Newsletter: June 2022 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

I am very excited to share that the much-awaited Academy of Palliative Medicine (APM) is now formally established with the signing of an MoU at Bengaluru, on Sunday, 29th February, 2022, between the IAPC, the Bangalore Hospice Trust – Karunshraya, and the Suprajit Foundation. Years of hard work towards the development of specialist Palliative Medicine Training in India is now inching one more step closer to reality. 

The IAPC is indebted and grateful to the Suprajit Foundation for their financial support towards establishing the Academy, and the Bangalore Hospice Trust – Karunshraya for their support to provide office space for the Academy. I also thank Dr Naveen Salins, Dr Nagesh Simha, Dr Mary Ann Muckaden and all the others involved for their support and guidance in making this dream a reality.

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Education and Training

Apply before 30th June, 2022, for the IAPC’s Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care (CCEPC)

Hurry and register before 2nd June, 2022, for the ‘Foundation Course in Palliative Care Psychosocial Interventions (Basics)’ offered jointly by TIPS and ECHO International

Register before 3rd June, 2022, for the BCCPM and BCCPN course, offered by the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode

Apply before 15th June, to enroll in the ‘Clinical Pediatric Palliative Medicine Fellowship’ offered by the Palliative and Supportive Care Unit, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai

Submit applications before 25th June, 2022, for the ‘Counselling Skills in Cancer and Palliative Care: A Blended Learning Program’ offered jointly by KIPCER, Bengaluru, and KMC, Manipal

The Government of Goa and the Goa Cancer Society jointly organise a palliative care workshop on Saturday, 30th April, 2022

Max Healthcare, Saket, successfully conducts an ELNEC training program between 17th and 19th May, 2022

Update from IAPC ACADEMY: Report on activities in May

Update from IAPC ACADEMY: Sessions planned for June

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Awards and Recognitions

Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration recognises Dr Gayatri Palat for her palliative care advocacy in India

Pallium India receives the IAHPC’s Institutional Recognition Award

Annai Adhuraham Hospice celebrates 10 years of service

Karunashraya, celebrates their 23rd ‘Memorial Day’

Dharamshila Rahat Medical Centre inaugurates North India’s first stand alone palliative care center in New Delhi

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

  1. Palliative care for Thalassemia Major, Dr Tulika Seth, New Delhi, in commemoration of World Thalassaemia Day (8th May)   
  2. Palliative Care in Peace and Humanitarian Crises, by Ms Joan Marston, South Africa, in observance of International Day of Living Together in Peace (16th May) 
  3. Palliative Care for End Organ Damage in Hypertension, Dr Jenifer Jeba S, Vellore, in acknowledgement of World Hypertension Day (17th May)    

Other Compelling reads

  1. New tool launched to help provide person-centred care for people living with HIV, a republication from e-hospice
  2. COVID Helped Propel a UK Law Requiring Palliative Care for All in Need, a republication from the IAHPC

Other upcoming events

Watch the premiere of ‘Watch Over Me’ an award winning documentary film from CanSupport, New Delhi, on 6th June, 2022

Register for the APHN’s webinar on ‘Bereavement Care: Research and Practice’ on 7th June, 2022

Register for the webinar on ‘Epi-Transitions in the Global Disease Burden and the Need for Palliative Care’ on 23rd June, 2022

Apply for the IAHPC’s Scholarship before 15th July, 2022, to virtually attend the McGill International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal

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To offer help and support during challenging times

  1. ‘Saath Saath Helpline’: Your Palliative Care helpline – 1800-202-7777
  2. Bereavement support India:
  3. Telehealth Consultation (Pallium India):
  4. Caregiver Saathi:
  5. National Helpline for Psychosocial and Mental health support offered by The MoHFW, GoI and NIMHANS: 080-46110007 (If you are a health care worker, please press 5 when prompted after dialing the above number to access a direct and dedicated line for healthcare workers)

Announcements / Messages
from IAPC

The IAPC’s ‘Academy of Palliative Medicine’ is now a reality!

The IAPC’s new dedicated page ‘Careers’ is now available on the IAPC website

Join us for a webinar on ‘Understanding Women in Sex Work: A First step towards an inclusion in palliative care services’ at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2nd June, 2022

Enjoy the IAPC’s and SMA-Nirvana’s evening of harmonies, ‘Singing for the Stars’, on Tuesday, 21st June, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

Update: Last date to submit expression of interest to conduct pre conference workshops at IAPCON 2023, extended till 30th June, 2022!

IAPC’s celebration of International Nurses Day: ‘A Celebration of our Palliative Care Nurse(s)’

The IAPC celebrated World Laughter Day with ‘An Evening of Laughs with Dr Chaturvedi’ on Monday, 9th May, 2022

Update your details in the IAPC’s National PC Directory!

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