NEW SERIES: EXPLORING NEW DIMENSIONS AT #EAPC2021 …
THERE ARE JUST SIX DAYS TO THE 17TH WORLD CONGRESS ONLINE OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR PALLIATIVE CARE (#EAPC2021), WITH LIVE SESSIONS ON 6 TO 8 OCTOBER, LOTS OF ON-DEMAND CONTENT, AND SOME IMPRESSIVE PRE-CONGRESS SESSIONS ON 5 OCTOBER TOO…
Four international palliative care organisations have teamed up with the EAPC to deliver a FREE pre-congress session that is a must for anyone with an interest in the development of palliative care in Eurasia. Dr Stephen R Connor, Executive Director, Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) (one of the partner organisations), gives a glimpse of what you can expect at the session on Tuesday 5 October 2021 11.30 am to 1 pm CET. The session is free and open to all.
Palliative care has been historically underdeveloped in the Eurasian region, including in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Recently, there has been a sustained effort to bring more palliative care to Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) that were part of the Soviet Union. This effort is being supported by a partnership with the Russian Hospice Care Professionals Association (HPCA), The EAPC, the WHPCA, the American Eurasian Cancer Alliance (AECA), and PACED, a new UK charity supporting the advance of palliative care in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, started with Robert Twycross.
Bringing together palliative care leaders in the region
While efforts to collaborate have been ongoing for the past two plus years, the pre-congress session of the EAPC 17thWorld Congress Online will be one of the first opportunities to bring together palliative care leaders throughout the region. They will discuss developments, exchange experience, promote health, education, and research on palliative care to help develop and design country strategies in palliative care. The session will be in English but will have simultaneous Russian language translation available.
The session, entitled ‘Development of palliative care in CIS countries’ is free for attendees to join by registering here. (See flyer below). The session will be moderated by Diana Nevzorova and myself and will include a diverse faculty. Diana is Chief Specialist on palliative care of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and chairs the HPCA. She is a wonderful and effective champion for palliative care. Others contributing to the opening include EAPC’s own CEO Julie Ling, Eric Krakauer Director of Harvard’s Global Palliative Care Program, and Sophia Michaelson head of the AECA.
The session will include talks on development of palliative care in the Russian Federation, paediatric palliative care in Russia, pain relief in Russia, respiratory support in Russia, and teaching palliative care in Russia. A second section will focus on palliative care in other CIS countries including progress and obstacles in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, and Tajikistan. The meeting will produce a Resolution at the end calling for further developments.
We hope this will become an annual opportunity to bring together leaders from the region to make progress with support from EAPC and the other partner organisations. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also taken an active interest in supporting these efforts. Anyone with an interest in the development of palliative care in Eurasia should seriously consider attending.
I hope to see you there!
- Contact Dr Stephen R Connor by email.
- Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance website.
- Follow WHPCA on Twitter @WHPCA
Join Stephen Connor, Diana Nevzorova, and guest speakers at the ‘Development of palliative care in CIS countries’ pre-congress session on Tuesday, 5 October at 11.30 CET. Download the programme and register here.
STOP PRESS… Don’t miss the the World Health Organization pre-congress session, ‘Expanding access to quality palliative care worldwide’, on Wednesday, 5 October at 13.30 to 16.00 CET. It is FREE and open to all. Translation into Russian will be available. Register here and read the blog post from Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau and Anna Ray here.
EXPLORE NEW DIMENSIONS at #EAPC2021. The EAPC 17th World Congress Online offers interactive online sessions from 6 to 8 October 2021, an entire day dedicated to Paediatric Palliative Care and a selection of pre-congress sessions on 5 October. If you’re already registered for the congress, you can access the congress platform NOW – lots of on-demand content available until 31 January 2022. Log in at https://online.eapcnet.eu with your email address and password.
- Register for the congress here. (Up to 25% discount for EAPC members)
- View the live scientific programme here.
- View the abstract book here.
- Enter the Science Slam here.
- Enjoy lots of on-demand content now until 31 January 2022.
- Get a sneak peek of presentations in the EAPC World Congress series on the blog.
- Follow latest congress news @EAPCvzw #EAPC2021and via the EAPC blog.