The Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA)’s 4th National Palliative Care Conference call for abstracts is now open.

The Biennial conference taking place from 12th to 14th November 2014 at the Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi seeks to bring together experts, care givers, patients, policy makers and many others to share experiences and deliberate on hospice and palliative care issues.

In 2012, over 350 people attended the 3rd National Palliative Care Conference which was a great success. This year the conference promises to be even more exciting, creating an opportunity for delegates to hear from international, regional and national speakers; network with hundreds of decision makers and explore the latest developments in palliative care at the national, regional and international platform.

Abstract categories are accessible on the conference website. Deadline for submission of Oral Presentation and Workshop abstracts is 31st July 2014 while submission of Poster abstracts closes on 31st August 2014.

This year’s theme is ‘Palliative care is everyone’s business’. Palliative care is an issue that will affect all of us at some point in our lives, whether as a patient, carer, family member, neighbour or friend.

KEHPCA, together with its partners, has been at the fore of advances in palliative care in Kenya, focusing on integrating Palliative care into health care systems; developing National Palliative Care Guidelines and National Palliative Care Training Curriculum; advocating for patients’ legal rights; pioneering the integration of medical and nursing undergraduate training in palliative care and working with the Ministry of Health and the Oncology team in Kenya to ensure that palliative care is included in the National Guidelines for Cancer Management and other relevant documents.

Visit the KEHPCA conference website for more information on abstract template, guidelines and much more about the conference.