2016; Volume 17, No 6, June


Each month, we publish a limited selection of items that we feel will be of interest to our global readership. To contribute, please see notes below.

A joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem

IAHPC has been busy advocating on the issue of controlled medicines in the context of the efforts to tackle the World Drug Problem at the World Health Assembly in Geneva (27 May). Read the article by IAHPC Advocacy Officer for Human Rights and Palliative Care, Dr. Katherine Pettus, published on the website of the World Health Organization (WHO) and a further article in ehospice.

6th International Seminar of the PRC and EAPC RN in Banff, Canada

For the first time, the PRC (European Palliative Care Research Centre) and EAPC RN (European Association for Palliative Care Research Network) seminar will be arranged outside of Europe. On 1-3 December you are all invited to Banff, a picturesque town in the Alberta region in Canada. The title of the seminar is Transatlantic collaboration: Enhancing clinical care through palliative care research.

Professor Robin Fainsinger, University of Alberta, will give this year’s GW Hanks lecture: Adventures in transatlantic palliative care research – using experience to navigate around icebergs. International collaboration, trial design and symptom management are other topics to be addressed at the seminar.

Two full sessions are designated for abstract-driven presentations, as well as slots for poster presentations. We encourage researchers at all levels and from all professions to submit their abstract.

Please submit abstracts here by 30 September. More information about the seminar here.

International Palliative Care Network Conference 2016

Dr. Ira Byock – keynote speaker

The Palliative Care Network (PCN) is getting ready to launch the International Palliative Care Network Conference (IPCNC) 2016. The IPCNC is a Virtual Conference with the goal of exchanging Palliative Care knowledge for FREE.

PCN has announced Dr. Ira Byock as a keynote speaker. Dr. Byock is a leading palliative care physician, author, and public advocate for improving care through the end of life.

He serves as Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer for the Institute for Human Caring of Providence Health and Services, a 35-hospital health system serving communities across five western states. Dr Byock advances efforts to measure, monitor and improve whole-person health care system wide.

Call for Abstracts closes 15 July

PCN is now accepting abstracts to be considered for the 2016 Conference ­– Lecture Series and Poster Exhibition. Palliative Care professionals from all disciplines and regions of the world are encouraged to participate in presenting lectures and posters.

View the submission guidelines.

As in previous years, the IAHPC is proud to sponsor the IPCNC 2016 Poster Exhibition. Authors of the prize-winning posters will be featured in a future issue of the IAHPC Newsletter. You can view IAHPC 2015 prizewinners’ contributions in the April issue of this newsletter.

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