A session on neurological palliative care was included within the 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care in Madrid on 18th May. In 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the EAPC and the EAN and this session has reinforced the close relationship between the two societies. The speakers included Professor Marianne de Visser from Amsterdam, Professor David Oliver from Canterbury, UK, Co-Chairs of the EAN Palliative Care Panel, and Professor Raymond Voltz from Cologne, Germany. Over 180 people attended the session which focused on the issues of neurological palliative care and the development of guidelines.
A joint Symposium on Neurological Palliative Care is planned for the EAN Congress in Lisbon in 2018. The EAN and the EAPC are forming a Reference group to continue to plan future collaboration, including guideline development, education and research.
Marianne de Visser
Co-Chairs of Palliative Care Scientific Panel