Resources and Announcements

2017; Volume 18, No 4, April

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 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 for applications: 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 offset 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.

Palliative care during international humanitarian action – please complete the online survey . . .

The Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group needs your help by completing the first global, multi-sectoral survey on: "Palliative care during international humanitarian action".

We invite all involved in the delivery or oversight of humanitarian healthcare (as providers, policy-makers, or other) to share their views on current palliative care needs and practices in humanitarian action (related to public health emergencies, armed conflicts, forced migration settings, natural disasters).

This survey forms part of a larger R2HC-funded project (Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises). It takes approximately 15 minutes to complete via an online platform. To complete the survey in English, French or Arabic please click here.

European Palliative Care Academy Leadership Course 2017-2019 – Apply now!

We are delighted to announce that applications for the European Palliative Care Academy Leadership Course 2017 – 2019 are being accepted now! Deadline for applications is June 11th 2017. For more information please visit our website.


Upcoming events from George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health


9th Annual Spirituality and Health Summer Institute – Washington D.C. USA – 10 to 13 July 2017

The 2017 Spirituality and Health Summer Institute will address spirituality as a solution to the current challenges in our healthcare system. Speakers include international leaders in spirituality and health research, clinical care, public health, and professional development.

Find out more and register here.


12th Annual Art of Presence health Care Renewal Retreat – Assisi, Italy – 17 to 23 August 2017

This retreat is a wonderful opportunity for healthcare professionals to find renewal and self-care in an amazing location in Assisi, Italy. Be engaged in a contemplative week of personal and professional renewal with experienced guides:

Christina Puchalski, M.D., Renowned Healthcare Clinician & Educator; Michael Stillwater, Musical Artist & Educator;
Doris Laessar Stillwater, Contemplative Psychotherapist and Edward O'Donnell, Spiritual Director & Educator

Find out more and register here.


3rd ICPCN Conference: Inspiration, Innovation, Integration – 30 May to 2 June 1918

The ICPCN (International Children’s Palliative Care Network) is delighted to bring you the 3rd ICPCN Conference: Inspiration, Innovation, Integration to take place in Durban, South Africa from Wednesday 30 May – Saturday 2 June 2018.

The conference aims to bring together people from around the world and from all professions working with children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and encourage the exchange of knowledge, new and innovative ideas, research and experiences between them.

Find out more at www.icpcnconference.org


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