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Report 5th Congress of the EAPC - London, Great Britain, 2-5 April 1997

The 5th Congress has been organised with the EAPC´s collective members – the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland and the Marie Curie Foundation – at the Barbican Centre in London, UK, and was held on 10–13 September 1997.

The Scientific Committee, chaired by Frances Sheldon, was elected by the International Scientific Committee together with the Palliative Care Research Forum of Great Britain. The official languages were English and French, for which simultaneous translation was available for all the major sessions. The Chair of the Organising Committee was Dr Anne Naysmith, and the Chair of the Congress Steering Committee was Mrs Gail Sharp of the Marie Curie Foundation, Great Britain.