Announcements

2013; Volume 14, No 10, October

Announcements

IAHPC Member’s Recognition Program

WIN a Mini iPad™ 32GB Wi-Fi
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 IAHPC 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 an individual(s) or institution(s) who keep their memberships active.

Conditions:
The prize will be a Mini iPad™ 32GB Wi-Fi. Prize will be assigned through a raffle among the members that meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility:
Open to current IAHPC members (individuals and institutions) in all countries of the world. Institutions may be represented by a single designated individual. Having been a member of IAHPC for at least 2 consecutive years by September 30th, 2013. IAHPC board members, staff, and their relatives are not eligible to participate.

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 until October 31, 2013.

Conditions:
The prize will be a Mini iPad™ 32GB Wi-Fi (prize may vary every year). The current member who brings the highest number of new or renewed members will be the winner.

Eligibility:
Open to current IAHPC members (individuals and institutions) in all countries of the world. Institutions may be represented by a single designated individual. IAHPC staff members, relatives, directors, contractors and vendors are not eligible to participate.

Winners will be announced the week of November 17th, 2013.

Some IAHPC’s Membership Benefits that we hope you will 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 the Institute of Palliative Medicine.

Support & participate in IAHPC’s global aims:

Eligibility for a travel grant to learn or teach

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

We look forward to your participation in this exciting opportunity.

The IAHPC Team

Supportive and palliative care conference at MD Anderson Cancer Center

Caring for the cancer patient in the advanced stage of illness is particularly challenging to the healthcare team. This and many other topics will be discussed at the 17th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, October 11th-12th , 2013, at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Main Building, Floor 11, Hickey Auditorium (R11.1400).

This year’s featured speaker is Sebastiano Mercadante, MD, from University of Palermo, a world renowned expert in the field of Pain and Palliative care, who will address the key developments in the field of palliative care in the last decade. Other notable speakers include, Mary Lynn McPherson, Pharm D, BCPS who will address how to avoid common pharmaco-mistakes in patients with advanced disease.

This conference is preceded by the Intensive Board Review Course in Hospice and Palliative Medicine October 8-10, 2013. This course would be a great opportunity to update your skills in the field of palliative care.

CME and ethics credits will be available.

To register visit the CME/Conference Management Website.

From the International Children's Palliative Care Network (ICPCN)

The ICPCN is pleased to announce its very first conference, in partnership with Tata Memorial Hospital, India.
This conference will bring together palliative care professionals from around the globe to share their ideas, research and innovations.
Conference dates: 10 – 12 February 2014
Conference theme: Transforming children’s palliative care – from Ideas to Action

More information: http://www.icpcn.org/special-projects/icpcn-conference-in-india-2/

2013 Center to Advance Palliative Care’s National Seminar -- Palliative Care at the forefront: innovation and opportunity

The Center to Advance Palliative Care’s (CAPC) National Seminar offers in-depth content, rich networking opportunities, and one-on-one access to expert faculty, in addition to real-world examples of program development and sustainability from palliative care programs in all clinical settings across the country. Choose from a host of new topics and attend focused plenary, intensive, and concurrent sessions that address your particular needs. Presented by national faculty, along with brief offerings from more than 60 palliative care program leaders, topics include:

Register online here.

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