Public Health Research in Palliative Care: Towards Solutions for Global Challenges

On demand content launches 3 November 2020

Interactive Online Sessions 17 – 18 November 2020

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Why attend ?

  • Relevant in the context of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic as one of the most significant public health crises any of us will experience, affecting every part of our lives. This seminar will discuss how learning from research will support the delivery of improved palliative care.
  • Key opportunity for researchers, policy makers, hospice and palliative care providers, and people with palliative care needs, to come together to discuss public health palliative care research and consider this in the pandemic context.

Inspiring Keynotes


Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health

Professor Agnes Van Der Heide

Professor of End-of-life Care and Decision Making
Department of Public Health at Erasmus MC
University Medical Center Rotterdam

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Professor Samar Aoun

Professor of Palliative Care
La Trobe University and the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science

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Health Promotion and Palliative Care

Professor Sonja McIlfatrick

Professor of Palliative Care
Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery
Ulster University
Northern Ireland

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Doctor Sally Paul

School of Social Work and Social Policy
University of Strathclyde

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Social Models of Health

Mark Hazelwood

Chief Executive
Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care

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Rebecca Patterson

Director of Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief
Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care

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Professor Joachim Cohen

Professor of Public Health and Palliative Care
End-of-Life Care Research Group of the
Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University

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Interactive Online Programme

  • The programme will be delivered at various time slots over 17 and 18 November
  • Speakers and accepted abstract authors will have the opportunity to share, exchange and debate their research findings during Panel Discussions and Dragon’s Den sessions with other researchers, policy makers, clinicians, service users and carers to maximise the impact of their work and inform further research. 
  • On demand content will be available on an online platform, which will house all keynote speakers’ pre-recorded presentations and accepted abstracts. These will be available for delegates to view prior to and following the research seminar.

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Research Seminar Themes:

  • Public Health Palliative Care – Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic and its Consequences
  • Compassionate Communities
  • Citizen Death Education
  • Empowerment of People with Palliative Care Needs, Carers and Citizens around Palliative and End-of-life Care, Caregiving and Bereavement
  • Collaborations between Health and Social Care Professionals and Family Carers
  • Health Promotion and Palliative Care
  • Bereavement – End-of-Life care and Bereavement Care Policies or Public Health Interventions
  • Population Health Models for Palliative Care around the World
  • Issues of Equity in Palliative and End-of-life Care and Bereavement


The call for abstracts has now closed and received abstracts are now being reviewed by the research seminar’s Scientific Committee.  Accepted abstracts will be published in the peer reviewed journal Palliative Care and Social Practice


To register for this event please book your tickets here Link

The registration fee is €55

For discount group registration of 10 participants or more, please contact

Contact AIIHPC
Address:  AIIHPC, Second Floor, Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W
Telephone:  +353 14912948

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