IAPC’s Infographic of the month: July 2024

IAPC's May 2024 Infographic

The IAPC’s July Infographic focuses on ‘Anticipatory Medications in Palliative Medicine‘.

The IAPC in its constant endeavour to promote palliative care education and awareness across the country launched the “IAPC’s 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 IAPC’s July Infographic.

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

Celebrating compassion: The IAPC’s celebration of National Doctors’ Day

To acknowledge the expertise and dedication of our doctors in providing compassionate care for palliative care patients and caregivers, the IAPC presents, ‘Celebrating Compassion: The IAPC’s celebration of National Doctors’ Day’, a compilation of some very impressive and interesting insights shared by our persistent colleagues during their journey in palliative care.

The IAPC once again acknowledges and appreciates all our pioneers and every other doctor practising palliative medicine in India. Palliative care / medicine in the country would not be what it is today, if not for the efforts of each of you! 

Click here to view the compilation.

Submissions invited for the IAPC’s ‘A photo journey – Looking through the prism of Palliative Care’

The IAPC invites submissions for its initiative ‘A photo journey – Looking through the prism of Palliative Care to celebrate ‘World Photography Day’ (19th August, 2024).

This initiative has been themed, Looking through the prism of Palliative Carein observance of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

Last date to submit entries: 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6th August, 2024

Click here for further information and to submit your entries.

Join us at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, 18th July, 2024, for a multilingual edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’

The IAPC and the Shankar Mahadevan Academy Nirvana (SMA Nirvana) invite you to join us for 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 Thursday, 18th July, 2024, at 2:50 p.m.

The evening of harmonies will be presented by Ms Vaishnavi Shriram (Vocalist, Song Composer, Performing Artist).

The Zoom login credentials to join the event:

Meeting ID: 947 0991 9086
Passcode: 930891

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

To know more about ‘Singing for the Stars’ and to view past recordings click Here

IAPCON 2025: Register before 15th July, 2024, to avail the Early bird registration and Combo registration offer! Abstract submissions now open!

We are excited to announce that the 32nd Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2025) will be held at the Auditorium of AIIMS Jammu, between Friday, 31st January, 2025, and Sunday, 2nd February, 2025. Pre-conference workshops have been slated for Thursday, 30th January, 2025.

The conference is themed ‘Evidence based Palliative Care‘.

Click here to know more about IAPCON 2025. 

IAPCON 2024, an academic extravaganza, concludes successfully with grandeur

The 31st Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2024) concluded successfully on Sunday, 11th February, 2024. IAPCON 2024 was an in-person conference organised by the Department of Palliative Medicine, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute (GCRI), Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

The conference themed ‘Revisiting the domains of Palliative Care’ was conducted successfully under the able guidance of Dr Geeta Joshi (Organising Chair), Dr Priti Sanghavi (Organising Secretary), Dr Bhavna Patel (Scientific Committee Chair) and Dr Dinesh Kumar (Workshop Committee Chair).

438 delegates from across the globe participated in the main conference held between Friday, 9th February, 2024, and Sunday, 11th February, 2024. 183 delegates participated in the Pre-conference workshops conducted on Thursday, 8th February, 2024.

Click here to read further information. 

IAPC Academy

Recordings from the online Lecture Series

For details about the currently ongoing Academy of Palliative Medicine’s (APM) Lecture Series 1, click here.

To access recordings of the lectures conducted before 31st December, 2023, click here.

To access recordings of lectures from 1st January, 2024, visit the IAPC’s Members Corner.

To access recordings from the previous series, click here.

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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