The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

Daniela Mosoiu, MD, PhD

President, National Association of Palliative Care (ANIP)

Director, Education, Strategy and National Development, Hospice ’Casa Sperantei’ Foundation, Brasov, Romania

Mentor, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative

Dr. Mosoiu graduated Medical Faculty in Cluj-Napoca in 1991, and after she finished her studies in medical oncology and palliative care fields. She became national trainer in palliative care accredited by Health Ministry. She was awarded the PhD title in 2009 by “Iuliu Hatieganu”, Medical University Cluj-Napoca.. In 1995, she became part of the Hospice “Casa Sperantei” team – first hospice in Romania. Starting from 1997, when The Study Center for Palliative Care, was opened in Brasov, she became responsible for education and continuous professional learning in palliative care field for medical and non-medical staff. In this way, she contributed to the training of many professionals from Romania and from abroad.

She is part of the founders the National Association of Palliative Care in 1998, making advocacy and contributing to the development of this field in Romania. In 2000 she headed the working group that brought recognition of palliative care as a medical sub-specialty in Romania and at present she is appointed as national coordinator for PC sub-specialty for doctors. In 2004, as Vice President in the National Commission for Palliative Care and Pain Therapy framed in Health Ministry Institution, but also as promoter for palliative care services, she contributed to the changing the legal framework regarding prescription and use of opioids in Romania and in the process of implementing the new legislation.

In 2008, she started a partnership between Health Ministry and Hospice “Casa Sperantei” in order to develop a national strategy. She teaches various courses in the palliative care field (since 2010 also in the first Romanian master program) and she participated as invited speaker to several conferences and congresses in Romania and aboard. She got involved, as national trainer, in educational projects on palliative care dedicated to Eastern Europe and sustained by Open Society Institute. She has published several books in palliative care and is director in the board of the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance and mentor in the LDI.