There promises to be a lively buzz as hundreds of participants share ideas, practice examples and research linked to the conference's five themes:

  1. building public policies that support health
  2. creating participatory community partnerships
  3. strengthening sustainable community partnerships
  4. evaluation and performance
  5. reorienting/engaging environments to be responsive to death, dying, loss and bereavement.

Titled 'Palliative Care IS Public Health: Principles to Practice' the conference runs from 17 to 20 September 2017.  Although this might seem a long way off, the deadline for anyone wanting to submit abstracts for presentations, posters or workshops is fast looming – these must be in by 24 October 2016.

With a growing body of people around the world exploring public health approaches to end of life care, this conference should be an excellent opportunity for those from UK hospices, and the organisations with whom they are collaborating, to share, learn and network internationally.

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