WFN Specialty Groups (SG)

Formerly Applied Research Groups (ARG)

Palliative Care Specialty Group

Chair: Hon. Prof. David Oliver

University of Kent, UK



Mission Statement

Jointly with The European Association for Palliative Care and the European Academy of Neurology this Specialty Group has produced a Consensus Document on palliative care of neurological disease and is working on a core curriculum for neurology and palliative medicine. The document is aimed at encouraging collaborative working between neurology and specialist palliative care services to improve the care of people with neurological disease. A full guideline may be started in 2019.

This task is increasing, as palliative care is increasingly appreciated in clinical neurology. The SG has been closely involved in developing sessions and teaching courses at the World Congresses of neurology.

Specialty Group Members

  • David Oliver, University of Kent, UK
  • Raymond Voltz, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Gian Borasio, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Heidrun Golla, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Stefan Lorenzl, University of Paracelsus, Salzburg, Austria
  • Simone Veronese, Fondazione FARO, Turin, Italy