ESMO Palliative Care Fellowship Reports

2013 – 2014 Fellowships

Observership at the Hospital Arnau de Vilanova (HAV) of Valencia, Spain

Observervation programmme will be oriented to enhance skills in clinical practice, teaching and programme development in palliative care and to develop a leadership in home institution

Saul Campos Gomez

Fellow: Saúl Campos Gómez
Home Institute: Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubirán, Department of Oncology, Mexico
Host Institute: Hospital Arnau de Vilanova (HAV) of Valencia, Spain
Sponsor: Weleda

Observership at the Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain

Develop skills in the comprehensive assessment of pain and other symptoms from cancer and its treatment, monitoring patients for adequacy of pain relief and titration of opioids. Learn more about clinical research in palliative care and if possible, to participate in clinical studies and to improve the quality of palliative care services offers to patients at home. Integrate the different multidisciplinary therapeutic strategies in palliative care.

Pedro Miguel Coelho Barata

Fellow: Pedro Miguel Coelho Barata
Home Institute: Hospital de Sto. Antonio Capuchos, Department of Oncology, Lisbon, Portugal
Host Institute: Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain
Sponsor: Weleda

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Observership at the Instituto de Tratamiento Integral del Cancer (ITIC) - Hospital Clinica Benidorm, Spain

Innovative approaches in supportive care: using new technologies to promote emotional well-being in cancer patients

Fellow: Emanuel Gouveia
Home Institute: Instituto Portuguès de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil, E.P.E. (IPOLFG EPE) Oncology, Lisbon, Portugal
Host Institute: Instituto de Tratamiento Integral del Cancer (ITIC) - Hospital Clinica Benidorm, Spain
Sponsor: Weleda

Observership at the Medical University of Vienna, Unit of Palliative Care, Department of Internal Medicine, Austria, Vienna

Integration of complementary palliative treatment modalities into the daily practice of an active in-bed department

Kuronya Zsofia

Fellow: Zsófia Küronya
Home Institute: National Institute of Oncology, Budapest, Hungary
Host Institute: Medical University of Vienna, Unit of Palliative Care, Department of Internal Medicine, Austria, Vienna
Sponsor: Weleda

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2012-2013 Fellowships

One month observership in HRH Center for Palliative Medicine

To include a rotation through the following palliative care areas: inpatient rounds, inpatient consults, outpatient consults, hospice home care and palliative radiation therapy
Fellow: Nicola Nasser
Home Institute: Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikva, Israel
Host Institute: Cleveland Clinic, Harry R. Horvitz Center
Sponsor: Weleda

Development of a clinical model for integrating palliative care into standard oncological care for newly diagnosed lung cancer patients in North India

With special considerations for locally prevalent resource constraints and phenotypic disease profile at presentation
Fellow: Navneet Singh
Home Institute: Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Host Institute: Kantonsspital St. Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
Sponsor: Weleda

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Development of a new treatment protocol for malignant bowel obstruction

Fellow: Maria Vieto Villar
Home Institute: Complejo Hospitalario Universitario, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Host Institute: Hospital Da Luz, Lisboa, Portugal
Sponsor: Weleda

2011-2012 Fellowships and Reports

Functional assessment and symptom control in palliative treatment of elderly cancer patients

Lukavetskyy Nazar

Fellow: Nazar Lukavetskyy
Home Institute: Oncology Department, Lviv Medical University, Lviv, Ukraine
Host Institute: University Hospital Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Sponsor: Cephalon

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Availability and characteristics of caregivers of cancer patients

Comparison between high and lower income setting

Adel Malek Raafat

Fellow: Raafat Adel Malek
Home Institute: Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Host Institute: Chelsea and Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Sponsor: Weleda

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Preparation of English and Georgian version of Palliative Care Outcome Scale

Conducting interviews at CPC Palliative Care Unit in Georgia and the analysis of results from both the Host and Home institutes

Metivishvili Giorgi

Fellow: Giorgi Metivishvili
Home Institute: Cancer Prevention Center, Tbilisi, Georgia
Host Institute: Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
Sponsor: Cephalon

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Observational study on evaluation of quality of life and end of life care (EOL) of outpatients attended in home nursing.

Quadrini Silvia

Fellow: Silvia Quadrini
Home institute: Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Host institute: Hospital Arnau de Vilanova de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Sponsor: Weleda

2011-2012 Fellowships and Reports

Application of IT registration system in symptoms control in Palliative Care Department of the ZNA Middelheim

Stainslawiak Joanna

Fellow: Joanna Stainslawiak
Home institute: University Hospital of Przemienienia Panskiego, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
Host institute: ZNA Middelheim, Lindendreef 1, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium
Sponsor: ESMO

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Innovative and integrative approaches in supportive and palliative care

Fellow: Rita de Sanctis
Home institute: Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Molecular Medicine, Rome, Italy
Host institute: Instituto de Tratamiento Integral de Cancer (ITIC), Benidorm, Spain 
Sponsor: ESMO

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