5th Annual Research Conference of the International Collaborative for Best Care for the Dying person 2018 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
“End of Life Care: promoting access with excellence”. IX National Meeting of the Argentine Association of Medicine and Palliative Care

5th to 9th November 2018 | Buenos Aires | Argentina

Preliminary Programme

The conference will address three key themes: 1. Transforming healthcare through palliative and end of life care | 2. Communication at the heart of compassion and care | 3. Public engagement in palliative and end of life care. For members of the International Collaborative, attendance at the ‘Compassion, Care and Clinical Excellence in Hospital Palliative Care’ conference is included within the Research Conference registration fee.

Oral/poster presentation: abstract submission deadline 31/08/2018

Abstracts are invited for poster or oral presentation on the subject of palliative and end of life care, including but not limited to the three key themes of the conference:
• Transforming healthcare • Communication • Public engagement
An abstract proforma and associated guidance will be published, and an electronic version can be found, click here.
Completed abstracts should be returned to info@thecollaborativebuenosaires.org

Monday, November 5 th

  • Morning & Afternoon | Clinical Day at Institute Pallium Latinoamérica + Eranet lac Code

Tuesday, November 6 th | Institute Pallium Latinoamérica

  • Morning & Afternoon | International Collaborative
    24-Hour Research Meeting
  • Evening | Research Meeting Dinner

Wednesday , November 7 th | Institute Pallium Latinoamérica

  • Morning | International Collaborative
    24-Hour Research Meeting
  • Afternoon | Executive Committee Lunch Meeting
    Members Annual General Meeting
  • Evening | Executive Committee Dinner

Thursday, November 8 th | National Academy of Medicine

Morning sessions (In English with simultaneous Spanish translation)
  • 9.00 am | Registration
  • 9.30 am | Welcome “International Collaborative for the best care of the Dying person”, AAMYCP y Instituto Pallium Latinoamérica.

    Dr. Gustavo De Simone, President of Pallium Latinoamérica and Director End of Life Decisions CAEEM.
    Dr. María de los Ángeles Minatel, Executive Director of AAMyCP (Argentinian Association of Palliative Care).
    Chair Morning Session: Dra. Vilma Tripodoro, Executive member of “The Collaborative”.

  • 9.45 am | End of life care, International overview: The Collaborative vision and mission

    Professor John Ellershaw, University of Liverpool. Chair of “The Collaborative”.

  • 10.15 am | The Sweden experience: the continuum of care

    Professor Carl Johan Fürst, Vice Chair of “The Collaborative”.
    Anette Duarte ND, Lund University, Sweden.

  • 10.45 am | Care of the Dying Evaluation. Advances of International Project ERANet LAC CODE (Europe and Latin America)

    Professor Dagny Faksvag Haugen, Bergen University, Norway.

  • 11.15 am | Coffe break and poster viewing
  • 11.45 am | Communication skills training: evidences and outcomes

    Dr. Susie Wilkinson, Director “Centre for Communication Skills Education & Training”, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Palliative Care Institute, Liverpool, UK.

  • 12.15 pm | Recommendations for best care of the dying patient for professionals and for the broader public. The Swiss innovative process

    • Prof. Steffen Eichmüller and Dr. Sofía Zambrano, Universitary Palliative Care Centre, Bern University, Switzerland.

  • 12.45 pm | Lunch
  • Chair Afternoon Session: Dr. Gustavo De Simone

    2.00 pm
    | Workshops Session 1
    Aula Magna

    1- Hydration and nutrition at the last days: what do you recommend?
    Facilitators Prof. John Ellershaw and Catriona Mayland, University of Sheffield.

    Library Room (first Floor)

    2- The right pace to die: what does it mean?
    Facilitators: Dr. Marisa Martín Roselló (CudeCa, Spain), Prof, Agnes van der Heide (Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherland),

    3.00 pm | Workshops Session 2
    Aula Magna

    1-Quality tools in Palliative care: How to measure quality improvements?
    Facilitators: Grethe Skorpen Iverson, Regional Centre of Excellence for Palliative Care, Western Norway and Prof. Mark Boughey, Melbourne University, Australia.

    Library Room (first Floor)

    2- Nurses in palliative care: Case Management, what do you think about that in Latin América?
    Facilitators: Professor Birgit Rasmussen RN, Sweden, José Manuel Lapeira RN, CUDECA, Spain, Anette Duarte RN, Sweden.

  • 4.00 pm | Coffe break
  • Chair Dr. Gustavo De Simone
    4.30 pm
    | Honorific award and recognition

    • Dr. Mary Baines, Emeritus Consultant at St Christopher's Hospice
    Lecture: The essence of Palliative care

  • 5.00 pm | Conclusions: Presentation of Prizes and Close

    Dr. John Ellershaw

Friday, November 9th | National Academy of Medicine

Conference and workshop in Spanish
  • 9.00 am | Welcome by the convening and hosting authorities: National Academy of Medicine and the Academic Council of Ethics in Medicine

    • Dr. Gustavo De Simone CAEEM Decisions at the end of Life
    • Dra. Isabel Pincemin President AAMYCP
    • Professor Dr. Manuel Martí Former President National Academy of Medicine
    President of the morning session: Dr. María de los Ángeles Minatel
    Secretary: Silvina Dulitzky

  • 9.15 am | Complexity in Palliative Care: research and evaluation tools

    Dr. Marisa Martín Roselló Medical Director, CUDECA, Málaga, Spain. Member of the Collaborative

  • 9.45 am | Research policies of the National Cancer Institute

    Dr. Julia Ismael and Dr. Nicolás Davidowitz

  • 10.15 am | Quality of care in Pediatrics

    Dr. Verónica Dussel Center for Research and Implementation in Palliative Care IECS (Institute of Clinical and Healthcare Effectiveness) Dr. Rut Kiman, Hospital Posadas.

  • 10.45 am | Coffe break
  • 11.15 am | Advances in End of life Research in Latin America

    Oral presentations selected for updates of research projects of national and Latin American origin (20 minutes each).
    • Coordinators: Dr. Mariela Bertolino, Hospital Tornú, FEMEBA, Dr. Natalia Luxardo, CONICET and Dra. Marina Kohoury, ND. Victoria LLanos Alfredo Lanari Medical Research Institute (UBA) and Pallium Institute

  • 12.30 pm | Lunch
  • 2.00 pm | Simultaneous Workshops on Research initiatives:
    1- Great Hall (Aula Magna)

    CRONAPAL: Open and collaborative research group of the AAMYCP for the study of Advanced Chronic Diseases with Palliative Care needs in Argentina
    • Facilitators: Dr. Vilma Tripodoro, Alfredo Lanari Medical Research Institute, University of Buenos Aires and Pallium Latin America Institute.

    2- Classroom Library (Aula Biblioteca)

    Care and oversights: Argentine Network Healthcare Research (RAICES)
    • Facilitators: Dr. Ana Domínguez Mon. Gino Germani Institute, University of Buenos Aires and Lic Verónica Veloso, Lanari Institute (UBA) Fac de Psioclogía (UBA).

    3.00 pm
    1- Great Hall (Aula Magna)

    End of life research in ethics: how do we construct new questions from praxis?
    • Academic Council of Ethics in Medicine: Working group on decisions at the end of life of the CAEEM of Dr. Gustavo de Simone, Dr. Margarita Bosch, Prof. Dr. Jorge Manrique.

    2- Classroom Library (Aula Biblioteca)

    Meeting of the Latin American Research Network in Palliative Care.
    • Latin American Association of Palliative Care.

  • 4.00 pm | Coffe break
  • 4.30 pm | Presentation of the 4 proposals of the workshops (10 minutes per workshop) and conclusions
  • 5.00 pm | End of the Conference