2008; Volume 9, No 11, November



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Message from the Chair and Executive Director

Professor Vittorio Ventafridda dies

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

Palliative Care Book of the Month and Book Reviews

Article of the Month

Regional Reports by IAHPC Board Members – USA and Scotland

Regional Report from the United Arab Emirates

Scientific paper from the literature

Announcements, fellowships and scholarships

Call for IAHPC Board Member Nominations

World Institute of Pain extends abstract submission date

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Call for IAHPC Board Member Nominations

The IAHPC is proud to announce a public call for nominations to 6 seats in the IAHPC Board of Directors. IAHPC Members are encouraged to send in nominations of palliative care and hospice care leaders with demonstrated interest in the development of international palliative care initiatives and issues.

Candidates may be located in any country, have strong academic backgrounds and must fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Both nominee and nominator must be active members of the IAHPC
  2. Have demonstrated work and commitment in palliative/hospice care in his/her field
  3. Be a recognized leader and currently holding or having held a senior position within a teaching hospital, university or palliative care organization.
  4. Have demonstrated willingness to participate and work in the board activities including working groups and task forces
  5. Have demonstrated interest in international palliative and hospice care issues
  6. Be able to communicate effectively in English
  7. Candidates must have access to the Internet and hold an active e-mail account as most Board discussions and votes are carried out via e-mail.

The maximum number of candidates that can be nominated by each member is one. Deadline for nominations is November 15th, 2008.

To submit a nomination to the office of the Executive Director, please submit a copy of the CV of the candidate, plus a brief paragraph describing how the candidate meets the criteria via our secure online form at

The term of the new members will begin on January 1st, 2009 and will end December 31st, 2011. The new directors will be elected by a vote of the current Directors. New members will be announced early December 2008.

A copy of the IAHPC bylaws may be requested via e-mail at the following url

We look forward to your participation in this process and encourage you to nominate qualifying candidates.

IAHPC Board of Directors

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