Welcome to the 2023 South African Palliative Care Conference.
PALPRAC is proud to share the exciting news of the South African Palliative Care Conference 2023 to be presented as a collaborative venture between the three leading palliative care organisations in our country, the Association of Palliative Care Practitioners of South Africa (PALPRAC), Palliative Care for Children South Africa (PatchSA) and the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA).
This pioneering in-person conference will take place from 26 – 29 April 2023 at the world-class Vineyard Hotel in the beautiful mother city of Cape Town. REGISTRATION IS OPEN
In the wake of a deadly pandemic which exposed the lack of preparedness of many healthcare providers to offer appropriate end-of-life care to patients and families and addressing the urgent need to raise awareness of the multiple benefits of early referral to palliative care, the compelling theme chosen for our conference is Palliative Care is Everyone’s Business.
The conference aims to reach out to and welcome people from a broad diversity of vocations whose work brings them in contact with adults, adolescents, and/or children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and to encourage the exciting exchange of knowledge, new and innovative ideas, research, and experiences.
The overriding focus of the workshops, plenary and parallel presentations at the conference will be on the imperative for palliative care of the future to be inclusive, relevant, and sustainable.
Our aim: To draw together a broad diversity of practitioners for important conversations and shared learning with a focus on the imperative for palliative care to be:
• Inclusive: Encompassing clinical conditions across every discipline of medical care, all age groups, and every care setting.
• Relevant: Involving a bio-psycho-socio-cultural and existential multidisciplinary team approach to every patient with multiple pertinent ethical considerations.
• Sustainable: Engaging health systems (policymakers, regulators, medical schemes, professional bodies, hospital administrators, and academia) to ensure access and integration.
Conference activities: Activities will commence on Wednesday 26 April with an optional full day of workshops, an opening ceremony followed by two and a half days of plenaries, abstract-driven oral and poster presentations, and a gala dinner, ending at midday on Saturday 29 April.
Please look out for our call for abstracts which will be distributed on 1 September 2022. For more information, please contact diné at firstname.lastname@example.org