Ms Liliana de Lima

Liliana is a native of Colombia, South America and currently living in Texas, USA. Her academic background is in clinical psychology with post graduate degrees in health care administration and a fellowship in pain and policy studies. Previously held positions include coordinator and director of Hospice La Viga in Colombia and director of international programs in the Palliative care department, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She is one of the founders of the Latin American Association for Palliative Care (ALCP) and was its President from 2004 to 2010.

Since August 2000 she has been the Executive Director of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) and in this capacity, she has worked with institutions and government representatives to advance palliative care both locally and internationally. She has served in the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence and the Expert Committee on the selection and use of Essential Medicines.

She received awards from the State of Texas Traineeship for high scholastic achievement and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society certificate of recognition for high scholastic achievement. In 2014 she was awarded the John Loeser Award from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) for substantial contributions to improving pain management and quality of life in terminal patients by advancing hospice and palliative care programs, education and research around the world.

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