PACE seminar

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

Location: Kursaal Bern (Kursaal Arena), Kornhausstrasse 3, 3000 Bern 22 (link is external)


  • 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


  • 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 Geertje Van Duijnhoven ( (link sends e-mail))


  • 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).


Time Content/Title Presenter (country)
Chair of the event: Sheila Payne (UK)
18.00 Registration  
18.30 Welcome and introduction Luc Deliens (BE)
18.45 Comparing and improving palliative care in nursing and care homes in Europe: results of the EU FP7 PACE project

·         Mapping palliative care in long term care facilities in Europe

·         Quality of dying, quality of end-of-life care and staff knowledge of palliative care in long term care facilities in 6 EU countries: cross-sectional survey

·         PACE Steps to Success to integrate palliative care in long term care facilities: cluster RCT

Lieve Van den Block (BE) &

Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen (NL)

19.15 PACE Video

·         What is necessary to implement quality palliative care in care and nursing homes in Europe?’: reflections from the PACE consortium

Sheila Payne
19.30 Palliative care for older people in Africa and other resource-poor areas 


Richard Harding (UK)


19.45 Palliative care and dementia care for older people in North-America


Sean Morrison (US)
20.00 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?


Panel Discussion:


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 & meeting close


Lieve Van den Block