IAPCs Infographic of the month: September 2023

The IAPC’s September Infographic focuses on the ‘General Myths of Palliative Care (Part 2)’.

The IAPC in its constant endeavour to promote palliative care education and awareness across the country launched the ‘IAPCs Infographic of the month’ initiative in June 2023.

This initiative was conceived and is continuing to be supported by Dr Wasimul Hoda (Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, RIMS, Ranchi).

These infographics will focus on a different topic each month and will look at both simple and complex topics in palliative care. 

Please click on the image above to download the IAPCs September Infographic.

Click here to access the IAPC’s infographics published till date.

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

The IAPC will be commemorating this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day celebrations, by recognising those who work silently and tirelessly behind the scenes, in an effort to further strengthen compassionate communities beginning from one’s own team / institution.

Institutions are requested to nominate either one or a group of Administrators / Program or Project Managers / Office or support staff etc. who support the palliative care unit / team, by emailing the nominated individual (s) photo and a short description of why they should be nominated, to us at Please note that the nominated individual(s) must be a non-clinician. Self nominations will not be accepted. 

Please ensure that your complete name and mobile number, along with the complete names of both the individual(s) and the organisation they are affiliated with, are also emailed to us. Further details in the poster.

The final compilation will be published on the IAPC’s website on Saturday, 14th October, 2023. 

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

The conference organisers are delighted to announce that abstract submissions are now open for the 31st Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON). Researchers are invited to submit abstracts of their work in palliative care for presentation to the global palliative care fraternity before Thursday, 30th November, 2023. Please click here for further information regarding abstract submissions. 

Please also note that the early bird registrations have been further extended to Friday, 15th September, 2023, due to popular demand.

IAPCON 2024 is an in-person conference scheduled to be held between Friday, the 9th of February, 2024, to Sunday, the 11th of February, 2024, at the Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute’s Auditorium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

The upcoming conference is themed ‘Revisiting the domains of Palliative Care’ as it aims to enhance the delegates’ practice of palliative care by empowering them with the various aspects in Palliative Care for both cancer and non-cancer patients.

The Pre-conference workshops have been scheduled for Thursday, the 8th of February, 2024.

Click here for further information on IAPCON 2024.

Join us at 2:50 p.m. on Friday, 15th September, 2023, for a multilingual regional edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’

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

This edition is dedicated to our friends from across the country and is scheduled for Friday, 15th September, 2023, at 2:50 p.m.

The evening of harmonies will be presented by Mr Anirudh Iyer, a Singer, a Composer, and a Performing Artist. 

The Zoom login credentials to join the event:

Meeting ID: 926 1648 6087
Passcode: 743345

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’!

Pictures to Moments – Together for palliative care

The IAPC celebrates this year’s World Photography Day with a special initiative, the ‘Pictures to Moments – Together for palliative care‘ initiative. 

A total of 47 soulful and evocative photographs were received from 26 contributors, for this initiative. 

By presenting this collection of photographs we aim to provide insights into the experiences and perceptions of our contributors who through their photographs have frozen time to capture the essence of life, beauty and emotions.

We invite you to step into a world of visual wonder and enjoy the soulful and evocative photographs, and also cast your vote for your favourite photographfor the ‘People’s Choice Award’, before Sunday, 31st December, 2023.

Click here to view these beautiful photographs. 

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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