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2006; Volume 7, No 4, April



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Getting the word out

Message from the Chair & Executive Director:
Kathleen M. Foley, MD
Liliana De Lima, MHA

Article of the Month:
Dr. Ripamonti

Memorial Service for:
Dame Cicely

Book Reviews:
Roger Woodruff, MD

Traveling Scholars’ Reports:
Singapore, Cape Town

Regional Reports: Africa,
Latin America, Nigeria,
Seychelles Islands, USA


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European School of Oncology (ESO)

Palliative Cancer Care Advanced Seminar

Date of Event: 7-9 September, 2006
Taking Place: Stockholm – Sweden

A limited number of grants will be made available to cover hotel costs for some participants. There will also be an opportunity to apply for special grants that will cover travel and hotel costs and a study visit to palliative care units and oncology departments in Stockholm during the week following the course.

Additional information:


Building Blocks of Palliative Care: Urban Challenges, Successes, Visions

Sponsored By: Montefiore Medical Center

Event Location: The New York Academy of Science, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York
Date Of Event: June 30, 2006, 7:15 AM - 5 :00 PM

The Palliative Care Service in the Department of Social and Family Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine is planning a one-day symposium on pain and palliative care in an urban community teaching setting. The faculty would like to help health care providers and administrators identify potentially effective mechanisms of developing, sustaining and growing palliative care services based on their experience as they celebrate their 5th year of service delivery.

This symposium will describe some programs that the Palliative Care Service has developed to enhance access to palliative care and hospice, and to improve pain and symptom control in a primarily minority and economically disenfranchised population.

Information and On-line Registration:

E-mail:[email protected]
Toll free: 1-800-575-4431, ext.6590
Fax: 1-718-798-2336


Caring for the Dying in a Multicultural Society

Sponsored By:  Healthcare Conferences Canada Inc. 

Event Location:  Toronto, Canada
Date Of Event:  April 28, 2006

Event Description:
 This is an educational Conference on palliative care, entitled, "Caring for the Dying in a Multicultural Society: Cultural, Ethical and Religious Perspectives."

The conference is organized to respond to a long felt need in the Canadian community which is one of the largest multicultural communities in the world. The organisers have put together very valuable themes and an excellent panel of speakers with outstanding expertise and experience in this field.  

Registration: Regular Can $110.00 and for students and seniors Can. $80.00

Contact Information: Caring for the Dying in a Multicultural Society 
Email:   [email protected]


The 8th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology of the International Psycho-Oncology society (IPOS)

The International Psycho-Oncology Society is proud to announce its 8 th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, to be held in Italy , October 16-21 2006. The Congress is supported by the UICC, Psycho-Oncology Societies in the different part of the world, many societies in the area of medical oncology, surgical oncology, nursing and palliative care, including IAHPC.

Taking Place: Ferrara ( University of Ferrara ) and Venice (Russott Congress Centre), Italy
Date Of Events: October 16-17 (Pre-Congress Workshops), October 18-21 (Congress), 2006

Contact Information:
IPOS 2006 website
Congress secretariat [email protected]
Scientific secretariat [email protected]


Important family caregiver research meeting @ the European Association of Palliative Care Research Congress

Venice , Friday 26 May 2006, 5.15pm

Open meeting: "An international collaborative agenda for family carer research: making the desirable possible"

Facilitated by: Dr Peter Hudson ( Australia ) and Professor Sheila Payne ( UK )

Purpose: to explore options for a more strategic and collaborative international approach to family caregiver research

Audience: we welcome researchers (from all disciplines and countries) who are interested in discussing collaboration strategies for research projects related to family caregivers and palliative care.

Peter Hudson RN, PhD
Deputy Director Centre for Palliative Care,
St Vincent's Health & University of Melbourne
6 Gertrude S, Fitzroy.

Postal address:
Box 65, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne,
PO Box 2900, Fitzroy, Victoria
3065 Australia
Tel +61 3 9416 0000, fax +61 3 9416 3919

Email [email protected]

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