2011; Volume 12, No 12, December



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Message from the Chair and Executive Director

Call for Nominations to the IAHPC Board of Directors

IAHPC awards for member loyalty and increasing membership

A Traveling Scholar’s Report

Board Members’ reports – Wenk and Radbruch

IAHPC Book of the Month and Other Reviews


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IAHPC Article of the Month – Dr. Carla Ripamonti’s article of the month will be published next month as she is on presently out of town teaching.

International Palliative Care Network

Palliative Care Network launches the International Palliative Care Network Conference 2011. View the Poster Exhibition. Listen to the Lecture Series. Explore the Virtual Booths. Click on the respective icons in the following link:  http://www.pcn-e.com/community/pg/profile/Conference2011

For more information see: http://www.pcn-e.com/community/

From Help the Hospices.org on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and Voices of Hospices final report

Dear all,

We are currently working on the evaluation for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and Voices for Hospices final report.

If you have not yet done so, please can you ensure that any activities are registered on the site here: http://www.worldday.org/events/  If you have any problems, please email me. (Leyla - [email protected]  )

It would also be fantastic if you could complete the evaluation so that we can measure the impact of the Day around the world.

The evaluation is here:  http://www.worldday.org/evaluation-2011/

Many thanks
Claire Morris
Help the Hospices.org
[email protected]

19th International Congress on Palliative Care
Deadline for Oral Submissions: January 31, 2012
Deadline for Poster Submissions: May 31, 2012

Dear Colleague,

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 19th International Congress on Palliative Care, to be held October 9-12, 2012 at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal , Canada .

Presented by Palliative Care McGill, McGill University , this biennial Congress has grown to become one of the premier international events in palliative care.  Healthcare professionals, therapists, volunteers and all those involved in palliative care come to renew themselves as providers of care and to obtain the inspiration that will help them shape the palliative care of the future.

This 2012 Congress will offer three full-day Concurrent Seminars (October 9) on such diverse topics as:

  • The Process of Whole Person Care: Interactive Session Using Standardized Patients
  • Focus on the Nursing Experience: Bridging Humanism and Professionalism
  • Master Class: Clinical Management of Advanced Neurodegenerative Diseases

And a two-day seminar on Pediatric Palliative Care (October 9-10).

The following three days of the Congress will include four plenary sessions, over 80 workshops, three research forums, poster sessions, as well as exhibits and an art display.  Simultaneous interpretation (English and French) will be offered for plenaries and selected workshops and seminars.

The lineup of outstanding speakers includes Susan Folkman, Emeritus Professor at the University of California; Harvey Chochinov, University of Manitoba; Barbara Monroe and others from St. Christopher’s Hospice; Danai Papadatou, University of Athens; and Balfour Mount, who founded the Palliative Care movement in Canada, to mention only a few.  Much of the programme has been finalized and details are available in the Preliminary Programme.

Click here to view the Preliminary Programme.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for presentation as workshops, proffered papers or research papers is January 31, 2012.  Abstracts on all aspects of end-of-life and palliative care are welcome.   A full list of subject categories as well as submission instructions and descriptions of each type of presentation can be found on the Congress website (www.pal2012.com). Poster abstracts may be submitted until May 31, 2012.

Click here to go directly to the Abstract Submission page.

The pre-early bird registration deadline is March 30, 2012.

Important Change Regarding the Detailed Programme:

In an effort to significantly reduce the amount of paper we use for the 2012 Congress, the Detailed Programme, to be published in the spring of 2012, will be available online as a pdf, and a print version will be mailed only to those who request one.  If you wish to receive a hard copy, please let us know by January 30, 2012, either by email or by filling out the form provided on the website.

For more information, to register or to submit an abstract, please visit www.pal2012.com or call +1 450-292-3456 ext. 227. 

We look forward to welcoming you next year!


April O’Donoughue
Congress Coordinator

19th International Congress on Palliative Care
2012 Congress Secretariat
c/o O’Donoughue & Associates Event Management
75 chemin Mountain
Mansonville, Québec, Canada J0E 1X0

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