2009; Volume 10, No 6, June



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We are pleased to publish the following announcement honoring Dr. Kathleen Foley, the past Chair of IAHPC.

“Center for Practical Bioethics Announces the Creation of the Kathleen M. Foley Chair for Pain and Palliative Care
The new endowment creates a platform to advance national dialogue on urgent pain and palliative care issues.
Kansas City, MO - May 8, 2009 -- The Center for Practical Bioethics announced on Thursday the establishment of the Kathleen M. Foley Chair for Pain and Palliative Care at their 25th Anniversary gala in Kansas City. 
The new chair - which will continue to raise the bar on pain education, research and policy development - is named after Kathleen M. Foley, MD, a revered neuro-oncologist and international leader in pain and palliative care. 
The chair will be funded by a $3 million endowment.  Purdue Pharma has provided a lead gift of $1.5 million, and efforts are under way by the Center to raise the balance of the endowment.”

You can read more at the following URL: http://tinyurl.com/ryeudn

CONTACT: Lorell LaBoube, (816) 979-1358
[email protected]

Congratulations to IAHPC Traveling Fellow Maureen Gill

Maureen Gill

Maureen Gill, a Nurse Consultant in Palliative Care in the UK recently attended the first International Conference in Palliative Care in Oncology in Siberia, Russia.

On this occasion, Maureen, upon the order of the Governor Mr Aman Tuleev, was presented with a medal for her services in developing palliative care in the region. Maureen is historically the only non Russian to receive such an honour and wishes to take this opportunity to thank the IAHPC for their support over the last 11 years that has played a vital part in her palliative care work in Siberia. Maureen is more than aware of the generous accolade bestowed upon her by the Health Minister and is appreciative of his kind words.

From the Pain and Policy Studies Group

A Georgian translation of the 2000 World Health Organization guidelines, “Achieving Balance in National Opioids Control Policy” is now available through the Pain & Policy Studies Group website.  These guidelines, available in 23 languages (Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, English, French, Georgian, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Lithuanian, Mongolian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese), can be found at 
We are grateful to the Georgian Palliative Care Association Humanists Union for their translation and the provision of this document.

International Association for the Study of Pain

New Fact Sheets Added - Translations Now Available
Two new cancer pain fact sheets, bringing the total number of topics to 14, recently became available on the Global Year Against Cancer Pain web page:

  • Radiotherapy in Cancer Pain
  • Prostate Cancer and Malignant Bone Pain

Plus, you can now download Arabic, French, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish translations of the first 12 fact sheets. To view all fact sheets and translations, please visit the Global Year pages:
Please also see the IASP’s upcoming research symposium in Chicago under the listing of Meetings that follows in this newsletter.

Regional Report – Canada

Michael Aherne and Jose Pereira have been awarded the Outstanding Paper
of 2008 in Leadership in Health Service (LHS)
for their article entitled
Learning and development dimensions of a pan-Canadian primary health care capacity-building project.

This article documents the educational and social science innovations and knowledge management strategies that were used to
implement the (Canadian) Pallium Project (Phase II), the Government of
Canada's single largest one-time public investment in hospice palliative
care to-date. This article was featured in a Fall 2008 special issue of LHS
undertaken in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), Health
Human Resources unit. As part of the Emerald Outstanding Paper awards
process the full text reprint is available until June 16, 2009 at

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