Travel date: April 11, 2018
Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Cuidados Paliativos de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Cuidados Paliativos (ALCP)
Origin: Sao Paulo, Brazil / Destination: Santiago, Chile
I could present a lecture and share my experience during the congress. After the class some colleagues come talk to me and we share experiences and contacts. The presidents meeting was very helpful to plan the next steps of our network, as well to reavaluate our last actions and to meet each other personally- we only had the opportunity to do so virtually. We learned with the Chilean experience, exchange experiences and initiate some collaborative work
We could gain some international support to the National Policy on Palliative Care, to be presented next Thursday to the Federal Council of Medicine. We developed networking, exchanged experiences and started joint works
The scholarship made possible our national society be represented in an international event. I believe its amazing that IAHPC could help national leaderships of PC to expand our horizons- we would not be able to do so only with our funds.
Our biggest challenge now in Brazil is to have our PC National Policy approved. We are facing challenging negotiation, and the international networking as well the learned experiences of other countries, are helping us a lot.