Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Alicia Krikorian, Mrs.

Travel date: November 9, 2022

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: X Congreso Latinoamericano de Cuidados Paliativos

Origin: Medellin, Colombia / Destination: San Jose, Costa Rica


How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

I was able to facilitate the workshop "Promoting compassionate care through community participation in palliative care" with a
colleague from Spain, Silvia Librada. We hope this will be useful to help develop new compassionate communities in different
countries of Latin America.
I also had the opportunity to participate in the session "Innovations in undergraduate education in palliative care" with colleagues from
Chile and El Salvador, where I presented an experience integrating arts and humanities in palliative care education.
I presented 2 posters that resulted from the work of our Group of Pain and Palliative at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana: one about
the relationship between delirium and opioids and the other one about the integration of arts and humanities in palliative care education.
Finally, I was able to participate in a meeting of ALCP`s commission of psychology and in ALCP`s assembly.
The plenaries and sessions were very interesting and helpful to further develop PC in LA.

How will you new knowledge & acquired skills help in furthering your work in hospice and palliative care in your program/city/ or country?

The congress was a wonderful opportunity to meet again with colleagues and friends from all over LA, do networking and strengthen
relationships for future collaborations. Also, I learned many new issues essential to continue promoting the development of PC in my

How IAHPC Traveling Scholars Program be improved in order to help other future traveling scholars?

I think this scholarship program works very well and I'm really grateful to IAHPC for giving me the opportunity to participate in this
wonderful conference.