EPSO Conference Riga 2021


EPSO 31th Conference and C19 Task Force meeting

Main topics

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Programme and presentations

Thursday 30th of September

Start of the conference 08:45 – 09:00

Welcome by the conference chair Jooske Vos, EPSO

3 online conference-sessions:
9:00 – 10:30 SESSION 1*
11:00 – 12:30 SESSION 2*
13:30 – 15:00 SESSION 3*

9:00 – 10:30 SESSION 1 –

11:00 –12:30 SESSION 2 –

13:30 – 15:15 SESSION 3 –

Programme and presentations

Friday 1st of October

Start of the conference 09:00


3 online conference-sessions:
9:00 – 10:30 SESSION 1*
11:00 – 12:30 SESSION 2*
13:00 – 14:30 SESSION 3*

9:00 – 10:30 SESSION 4 –

11:00 –12:30 SESSION 5 –

13:00 – 14:30 

Programme for working groups

1. The EOL -Working Group – Wednesday 19th of May 2021 – 9.00 – 11.00
End of Life care: a new approach to improve and inspect end of life care practises.

2. EPSO Effectiveness working group – postponed to a later date ( invitations will be sent to those who registered for this group 

1. EPSO EOL Working group, 19th of May 2021 9:00 – 11:00

End of Lifecare: a new approach to improve and inspect ‘End of Life care’ – practices. Lessons learned in Portugal – How to use these lessons in regulation/ inspection and supervision? The aim of this working group is to answer the question whether it is useful to formulate manageable and clear definitions in the various EPSO countries to arrive at an unambiguous and comparable supervisory system regarding end-of-life issues. One of the questions to discuss in this Working Group will be if participants find it useful to start an EPSO project on this. Preamble: There are considerable variations in EOL practices between and within countries and regions, and, even in the same hospital, among wards and intensive/intermediate care units. Therefore a common terminology seems necessary and could be helpful for regulators and supervisors A common terminology is a first step to be able to evaluate equity and access and- finally- to audit the quality of practice. Given the considerable variations in EOL practices, the EOL Working Group could focus the discussion on a number of these differences.

9:00 – 9:30 Introduction to the working group in co-operation with prof Paulo Maia presented by prof Alvaro Moreira da Silva – Portugal.

9:30 – 10:00 Introduction by End of Life experts – A combined (new) perspective on End of Life planning (ACP) by the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand’s and the New Zealand Ministry of Health – in cooperation with Alastair Higham-Lee – presented by Leigh Manson.

10:00- 10:10 End of Life Care – the Scottish perspective – a short presentation by Marie Mc.Kerry – Care Inspectorate Scotland. 10:15 – 10:45 Expert Reactions, Q&A, Discussion.
10:45 – 11:00 Consultation about continuation of this working group – options to discuss.

EPSO Effectiveness working group

preparing for the September face to face Conference in RIGA, Latvia (30 September – 1 October 2021)- postponed

Those who are interested to participate in this group are welcome to inform the EPSO Joint Office and ask for an invitation. The aim of this working group is to prepare for the face-to-face conference in September in Riga around the topic of ‘effectiveness in supervisory practice’ – including suggestions for speakers, case studies, best practices, plans etc. wit input from the EPSO network a.o Latvia: Indra Dreika, Norway: Einar Hovlid, England CQC: Charles Rendell ; the Netherlands: Dick Ruimschotel UAE: Erik Koornneef