2013; Volume 14, No 2, February


IAHPC Scholarships to attend the 13th World Congress of the
European Association for Palliative Care Congress Scholarships, provided by
IAHPC, are now available

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) is pleased to announce 12 scholarships to support the travel of palliative care workers to attend the 13th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC Onlus).

The applicant must:

  1. Live in Lower, Lower-Middle and Upper-Middle income categories as per the World Bank income classification data (see here).
  2. Be an active member of IAHPC
  3. Work actively in palliative care
  4. Register as a web user at the EAPC database online (free of charge) here.
  5. Preference will be given to individuals who have not received an IAHPC or Open Society Foundation grant during the past three years, and have an accepted poster or oral presentation in the Congress.

EAPC will give discounted registration fees to individuals from countries in the Lower and Lower-Middle categories.

Winners of the scholarships will benefit from this discount. Additional information about the congress is available in the congress website at here.

Applications from physicians, nurses, psychologists and other disciplines are welcome. If you wish to apply and are not an IAHPC member, you may join by clicking here.

More detailed information about the application process and the online form are available at the IAHPC website.

Applicants need to send a copy of their current CV to

Applicants who submitted abstracts and whose posters are accepted, also need to send to IAHPC the confirmation notice of their acceptance after they receive it from EAPC.

Deadline to apply is February 15, 2013. Results will be announced by early March. 

The Global Clinical Scholars Training (GCSRT) Program 

Dear Colleague:

Harvard Medical School is launching a new clinical research program and I invite you to apply. Details are available at here.

The Global Clinical Scholars Training (GCSRT) Program is a one-year program of blended learning that is intended for clinicians and clinician-scientists who desire rigorous training in the methods and conduct of clinical research.

The blended learning approach combines traditional face-to-face teaching methods in three workshops with computer-mediated activities. Scholars have 24/7 access to all learning content. The program emphasizes team-based learning with scholars working together in groups to collaborate, discuss and problem solve, while also learning from each other.

Participants will be drawn from a worldwide pool of clinicians holding MD, PhD, MBBS, DMD, DDS, and DO degrees.

The program comprises of 56 online lectures, 24 interactive webinars, and 3 weekend workshops in Boston and London. The faculty is composed of leading experts in Clinical Research at Harvard.

Scholars achieving program objectives are granted a Certificate of Program Completion.

Please click on for more details or email

Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FCRP(UK)
Director, GCSRT
Director, Global Programs
Harvard Medical School

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Descripción: Logo EAPC

We have the pleasure to inform you that the EAPC has accorded its collaboration to a new, innovative educational program, the European Palliative Care Academy. The aim of this leadership course in Palliative Care is to develop theoretical knowledge and skills in the fields of personal and project development, teamwork, research and advocacy.

The development and the first course of the European Palliative Care Academy is funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, a major German charitable foundation associated with a private company. The generous grant and fellowship policies of this program enable palliative care experts from all over Europe to participate in an advanced international training opportunity in palliative care.

For further information on the European Palliative Care Academy and the application process please go directly to the Academy’s website at

With best regards,

EAPC head office

2012 International Palliative Care Network Conference
IAHPC provided the prizes for the winners in a lecture series during this conference. The winning lectures were: 1st prize: Measuring the Development of Palliative Care Across the World: Methodological Challenges; 2nd prize: Using Skillful Communication to Reduce Suffering and Improve Quality of Care; 3rd prize: Cutting-Edge Spiritual Tools in End-of-Life Care. Congratulations to all the winners!

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