Message from the Chair and Executive Director

2015; Volume 16, No 1, January

Message from the Chair and Executive Director

Dear readers,

We hope that this New Year brings happiness, peace and health to you and your loved ones.

IAHPC Board of Directors

As many of you are aware, we recently completed the election of board members, and are proud to announce the election of the following individuals as new directors:

The following individuals were re-elected:

Congratulations again to these five individuals! We look forward to working with all of them. We will feature them in the upcoming newsletters.

The end of 2014 also marked the expiration of IAHPC membership for many of you. Individuals and institutions whose membership expired should have received reminders by mail. If your membership expired and you have not renewed, please remember to do so. Membership dues are very important to IAHPC as they help us to continue our mission to help others. To renew your membership, please click here.

During the month of December we received many donations from individuals who gave funds to IAHPC in memory of a friend or loved one as a gesture of gratitude for the care that they received from hospice and palliative care providers. Many thanks for your encouragement, support, and help. These donations are very important to the organization as they are a reflection of how much impact we are really having at the level that matters most – patients and families.

In the past several years many advances and changes have taken place, especially in our ability to communicate with palliative care workers around the globe. These are exciting times that offer new opportunities for advocacy, collaboration, networking and support. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to support palliative care in developing countries and to implement cost effective strategies and programs that maximize our ability to help and accomplish our mission. As in the past, we will continue to help the development of palliative care, education, research and practice around the world.

We have many exciting projects and programs for this year. These include a second phase of Opioid Price Watch, a project to monitor the retail price of opioids on a global scale, an online certification program and many others. We look forward to the implementation of these with your collaboration and support.

We appreciate the confidence that all of our donors, members and readers have placed in us and in our work. We will strive to be better each day and look forward to working with you in 2015.

Until next month,

Lukas Radbruch, MD
Chair, Board of Directors

Liliana De Lima, MHA
Executive Director

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