Award Winners 2020
Vittorio Ventafridda Memorial Lecture
Established in 2010, in honour of one of the EAPC’s founding members, Vittorio Ventafridda, a keynote speaker is selected by the Scientific Committee to deliver the Vittorio Ventafridda lecture at each biennial EAPC World Research Network Congress. Vittorio Ventafridda Memorial Lecture winners have extensive palliative care experience and are renowned for their internationally relevant research in the field of palliative care.
Professor Stein Kassa
From tumour centred to patient centred cancer care: a three decade journey
Head of Department of Oncology at Oslo University Hospital, Professor of Palliative Medicine at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo and Chair of the European Palliative Care Research Centre.
EAPC Cicely Saunders Award
The EAPC Cicely Saunders Award will be given to an individual who has made a broad contribution to palliative care, either in research, clinical practice or in organisation/policy that has made a difference to the practice of palliative care. The award is open to all members of the multidisciplinary team (reflecting Dame Cicely’s three healthcare professions).
Professor Sheila Payne
Multidisciplinary working in palliative care: challenges and achievements in the past decades
Sheila Payne holds an Emeritus Chair at the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University.
EAPC Researcher Awards
The Researcher Awards (former Early Researcher Award) were created as an annual award by the EAPC in 2009. The awards are designed to recognise the work of scientists and clinicians in the field of palliative care who have recently made, or are currently making an outstanding contribution to research and clinical practice. The awards aim to highlight the individual’s career development and their potential.
Early Career Researcher Award
Lucas Morin, PhD
Critical issues in drug prescribing at the end of life
Lucas Morin, PhD, is an epidemiologist at the Clinical Investigation Unit of the University Hospital of Besançon, France.
Dr Eva Schildmann
Sedation in Palliative Care: Practice and challenges
Eva Schildmann is a palliative care physician and researcher at the Department of Palliative Medicine of Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Hospital Munich, Germany.
Post-doctoral Award Winner
Melissa J Bloomer, PhD
Contextualising constraints to improve palliative care
Melissa Bloomer is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Deakin University, Australia.
Palliative Medicine Paper of the Year
Initiated in 2012, Palliative Medicine’s Paper of the Year award is awarded to an outstanding paper published in the preceding year of the journal.
Journal of Palliative Medicine European Paper of the Year
Initiated in 2019, the Journal of Palliative Medicine’s European Paper of the Year award is awarded to an outstanding paper published in the preceding year of the journal.