Ketil Størdal

Overlege, barneavdelingen, Sykehuset Østfold Kalnes
Seniorforsker, Folkehelseinstituttet.

Ketil Størdal (f. 1966) er seniorforsker ved Folkehelseinstituttet og barnelege ved Sykehuset Østfold. Han ble spesialist i barnesykdommer i 2001, og har spesiell kompetanse på mage/tarmsykdommer hos barn. Han disputerte ved Universitetet i Oslo i 2006, og ledet den største nyfødtavdelingen i Botswana fra 2007-2009.
Hans hovedfelt innen forskning er autoimmune sykdommer hos barn og oppliving av nyfødte, med omkring 80 internasjonale publikasjoner og veiledning av flere PhD-kandidater. Han har undervist ved Universitetet i Oslo, Universitetet i Botswana og London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Størdal har vært medlem av ESPGHAN siden 2004 og av ESPGHANs spesialistgruppe i cøliaki siden 2017. Han var leder av Norsk barnelegeforening fra 2017-2019.

David Currow

Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney


David Currow is Professor of Palliative Medicine at University of Technology Sydney, the Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Palliative and Supportive Care, Flinders University and Associate Director (Research) at the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre, University of Hull, England. Research includes clinical trials and use of large datasets to understand better the impact of life-limiting illnesses on patients and caregivers. Research into chronic breathlessness is a particular area of expertise.

He is the principal investigator for the Australian national Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) which has randomised more than 2000 people to phase III symptom control studies, and supports an active international phase IV collaborative with data on more than 1150 people from 11 countries. These studies have been shown to influence clinical practice. He is a foundation partner in the Australian national Palliative Care Outcomes Collaborative (PCOC), an initiative to improve palliative care clinical outcomes through point-of-care data collection.

David has published more than 550 peer-reviewed articles, editorials and books. He is senior associate editor of Journal of Palliative Medicine and Editor of the 5th and 6th editions of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. David is a former president of Palliative Care Australia and the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia.

Mark Taubert

Clinical Director, Consultant Physician & Honorary Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University School of Medicine


Mark is a palliative care doctor and senior lecturer. He created the website & App and has given a Ted Talk on why language and wording is important in palliative care. He writes for international newspapers like the Washington Post on contemporary medical topics.

Mark took part in a BBC Horizon programme on Palliative Care alongside Kevin Fong, and has also done extensive media work with television, theatre and radio. He has talked about medical topics at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at Hay Literary Festival.

A few years ago he had a brief brush with fame, when his posthumous letter to David Bowie, which covers the components of good end of life care, went viral on the internet and in global newsrooms. The letter has been made into a classical music composition which was aired on BBC Radio 3, and has been publicly read out by various celebrities and drifters in locations including New York, London, Hay-on-Wye, Edinburgh and Berlin.

Twitter: @DrMarkTaubert