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Join us for Palliative Care, Culture and the Clinic, a multidisciplinary symposium intended to bring together experts in palliative and supportive care, health policy, global, and public health to examine the influence of culture and bio-medicine on resource allocation for palliative and supportive care, and the nature and form of cancer care in the last year of life.

Expert speakers and abstract submissions will address the impact of the economic divide on palliative care in both high and low-income countries, models of integration and collaboration that have fostered or hindered universal palliative care, and the status and recent shifts across cultures in stigma and attitudes to dying and death and to palliative care. The final day will identify solutions and new opportunities for collaboration to enhance universal access to high quality palliative care.

The symposium will consist of three half days with panel presentations and discussion. Attendees and speakers will be asked to consider what evidence and advocacy are needed to affect meaningful change in the quality of life of individuals with cancer in the last year of life, and their quality of dying and death.

Video recordings of the presentations that we receive consent to post online will be available within a few days following each January event date via the Virtual Portal tab accessible from the blue menu bar above.  You will need to login with your registration confirmation and email.

Poster presentations may be viewed from the Poster Board Hub tab accessible from the blue menu bar above.  You will need to login with your registration confirmation number and email.

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued via email to attendees at the end of January with the event information and hours of instruction.

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Returning Registrant

Conference Dates & Times

Thursday January 14, 2021
9am - 12pm EST
Thursday January 21, 2021
9am - 12pm EST
Thursday January 28, 2021
9am - 12pm EST

Conference Location

Virtual Zoom Event
The event link will be emailed to registered delegates immediately prior to each event date in January.


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