Professor Samar Aoun
The Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science and La Trobe University, Australia
Professor Samar Aoun is a palliative care researcher with a public health approach and a focus on under-served population groups such as people with MND and she strongly advocates for a person-centred health and social care. Her work on supporting family carers at end of life and the public health approach to bereavement care has informed policy and practice at the national and international levels.
Samar recently received the medal for excellence in Person Centered Healthcare from the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare. She is currently the chairperson of the MND Association in Western Australia and Director on MND Australia Board.
"Supporting MND family carers from diagnosis to bereavement: The palliative approach to care"