PACE seminar

Seminar: Global Views on Palliative Care for Older People: priorities in research and clinical practice

Time: 25 May, 1800-2100

Location: Kursaal Bern (room: Kursaal Arena), Kornhausstrasse 3, 3000 Bern 22


  • Registration fee €20
  • Registration is included in the registration form for the research congress. Should you want to register to the PACE seminar without attending the EAPC congress, contact Yuliana Gatsolaeva ( (link sends e-mail)


  • Explore state-of-the-art palliative care for older people in a range of settings
  • Bring together the PACE consortium with international experts to discuss global best practices
  • Set priorities for further development of palliative care for older people

Target audience:

  1. Delegates attending the EAPC RN World Research Congress
  2. Swiss healthcare professionals and careworker in long term care settings for older people
  3. Any healthcare worker with an interest in palliative care for older people in clinical and social settings


  • International Experts in palliative care for older people
  • Invited speakers & PACE Researchers
  • Presentations of the EU FP7 PACE project (2014-2019)
  • PACE poster presentations

Refreshments will be served before the meeting (coffee/fruit/sandwiches).

Download complete programme.


Time Content/Title Presenter (country)
Chair of the event: Sheila Payne (UK)
18.00 Registration
18.30 Welcome and introduction Luc Deliens (BE)
18.35 Comparing and improving palliative care in long-term care facilities in Europe: results from the EU-funded PACE survey and trial

Integrating palliative care in long-term facilities in seven countries: lessons learned from the PACE “Steps to Success” Intervention Programme

Palliative care as an integral element of quality care for older people: a European civil society perspective

Lieve Van den Block (BE)


Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen (NL)


Borja Arrue  – Age Platform

19.15 Palliative care for older people in Africa and other resource-poor areas  Richard Harding (UK)
19.35 Palliative care and dementia care for older people in North-America Sean Morrison (US)
19.55 Palliative care for older people in long term care facilities in Australia Deborah Parker (AUS)
20.15 Discussion and reflection: panel

What are clinical priorities for the future?

What are future research priorities?

How do we achieve them?



Sheila Payne (UK)

Panel members:

Sophie Pautex (CH)

Katherine Froggatt (UK)

Katarzyna Szczerbinska (POL)

Lieve Van den Block (BE)

Giovanni Gambassi (IT)


20.45 Future outcome of PACE and on Palliative Care in LTCFs & closing remarks Lieve Van den Block (BE)