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DIAdIC project Consortium meeting in Reggio Emilia, Italy

We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to once again discuss the progress of the project and its goals.  A few months ago, April 26 – 28 (Wednesday – Friday), the consortium meeting took place in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

The meeting was conducted in a hybrid format, but more than 30 people from the whole consortium were present in person (which is great in the post-Covid era).

The main objectives of the meeting were trial updates, i.e. to exchange information on current progress and data, and to discuss important medium-term plans. As a result, the implementation and completion of the trial phase is expected in October-November of this year.

Practical experience and lessons learned have been given considerable space. Colleagues from the United States, the European Union, and the United Kingdom shared their insights. Specific practices and research methods (mixed methods) used to conduct research were also discussed.

An important part of the programme included workshops on topics yet to be implemented, such as workshops on process and implementation evaluation and economic evaluation.

In addition, the virtual conference and especially the final conference provided a forum for discussion in order to present the results of the project to all relevant stakeholders (policymakers, practitioners, patients, caregivers, etc.). These topics will be further discussed in the next session.

In terms of coordination, the important dates and steps that need to be taken were discussed, these are necessary for the successful implementation of the project.

Dyadic Psychoeducational Interventions for people with Advanced cancer and their Informal Caregivers (DIAdIC) is a transdisciplinary, cross-national research project. It aims to evaluate psycho-educational dyadic interventions, i.e. interventions that target the patient and family caregiver together. One intervention is a web-based e-health intervention, one is nurse-led face-to-face intervention.

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