2014; Volume 15, No 7, July


Interactive seminar on Indian perspectives on suffering at the end of life

February 8, 2015, Pondicherry, India

Sanjeevan, the joint initiative in Palliative Care by Sri Aurobindo Society and Institute of Palliative Medicine, is organizing an interactive seminar exploring Indian perspectives on suffering at the end of life. Objectives of the seminar are:

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Children’s Hospice International 23rd World Congress

October 15-17, 2014, Newark, NJ, USA

The theme for this World Congress is “Community needs that drive the development of perinatal, pediatric and adolescent palliative care programs: experiences in cancer, trauma, HIV, congenital anomalies, early gestation and other life threatening/life limiting conditions.”

The target audience are administrators, clinical leaders, physicians, nurses, child life specialists, social workers, chaplains, counselors, volunteers, coalition leaders, educators, researchers, advocates, parents and any individuals interested in pediatric hospice, palliative, and all-inclusive coordinated care.

More information at the conference web site.

18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on supportive care, hospice and palliative medicine

September 5-6, 2014

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Main Building, Hickey Auditorium, Floor 11; 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas, USA

A review course “Updates in hospice and palliative medicine and intensive physician board review” will be offered prior to the conference, on September 2-4, 2014. Post board review webinar sessions will be offered for physicians.
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The target audience is palliative care or hospice physicians, oncologists, internal medicine physicians, family practice physicians, psychiatrists, and/or anesthesiologists. Other professionals including: hospice, nursing, psychology, chaplaincy, ethics, and/or sociology. Educational methods will be lectures, workshop sessions and case studies.

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11th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, 2015

April 30 - May 3, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan.

The Hospice Foundation of Taiwan and Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) are honored to co-host the 11th APHC, 2015. The theme for this congress is “Transforming Palliative Care”, reflecting the many changes which the relatively new field of endeavor is undergoing. In so many countries in the region, hospice and palliative care are relatively new, with services just starting or attempting to start. Yet even in those countries where hospice and palliative care has been developing for the past 25 to 30 years, the transition from fringe to mainstream within the health system continues. Much needs to be done to prepare the workforce with the most up-to-date knowledge in the field and to produce new knowledge relevant to local circumstances.

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16 TH World Congress of Pain Clinicians.

March 5-7, 1015, Miami Beach Convention Center, USA

The World Society of Pain Clinicians 2015 meeting (WSPC 2015) will attract experts in the field united by the desire to increase awareness of pain as a disease in its own right. By focusing on participant-friendly educational activities together with hands-on courses, WSPC 2015 will facilitate an important discussion regarding interventional techniques for the management of pain.

Topics include:

Deadline for abstract submission is Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

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16th World Congress of psycho-oncology and psychosocial academy

October 20 – 24, 2014. Lisbon, Portugal.

Integrating psycho-oncology into mainstream cancer care: from research to action

More information here and here.

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