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Palliative and Supportive Care

Information about this new journal Palliative and Supportive Care may be obtained by going to the following URL:


We are pleased to announce that the 7th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from August 25th-28th, 2004. The Congress is hosted by the International Psycho-oncology Society and the official website is now open at
                      The overall theme of the Congress is:
"Understanding diversities - development of strategies for psychosocial oncology".
 The Scientific Programme has been specifically designed to highlight the research agenda and clinical aspects of  psychosocial care for cancer patients as well as the multidisciplinary effort needed to improve patient services.
The Offical Website presents a comprehensive introduction to the Congress with broad information about the Scientific Programme, including details of invited speakers and symposia topics.
Congress Registration, Abstract Submission and reservation of hotel accommodation in Copenhagen is all online, via the Congress website.
Please remember to register as soon as possible. Note that the deadline for submission of Abstracts is February 1st 2004. 
In addition to the scientific information, the website also contains an important full guide to the City of Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark - including essential links to airlines (with reduced fares), trains and tourist offices - to help plan your stay in Copenhagen and make it as enjoyable as possible.

   Annual conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care
13-15 February 2004
Chandigarh (250 kilometers north of New Delhi)
Organising secretary:
Dr F D Patel
Department of Radiotherapy
Chandigarh 160012
Phone: 91 172 747585 (extension: 6392, 6391)
Fax:        91 172 749338
email: [email protected]
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Incontro Internazionale - Exploring Connections
International Palliative Care Nursing Research Conference
8 - 10 June 2004 Monash Centre, Prato, Italy

'Incontro internazionale' - 'international meeting' will create a forum at which nurses and health professionals will be able to contribute to the field of palliative care through the exchange of ideas, critical discussion and collaboration.

The conference will be staged in the stately 18th century Palazzo Vaj, a wonderfully restored building with a beautiful open-air terrazzo surrounded by medieval towers, home of the Monash Centre, Prato. Prato, often described as the real Italy, is in the very heart of Tuscany only 15 minutes from Florence.
Information and Registration:

The first Belgrade Education Symposium

Under the auspices of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care
in Cancer

October 2nd, 2004
Information and registration:
Email: Ms Gordana Drakulic OR Ms Kristina Radonjic: [email protected]


Allen Finley, Patrick McGrath, and Christine Chambers are pleased to announce the 5th biennial
INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON PEDIATRIC PAIN, at White Point Beach Resort, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 14-17, 2004.

The subject of the conference will be Bringing Pain Relief to Children. As usual, we will have a distinguished international faculty, lots of discussion, a beautiful location, good food and entertainment, and the opportunity to discuss important scientific and clinical issues of children's pain.
 The confirmed topics and faculty for the meeting are:

  • Models for the delivery of pain care (organizers)
  • Primary care treatment of acute and chronic pediatric pain: Neil Schechter, U. of Connecticut, Hartford, CT, USA
  • Hospital-based delivery of pain care: Brenda McClain, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

  • Residential treatment of chronic pain: Chris Eccleston, University of Bath, England

  • School-based management of pediatric pain: Ronald Brown, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Complementary pain medicine: Lonnie Zeltzer, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Pain treatment at the end of life: John Collins, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia; and Gerry Frager, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
  • Pain treatment using information technology: Patrick McGrath and Carolyn Watters, Dalhousie University
  • Developing pediatric pain care around the world: Allen Finley and Paula Forgeron, Dalhousie University

  • Using evidence to deliver pain care: Carole Estabrooks, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Programs from the previous IFPPs can be found on our website, at .  Please watch this email list for registration and program details, but mark your calendars now.
Registration will begin soon, and previous meetings have sold out.
Further information will be available from me, or from the conference organizers (Kate Finlayson and Kathy Miller) at <[email protected]>. White Point Beach can be found on the web at , and Nova Scotia Tourism is at . Note that the meeting will be a few weeks later than in previous years --- the autumn leaves should be beautiful then.
We look forward to seeing you in Nova Scotia next year!

The 9th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved & Cancer


March 24-28, 2004, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Presented by the Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) & Baylor College of

Register Now at . . .
The deadline for the Early Bird Registration Discount has been extended
to JANUARY 15, 2004.

Note: If you have applied for a financial assistance scholarship or if
you are a Symposium speaker please do not register until you have been
contacted by the Symposium Office with additional instructions for
special registration.  All others should register now to take advantage
of the Early Bird Registration Discount.

The submission deadline for all Professional and Student Scientific
Applications and Abstracts has been extended to JANUARY 15, 2004, 6:00
PM (CST).  The online Abstract Submission Application and Symposium
Abstract Writing Guidelines for Professional and Student Scientific
Abstracts, as well as instructions for online abstract submission, can
also be found at
The deadline for submission of Exhibit space contracts is FEBRUARY 16,
2004.  It is advised that you submit your contracts as soon as possible,
as the best booth spaces are going fast!

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