2008; Volume 9, No 11, November



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Professor Vittorio Ventafridda dies

IAHPC Traveling Scholar’s report - Dr. Jinxiang Li, Chengdu University, China

Palliative Care Book of the Month and Book Reviews

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Regional Reports by IAHPC Board Members – USA and Scotland

Regional Report from the United Arab Emirates

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Call for IAHPC Board Member Nominations

World Institute of Pain extends abstract submission date

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Announcements, fellowships and scholarships

Scholarships for African palliative care workers

Dear friends

I’d like to draw your attention to the website below. We are very happy to announce the launch of 2 full scholarships for Africans to attend to the joint King’s College London/St Christopher’s Hospice MSc in Palliative Care, commencing January 09 part time for 2 years.

Details on this website:  http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/medicine/depts/palliative/spc/hst.html

If you have further questions, then please get in touch.

Best wishes.

Dr Richard Harding
Senior Lecturer

Department of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation
King's College London
School of Medicine at Guy's King's & St Thomas' Hospitals
King's College London
Weston Education Centre
Tel: +44(0) 207 848 5589
Fax: +44 (0) 207 848 5517
Web: www.kcl.ac.uk/palliative

Opioid Availability

In April of 2008, the Pain & Policy Studies Group (PPSG) sponsored a 3-day opioid availability workshop for Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand on Boracay Island, Philippines.  Funded by the Open Society Institute (OSI) and hosted by the Pain Society of the Philippines, healthcare practitioners and government drug regulatory officials from the three countries gathered to learn about the global epidemic of untreated pain, the causes of under-treatment, the role of regulatory and system barriers that interfere in opioid availability and patient access to pain relief, and methods to address these barriers.  Each team created an Action Plan for progress in their country.  Philippine healthcare experts, officials from the World Health Organization’s Western Pacific Regional Office and the Department of Medicines Policy and Standards, and policy experts from OSI and PPSG served as faculty for the program.     

Questions and comments may be directed to Karen Ryan ([email protected]), Director of International Programs for the PPSG.

Fellowships available for beginning investigators

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The deadline for the UICC American Cancer Society International Fellowships for Beginning Investigators (ACSBI) is approaching!

Have you started your application process yet? It can take quite some time for potential candidates to identify a suitable host organisation, to receive a formal invitation and to collect and collate all the other necessary supporting documents.

Please consult our website for the application form and instructions.


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