Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Cesar Conuegra, MD

Travel date: April 14, 2016

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: VIII Latin American Congress on Palliative Care

Origin: Bogota, Colombia / Destination: Mexico City, Mexico

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

I attended the research workshop, which was a great help to orient the work of grade development to complete my master\'s degree in palliative care conferences in plenary were very enriching, several of the poster developed topics very interesting, I met professionals and Experiences compatriots and other countries, plus everything she was very enriching from the professional and personal spheres.

How will you new knowledge & acquired skills help in furthering your work in hospice and palliative care in your program/city/ or country?

Before any ambitious project the first thing is to share with our teams experience and acquired knowledge, and incorporate applicable in our management protocols and have constant training and research initiatives as essential elements of our daily work. Also as a contribution from attending the conference, evidencing that there are many individual efforts to help patients and their families but this congress are opportunities to share experiences, receive contributions and make our experiences, to create networks of care services palliative integrated into the different levels of care, taking the lead from the discipline, accompanying and promoting government initiatives, first within our countries and then with other countries, promote research starting with simple but useful studies and then rely on the networks generate multicentre studies

How IAHPC Traveling Scholars Program be improved in order to help other future traveling scholars?

It seems important that greater disclosure is given regarding the opportunity provided with scholarships.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

In our country Colombia, in 2014 the law of Palliative Care was enacted, it is in rulemaking hope this helps a greater number of patients who currently receive hospice benefit, but access is possible in the big cities where is concentrated the largest number of teams and professionals in palliative care, the provincial areas do not have adequate access and there are no networks that allow your attention, on the other hand there are two associations of palliative care work independently, sometimes with a focus on the union to promote the development of palliative care in the sense of increasing coverage, create networks of care at different levels of complexity, research, training etc. Attending the conference allowed me to know other experiences and approaches to palliative care in other patients if you want a more social approach while patient-centered. Thank you for the opportunity