Join us for a webinar on ‘Advance Medical Directives and withdrawal of life support treatment’, at 6:30 p.m. on 21st March, 2023

The IAPC invites you to join us for a webinar on ‘An update: Recent amendments to Advance Medical Directives and withdrawal of life support treatment‘ on Tuesday, 21st March, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.

A stellar panel will share insights into the nuances surrounding End of Life Care (EoLC) decisions.

The webinar aims to understand the current basis of EoLC decision making in India by:

  1. Providing guidance to palliative care physicians for assisting individuals in preparing Advance Care Directives in India
  2. Enabling physicians to implement advance care directives at the end of life and/or assist families in taking decisions regarding withholding or withdrawing therapy in the absence of advance care directives in accordance with current ethical/legal guidelines.

The Zoom login credentials to join the webinar:
Meeting ID: 868 1055 6374
Passcode: 724912

Join us at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, 23rd March, 2023, for a multilingual edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’

The IAPC and the Shankar Mahadevan Academy Nirvana invite you to participate in a national and multilingual edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’! This is a virtual evening of harmonies for our palliative care patients, their caregivers, and our health care professionals.

This multilingual edition is dedicated to our friends from across the country and is scheduled for Thursday, 23rd March, 2023, at 3:50 p.m.

The evening of harmonies will be presented by Ms Vaishnavi Shriram, a Singer, a Composer and a Music producer.

The Zoom login credentials to join the event:

Meeting ID: 970 1128 7817
Passcode: 854881

Feel free to share the details of this event with your colleagues, your patients and their caregivers.

Click here to know more about ‘Singing for the Stars’!

Scholarships available for The Cardiff University MSc in Palliative Medicine for Healthcare Professionals

Applications are invited for the September 2023 batch of the Cardiff University MSc in Palliative Medicine for Healthcare Professionals. Applicants have a chance to grab the 9 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships that have been awarded for this year.

These scholarships have been awarded jointly by The Cardiff University and The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.


IAPCON 2023 concludes with immense success and grandeur

The much awaited 30th Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2023) concluded successfully on Sunday, 12th February, 2023, after a 3-day academic fiesta. 

IAPCON 2023 was a physical conference at the Nimhans Convention Center, Bengaluru, and was organised by Bangalore Hospice Trust – Karunashraya. The main conference was conducted over two and half days, between Friday, 10th February 2023, to Sunday, 12th February 2023. The Pre-conference workshops were held on Thursday, 9th February, 2023.

The conference was themed ‘Metamorphosis: The emergence of Subspeciality Palliative Medicine’.

Below are the highlights from the conference.


  • Over 350 delegates and 70 Faculty participated in the day long pre-conference workshops
  • The 10 pre-conference workshops were conducted on Thursday, 9th February, 2023, at 3 locations across the city: Bangalore Hospice Trust – Karunashraya, Shankara Eye Hospital and Aster CMI Hospitals.


  • Over 700 delegates came together to celebrate the advancement and progress of palliative care during IAPCON 2023.
  • There were 80 National and 40 International speakers who participated in the conference.
  • A total of 90 scientific sessions were delivered during the conference

Click here to read more.

IAPC Academy

Recordings from the online Lecture Series

Series 6 commenced from 31st October, 2022. Find further details Here

Click here to access the archived videos from Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Palliative Care Status Update in India

We are excited to inform you that the IAPC has drawn upon this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) theme, ‘Leave no-one behind – equity in access to palliative care’, to put together a special feature with an update on the status of palliative care services from every State in the country.


IAPC Offers Virtual Internship Program

Indian Association of Palliative Care offers Virtual Internship Program for students. Considering the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic, and requirements of the students, it has been decided to offer a virtual internship program for students. Find the details and the application form Here


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