Journal of Palliative Care And Hospice

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Palliative Care And Hospice-cancer pain-Aleksandra Kotlinska-Lemieszek


University of Medical Sciences,
Poznan, Poland.

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Aleksandra Kotlinska-Lemieszek


Os. Rusa 25A,
61-245 Poznan,

Research Interests:

cancer pain, pharmacotherapy in pain and palliative care patients, drug-drug interactions, education in palliative care


Current position:    Lecturer,  

  • Palliative Medicine Chair and Department, 
  • Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences 


  • 1989    diploma- Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  • 1990 and 1994    advanced course and clinical training in Sir Michael Sobell House- Hospice, Oxford 
  • 1994    clinical training in Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, New York
  • 1993    specialization in internal medicine
  • 2001    specialization in lung diseases
  • 2002 specialization in palliative medicine
  • 2013 PhD course Palliative Cancer Care Research Centre, Trondheim, Edinburgh

Professional experience:    

  • since 1990-2005    assistant in Palliative Care Department and Palliative Medicine Chair, Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  • 2002    doctor of medical science degree 
  • since 2005-2013    Head of  Palliative Medicine Chair and Department  
  • since 2007-2013    coordinator of the program of ESMO designated centers of integrated oncology and palliative care
  • September 2011- June 2013    vice-president of the Advisory Board of Palliative Medicine by the Ministry of Health   
  • since 2009- present    Member of scientific board of Polish Palliative Medicine Journal


  • since 1993    International Association for the Study of Pain
  • since 1996    European Association for Palliative Care
  • since 2002    Polish Association of Palliative Medicine
  • since 2000    Polish Association for the Study of Pain