The names and details of confirmed plenary speakers appear below. Please keep checking our website for updates.
Pre-conference courses and workshops
Cost: R650 for the full day, including tea/coffee breaks and lunch
There will be a full day of pre-conference courses and workshops at the conference venue on Wednesday 30 May 2018. You can either choose to go to one workshop in the morning and another in the afternoon OR to attend the one full day workshop on pain management.
You will need to register and pay for the full day of workshops when you register for the conference.
Thurs 31 May – Saturday 2 June
View a draft copy of the programme here:
PLEASE NOTE: We have not yet had confirmation from all the presenters so the programme is draft only and will only be finalised closer to the start of the conference.
We are delighted to announce that the 3rd ICPCN Conference will host the very first screening in South Africa of the film Hippocratic: 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World exploring the life story of the acclaimed Indian physician, Dr MR Rajagopal, produced by Mike Hill and Sue Collins of Moonshine Agency.
Even more exciting is that we have the enormous honour of hosting Dr MR Rajagopal as a keynote speaker at the conference as well as the film’s producers, Mike Hill and Sue Collins.
This exquisite film, narrated by David Suchet CPE, tells the story of an extraordinary global health leader in Dr MR Rajagopal, or Dr Raj, who is described by the New York Times as ‘the father of palliative care in India’.
Dr Raj is a small man with a big dream: a pain-free India. His mission is to bring ethical practice to modern medicine through whole person care. To achieve this he must provide universal access to essential, and heavily restricted, pain medicines.
Hence, this spiritual leader of ethical medicine now shares the story of his life’s work. Reflecting on effecting change and relieving unnecessary human suffering in a country of 1.25 billion people, almost one sixth of the world’s population.
Most of all, you will be inspired by the impact that can be made by a small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission and altering the course of history.
You can learn more and watch the trailer for the film here.