©Bern Welcome

SAVE THE DATE:  22 – 25 October 2024

“On behalf of PHPCI, I warmly invite you to the 8th Public Health Palliative Care International Conference in Bern, Switzerland in 2024. Through building bridges between neighbourhoods and cities, regions and nations, health services and communities, this conference is an opportunity to advance the philosophy, values, concepts and methods of health promotion into palliative care. There will be many ways to engage with the scientific and civic programs, both in Bern and beyond. I hope you are able to be part of this exciting event.”

Dr John Rosenberg PhD RN
Public Health Palliative Care International

“As the Mayor of the City of Bern and as the patron of the Bern Charter for ‘together for an end of life in dignity’ and the Compassionate City “Bärn treit” (, I cordially invite all of you to come to our beautiful city and to attend the next PHPCI conference being held in Bern, the federal Capital of Switzerland. Bern is well located and due to its reputation as a’ 5-minute city’, a perfect location for the conference. In recent years, Bern has strongly embraced the topic of dealing with dying, death and mourning. I am convinced that we in Bern are creating a culture of being there for each other – in compassion.”

Alec von Graffenried
Mayor of Bern

“Welcome to Bern in 2024! It is an enormous honour to host the next PHPCI conference. You can expect an inspiring program: we plan to closely connect the scientific program with the city program. Specific attention will also be paid to language, culture and translation: parts of the program will be specifically designed for participants from German speaking countries and – of course – for our Swiss colleagues. We also will give special consideration to the high prices in our country: a number of travel grant and free tickets may help participants from all parts of the world to join, discuss, and experience with all of us the spirit of PHPCI: compassion and solidarity are the most important ingredients of a human world. Come to Bern!”

Steffen Eychmüller, Prof., MD, MME
Medical Director, Head Physician
University Center for Palliative Care, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern