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.

Winner 2020

Professor Stein Kaasa

EAPC World Research Congress Online 2020

Winner 2018
Professor Irene Higginson

EAPC World Research Congress, Bern, Switzerland

Future-proofing Dame Cicely Saunders’ Centenery of Change: Integrating research, education and clinical care

Read more about Irene’s talk on the EAPC blog

Winner 2016
Dr Russell Portenoy

EAPC World Research Congress, Dublin, Ireland

Palliative care services in the US health care system – what is the evidence?

Winner 2014
Professor Augusto Caraceni

EAPC World Congress, Leida, Spain

Opioids in palliative care: How can research lead to a better clinical practice?

Winner 2012
Professor Eduardo Bruera

EAPC World Research Congress, Trondheim, Norway

The development of a research field over 25 years: Most important findings and their impact 

Read more about Eduardo’s lecture on the EAPC blog

7th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

Winner 2010
Dr Franco De Conno

EAPC World Research Congress, Glasgow, Scotland