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).

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The main blocks of the 2020 program


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.



Organizing committee

Diana Nevzorova, MD, Phd 


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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Sophia Michaelson

PhD, Executive Director American Eurasian Cancer Alliance (USA)

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Esmina Kayibkhanova

Deputy Director for Education, State Budgetary Healthcare Institution "Center for Palliative Care DZM", Head of the Department "Education and Development" of the hospice fund "Vera" (Moscow)


Yulia Milyutina

Executive Director of Russian Hospice Care Professionals Association

Foreign lectors

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Stephen Robert Connor, PhD

Executive Director
Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance,London, UK

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Imelda Jm de Groot,  MD, PhD, associate professor

Department of Rehabilitation, Donders Centre for Neuroscience, Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc), Netherlands

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 Doug Levine, PT

Physical Therapist of Cure Duchenne, USA

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Thomas J. Smith, MD, FACP, FASCO, FAAHPM

Director of Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Professor of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Medicine, Maryland, USA

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John Robert Bach,  MD

Professor of Neurology, Medical Director, Center for Noninvasive Mech Ventilation, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA

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Eric L. Krakauer, MD, PhD

Global Palliative Care Program, Attending Physician, Division of Palliative Care & Geriatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine and of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Senior Technical & Policy Advisor for Palliative Care, Partners In Health Honorary Chair, Departament of Palliative Care, University of Medicine & Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Massachusetts, USA

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Lynne Dale Halamish, M.A., C.T.

Grief and bereavement counselor, Instructor in INPACT Israeli National Palliative Care Training program on the subjects of Dealing with Death and A Child’s View of Death, Karkur,  Israel

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Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. Walther Senior Chair and Director of Supportive Oncology, IU Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, USA


Michel Toussaint, PT, PhD

Head of Therapy and Research
Centre for Home Ventilation and Neuromuscular Disorders,
Department of Rehabilitation,  , Hospital Inkendaal, Belgium


 Laurent Servais, MD, PhD

Professor of Paediatric Neuromuscular Diseases at the MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre and Invited Professor of Child Neurology at Liège University, Belgium

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Elvira Parravicini, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center, Director, Neonatal Comfort Care Program Department of Pediatrics Division of Neonatology,

New York, USA

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Эльвира Парравичини (Elvira Parravicini, MD)

доцент кафедры педиатрии, директор отделения неонатологической программы ухода за новорожденными педиатрического отделения неонатологии Медицинского центра Колумбийского университета, Нью-Йорк, США


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.

David Steinhorn, USA

Daniel Hinshaw, USA Anna Sonkina, Russia

Ezio Blanc, Italy

Rudolf Likar, Austria

Peter Khrominski, Poland

Ron Sabar, Israel

Foster Bruce Cleminson, United Kingdom

(Buczyński Leszek Krzysztof, Poland

Linda Brook, United Kingdom

Dominic Dellweg, Germany

Lubos Sobotka, Czech Republic

Yan Press, Israel

Klaudia Konson, Israel

Mirończuk Janina Elżbieta, Poland

Luc Van Aundenhove, Belgium

Jean-Francois Collet, Switzerland

Richard Sloan, United Kingdom

Steiner Collet Nathalie Claud, Switzerland



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