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Marilène Filbet (FR)

Marilène Filbet, MD, associate professor, is the Director of the Palliative Care Unit at the University Hospital Lyon Sud, Lyon, France. She completed her training in internal medicine and lung disease at the Hopitaux de Lyon, and then was trained in pain management.

She opened the first Palliative Care Unit of this area in 1988.This unit is now located in the University Hospital of Lyon Sud (HCL, Lyon, France), with two supports teams and a research and education team, and it became a Centre of Palliative Care.

Pr Filbet teaches palliative medicine at undergraduate level at several medical schools in France. She established a postgraduate Diploma of Palliative Care at the University of Lyon. She is the national coordinator for the Medicine Palliative specialization training. She has been invited to hold numerous guest lectures at other Universities in France and abroad.

She was involved for her expertise in several French and international,  groups and task forces, as the WHO group for recommendation for palliative care for older people and the group for DOLOPLUS scale validation. She was a member of theBoard of Directors of the French Society of Palliative Care for nine years.She was elected on the EAPC board in 1999 and chairing the EAPC Task force for training for physician and from 2005 to 2007. Pr Filbet was the President of the Board of Directors of the European Association of Palliative Care.