When you join the IAPC you become a member of the largest representative body of palliative care professionals on the island of Ireland.


Membership Benefits

With a multidisciplinary membership that reflects the entire spectrum of professionals involved in providing palliative care – doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, pharmacists, physiotherapists, pastoral carers, dieticians, administrators, educators, academics – the Association is an expert voice in the promotion of palliative care nationally and it plays a vital role in driving national policy for patient-centred, equitable and accessible palliative care for all who need it.

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The IAPC is also a key learning network and a provider of professional development opportunities for all those involved in the delivery of palliative care.

Learning Network

Apart from general networking events, focused opportunities to share and to learn are available through the IAPC working groups and fora such as the Palliative Nursing Forum, the Ethics Forum, the Pharmacy Forum, the Education and Research Forum, and Associations with other Working Groups.

Education and Development

Educational and developmental events take place each year ranging from subject-specific workshops and seminars to the National Conference and the Annual IAPC Education and Research Seminar and Workshops.

IAPC Knowledge Centre

The Knowledge Centre provides access to information and resources designed to disseminate knowledge, best practice, research, and leading-edge thinking in palliative care, as well as facilitating knowledge transfer and exchange.

Preferential Rates

Members can avail of reduced registration fees for IAPC conferences, seminars, and events. Preferential rates are also offered to IAPC members for EAPC events.


The monthly newsletter keeps members in touch and up to date on the work of the IAPC. Articles and reports of the proceedings of palliative care conferences, as well as items of professional interest and current developments in palliative care are also covered. The newsletter offers members an opportunity to publish articles and other palliative care-related material. IAPC News is distributed to members monthly.

Ireland Palliative Care Directory

IAPC directory of hospice and specialist palliative care services in Ireland. This Directory is available to members on our Website.

EAPC Associate Membership

IAPC members receive free membership of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) and may thereby benefit from reduced-rates for EAPC events and publications and access to all the benefits of an information and knowledge-sharing network of 46 national palliative care associations in 26 European countries.

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Getting Involved

Empowerment through IAPC Membership

Become an IAPC member and engage in a global network dedicated to advancing palliative care. Access educational resources, contribute to advocacy efforts, network with diverse professionals, and access the rich tapestry of expertise for holistic care provision and development.

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Upcoming Events

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    The IAPC Presents our 23rd Annual Education and Research Seminar 2024


    Online Workshop Series: ‘Palliative Care, Dignity and Intellectual Disability’


    Online Workshop Series: ‘Assisted dying, how can we protect our specialty?’

Questions & answers

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Become a Member of IAPC?

Membership in the Irish Association for Palliative Care (IAPC) is open to professionals across various disciplines involved in palliative care, including doctors, nurses, SHO’s, academics, management professionals, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers, counsellors, therapists, educators, chaplains, administrators, and more.

What Benefits Come with IAPC Membership?
  • Education, networking and development opportunities. 
  • Access to membership only events such as workshops & webinars. 
  • Free membership to the European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC). 
  • Access to a knowledge sharing network of 53 national palliative care associations in 30 European countries. 
  • Reduced rates for IAPC & EAPC events. 
  • CPD points for relevant events. 
  • Access to the members only section of the IAPC website. 
Does the membership run from January-December Annually?

Membership runs from the date of joining i.e. if you join in March, your membership runs from March-March. Statements will be isued several times throughout the year.

Can Non-Professionals Join IAPC?

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