2014 European Declaration
on Palliative Care
Program

08:30 - 09:00 Registration 09:00 - 09:10 Welcome by representative of IMPACT and Euro Impact: addressing the need for agenda setting of palliative and long term care in Europe
Prof. Luc Deliens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (EUROIMPACT)
Dr. Yvonne Engels, Radboud university medical center, The Netherlands (IMPACT)
09:10 - 09:25 Opening: political prologue - state of the art
Giovanni La Via, Member of the European Parliament
09:25 - 09:40 Patient testimony
Toni Dedeu, Digital Health Institute, Scotland
09:40 - 10:10 Keynote lecture: the future of palliative care
Dr. R. Sean Morrison, National Palliative Care Research Center, USA
10:10 - 10:20Q&A Keynote lecture 10:20 - 10:40 Integration of palliative care in long term care
Prof Irene Higginson, King’s College London – Cicely Saunders Institute, United Kingdom (EUROIMPAC)
10:40 - 11:00 Models for the organisation of palliative care in patients with cancer and patients with dementia
Prof Steve Iliffe, University College London, United Kingdom (IMPACT)
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee break 11:20 - 12:30 Panel and audience discussion
Prof Kris Vissers, Radboud university medical center, The Netherlands (confirmed)
Stephen Connor, The Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance, USA (confirmed)
Antoni Montserrat Moliner, European Commission – DG Health and Consumers – directorate Public Health (confirmed)
Anne-Sophie Parent AGE Platform Europe, Belgium (confirmed)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 13:30 - 13:45 Patient testimony
Helen Findlay, Service User Representative, Marie Curie Expert Voice, United Kingdom
13:45 - 14:05 Implementing high quality palliative care with the use of quality indicators
Prof Lukas Radbruch, University Hospital Bonn, Germany (IMPACT)
14:05 - 14:25 Public health approaches to palliative care for older people
Prof Lieve Van den Block, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (EUROIMPACT)
14:25 - 15:35 Panel and audience discussion Prof Irene Higginson, King’s College London – Cicely Saunders Institute, United Kingdom (confirmed)
Fritz von Nordheim Nielsen, European Commission, DG EMPL – directorate Social Protection and Activation Systems (confirmed)
Sascha Marschang, European Public Health Alliance, Belgium (confirmed)
Kai Leichsenring, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Austria (confirmed)
Juan Tello, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Denmark (confirmed)
15:35 - 16:00 Coffee break 16:00 - 16:15 Health Research: EU-funded palliative care projects and perspectives for this topic in the Horizon 2020
Jan-Willem van de Loo, European Commission – DG Research & Innovation
16:15 - 16:35 Conference report & take-home messages
Prof. Myrra Vernooij-Dassen, Radboud university medical center, The Netherlands (IMPACT)
Prof. Luc Deliens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (EUROIMPACT)
16:35 - 17:00Signing of Recommendations/Charter 17:00 - 18:00 Closing Drink     Poster Presentations