2016; Volume 17, No 1, January


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IAHPC publishes new vision statement

We are delighted to share with our members and readers our new vision statement. The new statement, which was unanimously approved by all the members of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Board of Directors (IAHPC), reads as follows.


Our vision is universal access to high-quality palliative care, integrated into all levels of healthcare systems in a continuum of care with disease prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, to assure that any patient’s or family caregiver’s suffering is relieved to the greatest extent possible.

The new vision statement is now available on the IAHPC website.

EAPC Research Network Symposium 30 September 2016, Brussels

The European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) RN Symposium 2016 will be held in collaboration with the Integrated palliative care in advanced cancer, heart disease and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) project (INSUPC) funded by the European Commission Framework 7 programme, focusing on the topic of ‘Integrated Palliative Care’. The one-day symposium will be held at the Museum of Natural Sciences, Brussels, on Friday 30 September 2016.

It will feature international experts: Professor David Currow (Australia) and Professor Phil Larkin (Ireland) as key note speakers. A call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be made shortly with a deadline of 30 June 2016. For more information please contact Professor Sheila Payne.

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