Sunday, April 26
09:45 – 11:15

Session Leads

Günther Wanke

Lungenfibrose Forum Austria Representative

Role of interdisciplinary team in hospice and end of life

The aim of the session is to inform about palliative care and the possibilities of symptoms control in the terminal stage of IPF. After the session the participants should acknowledge the definition of end-stage IPF, understand the main medical and social needs of patients in the terminal stage, explain the role of the interdisciplinary team and how it works. Additionally, the actual models of care and availability of integrated and hospice care will be discussed.

Key Topics

  • Clinical presentation of the terminal stage of IPF
  • Medical management of end-stage disease (available methods of palliation, the symptoms and quality of life improvement, non-pharmacological treatment, e.g. electrical muscle stimulation, management plan)
  • Social needs of the patients in terminal stage of the disease. Dignity Therapy. Physician–patients communication. Interdisciplinary team.
  • Advanced care planning
  • Patients and their families – expectations and reality

Session Format

This session will include a panel of experts discussing the topic of pallitative care as well as a live Q&A with the audience.


Günther Wanke

Lungenfibrose Forum Austria Representative

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