Announcements / Messages from IAPC

Dr. Cynthia Goh, we remember you with gratitude!

It is with immense sadness we share that Dr. Cynthia Goh, passed away peacefully on Sunday, 13th February, 2022.

Dr. Goh has been a friend of IAPC and has contributed greatly towards the development of Palliative Care in India.

Dr. Goh was a pioneer of palliative care in the Asia Pacific and was the backbone of India’s Cancer Treatment Center (CTC) program, which propelled the development of India’s Institution based palliative care.

Thank you Dr. Goh, for inspiring us, and for all that you have done!

If you would like to pay your tribute or share any photos, you can do so here: https://obits.sg/d/dr-goh-fung-cynthia-ruth/11207/en


The IAPC’s newly elected Core Committee and the Central Council body takes over from 12th February, 2022

The IAPC’s newly elected members of the Core Committee and the Central Council took charge officially from Saturday, 12th February, 2022. The committee met on Tuesday, 22nd February, 2022, to discuss and plan the activities for the next 6 months.

Congratulations to the new team!


IAPCON 2022 concludes after a successful 3 day academic and scientific extravaganza!

The 29th Annual International conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2022) was held virtually between Friday, 11th February, 2022 and Sunday, 13th February, 2022.

Over 600 delegates networked, collaborated and also learnt from a stellar faculty list in addition to learning from each other.

The conference provided delegates with a series of enriching sessions which kept them riveted to their screens, as several national and internal faculty shared their knowledge in the 9 pre-conference workshops (3 in-person and 6 Virtual), and the 34 brilliant scientific sessions organized. IAPCON 2022 also received 140 scientific abstracts and offered 8 credits granted by the Rajasthan Medical Council.

IAPC’s Annual General Body Meeting was also held virtually on Saturday, 12th February, 2022, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Detailed reports from each day of the conference as below:

Report from 10th February: IAPCON 2022 begins with a series of enriching and interactive workshops and a star studded Inauguration ceremony

Report from Day 1 of IAPCON 2022: An Academic and Scientific extravaganza began on 11 February, 2022

Report from Day 2 of IAPCON 2022: The Quest for Knowledge continued on Day 2 of IAPCON 2022

Report from Day 3 of IAPCON 2022: IAPCON 2022 concludes successfully after a fantastic 3 day Academic Fiesta!

Registered participants may view recordings of the conference sessions by logging into the conference platform.

The 3 day academic extravaganza concluded on the evening of Sunday, 13th February, 2022 with a positive and overwhelming response from conference delegates.


Registrations open for IAPCON 2023, Bengaluru

The 30th Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2023) will be a physical conference and will be held at Bengaluru.

The conference is slated to be held between the 10th and 12th of February 2023, with pre-conference workshops being scheduled for 9th February, 2023.

‘Metamorphosis: The emergence of Subspeciality Palliative Medicine’, will be the theme of IAPCON 2023, as shared by the conference organisers.

Dr Nagesh Simha, will be the Organising Chairman, Dr Seema Rao the Organising Secretary and Dr Naveen Salins, the Scientific Chairperson of IAPCON 2023.

Dr Salins has shared that, “The scientific program of IAPCON 2023 will be slightly different from the previous conferences. We want IAPCON 2023, to provide a strong foundation for what the future of palliative care should be. We hope that this conference would lead to some degree of a metamorphosis for Palliative Medicine in India and the growing subspeciality of Palliative Medicine in India. IAPCON 2023 would have 9 tracks in total (6 major tracks and 3 minor tracks) with each of the major tracks focusing on the 6 sub specialties. Therefore, there will be 9 sub scientific committees”.

Please visit the conference website for further details. 


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!