Integrating Palliative Care and Supportive Care in Acute areas

A Special Session on “Integrating Palliative Care and Supportive Care in Acute Areas”
as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Nursing

6-9 May 2024, Athens, Greece

ATINER is organizing a Special Session on “Integrating Palliative Care and Supportive Care in Acute Areas” as part of the 10th Annual International Conference on Nursing, 6-9 May 2024, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Health and Medical Sciences..

Modern day palliative care may begin at diagnosis; be delivered alongside curative measures; and facilitate patient quality-of-life autonomy, and choice.  The benefits of palliative care early in diagnosis for those with life limiting illness is well established.  Limited and late access to specialist palliative care can lead to unmet needs, such as high symptom burden, distress, and often inappropriate emergency department admissions. Yet, palliative care is often underutilised or introduced late.  While systematic integration has still to be widely achieved.  Despite 40 million people in need of palliative care, only 14% are receiving this service (WHO, 2020).  This special session is designed to bring together researchers, clinicians, students, and academics.  The aim is to share multi-disciplinary clinical experience/research around the current state of, and challenges of integrating palliative care early for those with life-limiting illnesses.  We are particularly interested in acute areas such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care Units, Intensive Care Units, Coronary care Units, Heart Failure Clinics etc.   We therefore invite the submission of abstracts under the theme Integrating Palliative Care and Supportive Care in Acute areas. 

You may participate as presenter of one session or observer.

Please submit an abstract (by email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by 26 March 2024 to: Yvonne Muldowney Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin, IrelandAbstracts should include the following details: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized which give a great opportunity to further discuss the issues presented at the conference. From ATINER’s long experience these events bring together scholars from different countries and disciplines which may result to research collaborations and joint publications. These events include a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

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