Announcements / Messages from IAPC

Singing for the Stars: A musical collaboration between the Shankar Mahadevan Academy Nirvana and the IAPC

The Indian Association of Palliative Care and the Shankar Mahadevan Academy Nirvana have collaborated to organise and deliver virtual musical evenings, ‘Singing for the Stars’ for palliative care patients and their caregivers from across the country, each of whom is a star in themselves.

The collaboration provides for a series of virtual evenings of harmonies for patients and their families to unwind and relax while also aiming to advocate for palliative care across the nation.

The inaugural session will be delivered by Mr Kartik Raman, the famous Singer, Composer and Educator, and is scheduled for 4th January, 2022, at 4 p.m. via the Zoom platform. Institutions with good and stable Internet connectivity and having access to a hall (or a ward) with speakers and a screen to project a musical evening (via Zoom) for patients and caregivers are welcome to register for the event by clicking here. The zoom link for the evening will be shared with the registered participants closer to the date of the evening.

Hurry and register now to provide your patients and their caregivers with an evening they will cherish.


Register before 8 p.m. on 11th January, 2022, to participate in the IAPC’s upcoming virtual Elections

The IAPC’s elections for the office bearers of IAPC are scheduled to be held virtually between 9 a.m. on Friday, 21st January, 2022, and 9 p.m. on Sunday, 23rd January, 2022.

The IAPC Elections are being held for the post of President, Secretary and Central Council Members.

Please also note the important dates for the upcoming elections in IAPC.

  • Last date for members to register for participation in the elections: 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 11th January, 2022
  • Last date to withdraw nomination: Friday, 14th January, 2022
  • Election date: 9 a.m. on 21st January, 2022 to 9 p.m. on 23rd January, 2022.

An expert panel consisting of Dr Anil Paleri, Dr Dinesh Goswami, Dr Nagesh Simha and Dr Sukdev Nayak along with IAPC’s Central Council (CC), evaluated the virtual voting platform via a trial run on Tuesday, 23rd November, 2021. The system was found to be foolproof and satisfied the requirements of the election. The date for the virtual election (21st January 2022) was approved by the General Body during the Annual General Body Meeting held on Friday, 12th November 2021.

An election committee comprising of Dr Dinesh Goswami, Dr Gayatri Palat and Dr Sukdev Nayak scrutinized the received nominations for validity and forwarded the valid nomination forms to the CC for further action.

Please note that you will have to register in advance and that registration is mandatory to participate in virtual elections. Please be aware that you will not be able to vote if your email id and mobile number are not pre-registered, as the login credentials will be sent to your pre-registered email address. This is to ensure the safe proceedings of the IAPC’S virtual elections.

The list of Members’ names along with their Membership number (needed for registration) is listed on the IAPC website. Please click here to access the same. The short CV’s of the candidates will be updated on the IAPC website shortly.

Emails with the link to register for the virtual elections have already been circulated. Efforts are also being made to connect (via post and SMS) with those members whose currently registered email ids are dysfunctional. Once registered, members will receive an email closer to the date of elections with a link to vote. Members will then need to click on the same and follow the necessary steps to cast your vote.

Alternatively, you could also register by filling in the registration form available at any one of the below three listed webpages.

Please note that registration closes by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 11th January, 2022.

Please click here to read further details about elections.


Register for exciting events and much more at IAPCON 2022

The organizing committee of the 29th International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON), 2022, is bubbling with excitement to share the below updates:

  1. Registrations are now open for a high-powered debate, ‘What’s in a name? Should we change the name of our speciality?‘. The Debate team lead by Dr Anjum Khan Joad, Dr Shrikant Atreya and Dr Jyothsna Kuriakose are working to set the stage for a clash of brilliant and divergent ideas of ever-enthusiastic participants from all over the nation.
  2. In this era of “Publish or Perish”, the scientific committee of IAPCON 2022, Jaipur, has designed a unique session to help each of us ‘increase our odds of publication’. A panel of eminent editors including Dr Catherine Walshe, Dr Jenifer Jeba, Dr Raghu Thota, Dr Rakesh Garg and Dr Raghvendra Ramanajalu will highlight an editors’ perspective of when they ACCEPT or REJECT a research for publication.
  3. Register for ‘Expressions: An arena for creative expressions’, as the conference organizers believe Palliative Care to be a holistic approach which is for everyone. ‘Expressions’ is a platform for those who are gifted to express themselves in innovative ways. The enhanced canvas allows you to compete, showcase your talents and expand your horizons by creatively sharing your Palliative care themes, thoughts and concepts via short stories, paintings, poetry, songs, music, slogans and photographs. Dr Wasimul Hoda will be incharge of these ingenious sessions. The prize winning entries will be displayed in the Virtual Hall ‘Expressions’ during the conference.

Coveted prizes await the winners of the various competitions.

The conference is scheduled to be held between Friday, the 11th to Sunday, the 13th February 2022. Pre-conference workshops will be organized on Thursday, 10th February, 2022.

Please visit the conference website for further details and to register for the debate and ‘Expressions’ to get your creative juices flowing!


The IJPC’s October – December 2021 issue is now LIVE!

The Indian Journal of Palliative Care (IJPC) has released the October – December 2021 issue. 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 the details of your PC centre and update the relevant details of a existing centre or add a new centre

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!