2017; Volume 18, No 12, December


Deadlines approach for 35 Traveling Scholarships to 3 conferences:
ALCP (Chile), EAPC (Switzerland), and ICPCN (South Africa)

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

Each scholarship of $US2,000 is to be used for registration and travel expenses. Winners will need to supply funding for other expenses. Applicants from all disciplines are welcome. To apply for a traveling scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Preference will be given to:

The application form is on the IAHPC website here. If you have any questions, contact Genevieve Napier, IAHPC Manager of Programs and Projects.

Directory of Educational Programs in Palliative Care update complete

Julia Libreros, coordinator of the IAHPC International Directories, has finalized the revision and update of the IAHPC Directory of Educational Programs in Palliative Care. The directory, housed in the IAHPC website, is completely free. Anyone can access the information, and anyone can provide a listing.

Each listing includes the program’s learning objectives, fields of specialty, full contact information, costs, and more. Many thanks to Eric Krakauer for his guidance in the structure of the directory.

The directory is constantly being updated and expanded. Many of our members are affiliated with a university or teaching hospital and/or are involved with diplomas, certificates, seminars, post-graduate courses, fellowships, and other formal educational programs. If you have not done so yet, please add your program to the IAHPC directory to help us provide this free service to the global palliative care community.

Access the directory here.
Go here to add a program to the directory.

IAHPC and WHO online course participants to be named

In early December, a committee of IAHPC and WHO representatives will select candidates for a course to train PC providers and workers to write evidence-based policy briefs, so they can effectively work with policymakers to advance PC in their own settings. The application to become a candidate closed on 1 December 2017.

The International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care partnered with the World Health Organization Department of Service Delivery and Safety in Health Systems and Innovation to provide this opportunity. The course was designed in preparation for the July 2018 Open-Ended Working Group on Aging (OEWGA9).

The successful candidates will be announced by mid-December by both the IAHPC and WHO; the course begins 8 January 2018.

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