Martin Loučka

Director, Center for Palliative Care

Topic: Medicine facing death

Martin Loučka is a psychologist, director of Center for Palliative Care in Prague and Assistant Professor at the 3rd Medical Faculty at Charles University. He got his PhD in Health Research at Lancaster University, UK, where he focused on methodological aspects of international comparisons of the development of palliative care. He was a visiting scholar at VU Medical Center in Amsterdam and Fulbright Schuman scholar at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. Dr Loucka was awarded the Early Researcher Award by European Association for Palliative Care in 2016. He gained over 300k Euro in research funding and with his team at the Center for Palliative Care runs a number of educational projects for both clinicians and the general public (e.g. allswell.info). Dr Loucka also works clinically as a psychologist in palliative care team at the University Hospital Kralovske Vinohrady in Prague.