EAPC Curriculum in Palliative Care for Undergraduate Medical Education 2013 

Background 

In 2007, a Task Force on medical education chaired by Prof Marilene Filbet presented the “Curriculum in Palliative Care for Undergraduate Medical Education – Recommendations of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC)”, which was launched at the Budapest Congress. 

Objective 

To update the EAPC Curriculum in Palliative Care for Undergraduate Medical Education by October 2013. 

 
Milestones 

2013 Oct 
Method: 
Dissemination plan 

Outcome: 
Dissemination 
 
2013 June – Sep 
Method: 
Project group finalises 2013 Undergraduate Medical Curriculum 

Outcome: 
Undergraduate Medical Curriculum 
 
2013 May 
Method: 
EAPC Prague May 2013 – Pre conference Open 

Outcome: 
Workshop of Final Draft 

2013 Jan – Mar 
Method: 
Project group creates final draft 

Outcome: 
Final Draft 
   
2012 Oct – Dec 
Method: 
Review draft 3 by advisory group, national organisations, EAPC board 
 
2012 Sep 
Method: 
Present and discuss draft 2 curriculum to Steering Group 

Outcome: 
Agree draft 3 
 
2012 Aug 
Method: 
Circulate draft 1 new curriculum to Steering for comment 

Outcome: 
Draft 2 created by project group 
 
2012 Jul 
Method: 
Meeting of project group 

Outcome: 
Work on the new curriculum 
 
2012 Mar 
Method: 
Analyse survey  

Outcome: 
Make a plan for development of new curriculum  
 
2012 Jan 
Method: 
Survey sent to steering group and advisory group to review and comment on current curriculum 
 
2011 Nov – 2012 Jan 
Method: 
Letter for Advisory Group agreed 
Outcome: 
Agree membership of advisory group 
Questions for web based survey 
 
2011 Oct 
Method: 
Proposal for review of UG curriculum agreed by EAPC Oct 2011 

Publications 

 

Coordinators 

Frank Elsner 
Department of Palliative medicine 
RWTH Aachen University, Germany 

Gianluigi Cetto 
Azienda Ospedaliera Borgo Trento 
Div. Clinicizz.Oncologia Medica, Italy 

John Ellershaw 
Marie Curie Hospice Liverpool 
Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, UK 

Steffen Eychmuller 
Center for Palliative Care 
Kantonsspital Institute, Switzerland 

 

Steering group 

Carlos Centeno - Spain 

Gianluigi Cetto - Italy 

Franco De Conno - Italy 

John Ellershaw - UK 

Frank Elsner - Germany 

Steffen Eychmuller - Switzerland 

Marilène Filbet - France 

Philip Larkin - Ireland 

 

European Advisory group were 

Prof Marilene Filbet (Fr) ( Chair) 
Prof John Ellershaw (UK) 
Prof Carlos Centeno 
Prof Frank Elsner 
Prof Stein Kaasa 
Dr Steffen Eychmuller ( CH) 
Dr Michele Gallucci (replaced by Dr Franco de Conno) (I) 
Prof Phil Larkin ( IRL)  

The work was undertaken with the contribution of Prof Jose Pereira (CH – now Canada) and Prof Mari-Lloyd Williams (UK) as reviewers. The curriculum has not been updated since this time.