Newsletter: October 2023 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Hello Friends,

We, at the IAPC, are excited to participate and celebrate the upcoming World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) observance on Saturday, 14th October 2023. In line with this, I am excited to invite palliative care institutions from across the country to share and showcase their WHPCD Celebrations to the world, by publishing details of their celebrations on the IAPC’s National Portal. Further details regarding this is available in the ‘Announcements / Messages from IAPC’ section of this newsletter.

The IAPC also believes that one of the ways to observe this year’s WHPCD theme ‘Compassionate Communities: Together for Palliative Care’ is to facilitate the creation and strengthening of compassionate communities…

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Announcements / Messages from IAPC

IAPC’s Infographic of the month

IAPCON 2024 Update: Details of pre-conference workshop and ‘Dr M T Bhatia Award for best Poster Presentation for Nurses’ announced

Apply before 2nd October, 2023, for an enriching experience at the ASCO IDEA 2024 program

The IJPC’s July – September edition is now online

Submit details of your ‘WHPCD celebrations’ in the IAPC’s National Portal

ICPCN launches the ‘2023 Digital Toolkit’ for their upcoming Hatson4CPC event

Join us at 3:00 p.m. on 26th October, 2023, for the IAPC and SMA Nirvana’s National multilingual edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’

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

Registrations invited for the IAPC’s ‘Certificate Course in Palliative Care for Volunteers’

Applications invited for the IAPC’s ‘Certificate Course in the Physiotherapy – Palliative Care interface’

The ‘Part A’ component of the IAPC’s ‘Certificate Course in Palliative Care Pharmacy’ conducted successfully on 23rd September, 2023

Registrations open for the Lancaster University’s course on ‘Dying Well: The Role of Palliative Care and Sedation in End of Life Care’ starting on 16th October, 2023

ELNEC India conducts two core training programs for nursing professionals during September 2023

TMH, Mumbai, trains 27 healthcare professionals in the ‘Basics of Pediatric Palliative Care’ between 11th and 13th September, 2023

A session on ‘Special care for special ones – senior citizens’ was conducted by Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, on 13th September, 2023

Sparsh Hospice, Hyderabad, and L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd, jointly conducted a palliative care awareness program at Ameerpet Metro Station, Hyderabad, on 30th August, 2023

HBCHRC, Vizag, and NHM, AP, collaborated to successfully conduct a Train-the-trainers program in palliative care between 29th August and 9th September, 2023

A webinar on ‘Deathbed Phenomenon: Review and Experiences’ was jointly presented by the IAPC’s DC, the DSCOG, and Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, on 22nd August, 2023

Update from APM’s lecture series

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr Ravi Kannan awarded the prestigious ‘2023 Ramon Magsaysay Award – Hero for Holistic Healthcare’

Mr Avtar Singh Cheema is the recipient of this year’s ‘Molly Dam Award’

Pallium India is the recipient of the ‘ECHO Excellence Award 2023’

Dr Avinash Tiwari receives the News 18’s ‘Yuva Shakti Award 2023’ on 24th September, 2023

Palliative Peace inaugurates the ‘Captain (IN) Tejinder Pal Singh Gill Memorial Care and Support Home’ at Bhadalwad, Punjab, on 7th September, 2023

Foundation stone laying ceremony of Manipal Hospice and Respite Care Center held on 16th September, 2023

NIMHANS and Cipla Foundation collaborate to provision integrated neuropalliative care services at NIMHANS, Bengaluru

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

Other Compelling reads

Other upcoming events

Participation invited for PallCHASE’s session on ‘Grief 101 – A Virtual Workshop reflecting on Grief and Loss’

Register for the EAPC’s webinar on ‘Advance care planning in Children’s Palliative Care’ on 13th October, 2023

Register for the the PCW’s hybrid 10th Annual Conference on ‘The Changing Landscape of Worldwide Palliative Care Education’, United Kingdom, 14th October, 2023

Submit abstracts before 20th October, 2023, to participate in the virtual ‘Palliative Care Congress’, 21st and 22nd March, 2024

Registrations invited for the 6th Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Alliance Conference, 15th – 17th November, 2023

Registrations invited for the IAPC Delhi Chapter’s first annual conference at New Delhi, 17th – 19th November, 2023

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