Membership Matters

2021; Volume 22, No 8, August

A Deeper Dive…. into Europe

By Genevieve Napier
IAHPC Programs Officer

In the past three issues of the newsletter, we highlighted the geographic breakdown of IAHPC memberships in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. This month, we bring you the numbers for Europe, which accounts for 11% of all members.

While each month the number of members changes, the percentages don’t vary a great deal.

Twenty-five countries in Europe have representation in the IAHPC membership. The United Kingdom accounts for 23%, followed by Spain at 12%, and Germany, Italy, and Switzerland at 7% each.

The detailed breakdown is illustrated in the chart below.

Members’ Impact

Eduardo Bruera
Yvonne Heung
Marvin Delgado Guay

IAHPC members Marvin Delgado Guay, Yvonne Heung, and Eduardo Bruera were among eight coauthors of an article published in the June 15 issue of Cancer titled “Palliative Care Education and Research at US Cancer Centers: A national survey.” The article compares the results of surveys in 2018 and 2009 sent to all National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in the United States, and to a sampling of non-designated centers. The purpose of the survey was to determine the current state of palliative care education and research, evaluated in terms of structure, processes, and outcomes.

IAHPC member and Newsletter contributor Tania Pastrana is lead author of an article published in the BMC Palliative Care titled “Insights from a Community-Based Palliative Care Course: A qualitative study.” Member and former president of the IAHPC Eduardo Bruera is one of the coauthors. The qualitative study was to explore the experience of medical students following a palliative care course that combined classroom teaching and community-based learning. It discusses the need for medical students to be exposed to clinical palliative care encounters, and talks about how medical schools and health systems could respond to current challenges.

If you have a recently published article or other notable achievement that you wish to share with your IAHPC colleagues, please contact Genevieve Napier.

Members in This Month’s Newsletter

The IAHPC leadership would like to thank the many members who participated in stories and columns in this month’s newsletter.

Policy & Advocacy
Guest Advocacy Column
Grants in Action
Featured Story
Meet our Lifetime Members
Members’ Impact

Links to IAHPC programs mentioned above: Global Consensus-Based Palliative Care Definition, COVID-19 Briefing Notes, and Opioid Price Watch

List of Members

A list of individuals who joined, or renewed their membership with, IAHPC during the past month.

Membership renewals
Name Country
Rut Kiman Argentina
Odette Spruijt Australia
Lailatul Ferdous Bangladesh
Natalie Greaves Barbados
Vanesa Rocio Orellana Caro Bolivia ( Plurinational State of )
Patricia Cury Brazil
Megan Doherty Canada
Huiping Chen China
Alberto Perez-Medina Colombia
Nathalie Olano Duque Colombia
The Cyprus Association Of Cancer Patients And Friends (PASYKAF) Cyprus
Azza Hassan Egypt
Akademie Am Johannes-Hospiz Germany
Anita Eseenam Agbeko Ghana
Cynthia Pomaa Akuoko Ghana
Galilee Palliative Care Unit Greece
Gupta CanSupport India
Shrenik Ostwal India
Maria Astheria Witjaksono Indonesia
Rudi Putranto Indonesia
Lydiah Warui Kenya
Mercy Wachiuri Kenya
Ahmad Fazlina Malaysia
Odontuya Davaasuren Mongolia
Margarita Gina Martinez Marmanillo Peru
Evangeline Barbara Go Philippines
Candida Raquel Nogueira Alves da Graca Ribeiro Portugal
Abuzarova Guzal Russia
Matthias Brian Sweden
Agasha Doreen Birungi Uganda
Tetyana Vilchynska Ukraine
Katie Addicott United States
Yvonne Heung United States
Patricia Bonilla Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of )
New members
Name Country
John R. Merory Australia
Palliative Care Tasmania Australia
Dr A.K.M Taifur Rahman Bangladesh
Mario Cruz El Salvador
National Association for Palliative Care for AYUSH & Integrative Medicine India
Living Room International Kenya
Irma Torres Mexico
Jaime Isael Flores Rosas Mexico
Vianey Garzon Lopez Mexico
Shameera Akbar South Africa
Bary Aussi St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Victoria Hewitt United Kingdom
Ann Fischer United States
Deborahp Anderson United States
Nicole Killian United States

See the full list of IAHPC members

Do you have any questions regarding membership issues?

Contact Ms. Genevieve Napier

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