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: Leon, Mexico / Destination: Santiago, Chile
I learned a lot of things from this Congress. Firstly, I met very important people from all over the world who enriches the investigation in this area. Second, I realize that all the work that we do can be a huge change in the way the world sees the palliative care area. I want to keep studying, that’s one of the things this Congress make me feel and I want to keep researching.
I know this will help me a lot because, I am the only palliative care physician at my center; and I had a lot of doubts about the managements of the patients and if I am doing the things right; and this Congress helped to clears all my doubts by asking the professionals and learned from a lot of topics. I will absolutely do my best at my center and put in practice what I learned. I also find, that I can published a lot of things about the care that we are giving to the patients and enriched the investigation in this medical field.
The IAHPC helped me a lot with this scholarship and with the opportunity to meet a lot of important people in the Palliative Care field. It really worth’s the experience and we can change and improve a lot of things in the palliative care area.
First, at the city I live we do not have enough palliative care centers or doctors and also, the medications. There´s a sad deficient of morphine and opioids. This Congress helped me to realize that there´s a lot of people whose worry about the opioids crisis and they are fighting for this crisis to be broken and all the people could have access to the medication and a palliative care physician to prescribe it.