Resources and Announcements

2017; Volume 18, No 2, February

Resources and Announcements

Each month, we publish a limited selection of items that may be of interest to our global readership. Contributions are welcomed but please observe the following:

Please also consider promoting your education and training events in the IAHPC Global Directory of Education in Palliative Care. It’s quick and easy – just submit your content online.


IAHPC Traveling Scholarships to the 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference and the 5th International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) is pleased to announce it will provide:

Deadline to apply for the 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference (APHC) is February 28, 2017. Results will be announced by early April.

Deadline for 5th International Public Health and Palliative Care conference is May 15, 2017. Results will be announced by early July.

Applicants from all disciplines are welcome. In order to apply for a traveling scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Preference will be given to applicants:

Winners of the scholarships can apply the scholarship funds to off-set the cost of their travel and accommodations.

More detailed information about the application process and the online form are available at the IAHPC website here.

If you need information on how to apply please contact Genevieve Napier, IAHPC Manager of Programs and Projects at gnapier@iahpc.com.


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4th International Francophone Palliative Care Congress – 16-18 November 2017 – Geneva, Switzerland. Call for abstracts opens in February

This conference is organized by La Féderation Internationale de Soins Palliatifs and Palliative.ch, and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization.

Participants from Lower- and Middle-Income Countries will have the possibility to apply for financial support.

Download the brochure here.
Email us for more information.


50 Years of Education – St Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK – 24 March 2017

To mark the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the modern hospice movement in the UK, St Christopher’s is proud to present the first of a series of five conferences designed to facilitate reflection on how key aspects of ‘Hospice’ service delivery have evolved over the past five decades.

Without a commitment to education from the beginning, the learning of the early hospice pioneers could not have been shared nationally and across the world. Please visit our website for more information.


15th EAPC World Congress – Early Bird Offer with up to 25% saving if you book by 15 February 2017

If you’re planning to attend the 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care in Madrid, register now and take advantage of the Early Bird registration rate that offers a saving of up to 25%. Don’t delay, register here

After 15 February, registration is still possible via the congress website but at a higher fee. Book your accommodation via the congress website.

The 15th EAPC World Congress – Progressing Palliative Care – takes place in Madrid 18 to 20 May 2017. To register and find out more, visit the congress website. Follow us on Twitter @EAPCOnlus – our official congress hashtag is #EAPC2017


Looking Back, Looking Forward: Marking 40 Years of Palliative Care – Edinburgh, Scotland – 27 October 2017

St. Columba's Hospice, Edinburgh, is organizing a special conference as part of a year-long programme of activity to mark 40 years since it welcomed its first patients. The conference will feature top international speakers who will give their views on the future of end of life care.

A cast of international speakers will include: Dr. Catherine Calderwood, Dr. Derek Doyle, Prof. Nathan Cherny, Prof. Philip Larkin, Prof. Brendan McCormack, and Prof. Allan Kellehear.

Programe and online registration will be on St Columba's Hospice website on 15 February.

Latest news! New hospice film launched to mark 40 years of care in Edinburgh St. Columba’s Hospice – view here.


Volunteer for Hospices of Hope this summer and make a difference to the lives of some of the most forgotten children in Europe

Hospices of Hope is a UK registered charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life for patients in South East Europe suffering from a terminal or life-limiting illness. Every summer with our Romanian partner, Hospice Casa Sperantei, we run summer trips for Romanian children who have suffered illness or bereavement. These children struggle to receive the basics of life and our summer trips are a rare opportunity for them to relax and enjoy themselves.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our summer trips team, with a variety of ages (minimum 16), skills and interests to help us organise these trips and give the children a holiday to remember!


Some of our previous volunteers preparing to entertain the children

The trips are based in three different locations in Romania – the seaside, our children’s centre outside Bucharest and in our hospice in Brasov. Volunteers will need to speak fluent English and provide at least two suitable references (preferably one from a church). We ask volunteers to cover their transport and accommodation costs and to pay an additional amount to cover the cost of the children attending the summer trips.

For more information, please see the brochure on our website, or email Anna Perolls or call Anna on +44 (0)1959 525110.

For UK residents, the prices are set out in our brochure. Please email Anna Perolls for non-UK volunteer prices.


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