The Pandemic – Sustainability and Palliative Care: What’s the Story?

On 23 October Palliative Care Works are holding a day conference on: The Pandemic – Sustainability and Palliative Care: What’s the Story?

The programme includes speakers from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and India. The Keynote address will be given by Joan Marston, of PallCHASE.

The conference will be conducted on Zoom. Tickets are free.

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Please note that all times are British Summer Time

(one hour ahead of GMT or Universal Time)


Registration open from 8.20 am BST

8.50 Jane Appleton Chair of Palliative Care Works

Welcome and introduction


9.00 to 9.30 Joan Marston

Executive Committee Palliative Care in Humanitarian Aid Situations and Emergencies. PallCHASE

9.30 to 9.40 Questions


9.40 to 10.00 Dr Zipporah Ali

Chair, Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance of Kenya


10.00 to 10.20 Dr Paul Mmbando

Health Programs Director – Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania.


10.20 to 10.40 Dr Christian Ntizimira

African Center for Research on End of Life Care. Rwanda


10.40 to 10.45 Presentations by International students (part 1)

Dr Mataa M. Mataa

(past student of St Christopher’s) University Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia


10.45 to 11.00 Break

Please take a coffee, and be ready to join a group!


11.00 to 11.30 Networking/Group Discussion in breakout rooms:

(Facilitators: PCW Trustees)


11.30 to 12.15 Presentations by PCW Trustees:

Palliative Care Provision in SE Tanzania project (funder – UK AID DIRECT)


Training of Trainers: A virtual experience.

Karilyn Collins and Charles Campion-Smith

Production of Teaching videos for Palliative Care Toolkit Training

(funder – Sir Halley Stewart Trust)

Ruth Wooldridge, George Smerdon, Gillian Chowns, Helen Bennett, and Charles Campion-Smith


12.20 to 12.50 Presentations by International students: (part 2)

Fellowship in Palliative Care (St Christopher’s Hospice London) and the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut, India. Anu Thelly (past student of St Christopher’s) PC Nurse consultant, Puducherry, India.

Dr Nanette Ramilo-Cruz

Medical Director. Ruth Foundation for Palliative and Hospice Care, Philippines.

Leila Khanali, Paediatric PC Nurse Lead, National Children’s Hospital, Tehran, Iran.

Dr. Beatriz Dorsey, PC physician and Coordinator UNAM University,

Mexico City, Mexico.


12.50 to 13.00 Questions, and Chair’s concluding remarks


13.30 to 14.00

Annual General Meeting of Palliative Care Works (Charity No. 1161919)

All are welcome to stay on-line for this meeting

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