International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
Lukas Radbruch has held the Chair of Palliative Medicine at the University of Bonn since 2010. He is the Director of the Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, in Germany, and Director of the Palliative Care Centre, Malteser Hospital Bonn/Rhein-Sieg. Before this he was the founding Director of the Department of Palliative Medicine at University Hospital, in Aachen. He has been President of the German Association for Palliative Medicine since 2014.
Professor Radbruch completed his Habilitation (the German equivalent of a PhD) in 2000, which was the first thesis in anesthesiology and palliative care in Germany. He has published extensively, his main research interests being symptom assessment, opioid treatment, fatigue, cachexia and ethical issues in palliative care. He is co-author of the new edition of the German textbook on palliative medicine (Lehrbuch der Palliativmedizin, Schattauer Verlag) and of the regular editions of the German hospice guide. He has been editor of ‘Der Schmerz’ since 2004, a member of the Drug Commission of the German Medical Board since 2004, and a member of the Expert Commission of the German Narcotic Control Agency since 2004.