The 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) in late May attracted over 3000 delegates from over 100 countries to Berlin for the three-day event. It was largest ever attendance at the congress and a great testimony to the work of the organisers and the growing strength and interest in palliative care.

MyPal was presented by Professor Sheila Payne (WP7 lead) in a session devoted to new EU projects – most of which were funded under Horizon 2020 terms. Sheila was able to outline the project and answer questions and queries. It also gave us the opportunity to see what projects are underway around Europe and to see where commonalities of interest might lie. The session was chaired by Professor Richard Harding from Kings College, London who is a scientific advisor on MyPal. Our MyPal flyer was widely distributed.

Professor Sheila Payne presenting the MyPal project at EAPC 2019 in Berlin

The Congress addressed a wide range of topics through oral and poster sessions. Over 1200 posters were displayed on the two main days. Searchable abstracts of these and the oral sessions are available in a special edition of Palliative Medicine.

This general congress alternates annually with a research-focused congress to be held in Palermo, Sicily next year. We hope to have some more to say about the progress of MyPal at that gathering