Volume 24, Number 11: November 2023

Help Us to Help Others

You probably already know what IAHPC can do for you—such as our skills-building courses and our guidance online, in print and in person. [Click on “What we do.” Join us to access it all!]

During this year’s fundraising campaign being launched at the end of November, we urge you to consider what we do for others. In addition to tireless advocacy to improve access to medicines and palliative care that extends from the most needy regions to the highest levels of global influence, IAHPC takes concrete steps to improve care at the bedside.

To give just a few examples, in the past year IAHPC has:

When you see the campaign popup on our website, please consider donating or joining as a member! Increasingly, as funders exit the field, donations and memberships are responsible for all that we do. 

IAHPC Recognition Awards: Now taking nominations & applications

IAHPC is now taking nominations for individuals and applications from institutions for its annual Recognition Awards, which recognize the contributions of those who advance palliative care.

Six prizes will be awarded, for one person and one institution in each of three categories: low-, middle-, and high-income countries. Each winner will receive US $1,000, a certificate, and a one-year IAHPC membership. The deadline for nominations and applications is December 31, 2023.

The goal of the awards is to acknowledge those who alleviate serious health-related suffering of patients and their families, and to bring the award recipients to the attention of policymakers and others.

Individual award criteria

The selection committee will be evaluating the extent to which care the nominee has worked to advance palliative care provision, education, research, and service provision in their community and country.

Candidates must be nominated by IAHPC members, but they can nominate any person, member or not. Self-nominations are not allowed; past winners and IAHPC staff, board members, and advisers are excluded. 

Institutional award criteria

The selection committee will be evaluating: the extent to which care is provided through an interdisciplinary team, that treatment protocols are in place, appropriate availability and accessibility to medications, appropriate infrastructure/resources to provide adequate care for patients and their families, development and implementation of a palliative care teaching activities, and the institution’s team research activities and publications history.

Institutions that apply must be IAHPC institutional members. Past winners are excluded, as are institutions in which board members serve in executive roles. The person who fills out the application must be registered as one of the institution’s representatives for the IAHPC.

Visit the Awards page for more information and nomination forms.

Apply For a Scholarship to the ALCP Congress in Colombia

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care members who work in palliative care are invited to apply for a scholarship to attend the XI Congress of the Latin American Association for Palliative Care (ALCP) being held in Cartagena, Colombia, on March 6-9, 2024. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2023. Results will be announced mid-January 2024.

Applicants from all disciplines can apply. Preference is given to full-time palliative care workers who have an accepted abstract and who live in South America. See all details; fill out an application. Want to apply but are not yet a member? Join or renew today!

Country Income Category 1-year membership 2-year membership
High $165.00 $250.00
Upper Middle $95.00 $140.00
Lower Middle $50.00 $75.00
Low $20.00 $30.00

IAHPC dues are based on the socioeconomic level of the country you live in.

Seal the Deal!

If you have been noticing this image on others' websites, it's because IAHPC recently introduced a Member Seal for our institutional members.

Member institutional benefits include participating in global research projects and IAHPC advocacy initiatives to integrate palliative care into primary health care. Institutional members also strengthen IAHPC's voice as a worldwide advocate for palliative care, and support educational and research projects to improve palliative care, particularly in lower-income countries. Click on "What we do" to see some of IAHPC's programs, projects, and resources that your institution could be part of!

What’s New in the Calendar


PCA Connect - Embracing Inclusion: Providing Supportive Palliative Care for LGBTIQ+ Communities. Webinar. November 15, 2023.


Advanced European Bioethics Course “Suffering, Death and Palliative Care.” March 12-15, 2024, Nijmegen, Netherlands.


Joys and Challenges of Integrating Developmental Disorders with Paediatric Palliative Care. Webinar. November 14, 2023.


Falls Clinic Skills Workshop 3. November 14, 2023. London.

Global Palliative Nursing Network Event: Opportunities to advance nursing through inspiring others to learn and democratising our knowledge. Webinar. November 14, 2023. 

Motor Neurone Disease Conference – The Road to Awareness. November 17, 2023, London.

Palliative and End of Life Care Update for GPs. Course. November 20, 2023, London.

Rehabilitative Palliative Care Community of Practice. Webinar. November 21, 2023.

Principles and Practice of Palliative and End of Life Care for Registered Nurses, Nursing Associates and Allied Health Professionals. Course. November 21-23, 2023, London.

Palliative Care for People with Advanced Dementia. Course. November 30 and December 7, 2023, London.

Access all items in the IAHPC Calendar of Events.

Check the Calendar

Find a workshop, seminar, congress, or conference to interest you in the IAHPC Calendar of Events, updated monthly, that lists activities of special interest to those who work in palliative care. Or submit an event for consideration; it’s free!

Promote Your Courses

Promote 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.

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

Contact Ms. Julia Libreros

Each month, we publish items that may be of interest to our global readership. Contributions are welcomed.

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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