2014; Volume 15, No 9, September


IAHPC Members’ Recognition Month

Win an IAHPC Traveling Scholarship to the EAPC 2015 Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 8th-10th.

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.

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:
to maintain the loyalty of members by giving a prize among those individual and institution(s) who keep their memberships active.
The prize will be an IAHPC Travelling Scholarship to the EAPC Congress 2015. Prize will be assigned through a raffle among the members that meet the eligibility criteria.
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, 2014. IAHPC board members, staff, and their relatives are not eligible to participate.

2. Increasing Membership:
: 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 during this year (2014).
The prize will be an IAHPC Travelling Scholarship to the EAPC Congress 2015. The current member who brings the highest number of new or renewed members will be the winner.
Open to current IAHPC members (individuals and institutions) in all countries of the world. Institutions may be represented by a single designated individual Only registered participants will be eligible to participate. IAHPC staff members, relatives, directors, contractors and vendors are not eligible to participate.

The 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Winners will be announced the week of November 17th, 2014.

Some of the IAHPC’s Membership 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 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 on:

Renew now

Review of the Australian national palliative care standards

Palliative Care Australia is currently undertaking a review of the Australian National Palliative Care Standards. A revised draft of the Standards, the 5th edition, have been produced and they are released for public consultation.

Whilst the Standards are a guiding document for Australian palliative care, PCA would welcome input from other stakeholders, including our international colleagues, who may have experience of using palliative care standards in their work and have useful insights to offer.

The Consultation Paper, which includes the draft Standards and instructions about how to provide comments, can be downloaded from the PCA website.

Feedback is invited until 26 September 2014 and can be emailed to Heidi Moore,

“Little Stars” campaign

Little Stars”is a filmthat tell stories that displays the dramatic difference that children’s palliative care makes to young people living with life-limiting illness. It is focusedon the surprisingly life-affirming stories of children (as young as 8 months right up to 34 years of age) around the world living with life-limiting illnesses in order to show the immense benefits of this medical specialization. These very special kids are making the most of every moment thanks to the support of their families, in harmony with passionate ‘pain and palliative care’ teams.

That’s why the team at Moonshine Movies is making this film, because 20 MILLION CHILDREN around the world can benefit from palliative care right now, but access to services remains an issue. By showing these remarkable stories of young people finding hope, love, joy and attainment in the face of the inevitable, we can advocate for improved services which really make a difference to the quality of their lives.

The film that will be narrated by David Suchet and will host the World Premiere at the World Cancer Congress in Melbourne this December. It must be finished and that's why a crowd funding campaign is needed to make this a reality.

There is a need to encourage donations via the Campaign website, no matter how small.

Eyes High Post-Doctoral Fellowship position opening

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship position in the Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Shane Sinclair. This position is sponsored by the University's Eyes High rising stars strategy (see here) and targets candidates of the highest caliber with track records that would be competitive for national or international fellowships. This 2 year postdoc fellowship commences in late 2014/early 2015 and includes a stipend of $50,000/year, plus health benefits.

The successful applicant will:

The call for applicants will be open until September 15, 2014. The appointment is for 2 years. To apply, please email the following documents to with the subject line "Eyes High PDF Position"

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A two-page proposal describing the research, how it aligns with our research priorities and will achieve the Eyes High strategic vision
  4. Three best publications in peer-reviewed journals
  5. Two letters of reference

Chair in geriatric palliative care

The Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and the University Medical Centre of Lausanne announces and invites applications for the position of chair in geriatric palliative care – maybe the first such chair worldwide.

The chair is supported by three foundations with a total 3.9 million Swiss francs over 10 years, including significant up-front research funds. After this time, it will be taken over by the University.

The job description, as well as a description of the different services, are available at here.

More information may be obtained from Prof. Friedrich Stiefel (

Previous Page | News Index | Next Page