Dr Emmanuel Luyirika
Executive Director
African Palliative Care Association 

Dr Stephen R. Connor
Executive Director
Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance

We are pleased to invite you to the 7th International African Palliative Care Conference co-hosted by the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) and the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), and co-sponsored by the IAHPC, ICPCN, Global Partners in Care and PallCHASE.

The conference will be a hybrid (physical and virtual) event that will take place from 24-26 August 2022. The virtual activities will be run on a very agile online platform that will be accessible to all registered delegates while the physical sessions will happen in Kampala, Uganda.

The conference theme, Palliative Care in a Pandemic, reflects both the current reality of palliative care provision on the continent, the experiences of patients and providers over the last 2 years and the projected risks of emerging infectious diseases in Africa in the future. This demands a great deal of preparedness and creativity to ensure that whatever happens, systems and services exist for all patients, young and old, male and female, rural and urban and their families continue to get palliative and comprehensive chronic care services for both communicable and non-communicable diseases. 

APCA conferences are renowned for being a very effective platform to share research findings, best practices, and the experiences of interdisciplinary teams of health workers, patients and their families and communities as well as a ground to anticipate emerging problems and design actions that ensure preparedness leading to uninterrupted palliative and comprehensive chronic care service provision.

This conference will also highlight the resourcefulness that we will all need to draw on now and in the future to ensure uninterrupted access to palliative care in Africa and the world beyond.

The call for abstracts and call for workshops portals are now open with detailed guidelines for submissions.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Dr Emmanuel Luyirika                                                                                       Dr. Stephen Connor
Executive Director, APCA                                                                     Executive Director, WHPCA     


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