IAPC Newsletter: December 2022

Newsletter: December 2022 Edition From the President’s Desk Dear Friends, We are inching closer to the much-awaited academic fiesta, the 30th Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2023)! IAPCON 2023, has been designed as a unique scientific conference with track-based sessions on subspeciality topics. Additionally, the minor tracks and the…

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Nominations invited for an upcoming vacancy in the IAPC’s Central Council Committee

Nominations invited for an upcoming vacancy in the IAPC’s Central Council Committee The IAPC’s next Annual General Body Meeting (AGBM) is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 11th February, 2023, in Bengaluru. The timing of the meeting will be announced shortly. Please note that there is an upcoming vacancy in the IAPC’s Central Council Committee for…

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Care, with cure, and beyond…

“Care, with cure, and beyond…” – Dr. Manasi Patil and Dr. Prajakta D. Bhagat, Mumbai The field of Palliative Medicine is one with many challenges, very much so in the context of incurable advanced cancer. The cancer is beyond cure, but not beyond care; which is why it becomes essential for palliative care services to…

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Kindness: A language by which the blind can see and the deaf can hear!

Kindness: A language by which the blind can see and the deaf can hear! – Palliative Care Physician, India The below mentioned short article is based on true life events. I hope that by sharing this, it will provide you with some food for thought! Raghu (name changed), was admitted to our palliative care center…

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Palliative care for patients with refractory epilepsy

Palliative care for patients with refractory epilepsy – Dr. Shrikant Atreya, Kolkata Epilepsy is a medical condition that can range from benign, self-limiting seizures to seizures that can be treated medically or surgically or to a medically or surgically refractory condition. Patients with refractory seizures have a complex health condition. The disorder, in addition to…

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A great opportunity for Young Researchers in India

BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care provides a great opportunity for Young Researchers in India To encourage and promote young researchers from India in Palliative Medicine, the prestigious BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, has proposed that the research which receives the first prize in oral presentation at this year’s Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative…

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IAPC Newsletter: November 2022

Newsletter: November 2022 Edition From the President’s Desk Dear Friends, The World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) was celebrated across the country with grandeur and fanfare. I am excited to see this ever-growing participation in the World Day Celebrations, to raise our voice for Hospice and Palliative Care. The IAPC has launched 2 dedicated…

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Poverty and it’s dimensions

Poverty and it’s dimensions – Sr. Hanife MacGamwell, Jodhpur Last month we celebrated the world hospice and palliative care day with brilliant events, reaching out to communities and touching hearts to heal. We also came up with ideas and plans to broaden our work, launched new programs and raised awareness in many different aspects of…

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Love your eyes!

Love your eyes! – Dr. Deepa Kerketta Khurana, New Delhi World Sight Day is an International Day of Awareness, held annually on the second Thursday of October. This year’s theme is ‘Love your eyes’. In light of this, I would like to highlight the role and intersection of palliative care and blindness and vision impairment.…

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Palliative care for stroke patients: Experience at Pain and Palliative Care Society, Thrissur

Palliative care for stroke patients: Experience at Pain and Palliative Care Society, Thrissur – Dr. E. Divakaran, Thrissur Cerebrovascular accidents occur as an acute catastrophe suddenly changing the life course of an individual. Prevention, early diagnosis, and urgent initial management is important for reducing both the morbidity and mortality in these cases. Fora majority of…

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