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Welcome to the webpage of the International Primary Palliative Care Network.

The Network comprises general practitioners, family practitioners, and researchers from a range of disciplines including social sciences and oncology from several countries. Every continent is represented in our membership.

The aim of the group is to provide collegiate support to like-minded individuals, who are committed to see palliative care practiced as a core part of comprehensive primary care practice. This involves advocating for improved recognition of the role of primary care in the delivery of palliative care. The group also aims to encourage primary palliative care researchers to present their work and to explore the possibilities of international collaboration. Finally, the group recognises the huge need for palliative care in developing countries and hope to assist local practitioners in these areas to develop sustainable and effective services.

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IPPCN Newsletter

The 4th edition of the IPPCN Newsletter is available for download

Conference Calendar

 Month Conference Date Details
 May 2018 EAPC research conference
Bern, Switzerland
 26-28 May 2018 Plenary and parallel sessions

EAPC Primary Palliative Care Steering Group

The vision of this newly formed group is that 'Palliative care is fully integrated in primary care systems internationally so that all patients have early access to a palliative care approach in the community'. The input from specialists in palliative care to enable a palliative care approach to be available in the community is critical, and we are confident that the establishment of this group by the EAPC will support the necessary leadership from SPC to support the work of this group.

The first meeting, that took place on Friday 10 June 2016 during the EAPC Research Congress in Dublin, was an enthusiastic meeting attended by a lot of IPPCN members. Primary Palliative Care also featured strongly at the EAPC conference held in Madrid, Spain between 18th and 21st May 2017. 

We have also been invited to offer plenary and parallel sessions at the EAPC research conference that will be held in Bern, Switzerland between 26th and 28th May 2018 where Steffen Eychmüller is chairing the scientific committee.

Recent Announcements

  • 2016 and 2017 IPPCN meetings In 2016, IPPCN will be heading to WONCA World Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which will be held between 2-5 November 2016. More details coming soon.And the ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2016, 5:26 AM by Joel Rhee
  • 2015 IPPCN Meetings This year IPPCN will be having two meetings coinciding with:The EAPC Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark;Ca-Pri conference in Aarhus, Denmark.More detail on the dates and location of ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2015, 6:00 PM by Joel Rhee
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Recent News and Events

  • Recent publications A very personal (and professional) reflection by Scott Murray on the importance of early palliative (or anticipatory) care was published in the June edition of the BMJ.The March edition ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:08 PM by Joel Rhee
  • Advancing palliative care in Lebanon: Balsam This short film was produced by Balsam - the Lebanese Center for Palliative Care with the aim of clarifying the concept of palliative care and increasing awareness about the work that ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:07 PM by Joel Rhee
  • News from Brazil The project 'Being by your side' is a pioneering initiative in Primary Palliative Care in Brazil, started by the family doctor, Santiago Rodríguez Correa and nurse, Carla Mazuko.It was ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:07 PM by Joel Rhee
  • Palliative Care News from around the globe An interesting and thought-provoking article on the development of palliative care in Uganda, Africa and Serbia.
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:06 PM by Joel Rhee
  • News from France An interesting article by Dr Sébastien Moine was published in the BMJ about the development of Palliative Care in France and the role played by Primary Care.
    Posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:05 PM by Joel Rhee
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Recent Newsletters

  • IPPCN_Issue4_Autumn.pdf   231k - Dec 12, 2016, 1:53 PM by Joel Rhee (v1)
  • IPPCN Newsletter Issue 3.pdf   101k - Jul 6, 2016, 5:32 AM by Joel Rhee (v1)
  • IPPCN Newsletter Issue 2.pdf   78k - Jul 6, 2016, 5:32 AM by Joel Rhee (v1)
  • IPPCN Newsletter Issue 1.pdf   145k - Jul 6, 2016, 5:31 AM by Joel Rhee (v1)
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