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New Editor in Chief for BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

New Editor in Chief for BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

Press Release from BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care:
Wednesday 15 February 2017

BMJ, one of the world's leading medical knowledge providers, is pleased to announce Dr Declan Walsh, an internationally recognised medical oncologist and innovator, as the new editor in chief of BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.

Dr Walsh joined BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care in January 2017 and will lead the journal, including its editorial board of top experts, to produce high quality content across many disciplines and specialties in supportive and palliative care.

Published quarterly in print and continuously online, BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care is the official journal of the Association for Palliative Medicine, Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, and Hospice UK.

Presently, Dr Walsh is Chair of Supportive Oncology at the Levine Cancer Institute, United States. Previously, Dr Walsh held a joint Chair as the Fottrell Professor of Palliative Medicine at Trinity and University Colleges Dublin.

As a pioneer in palliative medicine, Dr Walsh developed the first palliative care program in the United States in 1987. Dr Walsh is an elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians in both Edinburgh and London, and Trinity College Dublin.

Dr Declan Walsh, says: " I have always been impressed by the BMJ family of journals' combination of clinical relevance and intellectual curiosity. I look forward to building on the accomplishments of the founding editor, Bill Noble. It is an exciting prospect given the rapid international developments in supportive and palliative care"

Allison Lang, Publishing Director at BMJ, says: "We are thrilled to appoint Dr Declan Walsh, an internationally respected clinician, who shares our vision for advancing the scientific and international reputation of the journal, and its relevance to healthcare professionals working in palliative medicine and supportive care."


Note to Editors:

About the journal
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care aims to connect many disciplines and specialties throughout the world by providing high quality, clinically relevant research, reviews, comment, information and news. It is one of the 60 specialist journals published by BMJ. 

About BMJ
BMJ is a healthcare knowledge provider that aims to advance healthcare worldwide by sharing knowledge and expertise to improve experiences, outcomes and value. 


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