Equity & diversity
Under the theme “Equity and Diversity in Palliative Care”, the 18th World Congress of the EAPC will draw attention to the utmost need and goal of creating equity of fair access, opportunity, and advancement in palliative care for all people in need of this care. Sometimes, diversity is used as a euphemism for “outside the majority” or “different from the dominant group”. Yet, as human beings, diversity is part of who we are. We are inherently diverse, and evidence shows that when reflecting on and discussing palliative care, there is no “one size fits all”. Promoting equity and taking diversity into account is therefore not only the theme of the 18th World Congress of the EAPC but should also be at the heart of palliative care practice, organisation, research, education, advocacy and policy.
The congress will give us all the opportunity to reconnect and share all the exiting work that is being developed within our worldwide palliative care community. It offers all of us the amazing chance to meet colleagues and friends, to be inspired and inspire others, and to re-energise ourselves to face the future challenges for palliative care.
In order to reach this goal, the Scientific Committee is planning the scientific programme and is counting on your valuable contributions. The call for parallel sessions has been open for a while now, and soon we will announce the opening of the call for abstracts. Other exciting news about the preparation of the 18th World Congress will follow soon. Please, check the congress website, the EAPC social media channels and the EAPC blog for regular updates on #EAPC2023.