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Second General Assembly 2013

of the

European Association for Palliative CareSecond call: Thursday 31 May 2013, from 18.15 to 19.15

  • Welcome from the President

President s report 31 st may 2013

Second General Assembly 2013

of the

European Association for Palliative Care

President’s Report

31st May 2013

The European Association for Palliative Care

Prof Sheila Payne

EAPC President 2011 - 2015,

Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care

Associations Collective Members of the EAPC as at February 2013

















Switzerland:Palliative Ch

Associations: 54

Countries: 32

Austria: OGPDVHÖ











EAPC Board of Directors 2013

2011 - 2015

Eapc head office staff and collaborators
EAPC Head 2013office staff and collaborators

Silvana Gori

Assistant Officer

Avril Jackson

Information Officer

Heidi Blumhuber


Amelia Giordano

Executive Officer

Farina Hodiamont

Congress coordinator

The European Association for Palliative Care 2013

Mission Statement

  • The EAPC brings together many voices to forge a vision of excellence in palliative care that meets the needs of patients and their families.

  • It strives to develop and promote palliative care in Europe through information, education and research using multi-professional collaboration, while engaging with stakeholders at all levels.

EAPC Communication 2013

  • Web site –

  • Palliative Medicine

  • European Journal of Palliative Care

  • EAPC

  • Facebook

  • Twitter

EAPC Social Media 2013Team

Bringing you current news, opinion and debate on palliative care in Europe and beyond…

To contribute, please contact: [email protected]

Eapc task forces
EAPC Task Forces 2013

6 streams of work:


  • Revised EAPC Atlas on Palliative Care Development in Europe

  • Survey on Spiritual Care

  • Survey on Occupational therapy roles

Eapc highlights clinical guidelines and white papers
EAPC highlights – clinical guidelines and white papers 2013

Clinical guidelines on pain management for cancer patients

Caraceni A, Hanks G, Kaasa, S, Bennett M.I et al Use of opioid analgesics in the treatment of cancer pain: evidence-based recommendations from the EAPC The Lancet Oncology 2012; 13(2)e58-e68

White papers

Dementia and Palliative care

Outcome measures in Palliative Care

Palliative care for older people living in Long term care settings

Core competences in education for general palliative care practitioners

Policy eu funded projects platform
Policy – Eu funded projects platform 2013

Offer a platform for EU funded projects

On the EAPC web, and the congresses

Eapc projects on older people
EAPC Projects on older people groups

Quality of Life in Old Age until the End

Dialogue between Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

There is urgency to develop palliative care services for elderly patients, experts say. For this reason, the Vice-President of the European Parliament Gianni Pittella, in collaboration with the Maruzza Lefebvre Foundation, promoted a first ever dialogue between palliative medicine and geriatrics at an EU level. The event took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on September 25th 2012.

The event is embedded into the framework of the European Year for Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity.

At this occasion, the EAPCand the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) launched a jointmanifesto promoting a European action plan on palliative care and geriatrics.

The objective is to improve the quality of life of elderly patients with chronic diseases and cut back on health care costs by up to 60 per cent. Its ultimate scope is to insert geriatric palliative care in the EU agenda, hoping it becomes a human right one day.

The manifesto can be downloaded from the EAPC website

Eapc projects palliative care for infants children and young people
EAPC Projects Palliative care for infants, children, and young people

Mapping of paediatric palliative care services in Europe.

The aim of this project is to build a map of services of PPC present in Europe by collecting data relative to the organization of each service and its role in training and research (if any). The objectives are:

  • To gather information on paediatric palliative care (PPC) provision in Europe.

  • To identify possible critical aspects in the number and organisation of PPC services in relation to the estimated needs.

  • To propose the data obtained as a guide to optimise the use of available resources.

  • To diffuse the information at all levels (administrators, health providers, professionals, and the general public).

The eapc research network
The EAPC Research Network young people

In 2007 Stein Kaasa, of the University of Trondheim, took over the chair and coordination of the Research Network and created the European Palliative Care Research Centre based in Trondheim.

He invites all healthcare professionals who see the potential in conducting European multicentre research, to take part in developing a platform for this type of research within the EAPC Res Net .

The EAPC Research Network can offer:

An established structure for collaborative research

A potential for further development of this collaboration

A research centre as an external infrastructure for taking care of data handling, organization of studies

A meeting point for discussions and exchange of knowledge

The biannual EAPC Research Congress

A Junior Forum for PhD students and other less experienced researchers

Eapc research network
EAPC Research Network young people

European Palliative Research


143 Research centres

21 Countries


EAPC Congresses young people

Advocacy work palliative care as a human right
Advocacy Work: young peoplePalliative Care as a human right

EAPC Early Researcher Award young people

  • The EAPC would like to honor outstanding young (novice) scientists and clinicians for their contributions to palliative care. The award aims to highlight their personal career development and their potential for the future. Three award winners will be selected – The winner of the first place be asked to give a plenary lecture at the EAPC World Research Congress 2014.

  • Online nomination link and application informationcan be found at the congress website at :www.eapcnet/research 2014

  • Application deadline is November 30, 2013.

  • You can read more about the Award and the winners of theprevious years at:

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  • Treasurer’s Report

  • The Financial Report 2012 wasapproved on 21 April 2013 at the Ga, in Munich, Germany

  • Itpresented a positive result of 4.791 Euro thatwereadded to the reserves

  • documentsavaibleat:

Budget 2013

  • The Budget 2013 wasapproved on 21 April 2013 at the EAPC G.A. Munich, Germany

  • It reports a negative balance of 24409 Euro

  • documentsavaibleat:

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  • Anyothermatters

Thank you for your attention
Thank young peopleyouforyourattention

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