Announcements / Messages from IAPC

IAPCON 2023: Call for expression of interest to conduct pre-conference workshops

The organising team of IAPCON 2023, is inviting expression of interest for pre-conference workshops.  Those interested in conducting pre-conference workshops may please email (email address shared below) the Pre-conference Subcommittee Chair with the details of the topic, potential faculty members, and expected number of attendees by Tuesday, 31st May, 2022.

The Pre-conference Subcommittee will then screen and approve the workshops based on the scientific content. The list of approved workshops will be announced on both the conference website and also emailed to the concerned teams by Friday, 1st July, 2022.

Preconference Subcommittee Chair: 

Dr. Jenifer Jeba. S
MD (RT), Dip Pal Med, MSc Pal Med (Cardiff, UK)
Professor and Head, Palliative Care Unit, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India
Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
Email: preconferenceiapcon@karunashraya.org

IAPCON 2023, is the 30th Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2023) and is organised by Karunashraya. IAPCON 2023 will be a physical conference and will be held at Bengaluru. The main conference is scheduled to be conducted over two and half days (Friday, 10th, February 2023, to Sunday, 12th February 2023) and will have six major tracks and three minor tracks. Pre-conference workshops are scheduled for Thursday, 9th February, 2023.

‘Metamorphosis: The emergence of Subspeciality Palliative Medicine’, will be the theme of IAPCON 2023. The organizing team invites registration for this unique intellectual fest at the earliest.

Please visit the conference website for further details.


IAPC in collaboration with Pallium India successfully conduct a webinar, ‘Humanising Healthcare through Storytelling’, on 23rd March 2022

IAPC and Pallium India, jointly conducted a webinar on ‘Humanising Healthcare through Storytelling – Stories as a tool for transformation’ on Wednesday, 23rd March, 2022, between 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

The webinar was delivered by a rich panel represented by Ms Chinthana Gopinath (Care provider and Care receiver), Ms Joan Marston (Founder, Sunflower Children’s Hospice and Global Ambassador, International Children’s Palliative Care Network), Dr Vidya Viswanath (Palliative Care Physician, Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Center), and Dr Yogesh Jain (Public Health Physician and Founder, Jan Swasthya Sahyog), each of who shared with us their stories to highlight the power of human stories in transforming quality care provision in different settings. The webinar was ably moderated by Dr Frank Brennan (Palliative Care Physician, Australia) and Ms Smriti Rana (Head, Strategic Programs and Partnerships Division, Pallium India).

Several participants shared their stories with the panellists during the webinar.

The organisers invite you to share your own stories which you have experienced as a care provider or a care recipient, which impacted your own practice and philosophy. We request that these stories with a maximum of 500 words, be sent to assistant.nio.iapc@gmail.com by 10th April 2022. With these stories, the organisers hope to create a repository of palliative care stories to demonstrate that, ultimately, it is our stories that make us human, and listening to the stories behind the statistics is what makes care truly compassionate!

For those of you who missed the webinar, please click here to view the recording of the same.


The IJPC’s January – March 2022 issue is now published!

The Indian Journal of Palliative Care (IJPC) has released their very interesting January – March 2022 issue. Please click here to read this interesting issue.


Update your details in the IAPC’s National PC Directory!

We are in the process of updating the IAPC’s National PC directory and we absolutely CANNOT do that WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT!

We request you to please check and update (existing centers) or add (for new centers) the relevant details by clicking here

Once you click on the link,

  1. Please select the State from the drop down menu to check details of your center.
  2. Then choose to either update details of an existing center OR add the relevant details for a new center by clicking on the button provided in the right column of the web page.
  3. Once completed, please click the ‘Submit’ button to record your responses.

 Your invaluable support towards creating an updated directory (State Wise) will ensure that no patient is left behind and help improve access to palliative care services.

 So common, do your bit to help someone in need!