European declaration on palliative care launched on 15 October, Brussels

Resulting from two EU-funded projects (IMPACT and EUROIMPACT), the European declaration on palliative care will be officially presented at the policy conference 'Towards integration of palliative care in an age-friendly EU' which will take place in Brussels on 15 October 2014.

On that occasion, key stakeholders will have the opportunity to debate on the issue of palliative and long-term care in Europe and the development of evidence-based policy and practice.

The delivery of high quality long-term care for people with life-limiting illnesses is a major EU policy challenge and is also recognized within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. Those care should be person-centred and focused on the quality of life. The results of two large EU-funded projects wil be presented during this conference aimed to inform policy and decision-makers about the latest research regarding the importance and added value of palliative care in an age-friendly European Union. Presentations are provided by key researchers from the Europran Union and the United States.

The conference will take place in the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels. More information on program and registration at http://palliativecare2020.eu/ 

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