Announcements and items of special interest involving the IAHPC.
The IAHPC will have a booth at two upcoming events: the 25th Annual India Association of Palliative Care Conference (IAPCON) in Delhi, India on 23-25 February, 2018; and the International Federation on Ageing’s 14th Global Conference on Ageing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 8-10 August 2018.
If you are planning on attending either meeting, stop by and see us! We would like very much to meet you, and personally thank you for supporting the IAHPC’s mission to advance hospice and palliative care in the world. As a bonus, individuals and institutions that join or renew their membership during the events will receive a discount on the regular membership fee.
The IAHPC Lifetime Members Award is a $US2,000 Traveling Scholarship given to a Lifetime member chosen at random. The money funds registration and travel costs for a palliative care conference, training, or other educational purpose. Applicants will need to secure funding from other sources to cover additional expenses.
The winner is determined by a computerized random draw in February, and will be announced in the March newsletter. It’s not too late to become part of the pool from which a winner will be drawn! Find out how to sign up as a Lifetime member here.
If you have any questions, contact Genevieve Napier, IAHPC Manager of Programs and Projects.
The first IAHPC/WHO course on how to write an evidence-based policy brief on palliative care for older persons is now well underway. We had a tremendous response to our 2017 call, with more than 120 applicants for 24 spots. It was very challenging to select final participants from such a qualified and talented pool, so we decided to run another course in April. Depending on the results and feedback we receive later in the spring, it is likely that we will offer other policy brief courses on timely topics.
This course is built around the guiding questions for the 9th Open Ended Working Group on Ageing, which will take place in July at the United Nations (see Katherine Pettus’s Advocacy Report in this issue). Participants are from Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, the Dominican Republic, India, Iraq, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Sudan, Thailand, Uganda, and Ukraine. They will produce policy briefs and organize policy dialogues in their countries to inform the public and policymakers about how to improve palliative care for older persons in their countries.
We expect to showcase the policy briefs in later IAHPC newsletters, and at a side event in New York this July at the 9th Open Ended Working Group on Ageing.
Read the list of individuals who joined/renewed their membership with IAHPC during the past month.
|Liz Callaghan Palliative Care Australia||Australia|
|Deiann Elizabeth Sobers||Barbados|
|Pedro Emilio Perez-cruz||Chile|
|Martha Raquel Merino||Ecuador|
|Jose Mario Lopez Saca||El Salvador|
|H M Iqbal Bahar||India|
|Zipporah Ali Kenya Hospices And Palliative Care Association||Kenya|
|Lee Ai Chong||Malaysia|
|Fernando G Chamath||Sri Lanka|
|Gunanathan Pratheepan||Sri Lanka|
|Lisa Christine Irumba||Uganda|
|Margaret Sekyondwa Sekatawa||Uganda|
|Octivia Evelyn Nazziwa||Uganda|
|Mary Lynn Mcpherson||USA|
|Maria Ines Von Potieruchin||Argentina|
|Maria Laura Rodriguez||Argentina|
|Martín I. Mindeguía||Argentina|
|Bulgarian Long Term and Palliative Care Society||Bulgaria|
|Bethania Martinez||Dominican Republic|
|Siun Sote Palliative Care Center||Finland|
|Rahul D. Arora||India|
|North Haven Hospice||New Zealand|
|Jean Paul Balinda||Rwanda|
|Alex Latim Ojera||Uganda|
|Jane Okoth Amoris||Uganda|
|Josphat Beinomugisha Byarugaba||Uganda|
|Kelet Kalemba Bogere||Uganda|
|Ruth Mary Kemigisha||Uganda|
|St Christopher's Hospice||UK|
|Mariela Francia García Menéndez||Uruguay|
|Pham Thi Van Anh||Vietnam|
|Monalisa Nhengu Matonda||Zambia|