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?

  • 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 seek to maximise its impact
  • 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

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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        Dr   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

Dragon’s Den Opportunity

Early to mid-career researchers will have an opportunity to ask a question related to their research to a panel of experts who have significant expertise in public health and palliative care research. 10 presentation slots will be available between the 17 and 18 November 2020. Each participant will have 15 minutes with the expert panel to discuss their burning question. To participate in the Dragon’s Den fill out the short application form describing your research project in its early stages of development and your key question, such as a methodological or theoretical issue, that you would like to pose to the expert panel. Call opens Tuesday 6 October 2020 and closes on Tuesday 27 October 2020. Please see flyer and for more details and to access the short application form click here: Link


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

Post Seminar Opportunity to
Attend an Online Research Workshop 1 December 2020:
Critical Perspectives on Understanding and Evaluating Compassionate Communities

Registrants with an interest in research on community-based and non-professionally led care have an opportunity to apply to attend an online workshop on the 1 December 2020. This workshop aims to advance research about compassionate communities by drawing on participants’ knowledge and experience. Those who are currently or planning to do research on compassionate communities and are willing to share insights and plans about the methods applied are invited to apply to participate. This workshop is limited to 40 participants. Applications to take part in the research workshop will open on Tuesday 13 October 2020 and close on Tuesday 10 November 2020. For further details on this workshop and how to apply please click here: Link

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