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Congratulations to the recipients of this years IAHPC awards! Your commitment  to elevate hospice/palliative care to the service of people in need is laudable!

End-of-Life Care Study in USA

A study conducted by researchers at Brown University evaluated the satisfaction with end-of-life care in home hospice in the US. For details, see JAMA published on January 7, 2004 or visit the Brown site:

Or the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's site :

Hospice of Metro Denver's Newly Founded Institute
Hospice of Metro Denver granted HALF-MILLION DOLLARS from Department of Health and Human Services
For details:


Music Therapy at the End of Life
March 1-2, 2004
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, USA
Co sponsored by the Music Therapy Program, New York University and Hahnemann Creative Arts Therapy Program, Drexel University
Information and Registration:
Joanne Loewy DA MT-BC
[email protected] or [email protected]
Beth Israel Medical Center
First Ave at 16th St. Fierman Hall
New York, NY 10003
Ph +1 (212) 420-3484

Hospice services for children around the world
3 March 2004, Help the Hospices, London

A one-day workshop for Chief Executives, Heads of Care and education staff of children's hospice services in the UK, members of the UK forum for hospice and palliative care worldwide and UK based Children's NGOs. This practical day will facilitate shared learning and understanding on the possibilities for international collaboration on children's issues. It is intended that by the end of the day a way forward with three tangible action points will have been identified.

Fee:  £35.

Provisional programme
The workshop runs from 10.30am to 3.45pm. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

· Introduction
Barbara Gelb, Chief Executive, Association of Children's Hospices
Mick Thorpe, Chairman, UK forum for hospice and palliative care worldwide

· What does the UK forum for hospice and palliative care worldwide do?
Nick Pahl, Development Director, Help the Hospices

· What are the particular/special issues for children's hospices in developing countries?
Representative from Save the Children

· How can countries such as the UK work with other countries?
Joan Marston, Advocacy lead, Hospice Association of South Africa - TBC

· Discussion - Ideas on how UK based organisations and individuals can work on                           international issues

· Breakout groups 
Ø Avril Jackson, hospice information - Towards a hospice information publication on international children's issues
Ø Dai Roberts, St Ann's Hospice, Cheadle - The role of twinning - TBC
Ø Barbara Gelb and Mick Thorpe - Networking issues
Ø Helen Bennett, Oxford Brookes University

To reserve a place, please complete and return the booking form by 16 Jan 2004:

Education, Training & Awards department,
Help the Hospices,
34-44 Britannia Street,
Tel:  020 7520 2911   Fax:  020 7278 1021         
Email: [email protected]

We would like to remind you that the 7th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from Wednesday August 25th to Saturday August 28th, 2004.
* * * * * * Deadline Extended for Abstract Submission: March 1st 2004 * ******
The Theme of the Congress is "Understanding diversities - development of strategies for psychosocial oncology" and the Scientific Programme has been designed to highlight the research agenda and clinical aspects of psychosocial care for cancer patients.  
The official Congress Website can be accessed at The website contains extensive details on Registration, Abstract Submission, Important Dates and an introduction to the City of Copenhagen. Participants from developing countries are encouraged to apply for financial support in the shape of Congress grants to cover conference fee and dinner. For more information, please see our Website.

VI Curso de Actualización en Medicina del Dolor y Paliativa
Sponsored by Unidad de Medicina del Dolor y Paliativa del Instituto
Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición "Salvador Zubirán"
Mexico City, Mexico
June 5-6, 2004
Information and Registration:
5 573 12 00 Ext. 5008
email: [email protected]

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Donate books and journals to be sent to colleagues in developing countries. Contact Ms. De Lima @ [email protected]


Please consider joining the IAHPC's effort to improve palliative care in developing countries. We recently developed a new sliding fee schedule. Join by Clicking on this secure Membership Application -->

Or Contact

Ana Restrepo

E-mail:  [email protected]

Thanks to all contributors to this issue.

The Material that follows is mostly repetitious of last month's issue of IAHPC's On-Line News. If you are new to our Newsletter, or Website, please read on.

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IAHPC is largely dependent upon membership subscriptions to operate the organisation. We are very proud of what we have achieved in the last year or two - and we desperately want to be able to do more.
Reach Out! Help a colleague and the IAHPC. Sponsor a membership through the Donor's 2003 Project.

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