2009; Volume 10, No 5, May



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Message from the Chair and Executive Director

Meet Roberto Wenk, MD, the Chair of IAHPC

Article of the Month, by Carla Ripamonti, MD (Italy)

Traveling Fellow’s Report - Siberia by Maureen Gill (UK)

Traveling Scholar’s Report - Uruguay by Eve Namisango (Uganda)

Palliative Care in Oncology - Russia by Olga Usenko (USA)

Regional Report from Saudi Arabia by Mohammad Zafir Al-Shahri, MD (Saudi Arabia)

Palliative Care Book of the Month and Book Reviews by Dr. Roger Woodruff (Australia)

Call for Presentations – M.D. Anderson Conference, USA



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Meet Roberto Wenk, MD the Chair of IAHPC

Roberto Wenk, MD

Roberto Wenk, MD (Argentina). Dr. Wenk is one of the pioneers of palliative care in Argentina and Latin America. He is currently director of the Programa Argentino de Medicina Paliativa of the Fundacion FEMEBA in Buenos Aires. Dr. Wenk earned his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina and a diploma in anesthesiology from the Colegio de Médicos in Rosario, Argentina. Dr. Wenk has been fully dedicated to palliative care for more than 20 years and is a founding member of the Argentinean Association for Palliative Medicine and of the Latin American Association for Palliative Care (ALCP). He has published extensively and has been able to establish relationships with international universities to design and develop research and educational programs in Latin America. He is senior editor of the ALCP Newsletter and member of several working groups and committees.

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