2014; Volume 15, No 6, June


UICC 2014 World Cancer Congress
Hosted by the Cancer Council of Australia

Abstracts can be submitted in three formats, and if accepted guaranteed the right to present in a session: Scientific study; Awareness campaign, advocacy report and practice policy or Fundraising campaign report.

Registration Discounts are still available for a short period of time. Group discounts are also available. Register 12 people, get one free AND a 50% discount on a Global Village space.

Master Courses.
Join a Master Course – FREE.
14 focused courses of 6-months distance learning with a one-day workshop in Melbourne on 3rd December - Free of charge for registered Congress delegates.

Call for the Big sCreen Congress Media Track for video-based campaigns.

More information of the Congress, registration, campaigns and submission.

1st Pediatric integrative medicine master class: advanced pain and symptom management

September 21-26, 2014
Marquette Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

The Pediatric Integrative Medicine Master Class offers state-of-the-art education in the holistic, non-pharmacological management of common symptoms such as pain, nausea, fatigue, insomnia, depression and anxiety, particularly as they are experienced by children and teens with cancer, life-limiting conditions, chronic pain, and those in palliative care or hospice situations. Participants will gain knowledge and experience with a variety of modalities including imagery, biofeedback, meditation, acupressure, aromatherapy, massage, music, storytelling, and energy therapies. Additional topics will include practical discussions of ethics, legal issues, business and administrative aspects of integrative care, care coordination and self-care for the practitioner.

This master class is designed for physicians and advanced practice nurses to develop their expertise in the field of pediatric integrative medicine. Other disciplines are welcome.

Online registration.

More information

WHO CARES? Improving patient outcomes

September 15-18, 2014
Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

The Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) announces the 2014 conference with the following themes and tracks that cut across diseases and age, and include monitoring and evaluation.

Track 1: Policy
Track 2: Capacity building
Track 3: Improved retention and referral systems
Track 4: Tuberculosis

The aim of comprehensive care and support – palliative care is to improve patient outcomes. The theme for the HPCA 2014 conference supports this initiative.

More information and registration.

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