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Palliative Care Research Network Symposiums

AIIHPC annual Palliative Care Research Network Symposium offers researchers opportunities to learn from global experts, share and exchange knowledge and network with stakeholders, decision makers and health and social care professionals on the island of Ireland.


The 12th Annual PCRN Symposium | Implementation of research for evidence-based practice

The 12th Annual PCRN Symposium focussed on implementation of research evidence with invited speakers on ‘End-of-life research – more than feasible’ and ‘Implementation science for palliative care – developing an inclusive approach to doing research that makes a difference’.

Resources Available: Overview | Programme | Videos | Slide decks

December 2023


The 11th Annual PCRN Symposium | Collaboration between academic and clinical settings 

The 11th Annual PCRN Symposium focussed on building collaboration between academic and clinical settings with keynote presentations on ‘The good, the bad, the ugly: building a palliative care research programme’ and ’Leading international collaboration on the EU MySupport Study’. The PCRN Strategic Plan 2023-2027 was launched at the event.

Resources Available: Overview | Programme | Videos | Slide decks

December 2022


The 10th Annual PCRN Symposium | Equality and Equity in Palliative Care 

What would it take to ensure that no one faces poverty at the end of life? How do we plan palliative care for the older person? How do we develop an equity agenda?

Resources Available: Overview | Programme | Videos | Slide decks

December 2021


Community-Based Palliative Care

The 9th PCRN Symposium presentations addressed topics including: Improving
Community-based Palliative Care through Outcome Measures, Changing Needs for
Community-based Palliative Care and New Models of Care, ‘Early Palliative Care for All by All.

Resources Available: Videos | Slide decks | Programme  

December 2020


Out of Hours Palliative Care

The 8th PCRN Symposium presentations addressed topics including: Out-of-hours services: Rights-based approach, Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of out-of-hours palliative care: Barriers and challenges, Out of hours support for terminally ill people in Northern Ireland, the role of night nursing, cost, statistics, challenges, Quality improvement priorities for safer out of hours palliative care.

Resources Available: Videos | Slide decks | Programme

November 2019


Integrated Palliative Care and Carers

The 7th PCRN Symposium presentations addressed topics including: Lessons Learned on Integrated Palliative Care at a European Level; Strategy for Funding Health Care Research on the island of Ireland; Research on Carers: Impact of Caregiving, Predictors of Negative Impacts, and Interventions.

Resources Available: Videos | Programme

November 2018


Collaborative, Strategic and Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Research

The 6th PCRN Symposium presentations addressed topics including: What is the state of palliative care research in Ireland? An updated systematic mapping review of the evidence, Research on measurement and evaluation in palliative care, Understanding palliative care through a lens of social justice.

Resources Available: Videos

November 2017


The 11th Annual PCRN Symposium | Collaboration between academic and clinical settings 

The 11th Annual PCRN Symposium focussed on building collaboration between academic and clinical settings with keynote presentations on ‘The good, the bad, the ugly: building a palliative care research programme’ and ’Leading international collaboration on the EU MySupport Study’. The PCRN Strategic Plan 2023-2027 was launched at the event.

Resources Available: Overview | Programme | Videos | Slide decks

December 2022


The 10th Annual PCRN Symposium | Equality and Equity in Palliative Care 

What would it take to ensure that no one faces poverty at the end of life? How do we plan palliative care for the older person? How do we develop an equity agenda?

Resources Available: Overview | Programme | Videos | Slide decks

December 2021