Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Mirela Myrto, Mrs.

Travel date: May 23, 2019

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC)

Origin: Korce, Albania / Destination: Berlin, Germany

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

This congress was very particular and worthwhile about the information that we share, for the networks we created with friends, colleagues and leaders of PC around the world, for the discussions about our future challenges and for commitment toward this unique kind of care.

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

The presentations and information offered through posters and oral presentations by experts and colleagues has inspired and motivated me to continue my dedicated work in PC. All the sessions that I have followed have had valuable information for evaluation and management of pain and other physical symptoms, the use of analgesics /opioids especially in pediatrics. I have realized the importance of education of healthcare professionals in PC and the various ways to find and attend it, the future plans of EAPC and also the importance of personal impute of every healthcare professional in enlargement and development of PC everywhere. I appreciated the friendly conversations with colleagues and experts of PC and the sharing experiences and values. This kind of communication sound very encouraging and inspiring for me because I realized that we all have to face the same challenges and to have the same commitment to be:” A voice, a vision; Palliative Care everywhere and for everyone”.

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

Suggestion: I would like to see more colleagues from my PC unit having the opportunity to attend such valuable events.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

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