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The 7th International APCA Conference Draft Program August 24th – 26th 2022

Pre Conference Day 1: Monday 22nd August 2022

 

Workshops

1. EPEC Paediatric Palliative Care workshop

Pre Conference Day 2: Tuesday 23rd August 2022

 

Workshops

1. EPEC Paediatric Palliative Care workshop

2. Research workshop

3. Digital Health workshop

Pre Conference Day 3: Wednesday 24th August 2022

10:00

Arrival, Registration of Delegates and Coffee

11:00 – 15:00

1. African Ministers Meeting

16:00 - 18:00

2. Side Event; Comparative Models in Palliative Care: Perspectives from Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Conference Day 1: Thursday 25th August 2022

8:00 – 9:30

Arrival and Registration of delegates

9.30 - 11.00

Conference Opening Ceremony

Arrival of invited Guests

 

Arrival of the Guest of Honor

 

National Anthem and East African Anthem

MC

Prayer

 

Introductions and Welcome remarks from Executive Director APCA

Dr Emmanuel Luyirika

Speech from the Executive Director WHPCA

Dr Stephen Connor

Keynote address “Palliative care in pandemics”

Prof Liz Gwyther

Entertainment

MC

Speech from the Guest of Honor & Official Opening of the conference

 

Photo moment

 

11:00 – 11:30 

Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

11:30 – 13:00

Plenary Session: Impact of Pandemics on Palliative Care

Session chairs: Mr. Andre Wagner

11.30-11.50

Opening Remarks & Introduce Dr Tedros AGhebreyesus, Director General WHO

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.

Palliative Care in a Pandemic

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director-General of the World Health Organization

11.50-12.10

Implications of COVID-19 and other pandemics on palliative and comprehensive chronic care

Dr Ambrose Talisuna, Regional Advisor, International Health Regulations and Global Health Security- WHO, Uganda

12.10-12.30

Patient power experience

Zimbabwe/ South Africa / Ethiopia to identify patients (child, adult man & woman)

12.30-12.50

Integration of Palliative care across disciplines and disease conditions (including mental health)

Prof Seggane Musisi, former Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Makerere University College of Health Sciences founder of the African Psycare Research Organization (APRO), Uganda

12.50-13.00 – Q&A

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break and Poster Viewing

14:00 – 16:30

Presentation of Free Papers in Tracks

Track 1: Empowerment through Education/Learning

Session Chairs:

Track 2: Building an African Evidence Base

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Track 3: Comprehensive/Holistic Care

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Track 4: Harnessing Technology in Palliative Care

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Track 5: Health Systems, Policy and Law

Session Chairs:

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

17:00 – 18:30

Panel Discussion on International Palliative Care Associations

Session Chairs:

Discussants; (Julie Ling, APCA, Asia-Pacific Ednin Hamzah, Canadian, Latin America, NHPCO-Stephen can follow up the Americas), Mediterranean (Middle East), China, Australia (Stephen), Eurasia

African Union- Commissioner Health Services

International Atomic Agency (how pandemics affected access to radiation and other radiation related technologies in health)

18:30 – 20:30

Evening Connect Event and Cocktail

Conference Day 2: Friday 26th August 2022

8:00 – 9:30

Arrival, Registration of delegates and Coffee

9:30 – 11:00

Plenary Session; Advocacy, Quality and Health Systems – How they work together

Session Chairs: Dr Marie Charlotte and Dr Ddungu Henry

9.30-9.50

1. Access to essential controlled medicines

Dr Katherine Pettus Senior Advocacy and Partnerships Director for the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC)

9.50-10.10

2. My Palliative Care Journey – Education and Clinical Care

Professor Olaitan Soyannwo, Centre for Palliative care, Nigeria/ University College Hospital, Ibadan Nigeria

10.10-10.30

3. Quality in Palliative Care

Professor Jim Clearly, Walther Global Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology, USA

10.30-10.50

4. Palliative care research and evidence in the COVID response - what did we learn?

Dr Richard Harding, Herbert Dunhill Chair of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation, Director of the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre of Palliative Care, Vice Dean (International) of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing Midwifery & Palliative Care, Trustee of Marie Curie, and Vice Chair of the World Hospice Palliative Care Alliance.

10.50-11.00

5. The value of death and quality of death in Africa- Singapore

Prof Eric Finkelstein, Professor in the Health Services & Systems Research Program at Duke-NUS Medical School, Executive Director of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care.

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

11:30 – 13:00

Presentation of Free Papers in Tracks

Track 1: Empowerment through Education/Learning

Session Chairs:

Track 2: Building an African Evidence Base

Session Chairs:

Track 3: Comprehensive/Holistic Care

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Track 4: Harnessing Technology in Palliative Care

Session Chairs:

Track 5: Health Systems, Policy and Law

Session Chairs:

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break and Poster Viewing

14:00 – 15:30

Presentation of Free Papers in Tracks

Track 1: Empowerment through Education/Learning

Session Chairs:

Track 2: Building an African Evidence Base

Session Chairs:

Track 3: Comprehensive/Holistic Care

Session Chairs:

Track 4: Harnessing Technology in Palliative Care

Session Chairs:

Track 5: Health Systems, Policy and Law

Session Chairs:

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

16:00 – 17:30

Plenary Session: Palliative and Comprehensive Care in a Pandemic

Session Chairs: Dr Zippy Ali & Mr. Mark Donald Mwesiga

16.00-16.20

1. Delivering Person-Centered care amidst pandemics -Lessons from Covid-19

Prof Anne Merriman, Founder Hospice Africa, Uganda

16.20-16.40

2. Children’s Palliative Care in a pandemic

Prof Julia Downing, Executive Director International Children's Palliative Care Network, Uganda

16.40-17.00

3. Caring for the Caregiver: Health and Wellness for Health Care Providers

Prof Ann Berger, Chief of Pain and Palliative Care Senior Research Clinician, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, USA

17.00-17.20

4. Advocacy lessons from other fields of Health and Human rights

Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell, Chief Executive Officer Girls Not Brides, UK

17.20-17.30

5. Implications of long COVID-19 on Palliative Care and comprehensive Chronic Care

Dr Agnes Binagwaho – Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health of Rwanda

vice chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity Rwanda

17:30 – 18:15

Conference Closing Ceremony and sharing of Key Outcomes (Speeches, Award of best presentations)

 

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