VI Annual conference with international participation "Development of palliative care for adults and children" within the framework of the project "Development of the competencies of specialists palliative care"

6-7 October 2020

The annual conference with international participation "Development of palliative care for adults and children" of the Russian Hospice Care Professionals Association is the largest educational event in Russia for specialists providing care to adults and children with severe progressive and life-limiting diseases. This year conference will be held online under the auspices of World Day for Palliative and Hospice Care, which is celebrated on the second Saturday in October (10 October).

The annual conference "Development of palliative care for adults and children" is ...


... about a thousand participants from all regions of Russia and neighboring countries,


Since 2015, the Hospice Care Professionals Association has been annually holding the Conference with the international participation "Development of palliative care for adults and children". Since 2016, the Conference has been included in the official list of events of the Russian Ministry of Health.

Over the past five years, more than 3302 specialists — physicians, nurses, representatives of non-profit organizations, healthcare administrators and others, interested in improving quality and availability of palliative care in our country, participated in the Conference. In 2020, the Conference is being held within the framework of the project "Development of the competencies of palliative care specialists" with support of the Presidential Grants Fund.

Speakers at the Conference are recognised Russian and foreign experts in palliative care. Over the years, experts from Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Italy, Poland, USA, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Scotland were able to share their experience with Russian colleagues.

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Participants will enjoy interesting lectures, useful masterclasses, case studies and round tables on the following topics:

  • organization of work of palliative care services and their interaction with other medical institutions;

  • regulatory framework for the provision of palliative care;

  • pain relief and other significant clinical aspects of palliative care;

  • caring for critically ill patients;

  • philosophy of palliative care, ethical, psychological and spiritual aspects.



Effective components of palliative care: pain relief, symptomatic therapy, nutritional support;

The quality and effectiveness of palliative care;

Impact of the pandemic on palliative care;

Integration of specialized palliative care: organizational models of cooperation (neurology, respiratory support, rehabilitation, palliative care in intensive care units, etc.);

Funding Models in Palliative Care. Economic efficiency;


Interdisciplinary work in palliative care: psychologists, social workers, lawyers, clergy, the role of non-profit organizations and charities;

Supportive and accompanying therapy;

Palliative care for children. Including: palliative care for children with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia, perinatal palliative care.

The main blocks of the 2020 program


Organizing committee

Diana Nevzorova, MD, Candidate of Medical Sciences

Director of the Federal Scientific and Practical Center for Palliative Medical Care, Associate Professor of the Department of Medical and Social Expertise, Emergency and Polyclinic Therapy, First Moscow State Medical University. I. M. Sechenova, Chief  Specialist in palliative care of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Chairman of the board of the Association of professional participants in hospice care, Ph.D. (Moscow)

Elena Polevichenko, MD, PhD

Professor of the Department of Oncology, Hematology and Radiation Therapy of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education “Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogova", Chief  Pediatric Specialist in palliative care of the Ministry of Health of Russia, board member of the Association of Professional Participants of Hospice Care, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor (Moscow)

Guzal Abuzarova, MD, PhD

Head of the Center for Palliative Care for Cancer Patients, Moscow Research Oncological Institute P. A. Herzen, MD (Moscow)

Olga Osetrova, MD

Chief physician of Autonomous Non-profit Organization "Samara Hospice", Member of the Board of the Hospice Care Association (Samara)



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