First around the world digital exchange, August 2021

16 June 2021

We are excited to announce this upcoming event, organised by Advance Care Planning International. We aim to engage people from around the world with impactful topics, dynamic speakers and great opportunities for networking:

ACP Upstream – activating communities, embracing conversations, preparing for crises
Our first international ACP-I digital conference, 23rd/24th – 25th August 2021

We hope you will join us for two half days (4 hours each day) of a rich programme that will spotlight global efforts to push ACP upstream by activating communities and having ACP conversations before crises arise. You will hear about grassroots initiatives in community engagement, national campaigns to spark conversations, how ACP has impacted preparedness for crises as well as how ACP has supported different health systems during the pandemic. There will be many opportunities for lively conversations, we hope to connect you with new ideas, renewed energy and new people!

Registration is open
On the website you will find more information on conference speakers, when events will take place your time zone and you can register for the event:

All sessions will be recorded and available to registrants post conference.

ACP-i membership will entitle you to a conference fee discount. Remember to renew your membership. If you are not already a member, you can join now:

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We look forward to meeting you at this exciting global online event in August 2021!

Singapore Conference postponed to 2023

Due to the Corona virus pandemic, the 8th Conference of the International Society of Advance Care Planning in Singapore (originally scheduled for April 2021) has been postponed to 2023 (exact date pending).
As soon as new information is available, we will post it here.

Our conference in Rotterdam was a big success!

More than 300 international guests attended, great presentations were held. We would like to thank all of our visitors for attending the conference and all of the organizers and presenters for their great work and efforts.

Also a great “Thank you” to Sara Davison (Canada) who will no longer serve as a committee member. Welcome aboard! We say “Hello” to Doris Barwich who has just joined the ACP-i committee to represent the Canadian community. The new committee has been elected by the general member assembly.

The committee now consists of (from left to right in image below) Stephanie Anderson (US, re-elected Vice President), Doris Barwich (from Canada, committee member), Tanja Krones (Switzerland, re-elected President), Raymond Ng (Singapore, committee member), Karen Detering (Australia, re-elected secretary), Leigh Manson (New Zealand, committee member) and Jürgen In der Schmitten (Germany, re-electes treasurer).

We hope to see a lot of you in Singapore in April 2021.

Join ACP-i as a member

You are invited you to become an Advance Care Planning international (ACP-i) member now. Details on benefits, fee and how to join:

7th Conference of the International Society of Advance Care Planning

13th – 16th March 2019 in Rotterdam, Netherlands was a big success. More than 300 international attendees, great presentations, lots of interaction. Find more details on the congress website

After the conference is before the conference. See you in Singapore April 2021, upcoming information asap on this page!

Welcome to The International Society of Advance Care Planning …

… and our new look website. The inspiration for the foundation of a new society dedicated to high quality advance care planning came from a meeting of like-minded individuals whose passion is to improve patient-centered care, led them to come together at the inaugural 2010 international conference held in Melbourne and then to reaffirm their commitment to advance care planning at subsequent conferences held in London, Chicago, Munich, back in Melbourne in 2013 and in Banff, Canada in 2017.

Now with over 1000 members from a multitude of countries the society is looking forward to its next conference.