Message from the Chair and Executive Director

2015; Volume 16, No 9, September

Message from the Chair and Executive Director

Dear readers,

During the month of August many readers were on vacation, including us. If you were too, we hope you enjoyed the rest. We did!

Next month is IAHPC members’ recognition month. IAHPC benefits every day by 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, improving education and developing favorable policies consistent with our mission.

To celebrate our members’ month, IAHPC will be giving two prizes (a Traveling Scholarship or Traveling Fellowship of up to $2,000). Prizes will be given in two categories: a) Recognizing member loyalty and b) Increasing our membership. This edition includes a copy of the announcement.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking information regarding recent progresses in the countries on the World Health Assembly Palliative Care Resolution adopted in 2014. If you wish to send a report to WHO, please follow this format, by summarizing the information in a brief paragraph including the following points:

Please email your comments by September 15 to Ms. Maria Monica Lamonge.

Board elections: Later this month we will be sending the announcement for those who wish to nominate candidates to our board. We hope that many of you will respond to our invitation and be part of this great organization.

Until next month,

Lukas Radbruch, MD
Chair, Board of Directors

Liliana De Lima, MHA
Executive Director

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