2017 Poster Exhibition Awards

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Poster Awards:

Sponsored by:

1st:  $300, 2nd:  $200, 3rd:  $100, & 1 year membership to IAHPC

First Place:  Dr. Tim Luckett
Contributions of a Hand-Held Fan to Self-Management of Chronic Breathlessness

Dr Tim Luckett is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. Originally a speech and language pathologist, Tim's research focuses on developing and evaluating complex interventions for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Recent examples of work Tim has been involved with include a program to develop and evaluate strategies for implementing guidelines for cancer pain and a project evaluating case conferencing for aged care residents with advanced dementia.  

When asked about the International Palliative Care Network Conference, Tim said "I was impressed by how collegial and supportive the conference felt, even though it was an online event. Speakers responded quickly and in depth to my questions, and I feel I have made connections that will grow into future collaborations".

Second Place:  Dr. Ludoviko Zirmenya
Pain in Non Cancer and Non HIV/AIDs patients: The silent disabler!

Dr Ludoviko Zirimenya is a Ugandan working with Hospice Africa Uganda, a Non-Governmental Organisation based in Uganda with a vision of Palliative care reaching all in need in Africa. His passion to help others in need saw him join Hospice Africa Uganda in 2009 as a volunteer doctor where he has grown through the system to currently head the clinical department. In his current role, he supervises clinical services across 3 different sites and a Morphine Production unit.  He as well supports palliative care training and advocacy not only in Uganda but in other African countries like Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi and Ethiopia. In 2013, he was recognized by the international Association for Hospice and Palliative care for his support towards the promotion and development of palliative care in the world. He received his Bachelors in Medicine at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam Tanzania, has a Master’s of Science in Internal Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and his currently pursuing a Masters of Public Health at the University of Edinburgh.

Dr. Zirimenya first submitted a poster abstract to international Palliative Care Network conference in 2015.  Annually he continued following subsequent calls for abstract submission. He said "I view this online conference as an opportunity for us practitioners in resource limited settings to be able to share and update our knowledge as per the latest available evidence without being hindered by the high costs required to attend an international conference physically."


Third Place:  Dr. Fadi Abu-Farsakh
Predicting Survival in Patients with Ascites and Advanced Cancer:  MELD Score

Dr. Fadi Abu-Farsakh is a Palliative care consultant at King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan. He attended medical school at Jordan University of Science and Technology, graduating in 2009.  Following a residency in internal medicine at King Abdullah University Hospital in Jordan, Dr. Abu-Farsakh has completed palliative care fellowship at King Hussein Cancer Center, and has been working there since then. Dr Abu-Farsakh is interested in the development of hospice and palliative care in Jordan, and has been teaching courses in Palliative and Home Care Diploma to health care professionals. 

Dr Fadi Abu-Farsakh felt that "the International Palliative Care Network Conference 2017 was really a great one. He stated "I think the secret is: being online, you can choose the presentation you like at the time that suits you. The quality of every single session was extremely high, both interesting and updated subjects as well as good and amusing presentations. The poster exhibition was great as well, you can spend your time reading and understanding the posters. It was my first time attending this conference and I will definitely attend the up-comings."




Best Poster from Latin America

Sponsored by:

1 year membership to ALCP


Daniel Pereira Rodrigues

Academic League as a Strategy for the Insertion of Palliative Care in Vocational Training


Honorable Mention

Cajetan Alumona

Oral Morphine Solution Prescribing and Utilization Pattern in a Tertiary Care Hospital in South East Nigeria