Category Archives: EAPC Board Members

Opinion pieces from our board members

From the front line: Palliative care in Bologna during the COVID-19 crisis

Dr Danila Valenti is Medical Director of UO Rete delle Cure Palliative (SC), a palliative care unit in Bologna, northern Italy, and a member of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Board of Directors. Here, she explains some of … Continue reading

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Christmas wishes to all EAPC members and supporters…

From Professor Christoph Ostgathe, President of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). In many western cultures, the end of the year is a time for giving presents. As palliative care professionals, we often receive gifts from our patients and … Continue reading

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EAPC Board Matters: Board members of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) meet in Dublin

Natasha Pedersen, member of the EAPC Board of Directors, and Julie Ling, CEO of the EAPC, report on the first face-to-face meeting of the new board held in October. A new board was elected at the EAPC World Congress in … Continue reading

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Two crises at one time: Access to opioids for patients in palliative care in times of the US opioid crisis

Prof Dr Christoph Ostgathe, Dr Sébastien Moine, Dr Julie Ling (European Association for Palliative Care) and Prof Lukas Radbruch (International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care). The USA ‘opioid crisis’ is a well-documented public health disaster and a human tragedy, (0) with … Continue reading

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Lets think global, foster diversity and tackle inequalities in palliative care

A message from the recently elected President of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), Professor Christoph Ostgathe, who is a palliative care physician and Chair of Palliative Medicine at the University of Erlangen, Germany. Several weeks have passed since … Continue reading

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