IAPC Newsletter: April 2019

INTEGRATING PALLIATIVE MEDICINE INTO MBBS UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM From 2019 onwards, the MCI has revised the MCI curriculum and has introduced several new topics relating to palliative medicine. It has introduced an entirely new section called AETCOMS (Attitude, Ethics and Communication) which has aspects related to principles and practice of palliative care. The topics relate to…

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Kochi Home Care Experience

A Testimony from a delegate on Kochi Home Care Experience 4th to 7th February 2019 were allotted for Kochi Home Care Experience as one of the Pre-Conference workshops organized in connection with IAPCONKochi2019 – the 26th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care.  More delegates chose to accompany the home care teams of various…

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CHWs Training on Palliative care

CHWs Training on Palliative care A new initiative at Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute, Thakurpukur, Kolkata An eight weeks course has been designed for Community Health Workers with hands on training by the Palliative Care Department of Saroj Gupta Cancer Center and Research institute, Kolkata, India. The objective of the program was to…

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IAPCON 2019, Aluva, Kochi: From the Organising Secretary’s desk

We started the conference activities an year ago; but with a difference While reporting the conduct of IAPCONKochi2019 – the 26th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care – held from 8th February 2019 at AELI Hills, Keezhmadu, Aluva, Kerala, India, we have a different story to share. The Conference theme was “Voices in…

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IAPC Annual Conference, IAPCON 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT IAPCON 2020 website is functional: www.iapcon2020guwahati.in (old website is defunct). As The Filmfare awards are going to be conducted on 15th Feb 2020, in Guwahati, all the hotels will be booked. Therefore we request all the delegates to book their hotels for accommodation, before 15th Nov’19. Kindly contact Mr. Anand Das for bookings…

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Workshop on Re-exploring Spirituality

Workshop on Re-exploring Spirituality in Palliative Care Date: 3rd and 4th May, 2019 Venue: Prof. Rustam Choksi Auditorium, 2nd floor, GJB, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. E. Borges Marg, Parel, Mumbai – 400 012. Speakers: Dr. Christina Puchalski Dr. Santosh Chaturvedi Dr. Suhita Chatterjee Dr. Soumitra Dutta Dr. Nagesh Simha Dr. Abhijit Dam Registration is free…

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Dr. Abhinav Singh’s contribution to LEXICON

Dr. Abhinav Singh, IAPC Central Council member and an experienced palliative care physician, has contributed to the ‘Lexicon’, 24th Edition, ‘The cloak that matters’, in the section ‘Diverging Roads’ which is dedicated to the Deptt. of Palliative Care,CMC, Vellore. CAREER IN PALLIATIVE CARE: THE FUTURE IS ALREADY HERE – TIME TO RECKON Dr. Abhinav Singh,…

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Inaugural Ceremony of Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Department, GNRC Group of Hospitals

Inaugural Ceremony of Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Department, GNRC Group of Hospitals In association with Indian Association of Palliative Care, Guwahati, Assam The GNRC Group of Hospitals have initiated the Pain and Palliative Care Department in Guwahati on 10th of November 2018. The department will be headed by Dr. Kalpajit Dutta, MD Anaesthesia &…

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