Lack of awareness of the multiple benefits of early referral to palliative care as well as the devastating effects of the pandemic has underscored our conference theme:
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 soon or keep an eye on our website https://pcconference.co.za/
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