The 16th World Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care was held in Berlin, Germany, from the 23-25 May 2019. Over 3,000 delegates from across the globe attended the conference including clinicians, caregivers, researchers, volunteers, patients advocates and educators in palliative care. The remit of the conference is broadly around palliative care, and it was a fantastic platform to promote the applicability of palliative care for people with dementia, and to network with our international colleagues with a share interest.
Results of the survey were shared in a poster presentation which was displayed in the main foyer (see image 1) and which is also permanently available online as an e-poster: LINK
Dr Suzanne Timmons also co-chaired a parallel session with Dr Sheila Payne on the topic of “Delivering Palliative Care in Ageing Populations: Comprehensive Interventions and Clinical Models”. As part of this session, Dr Siobhan Fox presented a summary of The Model for Dementia Palliative Care Project, focusing on the evidence for model components (see image 2).
Image 1: Dr Siobhan Fox presenting a poster, on behalf of the research team, entitled: “What Do Key Stakeholders Consider to Be Important in a Model of Dementia Palliative Care: A Multi-Country Survey”.
Image 2: Dr Suzanne Timmons (co-chairing) and Dr Siobhan Fox (presenting) at the EAPC congress in Berlin.