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Today, the University Clinical Center Tuzla, Center for Palliative Care in cooperation with the Tuzla Canton Medical Chamber and Initiative for Introduction of Palliative Treatment in B&H hosted the 2nd Symposium “Pain Control and Palliative Medicine”.

This Symposium was a great opportunity to share experience on the best pain management, and was excellent in regards to discussion on acute postoperative and chronic malignant pain.

At the openning ceremony, the attendees were addressed by Ass. Prof. Samir Husić, head of the Centre for Palliative Care and president of Initiative for Introduction of Palliative Treatment in B&H, who on the occasion pointed out that the Centre has the absolute support of the management of the UKC Tuzla when it comes to the development and support of palliative treatment and improvement of procedures and guidelines of pain management, but that the high state authorities failed to recognize the importance of adopting a national strategy for palliative care development in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Director of the University Clinical Center Tuzla, Ass. Prof. Nešad Hotić expressed his satisfaction that the UKC Tuzla has organized 25 national and international scientific meetings and gathered nearly10.000 health professionals in 2015. According to him, the UKC Tuzla actively participates in all activities in which the ultimate goal is the improvement of the Tuzla Canton health care system.

Ass. Prof. Munevera Bećarević, president of the Commission for Education of the Tuzla Canton Medical Chamber, Dr. Maida Mulić, director of the Tuzla Canton Public Health Institute and Health Minister Dr. Bahrudin Hadžiefendić also addressed attendees. The Symposium was dedicated to specialists and residents in Family Medicine, Trauma, Oncology, Radiotherapy, Anesthesia and Resuscitation, Neurology and all other interested in the topics presented.