IAHPC Membership Matters

Genevieve Napier, IAHPC Membership and Programs Officer
2019; Volume 20, No 5, May

IAHPC Membership Matters

Your membership makes a world of difference.

ACCP Receives Lifetime Member Award

The Colombian Association of Palliative Care (ACCP) has won this year’s IAHPC Lifetime Member Award.

To recognize the importance that Lifetime members have and their significant role to the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), we have implemented an annual award among the IAHPC Lifetime members. Every year a member is selected through a randomized process from the IAHPC Lifetime members database.

The prize for the Lifetime Member Award is an IAHPC Traveling Scholarship of US $2,000 which the ACCP can give to an employee to attend a palliative care congress, conference, seminar, or any other educational event that is consistent with the IAHPC Mission.

The ACCP is a non-profit organization founded in 1996 that seeks to unite all Colombian doctors specialized in palliative care, as well as other health personnel working in the field. The association leads initiatives to:

Dr. Claudia Buitrago

Dr. Claudia Buitrago Martin, past president of the ACCP, describes it as ‘a scientific association that seeks the expansion and development of pain medicine and palliative care through coordinated actions with all its members in the different regions of the country.’

The organization advocates with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the National Narcotics Fund, and scientific societies; it offers refresher courses in palliative care, consults with graduate palliative care programs, and advises patient groups and universities in undergraduate competitions. Finally, it convenes congresses to update health professionals, and influence decision makers.


New and Renewing Members

Read the list of individuals who joined/renewed their membership with IAHPC during the past month.

Membership renewals

Name Country
Andrew Allsop Australia
Anil Tandon Australia
Eastern Palliative Care Association, Inc. Australia
Nahyeni Bassah Cameroon
María Adelaida Cordoba-Nuñez Colombia
Bhargav Trivedi India
Gouri Shankar Bhattacharyya India
Shantanu Sharma India
Shiv Pratap Singh Rana India
Ednin Hamzah Malaysia
Asociacion Panamena de Cuidados Paliativos Panama
Djhoanna G. Aguirre-Pedro Philippines
Rumalie Corvera Philippines
Daniel Situka United States
Miguel E Rodriguez United States
Ronald Crossno United States
Quach Thanh Khanh Vietnam

New members

Name Country
Elia Beany Lasso Ceron Colombia
Julian Alberto Agudelo Jimenez Colombia
Omid Shokrani Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Caren Atieno Kasera Kenya
Rocio Juarez Gonzalez Mexico
Desderius Haufiku Namibia
Rachel Freeman Namibia
Petra Burger South Africa
Laura Contreras New Health Foundation Spain
Mavis Ntombifuthi Ginindza-Mdluli Swaziland
Raganénda ADJOLA Togo
Axel Klein United Kingdom

See the full list of IAHPC members


Do you have any questions regarding membership issues?

Contact Ms. Genevieve Napier


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