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From the 21 – 23 July 2020, EDUPALL delivered a series of free webinars with leading palliative care clinicians and teachers

Dr Daniela Mosoiu – EDUPALL Project Director, explains…

We are delighted to present a series of webinars based on The EDUPALL Erasmus project.  A group of international experts from Romania, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Austria, UK and Spain have produced a blended palliative care curriculum for medical students based on the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) recommendations and they’ve prepared a range of materials to support the delivery of this novel programme.

The curriculum and trainers’ toolkit was finalised prior to the COVID-19 outbreak and it has been challenging to implement the programme during the lockdown.  It was extremely useful that the programme was designed to be delivered as a blended format; but partners had to adapt to the new social reality so seminars which were to be delivered using a face-to-face format were transferred to online seminars. Students’ performances have been assessed and their opinions have been sought on the programme.

We wanted to share the EDUPALL experience with all of those interested in education through this series of webinars and videos of the webinars are now available:

Webinar 1 Tuesday 21 July – Curriculum building and mentoring in undergraduate palliative car education

Moderator: Dr Julie Ling CEO EAPC


  • Associate Professor Daniela Mosoiu, Transilvania University, Romania – ‘The EDUPALL curriculum development – process and content
  • Dr Stephen Mason, University of Liverpool, UK – ‘Developing a mentoring programme in palliative care in undergraduate education’


Webinar II, Wednesday 22 July – Novel teaching methods for palliative care education

Moderator: Professor Frank Elsner, Universitätsklinikum Aachen, Germany


  • Professor José Pereira, Director, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada – ‘Pivoting to Virtual Learning in Canada’
  • Assistant Professor Antonio Noguera, Atlantes Research Program, Institute for Culture and Society of the University of Navarra, Spain – ‘Visual art in teaching’
  • Professor Frank Elsner, Universitätsklinikum Aachen, Germany – ‘Patients as Teachers’
  • Dr Mhoira Leng, Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust; Makerere University, Uganda –‘Palliative Care in stage: Neural pain pathways by drama’
  • Dr Tania Pastrana (Universitätsklinikum Aachen, Germany): ‘Bus rounds – Patients at home’


Webinar III, Thursday 23 July – Performance assessment in palliative care education

Moderator: Dr Cathy Payne, AIIHPC, Ireland


  • Dr Piret Paal, WHO Collaborating Centre, Institute of Nursing Science and Practice, Paracelsus Medical University in Salzburg, Austria – ‘How to measure performance in education’
  • Associate Professor Vlad Poroch, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Iasi, Romania – ‘Students’ feedback and perception regarding their experience during completing palliative care module’