Avail of Early Bird Congress Registration until 15 February
+  further 25% reduction for current EAPC
Members*
Register today
and wishing all of our members a happy and healthy 2019
I am writing this on a train between Germany and Poland  - EAPC on the move again. My suitcase and I always find this a busy time. Although people look forward to Christmas as a time for rest and relaxation, the weeks before ( supposedly a period of anticipation and reflection) end up as a mad rush to get everything right for the ‘ big day’....  Read more
 
EAPC Board Elections 2019 - we are now seeking nominations for candidates

Closing date for nominations 31 January 2019

 
  • Are you interested in becoming an EAPC Board member?
    We are currently seeking nominations for the EAPC Board of Directors. If you are interested, please speak to your EAPC National Membership organisation members to seek their support.   Their votes count !   
     
  • If you are an EAPC National Association organisation and thinking of putting a candidate forward, now is the time!   
 
Berlin Congress - a few updates
 
  • Abstract Submission Update 
    For those of you who submitted your abstracts for the EAPC 16th World Congress, Berlin 2019… the wait is over…. The abstracts have been marked and you will hear from us before Christmas.
     
  • Paediatric Palliative Care
    For the first time at the EAPC World Congress in Berlin, there will be a day dedicated to children’s palliative care. We are delighted to already have a strong line up of speakers at the children’s palliative care sessions, including Eduard Verhagen, Sat Jassal, Danai Papadatou, Ulrika Kriecsbergs, Lorna Fraser and Boris Zernikow. Registration is via the congress website.
     
  • EAPC Task Force and Reference Groups 
    Many of the current EAPC task force and reference groups will host meetings during the world congress in Berlin. There is also an open meeting planned where an LGBT task force will be formed. Details of these meetings will be available on the congress website in the coming weeks.  You can learn more about the work of these groups on the EAPC webpage here including the process for setting up a new group.
Membership Renewal January 2019
  • Individual Membership Renewal
    Membership is Jan - Dec yearly and it is a requirement that it is updated in January of each year. Before applying for 25% discounted Congress regisration fee please have current membership in place.  
     
  • Are you a member of one of EAPC National Associations?  
    Members of our  National Associations  are invited to join the EAPC for FREE and avail of EAPC benefits to include 25% discounted Congress registration fee.  It is important that you register your details on the EAPC website before applying for discount.

*Important:   
Only current EAPC registered members are entitled to EAPC benefits 
including 25% off Congress Fee
 
 

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EAPC Task Forces and Reference Groups

EAPC Task Forces are formed by interested EAPC members from a range of disciplines and different countries who work together to deliver on focused, time limited projects. Current task forces are focusing on a broad range of areas, from education and training needs of professionals through to the support required by under-served groups such as migrants and those living with non-malignant conditions. 

Some Task Forces have evolved in to EAPC Reference Groups which oversee a range of task forces working within broad themes such as primary care or public health. Learn more about the current groups and the application process for developing a new task force or reference group
here
EURO-NEURO - the collaboration between neurology and palliative care across Europe
How do neurology and palliative care services collaborate across Europe?
There is increasing interest in providing palliative care for people with progressive neurological disease but the full extent of the relationship is not known.

The EAN Palliative Care Specialty Panel and the EAPC Reference Group on palliative care and neurology are undertaking a short online survey with all neurologists in the EAN and palliative care specialists in the EAPC and its constituent national associations invited to take part. Learn more about the survey
here which can be completed in 10-15 minutes.

Further information about this study, please contact  
D.J.Oliver@kent.ac.uk
Professor David Oliver, Chair of EAPC Reference Group on Palliative care and Neurology
EAPC Task Force on Health Care Professional Guidelines aims to produce an overview of countries, institutions and methodologies used in palliative care guideline development across Europe. The task force are seeking input from representatives who have a thorough knowledge of the development process of clinical guidelines for palliative care in their country. If you are that person, or know who is, please contact jessicafraeyman@gmail.com before 21 December  
 
More information about the Task Force: 
https://www.eapcnet.eu/eapc-groups/task-forces/healthcare-guidelines
Have you signed the Madrid Charter?  

The Madrid Charter focusses on the Voice of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care.  Read more.

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Did you know that, alongside our newsletter, we also publish a weekly blog with short, snappy articles on topical issues in palliative care? The EAPC blog is a great platform for exchange of ideas and practice, personal opinion and latest research in palliative and end-of-life care. And it reaches a huge global audience in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania. 
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