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First International Last Aid conference in Sønderborg September 6th 2019

We would like to welcome you to the first international Last Aid conference in Sønderborg in Denmark the 6th of September 2019.

Since 2015 Last Aid courses have been introduced in 10 European countries to teach citizens how to care for seriously ill and dying people. Our aim is to empower everybody to participate in the care for seriously ill people including those who want to die at home. Therefore everybody should know how to care and to provide Last Aid.

First Aid aims to save lives – Last Aid aims to reduce suffering and increase quality of life.

Throughout Europe more than 70% of the people would prefer to die at home.

Lets take care of them together. We need both citizens and professional to reach our aim.

More information about the Last Aid course concept:

Bollig G, Brandt F, Ciurlionis M, Knopf B. Last Aid Course. An Education For All Citizens and an Ingredient of Compassionate Communities. Healthcare 2019, 7(1), 19;




The conference in Sønderborg will highlight a combination of Last Aid courses and compassionate communities.

Experiences from different countries and research on Last Aid courses will be presented:

  • Last Aid - idea and development

  • Last Aid and compassionate communities

  • Experiences with Last Aid from Germany, Switzerland, Danmark, Lithuania, Scotland, Slovenia, Estonia, etc.

  • Last Aid courses for Kids/Teens

  • Talking with children about death and dying

  • Etc.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Sønderborg

Georg Bollig, Assoc. Prof. Dr. med, PhD, MAS, DEAA

Scientific committee/organizing committee:
Georg Bollig (Denmark), Frans Brandt (Denmark), Marius Ciurlionis (Lithuania), Boris Knopf (Germany), Lotte Blicher Mørk (Denmark), Erika Zelko (Slovenia)

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Sygehus Sønderjylland

Sygehus Sønderjylland | Kresten Philipsens Vej 15 | 6200 Aabenraa | Tlf. 79 97 00 00 | shs.kontakt@rsyd.dk