As in previous years, the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Association was the proud sponsor of the first, second and third prizes in the 2016 Palliative Care Network (PCN) International Conference poster prize. Here, we introduce our three prizewinners.
Earl L. Smith is a Hospice Medical Director for Visiting Nurse Service Homecare Hospice, one of the largest hospices in the United States. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas. He completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, both at the Icahn School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Brain Injury Medicine. He was previously faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine, St. George's School of Medicine, and Emory University. His research interests include expanding evidence-based medicine for treatment of neuropathic pain of cancer patients, fatigue, movement disorders, genetics of illness.
Earl speaks fluent Spanish and French, so enjoys working in New York City. He has published papers in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, and is currently preparing a paper on his research in providing improved control of neuropathic pain and opioid-sparing strategies, based on the work presented at the 2016 Palliative Care Network International Conference.
Earl L. Smith wins first prize in the Best Poster Awards of the International Palliative Care Network and receives $300 dollars and a one-year free membership of IAHPC.
Cheryl Cameron M.Ed, ACP, is the Lead for the Provincial Emergency Medical Services Palliative and End of Life Care Assess, Treat and Refer (EMS PEOLC ATR) program with Alberta Health Services in Canada.
Alberta Health Services provides an ambulance service under a provincial model to over 4,200,000 million people across more than 660,000 square kilometers. With more than 450 ground ambulances across the province, the assess, treat and refer program is one of the ways Alberta Health Services is providing patient-centered care and building palliative care capacity in the community setting.
Cheryl has 12 years of experience as a front line paramedic for both rural and urban areas and previous education and experience in the delivery of adult education, with a focus on pre-hospital education programs. She recently completed her Masters of Education in Health Sciences Education at the University of Alberta and is currently rolling out palliative care education for paramedics across the province.
Cheryl wins second prize in the Best Poster Awards of the International Palliative Care Network and receives $200 dollars and a one-year free membership of IAHPC.
Arunangshu (Arun) Ghoshal, MD, is a graduate of North Bengal Medical College and trained in palliative medicine at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai.
He has been working as a registrar in the Department of Palliative Medicine at the Tata Memorial Hospital since 2015 and deals with the care of patients with advanced cancer.
Arun's interests include end-of-life issues, advanced directives, pediatric palliative care, and cancer-related fatigue. He is also particularly interested in education and training of junior registrars. Arun is now actively seeking to do a PhD in palliative care. But, in his words, “It’s been a bumpy ride till now.”
Arun Ghoshal wins 3rd prize in the Best Poster Awards of the International Palliative Care Network and receives $100 dollars and a one-year free membership of IAHPC.
Palliative Care Network (PCN) encourages you to participate in the 2017 Poster Exhibition, which is supported in part by IAHPC’s sponsorship of first, second and third place prizes. Your poster will be presented alongside other work going on in palliative care worldwide. Let’s promote palliative care. Visit our new website www.pcn-e.com for upcoming 2017 conference announcements.