Invitation to attend the IAPC’s upcoming AGBM

We invite all IAPC members to join us in-person for the IAPC’s next Annual General Body Meeting (AGBM) scheduled to be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 11th February, 2023, in Bengaluru

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Call for Proposal: IAPCON 2025

The IAPC is inviting proposals to conduct the 32nd Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2025). 

Those interested to organise the conference are requested to submit their expression of interest by emailing the proposal in the requested and prescribed format to the Secretary, IAPC, at before 5 p.m. on Monday, 30th January, 2023. 

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The conference venue for IAPCON 2025, will be decided in the IAPC’s Annual General Body Meeting held at Bengaluru in February, 2023, on the basis of the proposals received by the Secretary. 

The 31st Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2024) will be held at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and is being organised by the team from Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, Ahmedabad.

Join us at 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, 24th January, 2023, for a special regional edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’

The IAPC and the Shankar Mahadevan Academy Nirvana invite you to participate in a special regional edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’! This is a virtual evening of harmonies for our palliative care patients, their caregivers, and our health care professionals.

This special regional edition is dedicated to our friends from South India. 

This edition is scheduled for Tuesday, 24th January, 2023, at 2:50 p.m..

The evening of harmonies will be presented by Mr Anirudh Iyer, a Vocalist, a Performing Artist, a Musician and an educator.

The Zoom login credentials to join the event:

Meeting ID: 977 0864 2510
Passcode: 600078

Feel free to share the details of this event with your colleagues, your patients and their caregivers.

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IAPCON 2023: Submit abstracts before Sunday, 15 January, 2023!

The 30th Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2023) will be a physical conference at Bengaluru, organised by Karunashraya.

The conference is slated to be held between Friday, 10th February, 2023 and Saturday, 12th February 2023, with pre-conference workshops being scheduled for Thursday, 9th February, 2023.

‘Metamorphosis: The emergence of Subspeciality Palliative Medicine’, will be the theme of IAPCON 2023.

The IAPC has also announced a travel grant of Rs 10,000 each to 10 of the best abstracts submitted at the IAPCON 2023. The scholarship will be open to IAPC members. 

The winners of the scholarship will be selected by the Scientific Committee, IAPCON 2023. 

Dr Bhatnagar, President, IAPC, shares, “With this scholarship, we hope that our members will have the added opportunity to participate in this intellectual academic fest. This scholarship (travel grant) is one of the ways in which the IAPC strives to motivate and encourage our youngsters to present their work on a global platform“. 

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Update: IAPCON 2022, Jaipur

Over 600 of the eminent and brightest stars from the Palliative Care fraternity, both from India and beyond participated in the the 29th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2022), a virtual conference from Jaipur.

The conference was held between Friday the 11th to Sunday the 13th February, 2022. The Pre-conference workshops were organized on 10th February, 2022.

Report from 10th February: IAPCON 2022 begins with a series of enriching and interactive workshops and a star studded Inauguration ceremony.

Report from 11th February (Day 1): An Academic and Scientific extravaganza began on 11th February, 2022.

Report from 12th February (Day 2): The Quest for Knowledge continued on Day 2 of IAPCON 2022.

Report from 13th February (Day 3): IAPCON 2022 concludes successfully after a fantastic 3 day Academic Fiesta!

Please visit the conference website for further details about the conference.

Video of the inaugural ceremony of the IAPCON 2022 is available here


IAPC Academy

Recordings from the online Lecture Series

Series 6 commenced from 31st October, 2022. Find further details Here

Click here to access the archived videos from Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Palliative Care Status Update in India

We are excited to inform you that the IAPC has drawn upon this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) theme, ‘Leave no-one behind – equity in access to palliative care’, to put together a special feature with an update on the status of palliative care services from every State in the country.


IAPC Offers Virtual Internship Program

Indian Association of Palliative Care offers Virtual Internship Program for students. Considering the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic, and requirements of the students, it has been decided to offer a virtual internship program for students. Find the details and the application form Here


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