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Promoting Hospice & Palliative Care Worldwide

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"Promoting Hospice and Palliative Care Worldwide"


2004; Volume 5, No 11, November


Editor's Notes

William Farr, PhD, MD


IAHPC's Homepage

Message from the Chair
& Executive Director:

Dr. Bruera
& Liliana De Lima

Article of the Month:
Dr. Ripamonti

Book Reviews:
Dr. Woodruff

Regional News:
Legogote, South Africa

Reflections of an IAHPC Board Member:
Dr. Odette Spruyt

IAHPC's Short Story Competition:
Win a Book

Webmaster's Corner:
Anne Laidlaw

Editor's Notes:
Meetings, websites and assorted information

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Palliative Care in the Developing World: Principles and Practice

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A New Symptom Control Website

A new symptom control web site ( ) is in development by Marianne Klee, MD of Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Klee is asking for input about the web site; she can be reach at [email protected]

IAHPC Awards

As Eduardo and Liliana have mentioned in their message, please consider making a nomination to one, or all three, of the IAHPC awards. This is a great opportunity to recognize a colleague, institution or university that is making an important contribution to hospice and palliative care development, leadership, teaching or service. Please don't put this off, the deadline is nearing!



Learn How to Help Families Cope
With Loss During the Holidays

Featuring noted bereavement educator and thanatologist Kenneth Doka, Ph.D.

There are two opportunities to attend:

Saturday, November 13, 2pm to 4pm at Community Medical Center (99 Highway 37 West, Toms River, NJ 07109)

For details and registration: Lee Polese at 732-818-6801


Sunday, November 14, 2pm to 4pm at Saint Barnabas Health Care System Corporate Offices
(95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052)

For details and registration: Spiro Ballas at 973-322-4866, or [email protected]

The Humber/Ontario Palliative Care Association

15th Annual Provincial Conference

Palliative Care and End of Life Care
Date: April
3-5, 2005
Taking Place:
The Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel
Toronto, Canada

For further information and registration, contact:

Cindy Abela
Humber College Corporate and Continuing Education
Tel + 1 416- 675-6622 Ext 4020
Email: [email protected]


The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS)
2nd Annual Conference

Date: 27 - 29 January 2005
Taking Place:
Wyndham Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Information and registration:


NIH State-of-the-Science Conference on Improving End-of-Life Care

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health - Office of Medical Applications of Research

Date: December 6-8, 2004
Taking Place: Natcher Conference Center
9000 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20892 USA

The conference is free and open to the public. 
Pre-registration is recommended. Visit

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