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Promoting Hospice & Palliative Care Worldwide

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"Promoting Hospice and Palliative Care Worldwide"


2004; Volume 5, No 10, October


Editor's Notes

William Farr, PhD, MD


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Message from the Chair
& Executive Director:

Dr. Bruera
& Liliana De Lima

Article of the Month:
Dr. Ripamonti

Ethics Article of the Month:
Dr Paulina Taboada

Book Reviews:
Dr. Woodruff

Regional News:
EAPC-East Newsletter

Psychological, Social and Spiritual Aspects of Cancer

Hospice Connection in the Himalayas

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Anne Laidlaw

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Palliative Care in the Developing World: Principles and Practice

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Journal of Palliative Medicine

"The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the specialty association representing physicians and other health care professionals in the field, and Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers are pleased to announce that Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD, FAAHPM is the new Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Palliative Medicine... Dr. von Gunten currently serves as Medical Director, Center for Palliative Studies, San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care, one of the nation’s oldest and largest hospice programs, and a teaching and research affiliate of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He directs one of the largest fellowship programs in palliative medicine in the US. In addition, he serves as Chairman of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine…
Journal of Palliative Medicine, published bimonthly in print and online, is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that reports on the clinical, educational, legal, and ethical aspects of care for seriously ill and dying patients. It includes coverage of the latest developments in drug and non-drug treatments for patients with life-threatening diseases including cancer, AIDS, cardiac disease, pulmonary, neurologic, respiratory conditions, and other diseases. The Journal reports on the development of palliative care programs around the United States and the world, and on innovation in palliative care education." Reprinted in part from a press release issued on September 8, 2004 by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

The Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

"The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) announces the appointment of C. Porter Storey, Jr., MD, FACP as its first Executive Vice President. The position was created to strengthen the Academy's infrastructure and advance the practice of palliative medicine. Storey will assume the position in October.

Most recently, Storey served as Medical Director of Palliative Care Services at St Luke's Episcopal Hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He was also Associate Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Symptom Control and Palliative Care at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center…." Reprinted in part from a press release issued by The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.


9th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

Date of Event: 06-10 April 2005
Taking Place: Aachen, Germany

Languages (English, translation into French & German)
Contact: Saskia Jünger
Klinik für Palliativmedizin
Universitätsklinikum Aachen
Pauwelsstraße 30
52074 Aachen, Germany
Phone: +49 241 80 80 880
Fax: +49 241 80 33 80 379
Email: [email protected]

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Date of Event: 8 October 2005
Taking Place: Worldwide

A group of organisations including IAHPC, Help the Hospices and Voices for Hospices are planning events for the first World Hospice and Palliative Care Day next year - if you want to plan some events please let us know.
If you are organising a voices concert please see

Pain and Palliative Care Society

Taking Place: Calicut

The 6th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference
Sponsored By: Korean Society for Hospice and Palliative Care

Event taking place in: Sheraton Grande Walkerhill, Seoul, Korea
Date of Event: March 16-19, 2005

Contact: Conference Secretariat
Insession International Convention Services Inc.
Ph +82--2-3452-7153
Fax +82-2-51-8683
Email: [email protected]
Website of Event:

III Advance Symposium on Palliative Care (In Spanish)
Sponsored by: UCPAR (Unidad de Cuidados Paliativos de Adultos de Rosario

Event taking place in: Rosario, Argentina
Date of Event: December 18-20, 2004

Directed by: Profesor Eduardo Bruera (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center).
Based exclusively on case discussions from UCPAR patients.
Objective: To consolidate evaluation norms, clinical practice and interdisciplinary work
For further information and registration, contact Mariana Sedliak [email protected]

Clinical Decisions, Ethical Challenges

Sponsored by the Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovators (ARCHI)

Date of Event: April 21-22, 2005
Event taking place: Cairns Convention Centre
Further information and registration:
Phone: +61 (0)2 49240 900
Email: [email protected]
ARCHI website

Texas Partnership in End of Life Care

Announcing the TxPEC High Flight of Champions Gala, to honor champions in End of Life Care. Mark your calendars and order your tickets early.

Date of Event: November 12, 2004
Event Taking Place: Frontiers of Light Museum Dallas, Texas, USA
Tickets Available in
You can nominate candidates for this award via the website.
Further information, please contact Eric Sedillos at [email protected] or call (512) 453-9600

Paediatric Pain and Palliative Care Fellowship (Australia)

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is the largest and busiest paediatric hospital in Sydney/Australia (240 beds, > 25,000 admissions/year).

Applications are invited for the post of a Paediatric Pain & Palliative Care Fellow
Commencing 17 January 2005 at the Pain and Palliative Care Department (Head Dr. John J. Collins).… We are seeking applications from physicians with more than 4-5 years experience in Paediatrics and/or Anaesthetics, who aim a career in paediatric palliative care. Further information and the job description can be obtained by the Head of the Pain and Palliative Department Dr. John J. Collins [email protected] or the current Fellow Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf [email protected]


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