Resources and Announcements

2017; Volume 18, No 5, May

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.


A chance to win an Apple iPad Mini 2 with WiFi 32GB if you join or renew your IAHPC membership during the EAPC Congress in Madrid

Dear IAHPC Friends,

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) will have a booth at the upcoming 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) in Madrid in booth No 8 in the exhibit hall. The congress will take place in the Feria de Madrid, on 18 to 20 May. Additional information about the Congress is available here.

If you are planning on attending the Congress, stop by the IAHPC booth. We would very much like to meet and personally thank you for supporting the IAHPC Mission to advance hospice and palliative care in the world. In addition, you will have the chance to meet some of our board members, global leaders in palliative care.

Individuals and institutions that join or renew their membership during the Congress will receive a 20 percent discount from the regular membership fees. In addition, their names will be added to a raffle to win an Apple iPad Mini 2 with WiFi 32GB! The winner will be announced Friday 19 May at 4:30 pm in the IAHPC booth.

On behalf of the entire IAHPC team, we look forward to seeing you in Madrid!


Horror King turns lens on the world of hospice

Director Sean Cunningham achieved worldwide fame for creating the iconic Friday The 13th franchise, but some of his diehard fans expecting his usual over-the-top thrills and chills might be shocked by his new documentary that brings death into focus in a different, more positive and realistic light.

The film, The Nurse with the Purple Hair, follows hospice nurse Michelle Lasota BSN, RN, CHPN, CNIII as she administers mind-body-spirit care tailored to meet the unique needs of her clients while helping their families prepare for and face death with compassion, wisdom, and grace. The film’s central message about a subject that is somewhat taboo in our society is: Be brave enough to have an end-of-life conversation that matters.

Please visit our website to view the trailer, find screenings worldwide and to view other related resources.


IAPCON 2018 – 25th Annual Conference of the Indian Association for Palliative Care – 23 to 25 February 2018, Delhi, India

The growing recognition of the importance of palliative care is reflected in the title chosen for the Silver Jubilee Conference of the Indian Association for Palliative Care (IAPC) – Create, Collaborate and Communicate. The Organizing Committee of the 25th International Conference of the IAPC and All India Institute of Medical Sciences invite doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, volunteers, and anyone who is involved in the care of people with chronic illness to join them at the conference.

Early Bird registration is open until 30 June 2017. Submit your abstracts online until 30 October 2017.

For more information please visit the IAPCON2018 website.

Or contact Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar. Or Mrs. Surita Kumari.


The Herbert Dunhill Professorship – London UK

The Cicely Saunders Institute within the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London is looking for an outstanding candidate to fill this endowed Professorship. Both clinical and non-clinical applicants are encouraged to apply and the post is open to a global audience. Closing date for applications: 15 May 2017.

View more information here.


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