Announcements / Messages from IAPC

IAPC’s Infographic of the month

The April Infographic focuses on the concept of ‘Titrating dose of oral Morphine in Palliative Care’.

This initiative reflects the IAPC’s constant endeavour to promote palliative care education and awareness across the country.

Please feel free to share this infographic within your networks. The same will be available on our social media platforms and also on our website. Please click here to access the same.

We thank Dr Wasimul Hoda (Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, RIMS, Ranchi) for his enthusiasm and constant support towards this initiative.

The WHPCD Theme for 2024 announced

The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) has announced the theme for this year’s (2024) World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) which will be celebrated on Saturday, 12th October, 2024.

The theme for WHPCD 2024 is: ‘Ten Years Since the Resolution: How are we doing?’

The year 2024 marks 10 years since the World Health Assembly (WHO’s Governing Body) passed the only stand-alone resolution on palliative care, calling for all countries to ‘strengthen palliative care as a component of comprehensive care throughout the life course’. This is what inspired the theme for 2024.

Please click here for further information on this.

IAPCON 2025: Registrations invited!

The enthusiastic organising team of the 32nd Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2025) is inviting registrations for the upcoming conference in January 2025.

The scientific fiesta will be held at the Auditorium of AIIMS Jammu, between Friday, 31st January, 2025, and Sunday, 2nd February, 2025, with pre-conference workshops being scheduled for Thursday, 30th January, 2025.

The conference is themed, ‘Evidence based Palliative Care’.

IAPCON 2025 is organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Chapter of IAPC, in collaboration with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Jammu.

Please click here to visit the conference website for further information and to register for IAPCON 2025.

Tune in at 2:50 p.m. on 18th April, 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 at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, 18th April, 2024, for a national multilingual edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’.

This edition of musical evening of harmonies is dedicated to our friends from across the country.

Further details about the artist who will be presenting the evening of harmonies for March 2024 will be shared shortly.

Don’t forget to join us at 2:50 p.m. on 18th April, 2024.

Update from the March event

The March edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’ was held on Thursday, 14th March, 2024.

The dhamaka evening of harmonies for the month was presented by Mr Ashwin Prabhu (A Vocalist and a Performing Artist), kept the audience smiling and riveted with peppy yet soulful songs from Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil.

Team IAPC and Team SMA Nirvana take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to all those who joined us and for spreading smiles during the show.

Leverage the IAPC’s Social Media to stay connected!

The IAPC is inviting each of you to join the IAPC’s Social Media community to network and stay connected with the palliative care community, from India and beyond!

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The IAPC’s Careers page has been updated to reflect new vacancies from across the country

We invite you to visit the IAPC’s ‘View job vacancy’ page to view the recently updated vacancies in palliative care from across the country.

We request you to please also join us to improve the availability and access to palliative care by either sharing the details of vacancies at your center or by sharing the details of this platform with your colleagues to submit a vacancy from centers rendering palliative care services.

Call for Support: Your 2 minutes = Someone’s entire lifetime of Peace, Comfort and Dignity!

The IAPC requests you to spare just two minutes of your valuable time to submit / update the details of your palliative care services in the IAPC’s National Palliative Care Directory.

Steps to show your support:

  1. Please visit the IAPC’s National Palliative Care Directory and select the State from the drop down menu to check details of your center.
  2. If you need to add / update details of your center, then please visit the Submit/Update details of your PC center page on the IAPC website and submit the relevant details.
  3. After entering the relevant details, please click the ‘Submit’ button to record your responses.

Please do remember that your two minutes will make an invaluable difference in someone’s entire lifetime, as patients and caregivers, along with your colleagues will then have access to palliative care services when they need it the most!

Come on, donate your time to be a bridge in alleviating the suffering of our patients from across the country. Let no one be left behind!

Please click here for guidance on how to update your details.

‘Saath Saath Helpline’: India’s free palliative care helpline

Saath-Saath Helpline: 1800-202-7777, is the first of its kind National, Free-of-cost Palliative care helpline. The helpline offers non-judgmental listening services to palliative patients and their caregivers, or to a patient’s physician, and connects them to the nearest palliative care center.

The helpline has 26 partner organisations working across 17 States and Union territories viz; Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Orissa, Punjab, Haryana, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kashmir and West Bengal. Volunteers from Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) and Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre (CPC) attend the calls in four shifts to either provide information, offer Psycho-emotional support or to refer the caller to a partner organisation.

The helpline provides service through call-in on a phone line and works 6 days a week (Mon-Sat), 10 am to 6 pm.

You can offer your support by informing patients about this helpline and refer those who are in need of such services.