Welcome to the European Association for Palliative Care World Research Congress website

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Words of Welcome

It’s our pleasure to welcome you to the 13th World Research Congress of the EAPC. We are delighted the congress is back in person in the beautiful city of Barcelona in 2024.

Palliative care faces major challenges in most countries and research will have to seek new directions to develop solutions. This World Research Congress will give opportunities for in depth discussions on innovations in palliative care and palliative care research.

We hope the World Research Congress this year will provide excellent opportunities for palliative care experts to interact in person, to present and discuss latest advancements from research, research methods, and ways to improve care, treatment, and therapies for patients and those important to them. We would like to extend our huge thanks to the multidisciplinary Scientific Committee members for all their hard work and efforts – Agnès Calsina-Berna, Barbara Gomes, Jésus González-Barboteo, Marianne Jensen Hjermstad, Nicoleta Mitrea, Christoph Ostgathe – and big applause to Claudia Sütfeld for all her help in coordinating this Congress.

We look forward to meeting with you in May 2024. Please check the congress website, EAPC social media channels and the blog for regular updates on #EAPC2024

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Luc Deliens


Professor of Palliative Care Research at VUB and UG in Belgium.

Irene Higginson

Irene Higginson

MSc - PhD

Professor of Palliative Care and Policy at King’s College London.

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