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2008; Volume 9, No 3, March



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Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) - India

“EPEC-India is now live on the web. Sometime during
this month, the entire EPEC-India curriculum will also
be available for free download to anyone in the world.”


Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC)
Here is the second module from EPEC-oncology at Medscape . It is available online for both CME and CEU credits for readers who complete the module and post-test materials.
End-of-Life Care in the Setting of Cancer: Withdrawing Nutrition and Hydration

You can see just how successful the first model, "last hours of living," was… it can be found at . Since it was posted on Medscape, over 32, 000 people completed the module for credit.

From the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Dear Patient Advocate:

Last year, ASCO introduced the 2008 Expressions of Hope wall calendar showcasing artwork by those whose lives have been affected by cancer. We are pleased to announce that we will be continuing this project and would like to invite you and others (patients, friends, family members, caregivers, etc.) to submit artwork for our 2009 Expressions of Hope calendar.  

Artwork Specifications:
All artwork must be submitted by May 31, 2008
Artwork must not have been previously published
Artwork may be submitted on paper or canvas any size up to 16" x 20"
Artwork must be one dimensional.  Mediums may include but are not limited to oil, watercolor, charcoals, acrylics, pencil, pen and ink, crayon, etc.
All artwork will be returned.  ASCO cannot be responsible for any damages incurred during shipment.

If you would like to submit your artwork, please download the submission form at

Should you have any questions, please contact Heather Goethe at [email protected] or at 703-299-1016.


DeShanna McGee
Program Coordinator
Communications & Patient Information
American Society of Clinical Oncology
1900 Duke Street Suite 200
Alexandria, VA  22314
Ph: (703) 299-1018
Fx: (703) 684-8618
[email protected]

Visit our patient information website at



Nominations are being solicited for those social workers in the areas of research, education, practice and policy whose contributions have reached far and wide in providing quality care to the seriously ill, dying and bereaved.

This unique Project on Death in America (PDIA) Social Work Leadership Award, made possible by the Open Society Institute, has been presented by SWHPN to 2 outstanding social work leaders: Debra Parker Oliver in 2007 and Shirley Otis-Green in 2008.

The award includes a monetary grant of $1,000, publishing opportunities and travel expenses to present the work at a selected conference.

Please visit to read the description and fill out the online nomination form. Completed nomination packets must be received no later than March 15, 2008.

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