American Cancer Society staff attended the Middle East Cancer Consortium's three day workshop on best practices in palliative care held June 22-24 in Larnaca, Cyprus. Delegates travelled from all Middle East Cancer Consortium member states; Egypt, Jordan, Palestinian Authority, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, and the United States. Participants from the United States represented the US National Cancer Institute and Georgetown University's Lombardi Cancer Center, in addition to the American Cancer Society. Health professionals discussed strategies for communicating diagnoses and treatment choices to families of children with cancer, relieving pain at the end of life, and addressing cultural differences in the ways people cope with pain and death. The Middle East Cancer Consortium workshop participants welcomed the American Cancer Society's involvement in the Middle East region and requested Society collaboration to develop continuing education opportunities for palliative care health professionals from Middle East countries.