2015; Volume 16, No 5, May


Professor Julia Downing honored with Pearl Moore ‘Making a Difference’ award

IAHPC Board member, Professor Julia Downing, has received the Pearl Moore "Making a Difference" award in recognition of her extensive contribution to cancer care internationally. The award ceremony took place on Thursday 23 April at the Oncology Nursing Society's 40th Annual Conference, which took place in Orlando, Florida. You can read more in the International Children’s edition of ehospice.

Congratulations to Professor Downing on this well-deserved recognition.

7th Annual Spirituality and Health Summer Institute – 8-11 July 2015, Washington D.C. US

Healthcare professionals from around the world are invited to join us for our 7th Annual Summer Institute at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. The event is co-directed by Christina Puchalski, MD, FACP, and Reverend George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB.

We will review and discuss new research findings in spirituality and health, learn to identify and treat spiritual distress in the clinical setting, and share innovative clinical and educational models. The conference design is geared to foster creative dialogues with speakers and other participants, and to allow participants to reflect on their role in integrating spirituality, broadly defined, into clinical care.

Group discounts available. Bring members of your interdisciplinary team.

Deadline for early bird registration and group discount: 15 May 2015. For more information on this event and registration, please visit our website.

2015 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium: Abstract submitter now open

Submit an abstract for the 2015 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium (October 9-10, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts). The abstract submitter, registration, and hotel reservations are now open.

The Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium is a unique venue for presenting and discussing information that is vital to the entire cancer care continuum, from laboratory research regarding biologic mechanisms of symptoms to caring for patients' psychosocial and spiritual needs during cancer treatment and at end of life.

The program committee is seeking abstracts in the following topic areas:

Authors are encouraged to review the submission guidelines and presentation policies. Submit an abstract by June 23.

EJPC offers 50% discount on all subscriptions

An official journal of the European Association of Palliative Care, the European Journal of Palliative Care (EJPC) was established in 1994 to provide an information and communication resource for all professionals involved in the provision of palliative care. The EJPC publishes a blend of review articles and original research, complemented by interviews, case studies, and policy and service updates. Designed to be of direct and practical relevance to the diverse range of individuals involved in palliative care, the EJPC is available on subscription, in print and online.

We are offering 50% discount on our subscriptions until 31 May 2015. Take advantage of our exclusive offer and save on your subscription to the European Journal of Palliative Care (EJPC). In order to redeem this exclusive offer please enter discount code EJPC50 (for personal subscriptions)or EJPC50i (for institutional subscriptions) online or email the team who will set up your subscription.

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