Becoming a research expert in paediatric palliative care: 10 top tips at the Meet-the-Experts session #EAPC2020

Only 23 days to #EAPC2020 … The 11th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care which, for the first time, will take place online with live interactive sessions on 7 to 9 October.

Professor Joanne Wolfe (USA) and Professor Myra Bluebond-Langner (UK) are known across the world for their work in children’s palliative care. Here they welcome you to join them at the Meet-the-Experts panel they will be hosting by Zoom on Wednesday 7 October.

Professor Joanne Wolfe (left) and Professor Myra Bluebond-Langner.

We’re delighted to be hosting a Meet-the-Experts panel at the Children’s Palliative Care Seminar at the 11thEAPC World Research Congress Online. The Meet-the- Experts panel will be the final part of the live and interactive children’s seminar programme that will showcase the latest research in children’s palliative care. Our live, interactive panel discussion will start at 8pm CET on 7 October.

This session starts from the simple and obvious premise that experts are not born, but made. It ends with the perhaps only slightly less obvious, and certainly more complex, conclusion that there are a variety of ways to achieve that status – many of which are within your grasp. In fact, we will even offer 10 top tips for making it so.

How will we accomplish our aim?

By telling stories… Over Zoom with a cup of tea or coffee in hand, Joanne Wolfe, Myra Bluebond-Langner and the 12 others who have signed up for this session will share their stories with one another. We will recount our successes, our rejections, the opportunities we took and those we missed, the risks and benefits of our forays and what we learned along the way. Embedded in these narratives are the moral of the stories, or as we say in the trade – the take-home messages. And with a bit of synthesis – the top 10 tips for becoming expert(s) in paediatric palliative care research.

How to join the meeting

The Meet-the-Experts panel takes place online at 8pm-8.50pm CET on Wednesday 7 October. All registered congress participants will be able to listen to the session and share any thoughts using the videoconferencing chat function. Or, you can even be a part of the panel discussion yourself and pose your questions live! If you wish to be among this small cohort of 12 invited registrants, please submit your questions by using the dedicated page on the congress website for our ‘Meet-the-Experts’ session. To access the congress website, all registered congress participants will receive a unique login on the date the congress goes live on 21 September.

We look forward to seeing you at the Meet-the-Experts panel. And please look out for another post later this month telling you more about what you can expect from the Children’s Palliative Care Seminar. Meanwhile, you can view or download the programme for the seminar here. Access to the seminar is free of charge for those attending the 11th EAPC World Research Congress.

More about the authors…

Myra Bluebond-Langner is Professor and True Colours Chair in Palliative Care for Children and Young Peopleat University College London – Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Louis Dundas Centre, London, UK. Contact Prof Bluebond-Langner by email

Joanne Wolfe MD MPH is Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School,
Director of Palliative Care, Boston Children’s Hospital, Division Chief, Pediatric Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA. Contact Prof Wolfe by email.

Keep up to date with latest #EAPC2020 news and posts via the special series on the EAPC blog.


A blend of: On-demand Sessions, Live Presentations, Live Panels hosted by international experts, Children’s Seminar, Poster Sessions, and EAPC Group Meetings will bring you all of the latest research from the world’s top researchers in palliative care. CME accreditation will be available. Masses of content will be available on demand from 21 September until 31 January 2021. Learn and interact with leading researchers and chat with other registered delegates from the global palliative care community – all in the safety of your own home or office. Visit the congress website and register here.

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