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The 2nd International Multidisciplinary Forum on Palliative Care

The 2nd International Multidisciplinary Forum on Palliative Care will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria (Oct 3-6, 2013). The conference is aimed at medical professionals and focuses on education initiatives for non-palliative care specialists.


Upcoming end-of-life care conferences

For those of you interested in the global development of palliative care – here are a couple of dates for your diaries….




The 7th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

The 7th World Research Congress of the EAPC aims to “reflect about where palliative care research stands today, and to be an arena for leading researchers within the field”.

The congress will be held in Trondheim, Norway (7-9 June 2012)

Register quickly for the Early bird registration prices (finishing March 1st)

Visit the congress webpage here

12th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (Lisbon, May 18 – 21)

You may be interested to know that our team has been awarded a number of oral and poster presentations at the 12th Congress of  the EAPC, to be held in Lisbon.

The following oral presentations will be held on 19.05.2011 at 16:30-18:00 in the ‘Ethics II’ session:

Culture, Country and End-of-Life Care. Similarities and Differences between Italy, Spain and Portugal

A. Menaca, Barcelona, CRESIB

Cultural Context of End-of-Life Care: A Scoping Exercise of the Belgian Literature

EVW Andrew, Barcelona, CRESIB

Physician Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia and Palliative Sedation: Attitudes and Incidence in Germany

N. Evans, Barcelona, CRESIB

In addition, the following poster presentations can be viewed during the congress:

Medical End-of-Life Decisions in Belgium: A Review of the Literature

EVW Andrew, Barcelona, CRESIB

A Critical Review of Advance Directives in Germany: Attitudes, Use and Physician Compliance

N. Evans, Barcelona, CRESIB

Systematic Review of Reviews of End-of-Life Care for Minority Ethnic Groups in the UK and a Critical Comparison with Policy Recommendations from the UK End-of-Life Care Strategy

N. Evans, Barcelona, CRESIB

We hope to see you in Lisbon!

Powerpoint Presentations

In response to popular demand we have uploaded the presentations made by both members of our team and external experts at various conferences.

International Meeting on Culture and End of Life Care
Vic, Spain, 17-18 May 2010

17th May

WP1 Work

Culture and end of life care

Key cultural issues in end-of-life care in three Mediterranean countries

Cultural Competency Models

Culture in Different Settings

Culture in Different Settings: Priorities from a UK perspective

Culture in different settings: Priorities from a Belgian perspective

Culture in different setting: Priorities from a Norway perspective

18th May

Spirituality in End of Life Care

Spirituality in End of Life Care

Conscientious objections: a neglected topic in culture and end end-of of-life care


Dignity for the frail old

End of Life Decision Making

End-of-life decisions in Belgium: Attitudes and practices

Practices and attitudes regarding end-of-life decisions in Spain


End of life Cultural, Social, Ethical, Legal perspectives

Telling the truth or conserving hope? An Italian deep-rooted contradiction

Cultural Competency and Minority Ethnic Groups

Cultural Vulnerability, Care and Ethics

Cultural competence and communication in palliative care for Turkish and Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands

11th Congress of the EAPC
Vienna, Austria, 7-10 May 2009

A call for expertise for the development of a European network of experts on culture and end of life care

Making Culture Relevant to End End-of of-Life Practice: An Overview of Approaches to Cultural Competency

What does culture mean? An analysis of the role of culture in Spanish end- of-life care literature

Some Critical Comments on “Culture” and “Competence”

9th Conference of the Spanish Palliative Care Association

Those working in spirituality in end of life care may be interested in the upcoming 9th conference of the Spanish Palliative Care Association (la Sociedad Española de Cuidados Paliativos – SECPAL). The conference, entitled ‘Spirituality in the Clinic’ will take place in Mallorca, May 12-13, 2011.

For more information regarding the conference please click on the following link: http://www.secpal2011.com/ESP/1/Presentacion/c1/Presentacion.html

6th Research Congress of the EAPC (Glasgow, 10 – 12 June 2010)

For those of you who will be attending the 6th Research Congress of the EAPC (Glasgow, 10 – 12 June 2010) you may be interested to know about the following presentation:

Communication and Minority Ethnic Groups: The British Experience
Evans N, Andrews E, Meñaca A, Pool R, Gysels M, Barcelona, CRESIB

Oral presentation (Psychology & communication, Friday 11. June, 2010 at 17.30 – 17.45)

More information regarding the conference can be found on the following link: http://www.eapcnet.org/research2010/index.html

Transformations of the body and social uses of symptoms between local and global

Those of you with an interest in medical anthropology may find the MAAH-VI conference “Transformations of the body and social uses of symptoms between local and global” (Royaumont, France, May 7-9, 2010) of interest.

MAAH is a network of medical anthropologists who do research in their own culture and society. The network’s aim is to bring together medical anthropologists in order to discuss theoretical, methodological and practical issues in relation to health and culture.

Dr Arantza Meñaca, a member of the PRISMA ‘culture and end of life care’ work package team, will be giving the following presentation:

The role of culture in end-of-life care. Key issues in three Mediterranean countries.

A. Meñaca, R. Pool, N. Evans, E. Andrew, M. Gysels.

More information concerning the conference can be found at the link: http://www.vjf.cnrs.fr/maah-france/

International Meeting on Culture and End of Life (Vic, Spain, 17-18 May 2010)

As many of you will recall, our project includes the organisation of a meeting of experts from across Europe on culture and end of life care.  The details of the meeting have now been finalised and we are pleased to inform you that the ‘International Meeting on Culture and End of Life’ will be held in Vic, Spain (17-18 May 2010).

This will be a two-day meeting which will bring together experts, researchers and practitioners with a particular focus on culture and end of life care. The first day will be an invitation-only PRISMA workshop chaired by Dr Marjolein Gysels from the Barcelona Centre of International Health Research (CRESIB), and will include around 15-20 experts from across Europe. The second day will be an open meeting jointly organised with the Institut Català d’Oncologia, and the University of Vic.

We are glad to invite those who wish to attend to contact Natalie Evans (natalie.evans@cresib.cat) for the programme and registration details.

European conference ‘Dignity for the Frail Old’

Many of you may be interested in the up coming conference ‘Dignity for the Frail Old’, which will be held in Bergen (Norway) September 2th – 5th 2010.

The following information comes from the conference organisers:

We have the pleasure to invite you to our European Conference: Dignity for the Frail Old at Solstrand Fjord Hotel close to Bergen, Norway, September 2th – 5th 2010.

In the program international key-note speakers will give state-of-the art presentations to central topics regarding dignity for the frail old, followed by extended possibilities of the participants for exchange of their experiences and recommendations for action.

The famous Conference-Hotel lies at a Fjord in the most beautiful Norwegian surroundings, and offers outstanding housing and conference facilities. Clinton was there. Cicely Saunders and Balfour Mount where there, Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud also. You will not forget this place!

We have reserved the whole hotel capacity for this conference, limited to 140 participants. The interest for the conference is already huge, so we recommend early registration.

For more information and registration, look at our website: www.dignityold.com