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PCRN Symposium 2018

7th Annual Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN) Symposium

The Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN) Symposium is an island of Ireland event that promotes the impact of palliative care research to improve palliative care by changing practice and policy. This knowledge sharing event supports early, mid-career and senior researchers in palliative care and associated health research areas on the island of Ireland. It provides access to leading international and national research and opportunities for researchers to network and collaborate with other researchers (national and international), health care professionals, service providers, policy makers, funders and people with life-limiting conditions and family carers.

This year’s all Ireland symposium which is jointly sponsored by the Health Research Board (HRB) and Health and Social Care R&D (HSC R&D) will focus on research that supports integrated palliative care and carers. Two internationally recognised experts will speak about the latest evidence-based research on integrated palliative care and how to support carers.

Key Note Speakers
The two key note speakers at this year’s symposium Dr Jeroen Hasselaar from Netherlands and Professor Gunn Grande from UK will speak about the latest evidence-based research on integrated palliative care and how to support carers.

At the symposium Jeroen will share his knowledge and research experience on how palliative care has been integrated into health care systems in Europe. He recently led a research project that investigated how people with advanced cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or chronic heart failure and their carers experienced palliative care.

Gunn from Manchester in the UK will share her knowledge and research experience on impact of caregiving, predictors of negative impacts and interventions that can support carers. This includes research on the scale and impact of carers’ contributions to end-of-life care in UK, the development and testing of a Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) and how health care professionals can support carers’ resilience. She recently led a research project that aimed to quantify the level of psychological and physical well-being of carers of people with advanced cancer.

For More Information:

PCRN Symposium 2018 Agenda

If you would like to know more about the Palliative Care Research Network Symposium please contact Dr Mary Rabbitte at [email protected].

All-Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care at Our Lady's Hospice and Care Services, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6. Tel: +353 (0)1 491 2948. Email: [email protected]