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Promoting Hospice & Palliative Care Worldwide


2006; Volume 7, No 5, May



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

IAHPC Traveling Fellow’s Reports:
Litein, Kenya

Article of the Month:
Dr. Ripamonti

Book Reviews:
Roger Woodruff, MD

Call For Papers

Announcements and Fellowships


Webmaster's Corner:
Anne Laidlaw

Thank you notes

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2006 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Join communities around the world this May 21 stfor the 2006 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial to honor those who have been affected by AIDS and to raise awareness of the pandemic.  To coordinate a candlelight in your community or participate in an existing memorial, visit  The Candlelight Memorial is a program of the Global Health Council.


2nd Annual ABHPM Board Review Course (Oct 5-6, 2006) & 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Approach to Symptom Control, Palliative and Hospice Care (October 7-8, 2006 & Hospice and Palliative Generalist Nurse Certification Review (October 6, 2006)

Sponsored By: The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Event Location:  Houston, Texas , United States
Date Of Event:  October 5-8, 2006

Event Description:   Attendees at this conference will learn state-of-the art pain and symptom management. Effective communication with patients and families at the end of life and issues of hope and grief in patients and families dealing with advanced diseases will be discussed. Also to be discussed are moral and ethical dilemmas facing clinicians who provide end-of-life care.

Board Review for candidates eligible for The American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine exam will also be offered.

For More Information:
CME/Conference Services
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
713-792-2223 or toll free at 866-849-5866

The first two Event’s Website is:

Plus: The Hospice and Palliative Nurse Certification Review is $80.00 Call Veronica Kathukya at 713-745-4125 or e-mail at [email protected] to Register.


Promoting Excellence in Pain Management & Palliative Care for Social Workers Conference

Sponsored By:  City of Hope National Medical Center & Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative (SCCPI)

Event Location: Duarte, CA  USA
Date Of Event: September 27, 2006

Event Description:
  This one-day Training Course is intended to enhance social workers' awareness of the skills, knowledge, values, methods, and sensitivities needed to work effectively for quality pain management and palliative care.

Contact Information: City of Hope National Cancer Center
1500 E Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010 USA
Maggie Johnson

Phone: 626 256-4673 Ext. 63202
Contact Email:   [email protected]
Event Website:

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