IAHPC News & Calendar

2020; Volume 21, No 5, May


In Case You Missed Our Online Announcements...

Webinars & Briefing Notes on COVID-19:
An unprecedented global collaboration

IAHPC has partnered with our sister organizations, the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance, the International Children’s Palliative Care Network, and Palliative Care in Humanitarian Aid Situations and Emergencies (PalChase) to develop a series of briefing notes and webinars for providers, governments, palliative care associations, and direct stakeholders to address specific needs of palliative care patients during this pandemic.

This collaboration is the topic of Dr. Katherine Pettus’s Policy & Advocacy column this week.

The webinars, which began April 17, take place every Friday at noon UTC, or 8 a.m. EST. Check your time zone for the local start time.

The scheduled topics, each focused on repercussions of the pandemic, are:

To receive emails about the webinars, simply subscribe to the Newsletter. You can access all briefing notes in Global Palliative Care Organizations, Special Series on COVID-19 and Palliative Care.

20% off all memberships in May

All IAHPC yearly membership fees have been reduced by 20% until the end of May 2020 across all membership categories. Click on the green button below to learn about the many member benefits, listed by our areas of work: advocacy, education, research, and information dissemination.

Individuals in low-income countries will pay just $15 (instead of $20); a middle-low-income country membership is $40 (instead of $50); middle-high is $75 (instead of $95); high-income is $130 (instead of $165).

Institutions in low-, middle-low, and middle-high-income countries pay just $240 (instead of $300); high-income pay $320 (instead of $400).

Check here to see the income status of your country, as determined by the World Bank.

If your membership is current, the renewal will extend it for the duration that matches your payment. If your membership has expired, we invite you to renew!

Join or renew your IAHPC membership online

One more reminder

The IAHPC’s webpage Palliative Care and COVID-19 provides links to resources on the pandemic as related to palliative care, consistent with our mission to serve as a platform to disseminate evidence-based, useful information to the global palliative care community.

Survey on COVID-19 Preparedness in Africa

In April, the Africa Palliative Care Association asked facility managers and heads of clinical services who represent a hospice or palliative care service to complete a survey on their COVID-19 preparations.

The survey responses are being used to rapidly assess both capacity and preparedness to cope with the pandemic. The report and its recommendations are expected to be compiled by mid-May; the results will be published in this newsletter.

The data collected are anonymous and individuals will not be identified. Only aggregated data will be shared in publications.

Learn more about the African Palliative Care Association in the IAHPC Global Directory of Palliative Care Institutions and Organizations.

What's New in Pallipedia

The following 13 definitions have been added this past month to Pallipedia, the Internet palliative care dictionary, bringing the total to 1,330 terms with 1,699 definitions.

Do you have any questions regarding Pallipedia?

Contact Roberto Wenk

What’s New in the IAHPC Calendar

3rd Baltic Palliative Care Conference. September 10-11, 2020, Tallinn.

ECHO COVID-19 for People with Serious Illnesses. ECHO CoVID-19 Series. April 2- May 21, 2020.
All sessions take place on Zoom.

11th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). October 8-9, 2020. Online.


European Palliative Care Academy (EUPCA) Leadership Day: “Sustaining Leadership skills and Strategies in Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care.” Workshop, Palermo, Sicily. Cancelled.
Big Sky Palliative Care Conference. Bozeman, Montana. Cancelled.

25th WONCA Europe Conference. “Core Values of Family Medicine: Threats and Opportunities.” Berlin. Postponed to December 17-19, 2020.

12th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society. Mulgrave. Cancelled.

Do you have any questions regarding the IAHPC Calendar of Events?

Contact Ms. Julia Libreros

Each month, we publish items that may be of interest to our global readership. Submit your contribution.

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.

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