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Scientific Committee

The 11th World research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) 2020 Scientific Committee consists of experts within different fields of palliative care research, and consists of physicians, professors, statisticians and public health researchers:

Marie Fallon (UK) – Chair; Physician
St Columba’s Hospice Chair of Palliative Medicine, Edinburgh Palliative and Supportive Care Group, University of Edinburgh, UK

Lieve Van den Block (BE) – Vice Chair – Psychologist/Researcher
Chair of the Aging and Palliative Care Research Program, VUB-UGent End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium.     

Philip Larkin (CH) – Nurse
Chair of Palliative Care Nursing, Palliative and Supportive Care Service, Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Augusto Caraceni (IT) – Physician
Director of Palliative Care, Pain Therapy and Rehabilitation unit, National Cancer Institute of Milan, Italy
EAPC Research Network Chair

Sebastiano Mercadante (IT– Professor of Anesthesiology
Adjunct Professor, Supportive Care, University of Texas, Houston,  TX Director of Anesthesia team – La Maddalena Cancer Center, Palermo Director of the Main regional center for pain relief and palliative/supportive Care – La Maddalena Cancer Center Scientific Director, Home care program Sicily Scientific Director F.A.P.S.

Steffen Eychmuller (CH) – Physician
Chair of Palliative Care, Centre for Palliative Care, University and University Hospital, Inselspital, Bern

Per Sjøgren (DK) – Physician
Professor in Palliative Medicine, Consultant, DMSci
Palliative Research Group, Department of Oncology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Professor Christoph Ostgathe (G)
Professor in Palliative Medicine, Germany, EAPC President

Marianne Jensen Hjermstad (NO)
Senior Researcher/PhD
Regional Advisory Unit for Palliative Care, Dept. of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital / European Palliative Care Research Centre (PRC), Dept. of Oncology, Oslo University Hospital, and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Roeline Pasman (NL)– sociologist
Associate professor End of Life research, Amsterdam UMC, APH research institute, Expertise center for Palliative Care, Amsterdam