Newsletter: September 2023 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Hello Friends,

I am pleased to inform you that abstract submissions are now open for the 31st Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2024), which will be held in February 2024, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The organising committee of IAPCON 2024, invites researchers to submit abstracts of their work in palliative care for presentation to the global palliative care fraternity before Thursday, 30th November, 2023. Please also note that the last date to avail the early bird registration rates to participate in the conference has been further extended to Friday, 15th September, 2023. Further information about this is available in the ‘Announcements and Messages from IAPC’ section of this newsletter…

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Announcements / Messages from IAPC

IAPC’s Infographic of the month

Vote for your favourite photo: The IAPC’s ‘Pictures to Moments – Together for palliative care’

IAPCON 2024 Update: Abstract submissions now open; Early bird registrations extended to 15th September, 2023

Nominations invited before 30th September, 2023, to ‘Celebrate your Heroes behind the Scenes’

Register your WHPCD 2023 event with the WHPCA

Tune in to listen to the TWCC’s ‘The Sunflower’ a Pediatric Palliative Care podcast

Join us for the IAPC and SMA Nirvana’s National multilingual edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’ at 2:50 p.m. on 15th September, 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

Applications invited for the IAPC’s ‘Certificate Course in Palliative Care Pharmacy’

236 clinicians participate in the ‘Part A’ component of the IAPC’s CCEPC in July and August, 2023

Applications invited for the ‘Global Fellowship in Palliative Medicine’ offered by TIPS, Pallium India

ICPCN and PallCHASE launch the updated e-learning course ‘Children’s Palliative Care in Humanitarian Settings’

CanSupport conducts a two-day CNE workshop and sensitises 17 volunteers in Palliative care in August

KGMU, Lucknow, conducted a CME for 32 in-service Medical Officers in Uttar Pradesh, in pain and palliative care on 11th and 12th August, 2023

The IHPCNA and BHT Karunashraya jointly organise ‘Rhythm Rx – Dose of Dance’ on 11th and 12th August, 2023

ADPC in collaboration with IAPC conducts a two-day workshop for 40 volunteers to assist in home based care delivery on 12th and 13th August, 2023

Tata Memorial Centre’s CEPaC held successfully on 12th and 13th August, 2023

ADPCT and Centurion University of Technology and Management sensitises over 200 students about Palliative care in Balasore, Odisha, on 22nd August, 2023

IAPC’s WB Chapter, the WBSSP, and the SGCCRI, Kolkata, jointly organise a CME on ‘Evidence Based Pain Management in Palliative Care’ on 25th August, 2023

RMD Academy of Health, Chennai, empowers 60 individuals in the basics of geriatric and palliative care between June and August, 2023

SGRDUHS, Amritsar, in collaboration with IPM and DLIA, organise a session on ‘Bereavement Companionship’ and a ‘Death Cafe’ in July, 2023

The ‘Bangalore Palliative Special Interest Group’ revived post Covid on 8th July, 2023

Update from APM’s lecture series

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Awards and Recognitions

Ms Humairath Kadappurathaba awarded the ‘Caregiver Award 2023’ on 15th August, 2023, by the NHM, UT of Lakshadweep, GoI

Ms Vandana Mahajan felicitated by Smt Droupadi Murmu, the Hon. President of India, for being an ‘Asmita Icon’ on 21st August, 2023

Mrs Harmala Gupta felicitated and presents the ‘Dr Ushalakshmi Oration’ at ABSICON 2023, on 29th July, 2023

Mr Kishore Rao felicitated by Goonj on 26th July, 2023

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

Other Compelling reads

Other upcoming events

Registrations invited for the ‘Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Conference 2023’, Incheon, Korea, 4th– 7th October, 2023

Registrations invited for the EAPC’s free webinar ‘Public health palliative care: Evidence-Base’ on 6th September, 2023

Registrations open for the ‘International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2023’, 29th September – 2nd October, 2023

Register for the Memorial Sloan Kettering’s free virtual conference, ‘4th Annual US Celebration of World Hospice & Palliative Care Day’, on 3th and 4th October, 2023

Submit abstracts before 15th October, 2023, to participate in the 13th World Research Congress of the EAPC in Barcelona, Spain, 16th – 18th May, 2024

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