Palliative medical conference

The second International Palliative Medicine Conference, organised by Galway University Hospitals, is taking place on November 6 and November 7 in the Radisson Hotel, Galway.

The conference will explore the philosophy of palliative medicine and palliative care which aim to help patients to live both pain and symptom free, with good subjective quality of life, and to empower patients to live as whole and independent a life as possible.

The conference, called Cuisle Beatha (the pulse of life ), is organised by Dr Dympna Waldron and colleagues at Galway University Hospitals, with support from local GPs and Cancer Care West.

The two-day conference will raise awareness of recent ground-breaking developments in cancer care, cancer pain management, and interventions to source pain and other severe symptom problems.

A number of the world’s leading experts in the field will be speaking at the conference. The format of the conference includes presentations, round table discussions, and interactive patient videos, which will prompt lively debate among delegates and provide the vision to explore challenging new concepts which will maximise their patients’ quality of life.

For further information on the conference and to register, go to or call 091 591222.


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