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PLENARY SPEAKERS

Robert Twycross
UK
Emeritus Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine
Oxford University Director
Co-Editor-in-chief,palliativedrugs.com Ltd.
Title: Palliative Care-Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow : The Forever Challenge

M. R. Raj Gopal
India
Indian palliative care physician
Founder Chairman of Pallium India, a palliative care non-governmental organisation
'father of palliative care in India'
Title: Achieving Professional Goals in Palliative Care

Fiona Rawlinson
UK
Programme Director  (Senior Lecturer), Cardiff University, Postgraduate programmes (MSc/PGDip) in Palliative Medicine/Palliative care
Consultant in Palliative Medicine
Title: Back to Basics, Team-working and Team-building

Cynthia Goh
Singapore
Associate Professor, Lien Center for Palliative Care, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
Senior Consultant & Head, Department of Palliative Medicine, National Cancer Center Singapore
Clinical Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
Title: Searching for Ideal Palliative Care Model

Gregory Crawford
Australia
Senior Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Director of Research & Education, Northern Adelaide Palliative Service, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide
President-elect, Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine, RACP
Chairman, Palliative Care SA
Title: Research and Publishing in Palliative Care

Eduardo Bruera
USA
Chair, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Title: Challenges and Opportunities of Introducing Early Palliative Care in Cancer Care

Ilora Baroness Finlay
Uk

Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Velindre NHS Trust, Cardiff, Professor of Palliative Medicine (Honorary), Cardiff University, Chair, Palliative Care Strategy Implementation Board (Wales)
President, Chartered Society for Physiotherapy (Honorary)
Title: Global Impact and Need for Sustainable Palliative Care Education and Training

Liliana De Lima
USA
MHA
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director
Title: Challenges for the Integration of Palliative Care in the Health Care Systems in Low and Middle Income Countries

Eric Krakauer
USA
Associate Professor of Medicine and of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Palliative medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA
Title: Lancet Commission Report on Palliative Medicine

Santosh Chaturvedi
India
Professor, Psychiatry, NIMHANS
Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK
DLN Moorthy Rao Oration Award of the Indian Psychiatric Society
Title: Many Fears and Phobias in Palliative Care-Assessment and Interventions

Felicia Marie Knaul
USA
Director, University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas (UMIA)
Professor, Miller School of Medicine
Title: Lancet Commission Report on Palliative Medicine

Sushma Bhatnagar
India
Professor & Head, Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine  and Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Palliative Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi, India
Title: Pain is Preventable, No Need to Die in Pain (Public lecture)