2012; Volume 13, No 9, September


Important Announcement – IAHPC Membership Recognition Prizes!
WIN an iPad™ 16GB Wi-Fi (2nd Generation)

IAHPC benefits every day from the hard work of our members who are devoted to the advancement of hospice and palliative care worldwide. Members exemplify a continuing commitment to patient care, improved education and favorable policies, consistent with our mission.

We are delighted to announce as we did last year, that the IAHPC has designated October as our Members’ Recognition Month in order to build awareness and understanding of the vital function that our members play in the advancement of our mission as well as to formally acknowledge their support.

IAHPC will be giving a prize in the following two categories:

1.  Recognizing Loyalty:

Goal: to maintain the loyalty of members by giving a prize to the individual(s) or institution(s) that keeps their members active.



Remember to renew your members if you haven’t already to be eligible to participate!! To renew, click here

2.  Increasing Membership:

Goal: to increase the number of members by giving a prize to the current member who brings the highest number of new or renewed members. Contest will run from October 1 to October 31 every year.



Winners will be announced the week of November 14th, 2012

Some of the IAHPC’s Member Benefits to tell your friends and colleagues about include:
Unlimited access / downloads of full text articles from leading palliative care journals online including:

Unlimited access / downloads of palliative care tools and resources, such as the Palliative Care Reference Cards from San Diego Hospice – Institute of Palliative Medicine.

Support & participate in IAHPC’s global aims:

Eligibility for a travel grant to learn or teach

We look forward to your participation in this exciting opportunity.

The IAHPC Team

International Association Hospice and Palliative Care
5535 Memorial Dr. Suite F - PMB 509
Houston TX 77007 USA
Ph +1 (936) 321-9846

AAHPM Developing Countries Scholarship

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) established the Developing Countries Scholarship Fund to provide access to quality education for physicians who reside in developing countries so that they may attend the Annual Assembly in New Orleans. This scholarship program will provide financial support (up to $5,000) to physicians to learn the latest clinical information and research updates in hospice and palliative care from leading experts in the field. This scholarship program is intended to facilitate Annual Assembly participation and cover ordinary costs associated with meeting registration, travel-related expenses (air fare, cab fare, meals), and lodging.

Applications are now being accepted. Deadline for applications is September 30, 2012 .

Click here ( ) to learn more about eligibility and how previous scholarship winners have benefitted from attending the Annual Assembly.

For questions please contact Jennifer Bose, Marketing & Membership Coordinator, at

Intensive Course: “Suffering, Death and Palliative Care”

The section of Healthcare Ethics, department IQ healthcare, (Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, the Netherlands) organizes the 15th edition of the advanced European Bioethics Course “Suffering, Death and Palliative Care” from February 26 – March 1, 2013.

The aim of the course is to educate participants on a range of ethical issues related to suffering, palliative care and medically assisted death. Extensive insight into the medical, philosophical, theological and ethical foundations of these concepts will be proffered.

Participants will learn about a variety of topics in the domain of palliative care: autonomy and dependence; scientific research in palliative care; palliative sedation and euthanasia; death, suffering and palliative care; quality of life and a good death; spirituality and palliative care. There will be time for intensive discussions.

The course will take place at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Language: English. Price: Euro (€) 690 for early registration before January 1st, 2013, Euro (€) 790 for registration after this date.

For more information or registration, please follow the links or consult (under Intensive courses)

Creation of the Uganda/ Canada Palliative Care Center (UCPCC) in collaboration with the Newfoundland & Labrador Palliative Care Association

The Uganda/ Canada Palliative Care Center will facilitate support for patients and their families and medical personnel, offer exchange programs, education and training, and respond to all identified needs. UCPCC will be created using the most innovative technologies, which wilI connect all services 24/7 and will reach into the most remote of areas.

Based on a vision, mission and values, UCPCC has been developing according to a strategic plan built with consideration of service provision, information, networking, communication, and advocacy.

For more information please contact Rosa Mendel Kovalski at

Association’s website:

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