Newsletter: January 2023 Edition
From the President’s Desk
I wish each of you a very happy and a prosperous new year!
As the world awakens to a new dawn, a new beginning filled with renewed hope and resolution, we at the IAPC, are committed to taking forward the aim of IAPC, to ensure access to palliative care, for all who need it!
For this, the IAPC is working on a multi-pronged approach by focusing its activities around the domains of Education, Policy, and Drug Availability.
Taking stock of the activities from the calendar year, is a common practice at the end of each year. Looking back, I can proudly say that, IAPC had a year filled with activities!
Announcements / Messages from IAPC
Last reminder of Call for Proposal: IAPCON 2025
Nominations invited for the post of Secretary General, Academy of Palliative Medicine
Update: IAPC’s upcoming AGBM
Update from IAPCON 2023: Last date to submit abstracts extended to 15th January, 2023
Apply before 31st January, 2023, for the ‘EAPC Researcher Award’
WHPCA launches the Universal Health Coverage Factsheet
Leverage the IAPC’s Social Media to stay connected!
Join us for the IAPC and SMA-Nirvana’s ‘Singing for the Stars’: Regional program at 2:50 p.m. on 24th January, 2023
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
Education and Training
Last date to apply for the IAPC’s ‘Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care’ extended to 5th January, 2023
34 candidates successfully participate in the IAPC’s course on ‘Managing Psychosocial issues of patients with chronic illnesses in Palliative Care settings’
Recordings from the WHO Technical Briefing: Taking Action for Quality Palliative Care Services, is now available
ELNEC India trains 35 clinicians at AIIMS, Bhopal, between 5th and 7th December, 2022
76 religious leaders sensitised in palliative care on 6th December, 2022, during the annual meet of the BRBC, CRI and CDPI
BHT – KIPCER and KMC, Manipal, jointly train 15 psychologists over 6 months in counselling skills
ELNEC India conducts a 3-day training program for 53 clinicians at the Bagchi Karunashraya Palliative Care Centre, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, between 24th and 26th November, 2022
BMCHRC, Jaipur, presented Nukkad Natak, ‘Dard se naa haar, Sambhav hai Upchaar’ on 27th November, 2022
Update from IAPC Academy
Awards and Recognitions
Dr K V Ganpathy presented with the ‘Dr Prahlad Kumar Baruah Award’ on 11th December, 2022
Ms Poonam Bagai bestowed with the ‘PeakLife Women Who Inspire’ Award on 16th December, 2022
Dr Arjun D is the recipient of the ‘Bruce Davis Gold Medal 2022’
Pallium India celebrates 19 years of palliative care service provisioning
A ‘Model village of palliative care’ has been set up in Mayong, Assam, on 19th November, 2022
Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati, signs an MOU with the ECHS to provide relief to Cancer patients (ex-serviceman)
IAPC’s Exclusive Articles
- ‘HIV/AIDS – Still stuck in the past’, Dr. Sreedevi Warrier, Thiruvananthapuram, in commemoration of World AIDS Day (1st December, 2022)
- ‘The Palliative Care Approach: Integration an Imperative’, Dr. Ashita Singh, Chinchpada, in observation of the the International Universal Health Coverage Day (12th December, 2022)
- ‘The critical need to integrate palliative care in neo-natal and infant care’, Dr. Krithika Rao, Manipal, in acknowledgement of Infant Protection Day (7th November, 2022)
Other Compelling reads
- ‘Addressing Five Major Barriers to Hospice Utilization in the LGBTQ+ Community’, a republication from e hospice
- ‘The Most Common End-of-life Experiences’, Dr Geoffrey W. Lane a republication from Healthnews
- ‘An Unforgettable Day’, Mr Cyriac Jacob, a republication from e-hospice India edition
Other upcoming events
Submit abstracts before 4th January, 2023, for the ACP-i 2023, 24th – 27th May, 2023
Register for a webinar on ‘Children’s Palliative Care in Humanitarian Settings’, 19th January, 2023
Register for a Pall CHASE’s webinar, ‘Healing in Hidden Conflicts – Perspectives on Palliative Care’, on either 18th or 19th January, 2023
Register before 31st January, 2023, for the ‘South African Palliative Care Conference’, to avail the early bird registration offer
Submit abstracts before 28th February, 2023, to participate in the 15th Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Conference 2023, 4th – 7th October, 2023