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Palliative Care is everyone’s business. Our conference theme and collaboration by PALPRAC, Patch SA, and Hospice Care Association of SAas we present the Palliative Care Conference 2023.

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

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