2008; Volume 9, No 12, December



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Dr. M.R. Rajagopal Honored

“The International Conference on Pain and Chemical Dependency honors a uniquely qualified individual with the Marie E. Nyswander Award, which is given in recognition of lifetime accomplishments in advancing compassionate and humane treatment of patients suffering from pain. This year's award will be presented to M.R. Rajagopal, MD. Dr. M.R. Rajagopal is Professor of Pain and Palliative Medicine at SUT Academy of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum and the founder-chairman of "Pallium India," a trust working to improve access to palliative care in India.”

Dr. Rajagopal is a member of the Board of Directors of IAHPC. Please read the summary of the impressive scope of work of Dr. Rajagopal as published in a recent issue of Earthtimes.

From the Internatioanal Association for Pain and Chemical Dependency and published in Earthtimes at the following URL: http://tinyurl.com/6xjvfg

From the Pain & Policy Studies Group

Opioid availability on-line course

Recently, the Pain & Policy Studies Group http://www.painpolicy.wisc.edu/on-line_course/welcome.htm, which is the WHO Collaborating Centre for Policy and Communications in Cancer Care announced its on-line course, Increasing Patient Access to Pain Medicines around the World: A Framework to Improve National Policies that Govern Drug Distribution


This course is about the relationship between government policies that affect the medical availability of opioid analgesics and patients who experience moderate to severe pain. Participation is free of charge.

The target audience is: health-care providers, drug controllers, government administrators and palliative care advocates.

Follow this link to register for the course:  

From Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Provides Complimentary Online Access to Journal of Palliative Medicine through December 2008
New Rochelle, NY, November 3, 2008 - In recognition of National Hospice/Palliative Care Month, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. www.liebertpub.com is pleased to provide free online access to Journal of Palliative Medicine through the end of 2008. This MEDLINE journal provides the latest information and protocols to enable optimal patient care. All published issues are available free online at www.liebertpub.com/jpm


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) and the Austrian Psycho-Oncology Society (Österreichische Plattform für Psychoonkologie, or ÖPPO), we invite you to submit an abstract for the IPOS 11th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, 21 - 25 June 2009 in Vienna, Austria.

Please visit http://www.ipos-society.org/ipos2009 to submit an abstract and for more information on the Congress.
The deadline for abstract submission is:
11:59 PM EST (-5:00 GMT), Friday, 16 January 2009.

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