Resources and Announcements

2017; Volume 18, No 7, July

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.

Hospice Charity Fund “Vera” launches ‘Getting Started’ in Russian

The Hospice Charity Fund “Vera” is pleased to present ‘Getting Started’ (2nd edition, 2009) by Derek Doyle,1 a unique guide about the organization of palliative care services, for the first time published in Russian.

The book summarizes many years of experience in an accessible and practically oriented manner, including a range of useful resources and a list of recommended literature on the subject.

The guide will be disseminated throughout the Russian Federation to public health officials and managers; the staff of healthcare institutions that are providing palliative care to adults and children, and also to socially oriented non-profit organizations for hospice and palliative care.


1. Derek Doyle, Getting Started: Guidelines and Suggestions for those Starting a Hospice/Palliative Care Service 2nd Edition, IAHPC Press, Houston, 2009.

12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference – Greater than the sum of its parts – 26 to 29 July 2017, Singapore

The 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2017 brings together experts and practitioners from the region and around the world to share their knowledge and experience with the aim of improving hospice and palliative care within the Asia Pacific region.

Join us at this biennial conference, co-organized by the Singapore Hospice Council and the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network.

More information about the event is available in the conference website.

(IAHPC has provided funds through traveling grants to enable 18 participants to attend the conference. Read more about the grantees in the report from Liliana De Lima and Lukas Radbruch).

10th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care – 24 to 26 May 2018, Bern, Switzerland. Online abstract submission closes 15 October 2017

Registration opens 2 August 2017. Visit the website for more information.

Palliative Care in South India – 7 to 22 February 2018

Jon Baines Tours have run a number of very successful study tours examining palliative care all over the world. The next explores beautiful South India in February 2018.

The tour includes fascinating visits ranging from prestigious large hospitals, to Ayurvedic hospitals, to hospices and village community projects in rural India.

Travel from gentle, eclectic Kerala into the ancient and cultural land of Tamil Nadu and learn first hand about this richly rewarding part of India in the vibrant company of palliative care pioneer, Gilly Burn.

To find out more, please visit our website. Or call us on +44 (0) 20 7223 9485 or email us.

Advanced European Bioethics Course: ‘Suffering, Death and Palliative Care’, 20 to 23 March 2018 – Nijmegen, the Netherlands

The section of Healthcare Ethics, Department IQ Healthcare, (Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre) is organizing the 20th edition of the Advanced European Bioethics Course ‘Suffering, Death and Palliative Care’.

The course aims to educate participants in two main aspects: ethical questions of palliative care and medically assisted death, and philosophical, theological and medical reflections on the concepts of death and suffering.

Attitudes towards death and dying, and the ethical aspects of continuing or foregoing medical treatment, and of medically assisted death, will receive considerable attention. The dimensions of spirituality, rituals and intercultural diversity will also be covered.

Keynote speaker: Professor Allan Kellehear, Academic Director Digital Health Enterprise Zone, 50th Anniversary Professor (End-of-Life Care), University of Bradford, UK.

This course will be of interest to participants from diverse professional backgrounds, such as nursing, medicine, healthcare administration, ethics, philosophy, theology and pastoral care, and PhD students undertaking study in these areas.

Course language: English.

Cost: € 690 for early bird registration (before February 1st 2018); € 790 after this date.

For more information or registration, please follow the links or email Simone Naber. Tel: +31 (0) 24 3613359/ +31 (0) 24 3615320. For updates and the latest news follow us on twitter: @palcarecourse

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