Grantee details

Traveling Scholarships Program Report

Martín I. Mindeguía, MD

Travel date: May 30, 2018

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 3rd ICPCN Conference: Inspiration, Innovation, Integration

Origin: Buenos Aires, Argentina / Destination: Durban, South Africa


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Martin I. Mindeguia presenting his oral presentation at the conference


How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

Attending this international conference allowed me to get in touch with other specialists in palliative care, share knowledge, exchange mutual experiences and create new ties in order to continue growing into a global network with the objective of providing the highest standards of care to those patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

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

The new knowledge and acquired skills I have gained from this conference will have a direct impact on health care for those patients attending my office and those I visit at their homes. All information material: Palliative care´s new treatments and patient-approach models will be shared with my colleagues through team meetings.

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

I consider that the IAHPC Traveling Scholarship has been perfect. All documents received during the selection process were clear and Genevieve Napier answered all my questions very quickly and she was always ready to assist me in anyway needed.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

I am deeply grateful to IAHPC for giving me a travelling scholarship to attend the 3rd ICPCN conference in Durban, South Africa. This scholarship allowed me to present the workshop: “Accompanying the suffering stranger”. An aware exploration of the existing genuine tie between the health worker and the patient. This experience has turned into a great professional development. And it has allowed me to create new ties to continue growing into a global network with the objective of providing the highest standards of care to those patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.


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