Welcome to wonderful Copenhagen – the 14th World Congress of the EAPC

EAPC congress 2015On behalf of the Local Organising Committee of the 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Professor Per SjøgrenChair of the Organising Committee, unveils a few of the wonderful sights that await you in Copenhagen.

Professor Per Sjøgren

Professor Per Sjøgren

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 14th World Congress of the EAPC in our wonderful capital, Copenhagen. As you may have already noticed, the theme of the 14th World Congress is ‘building bridges’ and this is reflected in the spectacular images of beautifully designed bridges connecting the many islands of Denmark, and across the sea to Sweden. The metaphor for bridges works well for the connections that we hope you will make during the congress to new people and ideas. Due to the geographic position of Copenhagen, bridging Scandinavia with central Europe, as well as the growing interest in palliative care, this conference is likely to bring together more than 3,000 participants from a wealth of professional and cultural backgrounds. Another encouraging figure given by the Scientific Committee is that more than 1,200 abstracts have been submitted for the conference, which is the highest ever for an EAPC congress.

Nyhavn, the historic waterfront district. (Photo: Jodi Crisp)

Nyhavn, the historic waterfront district. (Photo: Jodi Crisp)

The congress venue, the Bella Center, lies less than 10 minutes away by metro from both Copenhagen’s international airport and Copenhagen city centre. So we certainly hope – in spite of a highly interesting and condensed congress programme – that you will get time to visit the city.

It is a gloriously attractive city with its rickety, historic centre, maze of cobbled streets (including the longest pedestrianised shopping street in Europe) and ancient churches, palaces and government buildings, alongside brave and striking modern interjections such as the ferociously angled extension to the Royal Library, nicknamed the Black Diamond, and Henning Larsen’s Royal Opera House.

The Church of Our Saviour with external, spiral staircase and a great view across Copenhagen

The Church of Our Saviour with external, spiral staircase and a great view across Copenhagen (photo: Jodi Crisp)

The city is one of Europe’s oldest capitals with a royal touch – the monarchy in Denmark is the oldest in the world! We are therefore very proud that HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has kindly agreed not only to be patron of the congress but also to honour us with a royal visit during the opening ceremony.

We are sure that Copenhagen in May will host the 14th World Congress of the EAPC in the most enchanting way and we are looking forward to meeting you in our capital city very soon!

 

 

Are you coming to Copenhagen?
See you at the 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care – Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-10 May 2015. Follow us on Twitter @EAPCOnlus – our official congress hashtag is #eapc2015 

Kommer du til København?
Vi ses på ‘the 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care‘ i København, Danmark, den 8-10 maj, 2015. Du kan følge med på Twitter @EAPCOnlus – vores officielle kongres hashtag er #eapc2015

Read more posts about the 14th World Congress on Palliative Care on the EAPC blog

 

 

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