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

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International Seminar of European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Research Network and The EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care

Date :    Thursday 15 – Friday 16 October 2020

Venue:  Titanic Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland

We are delighted to welcome you to the second international seminar on Public Health Research in Palliative Care in Belfast, Northern Ireland, organised by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care, EAPC Research Network and EAPC Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care. This seminar will bring together an audience of researchers, policy makers and clinicians from academic institutions, hospice and palliative care providers, government and health agencies and people with palliative care needs and their family carers who are focused on developing solutions to inform and improve the delivery of palliative care globally.

Download Call for abstracts and registration open flyer: Link

Call for Abstracts open
The themes for the Public Health Research in Palliative Care: Towards Solutions for Global Challenges Research Seminar are as follows:

  • 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 around 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

Abstracts are invited which present research findings or methodological contributions on the themes identified above. Professionals from all disciplines, students and trainees are encouraged to submit. Abstract submission deadline is Monday 1 June 2020 to  For further guidance on abstract submission see (Link)

Invited speakers include: 
Mark Hazelwood, Chief Executive, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care             
Rebecca Patterson, Director of Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care          
Prof  Sonja McIlfatrick, Head of School of Nursing and Professor of Nursing and Palliative Care, Ulster University
Sally Paul, Lecturer in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Prof Samar Aoun, Professor of Palliative Care, La Trobe University and the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, Australia
Prof Joachim Cohen, Professor of Public Health and Palliative Care, End-of-Life Care Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University

Early bird registration fee (until 4 September 2020): £200
Full registration fee from 5 September onwards: £240
Registration fee for Bachelor/ Master students: £100

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Delegates can avail of Exclusive Delegate Offers from Visit Belfast which are shown here: . To access any of the great offers you will need to present your seminar delegate badge at any of the participating outlets. Please note the link is updated on a regular basis to include new offers.

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

Hotels in and close by the Titanic Quarter, Belfast

  • Titanic Hotel, Belfast – Research Seminar venue (Link) , a special rate of £120 B&B per night has been secured for seminar attendees. To avail of this rate either email ( or telephone  0044 2895082000 hotel reservations and reference you are attending the seminar.
  • Premier Inn Belfast Titanic Quarter Hotel (Link)
  • Malmaison Belfast (Link)
  • AC Hotel by Marriott Belfast (Link)
  • Bullitt Hotel (Link)
  • The Merchant Hotel  (Link)
  • Ramada by Wyndham Belfast  (Link)

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