Newsletter: August 2023 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

I am excited to share with you that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India, has recently announced the inclusion of Palliative Care services into the Ayushman Bharat’s Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) across the country. I am hopeful that this move will help in making palliative care services accessible to people in every corner of the country. Further details about this is available in the ‘Announcements / Messages from IAPC‘ section of this newsletter.

I am thrilled to announce yet another unique initiative of IAPC, the ‘Pictures to Moments – Together for palliative care campaign to celebrate ‘World Photography Day’ (19th August, 2023). This initiative has been themed, ‘Together for Palliative Care’ in observance of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day…

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Announcements / Messages from IAPC

IAPC’s Infographic of the month

Submissions invited for the IAPC’s ‘Pictures to Moments – Together for palliative care’

The MoHFW, GOI, announces the inclusion of palliative care services in the Ayushman Bharat’s Health and Wellness Centers across the country

IAPCON 2024 Update: Last date for early bird registrations extended to 15th August, 2023

Submit entries before 5th August, 2023, to apply for ‘The CanKids National Childhood Cancer Excellence Awards 2023’

Register your WHPCD 2023 event with the WHPCA

Join us for the IAPC and SMA Nirvana’s National multilingual edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’ at 2:50 p.m. on 9th August, 2023

Leverage the IAPC’s Social Media to stay connected!

The IAPC’s Careers page has been updated to reflect new vacancies from across the country

Call for Support: Your 2 minutes = Someone’s entire lifetime of Peace, Comfort and Dignity!

‘Saath Saath Helpline’: India’s free palliative care helpline

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Education and Training

The APM’s 1st online batch of the ‘Advanced Nursing Skills in Palliative Care’ began on 18th July, 2023

The 7th online batch of the IAPC’s ‘Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care’ begins successfully on 22nd July, 2023

Register before 7th August, 2023, to participate in the Tata Memorial Center’s CEPaC (12th and 13th August, 2023)

Register before 10th August, 2023, to participate in the ‘International Neuropalliative Care Certificate Course’

SVYM, Mysore, organises ‘Swaraanubhuthi’, a musical event to spread awareness about Palliative Care on 9th July, 2023

MGMCH, Jaipur, hosts a session on ‘Let’s talk about death’ on 15th July, 2023

MPCN jointly sensitises 20 potential volunteers in the basics on oncology and non oncology palliative care in July, 2023

The Shanti Palliative Care Center, Siliguri, sensitises over 80 individuals in the basics of palliative care in July, 2023

DNipCare and ECHO India sensitises over 40 nurses in palliative care in June, 2023

The IAPC’s West Bengal Chapter conducts two CME’s in June and July, 2023

Update from APM’s lecture series

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr Naveen Salins appointed as the Commissioner for the ‘Lancet Oncology Commission on The Humanitarian Crisis of Cancer’

Dr Gayatri Palat bestowed with the ‘Telangana’s Pride: Health Care Achiever Award 2023’ on 2nd July, 2023

Dr Nipun Lamba felicitated with the ‘Doctors Day Award’ by the JMA on 1st July, 2023

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

Other Compelling reads

Other upcoming events

Register before 2nd August, 2023, to enjoy the early bird rates for the ‘C-TAC – CAPC Leadership Summit 2023’ at Washington DC, USA, 23rd – 24th October, 2023

Register for the two-part webinar on ‘Using Cochrane Evidence in Palliative Care’ on 16th and 23rd August, 2023

Last date to submit abstracts extended to 31st August, 2023, for the ‘3rd International Research Seminar on Public Health and Palliative Care’, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 16th – 17th November, 2023

Registrations open for the ‘Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium’ at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9th – 11th September, 2023

Block your dates for the IAPC Delhi Chapter’s first annual conference, 17th – 19th November, 2023

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