Hats On for CPC

Hats On for CPC is an annual ICPCN event aimed at raising awareness of children's palliative care through a global social media campaign.


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Latest News

EAPC 2019 in Berlin to include Children’s Palliative Care Seminar – abstract deadline extended

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care has been extended to 31 October 2018. The congress will take place in the German city of Berlin from 23 – 25 May 2019. The congress theme ‘Global Palliative Care – Shaping the Future’ will explore how […]

In open letters, six women affected by serious illness urge decision makers to improve palliative care access

On World Hospice and Palliative Care Day this past Saturday 13 October, a report was published by the WHPCA containing open letters written by six extraordinary women calling upon national and international decision makers to improve access to palliative care.  Six women affected by serious illness and palliative care have written open letters to national […]

Palliative Care highlighted at World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur

The UICC World Cancer Congress was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 1 – 4 October 2018. The theme of the conference was Strengthen, Inspire, Deliver and encouraged effective knowledge transfer and best practices exchange amongst 3 500 cancer control and public health experts from 150 countries. It aimed to strengthen action and impact on […]

Countdown to #HatsOn4CPC on Friday 12 October

Wherever you’re headed one week from today on Friday, 12 October, make sure you wear a hat and lend your support to the #HatsOn4CPC initiative, raising awareness and funds for palliative care services offered to children with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses. Organised by ICPCN, #HatsOn4CPC both raises funds and creates awareness about the vital work […]