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Conference Tracks
Following the huge response to the call for abstracts, there will be more than 40 presentations from multidisciplinary teams, academia, interagency development partners, civil society groups, policymakers who will engage in the 7th African Palliative care Conference through sharing experiences, research findings, innovations, successes and lessons in programme implementation, patient and family care, education, advocacy, and policy development.

There are 5 broad conference tracks:
1.    Empowerment through Education/Learning 

  • Innovation in education with resource limitations
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Patient, family, and carer education
  • Community education
  • Multi-disciplinary team training (basic, intermediate and specialist)
  • Education for policy makers

(Special consideration was given to abstracts that demonstrated how education has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic)

2.    Building an African Evidence-Base 

  • Building research capacities
  • Measurement and study designs
  • Knowledge translation
  • Collaborative research and partnerships
  • Research in children, adolescents, and young people
  • Advancement of research methods

(Recruiting, patient and child involvement, community engagement)

3.    Comprehensive/Holistic Care  

  • Clinical care
  • Psychosocial/spiritual
  • Vulnerable and disadvantaged populations
  • Cultural issues in palliative care
  • Gender and social norms in palliative care
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Gender-based violence
  • Palliative care and survivorship

4.    Harnessing Technology in Palliative Care 

  • mHealth
  • Use of expert/knowledge-based systems
  • Telemedicine

5.    Health Systems, Policy, and Law 

  • Integrating palliative care
  • System shocks – pandemics, epidemics, humanitarian disasters
  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Climate emergencies
  • Health economics
  • Advocacy 
  • Quality of death and dying 

Presentations will be oral, poster or workshops.

Interpretation services will be available in French and Portuguese

Policy makers, advocates, civil society groups, academia, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, music therapists, chaplains, families, patients, caregivers, health communication experts and media, parents, researchers, evaluators, administrators, clinical leaders, child life specialists, social workers, counsellors, volunteers, coalition leaders, and educators.


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