Conversations with their Seriously Ill Relatives: A Cross-sectional Survey of Bereaved Family Carers
Session: FC 14 ( C) Families and Carers

Time: 15:00-15:50
Speaker: Kenneth Chambaere
Title: Palliative sedation in Flemish nursing homes: reported complexities and the development of a setting-specific practice protocol
Session: PS 19 (B) Sedation at the end of life outside specialist palliative care – international perspectives



Title: A Systematic Review of Interactive Web-based Tools to Support the General Population in Advance Care Planning
Abstract number: A-08

Authors: Dupont C., Smets T., Monnet F., De Vleminck A., Pivodic L., Van Audenhove C., Van den Block L.

Title: Cultural and Structural Factors Affecting Physicians’ Decision Making and Performance of Continuous Deep Sedation Until Death: An Environmental Context Analysis of Experiences of Physicians
Abstract number: B-37
Authors: Vissers S., Dierickx S., Robijn L., Cohen J., Deliens L., Mortier F., Chambaere K.

Title: Factors Associated with Relatives’ Evaluation on the Quality of End-ofLife Care in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
Abstract number: C-05

Authors: Vandenbogaerde I., De Vleminck A., van der Heide A., Smets T., Deliens L., Van den Block L.

Title: How Do Family Caregivers of Persons with a Serious Chronic Illness Collaborate with Healthcare Professionals for their Caregiving Tasks? Cross-sectional Survey of Bereaved Family Caregivers
Abstract number: C-10
Authors: Matthys O., Dierickx S., Deliens L., Lapeire L., Hudson P., Van Audenhoven C., De Vleminck A., Cohen J.

Title: Enhancing the Quality of Continuous Sedation until Death: The Development of a Practice Protocol for Nursing Homes
Abstract number: D-15
Authors: Robijn L., Gijsberts M.-J., Pype P., Rietjens J., Deliens L., Chambaere K.

Title: Timely Short-term Specialized Palliative Care Service Intervention for Frail Older People and Their Family Carers in Primary Care: Development and Modelling of the Intervention Using Theory of Change
Abstract number: D-32

Authors: de Nooijer K., Pivodic L., Van Den Noortgate N., Pype P., Evans C., Van den Block L.

Title: What Are the Palliative Care Symptoms, Concerns and Wellbeing of Older People with Frailty with Complex Care Needs who Are Discharged from Hospital to Home?
Abstract number: D-33

Authors: de Nooijer K., Van Den Noortgate N., Pype P., Van den Block L., Pivodic L.

Title: The Online Representation of Palliative Care by Practice, Policy and Advocacy Organizations: Definitional Variations and Discursive Tensions
Abstract number: E-15

Authors: Matthys M., Dhollander N., Van Brussel L., Beernaert K., Deforche B., Cohen J., Deliens L., Chambaere K.

Title: Impact of Using of a Tool to Stimulate Reflection about End-of-Life Communication in a Competence-building Initiative in Swedish Elder Care
Abstract number: E-39

Authors: Johansson T., Tishelman C., Cohen J., Eriksson L.E., Goliath I.

Title: Shifts in Consultation of Specially Trained Physicians in the Context of a Euthanasia Request: A Repeated Cross-sectional Survey, 2008 versus 2019
Abstract number: F-16
Vissers S., Dierickx S., Cohen J., Deliens L., Mortier F., Chambaere K.

Palliative and End-of-Life Care, People with Intellectual Disabilities &
Covid-19 (PEPIC-19): An International Survey
Authors: Tuffrey-Wijne I., D’Hollander N., Echteld M., Oliver D., ForresterJones R., McCarron M., Schaeper S., Westergard B., McCallion P., Uitdehaag M., Abu-Saad Huijer H., Karbasi C., EAPC Reference Group Intellectual Disability

Title: Coping Strategies of Patients with Advanced Lung or Colorectal Cancer over Time
Abstract number: H-03

Authors: Luu K.L., Rietjens J.AC, Nieboer D., Witkamp FE, Jabbarian L.J, Payne S., Groenvold M., Pollock K., Miccinesi G., Deliens L., van der Heide A., Korfage I.J

Title: Continuous Deep Sedation until Death in Neonates and Infants in Flanders: A Post-mortem Survey
Abstract number: I-06

Authors: Dombrecht L.D., Cools F., Cohen J., Deliens L., Goossens L., Naulaers G., Chambaere K., Beernaert K.

Title: Consultation of Parents and Healthcare Providers in End-of-Life Decision-making for Neonates and Infants: A Post-mortem Survey
Abstract number: I-42
Dombrecht L., Cools F., Cohen J., Deliens L., Goossens L., Naulaers G., Beernaert K., Chambaere K.

Title: Developing Quality Indicators for Potentially (in)Appropriate End-ofLife Care in Children with Cancer, Neurological Conditions or Genetic and Congenital Conditions: A RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Study
Abstract number: I-50
Piette V., Deliens L., van der Werff ten Bosch J., Beernaert K., Cohen J.

Title: Higher Prevalence of Dementia but No Change in Total Comfort While Dying among Nursing Home Residents with Dementia between 2010 and 2015: Results from Two Retrospective Epidemiological Studies
Abstract number: J-15
Authors: Miranda R., Smets T., Van Den Noortgate N., Deliens L., Van den Block L.

Title: Improved Quality and Reduced Costs of End-of-Life Care if Older People with Dementia Receive Palliative Care: A Nationwide Propensitymatched Decedent Cohort Study
Abstract number: M-02

Authors: Miranda R., Smets T., De Schreye R., Faes K., Van Den  Noortgate N., Cohen J., Van den Block L.

Title: Effects of a Theory-based ACP Intervention for Nursing Homes: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
Abstract number: N-14
Authors: Pivodic L., Wendrich-van Dael A., Gilissen J., De Buyser S., Deliens L., Gastmans C., Vander Stichele R., Van den Block L.

Title: Identifying the Most Important Behavioral Determinants of Starting a Conversation about Palliative Care with the Physician: A Cross-sectional Structured Interview Study on People with Cancer
Abstract number: N-28

Authors: Scherrens A.-L., Beernaert K., Deliens L., Lapeire L., De Laat, Biebuyck C., Geboes K., Van Praet C., Moors I., Deforche B., Cohen J.

Other Activities at the Conference

Friday 8 October 2021 

Time: 8:00 – 8:15 CET
Breakfast Meeting EAPC Reference Group Public Health & Palliative Care 
The EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care is organizing a Breakfast Meeting on Friday 8th October at 8am and welcomes you to join prof. Luc Deliens and prof. Joachim Cohen at the table. 


Thursday 7 October 2021

Time: 10:00-10:50
Chair: Luc Deliens
 PS 8 (M) Expanding palliative care beyond health care services: lessons learned from international research

Other Oral Presentations linked to the End-of-Life Care Research Group

Wednesday 6 October 2021

Time: 11:00-11:50
Speaker: Judith Rietjens

Title: When to Initiate Advance Care Planning Conversations in Patients with Advanced Cancer? Results of the ACTION Trial
FC 02 (D) Advance Care Planning & CPR
Authors: Rietjens J., van der Heide A., Deliens L., Preston N., Lunder U., Seymour J., Ingravallo F., Thit Johnsen A., van Delden J., Korfage I.

Thursday 7 October 2021

Time: 10:00-10:50
Speaker: Sally Paul
Title: How Do Specialized Palliative Care Services Engage with the General Public? A Survey from Belgium, Sweden and the UK
Session: PS 8 (M) Expanding palliative care beyond health care services: lessons learned from international research
Authors: Paul S., De Vleminck A., Reinius M., Sallnow L., Tishelman C., Cohen J.