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Kempinski Hotel Zografski * | Sofia, BULGARIA
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Dates: From Oct, 3, 2013 to Oct, 6, 2013
Location: Sofia, BULGARIA
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 275 to 510 EUR
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Kempinski Hotel Zografski *

SOFIA, BULGARIA Visit the Venue to read more
Transportation Guide:
By Air
Sofia has a large airport, located about five miles east of the train station in the downtown area.There is regular bus service to and from the Sofia airport. The line, number 84 Sofia Airport – Sofia University, operates from 5am to 11pm and a ticket costs 5kl or 25 euro. You should buy your ticket from the kiosk at the bus stop.
Please Note: The airport has been undergoing expansion for a number of years. There might be significant delays getting in and out of the airport.It is best to call ahead to find out the status of your flight.
By Train
Sofia also has a large, central train station, with frequent service to nearby major European cities.
By Taxi
Taxis in Sofia should be used with caution. Make sure that any taxi you get into has the rates displayed in a visible place, average rates should be around 0.60 lv per km. As a foreigner in Bulgaria it is recommend using the services of one of the big taxi companies in the city.
For a list of taxi companies click here
Event Overview
Welcome message:
We are pleased to announce that the “2nd International Multidisciplinary Forum on Palliative Care” conference will be held on October 3-6, 2013, in Sofia, Bulgaria.Palliative care is an important part of the treatment of every patient with a life threatening illness. It is provided from the moment of diagnosis throughout the trajectory of the illness in order to improve symptom control and quality of life of the patients and their families. In certain countries palliative care has received accreditation as a specific specialty. However,each nurse and physician needs to acquire basic knowledge  and skills in palliative care whether they specialize in family medicine, geriatrics, oncology, neurology, internal medicine, pediatrics or surgery. 



The upcoming conference is targeted at all medical professions from all fields of medicine. The three day conference will focus on innovative educational sessions in palliative care for non-palliative care specialists. The program will include presentations, interactive workshops, and present research at various levels of development. An international faculty will take part in this professional meeting. If you are a family medicine physician, oncologist, geriatrician, neurologist, nephrologist, nurse, social worker, psychologist, physical therapist, chaplain or any other paramedical professional, interested in improving your basic palliative care skills and knowledge – do not miss this event! The Bulgarian Family Medicine Association, Palliative Care Association and the Neurology Society have all joined to take part in this innovative conference. The conference also enjoys WONCA Europe’s endorsement.


Join us in the cultural city of Sofia, the Capital of Bulgaria. It is a popular destination and boasts ancient ruins, beautiful architecture and a wide range of museums and galleries. Sofia is set in the picturesque Region of Bulgaria, famous for its educational institutions and Universities, and an exciting venue for this conference.


We look forward to the pleasure of greeting you at what promises to be an exciting and fruitful meeting with a high scientific standard.

Plan to be with us!
  Prof Pesach Shvartzman                                       Prof Ljubomir Kirov 
  Head, Organizing Committee                                Head, Organizing Committee
Thematology / Presented Topics:
Clinical aspects and symptom management Pharmacology:
opioids, antidepressants, NSAIDs
Emergency situations
Symptom evaluation and management: pain, vomiting, nausea, dyspnea, fatigue, anorexia, diarrhea, constipation, ascites
The final hours
Technical skills

Communication and Coping:

True of False – communication in palliative care
Patients narrative, suffering and discomfort
Curative care cessation
Delivery of bad news and hope
Working in a team – communication between professionals
Preparation of the patients, the family and staff towards death
Preparation of children towards loss of a family member

The Palliative Care System – Definitions and Characterizations:

Overview, principles and history of palliative care
Dilemmas in palliative care


Place of death
Care setting transitions at the end of life
Palliative care in general practice
Palliative care in nursing homes
Do-not-resuscitate orders
Advance care planning
End-of-life communication
Terminal sedation in medical practice
Euthanasia and other medical end-of-life decisions as well as the attitudes of the public towards palliative care and euthanasia across Europe.

Speakers & Board Members

Pesach Shvartzman, Israel
Craig D. Blinderman, USA
Gian Domenico Borasio , Germany
Kirsty Boyd, Scotland, UK
Lynn Halamish, Israel
Lyubomir Kirov, Bulgaria
Roar Maagaard, Denmark
Ivan Milanov, Bulgaria
Russell Portenoy, USA
Keri Thomas, UK
Simon Wein, Israel
Nikolay R. Yordanov, Bulgaria
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Further Details:

90 days before arrival: full refund, less bank charges.
45 days prior to arrival: one-night cancellation charge.
Less than 30 days prior to arrival: no refund.
Cancellations or changes must be received in writing to Paragon Group. This may be sent by Fax: +41 (0) 22-5802-953
or by email to:


In the event of non-arrival, reservation will be automatically released, and full payment will be non-refundable.
If you arrive later or leave earlier than on the dates indicated on your reservation form, the total accommodation
amount will be charged and no refunds will be made.


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The 2nd International Multidisciplinary Forum on Palliative Care offers an excellent opportunity to the industry to promote their products,
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For more further details, you are most welcome to contact: Mr. Ran Shalit
Project Manager – Industry Liaison
Paragon Group
18 Avenue Louis-Casai | 1209 Geneva | Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 5330 948 | Fax: +41 22 5802 953 | Email:
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Phone: 011-41-22-533-0948

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