The international Public Health Palliative Care International (PHPCI) conference will be held in the new Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC), 20-23 September 2022. This conference will focus on the dialogue between the scientific world and the general public about the democratisation of palliative care and end of life care.
Alderman for Social Affairs, Pablo Annys, said: “High-quality care, even in the final life phase, has always been the main concern of Compassionate Bruges. The expert knowledge that will be brought to Bruges during this conference will definitely allow us to focus on this even more in the future. We look forward to being the first Compassionate City in Belgium to welcome this conference.”
Professor Luc Deliens of the research group ‘Zorg rond het Levenseinde’, added: “Compassionate Communities that democratise caring, dying and grieving offer a solution to the pressing need of civilians, companies, associations, communities and their social environment to become more involved again in the process of loss, mourning and caregiving. We are very proud and happy to bring the seventh international PHPCI conference to Bruges.”
Alderman for Tourism and chairman of BMCC, Philip Pierins, concluded: “We are very proud that PHCPI choose Bruges as the venue for its seventh conference, especially in the year 2022, when the new Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre will open its doors. This new building is located in the heart of historical Bruges. When you step outside, you will immediately see what this remarkable UNESCO Word Heritage City has to offer”.
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