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2006; Volume 7 , No 11, November



Main Index:

IAHPC's Homepage

News Table of Contents

Message from the Chair and Executive Director
Kathy Foley, MD
Liliana De Lima, MHA

Article of the Month:
Dr. Ripamonti

Book Reviews:
Dr. Woodruff, MD

Traveling Scholar’s Reports

Regional Reports

Nursing and Palliative Care – A press release


Announcement – a call for proposals

Webmaster’s Corner: Anne Laidlaw

Thank You Notes

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Meetings and Events

Travelling Fellow Reports

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Hospice Palliative Care Meetings

5th Annual Hospice Workshop and Conference - Home Telehospice

Sponsored By: The New Hope Foundation, Tennessee Association for Home Care and Tennessee Hospice Organization

Event Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Date Of Event: Novemeber 2, 2006

Event Description: The Workshop and Conference on Telehospice introduces tools, interventions, and reasonable expectations that we should have for improved hospice care provision with increased interactions using telecommunications, or home telehospice. 

Contact Information Early registration is being held until October 20, 2006.
Your registration will also include a copy of Audrey Kinsella's manual, Telehospice:
A Resource Manual for Program Development and Implementation.

For more information about this workshop and conference please contact:
Contact: Carolyn Jenkins, The New Hope Foundation at 615-313-0040 
Contact Email: [email protected]
Event Website:


17th Annual Ontario Provincial Conference on Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Sponsored By: Humber/Ontario Palliative Care Association

Event Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Date Of Event:
April 22-24, 2007

Event Description: This Annual Provincial Conference, attracting over 500 delegates, is of interest to physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurse practitioners, educators, social workers, case managers and others working in palliative care or interested in end-of-life care.

Contact Information: For further information contact the Conference Manager
Phone: 416.674.2472
Email: [email protected]

Visit the conference website for regular updates


The Annual Assembly of American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine & Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

February 14-17, 2007, Salt Lake City, UT

Register Now for Early Bird Pricing and Special Hotel Rates!!

Register now and take advantage of two ways to save, with discounted registration fees and special hotel room rates. Members save $100 by registering before January 10. The cutoff date for the special hotel room rate is January 16, but once the block of reserved rooms is full, higher rates may apply.

Plan now to learn about the latest clinical advances and research in all domains of hospice and palliative care from experts in the field.

Symptom Management

* Something Old, Something New: Opioids in Pain Management
* Treatment Strategies for Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
* Care of Patients with Chronic Mental Illness at the End of Life
* Palliative Care in the Psychiatric Setting
* Care in the Last Hours of Life
* Dementia at Diagnosis
* Management of Patients with Addictions
* Foundations for Effective Pain Management

Disease Updates

* Improving Care of Patients with Advanced COPD
* Management of Devices in Heart Failure Care
* Management of Dyspnea in Advanced Disease
* Heart Failure Medications: When and Which to Start and Stop
* State of the Science HIV/AIDS

***Up to 25 CME credits available***

For information and registration, please visit


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