Education and Training

Update: IAPC’s CCEPC batch of January 2022

The 4th online batch of the IAPC’s much sought after introductory course to Palliative medicine, the Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care (CCEPC) was held virtually as half day sessions on 8th, 9th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th January, 2022.

It was encouraging for us to know we surpassed our previous record and had a total of 450 registrations this year, a growing testament to the rapidly growing popularity of palliative care medicine.

Vastly experienced and a stellar faculty team delivered lectures in this batch. We thank our esteemed faculties for sharing their time, expertise and knowledge with our participants.

Course participants shared feedback as below:

“The sessions were informative, crisp and covered topics that were less discussed topics”
“The discussions after each session helped us clear our doubts”

Register now for the IAPC’s Certificate Course in Palliative Care Pharmacy (CCPCP)

The first batch of the IAPC Academy’s new course ‘Certificate Course in Palliative Care Pharmacy’ is slated to be held on Sunday, 27th February, 2022. This basic course aims to equip participants with adequate knowledge of commonly used drugs in Palliative Care for pain management and to manage other symptoms. The course will also cover Essential Narcotic Drugs and Narcotic Drugs, along with the technical legalities to procure, store, dispense and document the same.

This course is primarily designed for candidates with a Diploma or a Degree in Pharmacy. However, candidates who have successfully completed their MBBS or BDS Degree and Nurses who have successfully completed their BSc nursing or their GNM may join the course.

The 6.5 hour course will be delivered in two parts; a virtual 4 hour Part A module and an in-person 2.5 hour Part B module at one the IAPC authorised course centers for this program. The course fee for Part A and Part B is Rs. 1,000/-.

Centers procuring, storing and dispensing opioids are encouraged to enroll their pharmacists and the concerned nursing officers to join this course.

Please click here for further details about the course.

Register for the ‘Essentials of Palliative Care for Physiotherapists’, offered by Pallium India

Pallium India has announced a new certificate course, Essentials of Palliative Care for Physiotherapists. The online course is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, 15th February, 2022. The course will be delivered on a weekly basis, on Tuesdays between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The course fee is Rs. 1500/-.

Please click here to register for the course and please write to for further information.

ELNEC conducts their 47th training at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Jaipur

The End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) successfully conducted their 47th training at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Jaipur, between Monday, 20th December, 2021, and Wednesday, 22nd December, 2021.

The 3 day training program was attended by 57 enthusiastic participants who included bedside nurses, nursing superintendents, charge nurses, nursing students, nurse educators, social workers, a physician and a retired nurse volunteer.

The training aims to facilitate fruitful networking, learning and ultimately benefit patients as the newly empowered participants will deliver superior quality of palliative care services.

Please click here to read further details. 

Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute successfully conducts a one day training on End of Life Care

The Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute, Mira Road, Mumbai, had organized a one day training program for their staff on ‘End of Life Care’ on 23rd December, 2021.

The NABH Accredited center, trained 23 members who included both Medical and Non-Medical Staff, with Nurses being the predominant trainees.

 Dr Umesh Gujjar, NABH Trainer, and a palliative care physician from the hospital’s Department of Palliative Care conducted the approx. 1.5 hour in-person training program at the hospital’s auditorium, adhering to appropriate Covid norms.

The training aimed to sensitize the hospital’s staff and create awareness about End of Life Care which will impact in organizing effective care for advanced patients who are near their End of Life in the hospital and the community.

 Training was provided in the areas of End of Life Care Policy of the Institute, Palliative Care at End of Life, Spiritual Care at End of Life, Communication during End of Life including the various Do’s and Don’ts and the Six Loving Exchanges.

Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Umesh Gujjar at for further information.

Update from IAPC ACADEMY

Report on activities in January

The palliative care fraternity’s hunger for knowledge is continuing to be satiated despite the harsh winters or the scorching summers. Practitioners of palliative care continued to participate enthusiastically in the IAPC’s weekly Academy webinars, held every Monday between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Dr Shrenik Ostwal’s session on Palliative Care in Congenital Heart Diseases and Palliative Care in Cardiac Transplantation’ was the first session to be delivered in January. This session was also the last lecture of the IAPC Academy Lecture Series 3. Three special lectures were delivered thereafter. The much awaited session on ‘Steps for the procurement, storage, dispensing and safe use of ENDs and the amended NDPS Act (2014)’ was delivered jointly by Dr Anuja Pandit and Dr Brajesh Kumar Ratre and was efficiently moderated by Dr Sushma Bhatnagar. The second session from this special series was delivered by Dr Swati Bhan on ‘Catheter related infections in Palliative Medicine: Prevention is better than cure’. The special sessions concluded with Dr Sanjay Thulkar’s presentation on ‘Basics of X-Ray Chest for Palliative Care Physicians’.

With this, a total of 78 lectures have been delivered collectively from Series 1, 2, 3 and the recently held special series.

The palliative care community’s knowledge was further enriched by engaging and learning from all the  faculties. We sincerely thank all our faculty for sharing their time and expertise with us during these lectures.

Please click here to access recordings of their sessions.

IAPC Academy’s Online Lecture Series 4 announced!

It is with renewed excitement and enthusiasm we announce the IAPC Academy’s Online Lecture Series 4. Series 4 will focus on Palliative Care Drugs.

Post a two week break, Series 4 will commence on Monday, 14th February, 2022 and go on to deliver a total of 26 lectures every monday morning between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Series 4 will conclude on Monday, 8th August, 2022. 

Please click here for further details about Series 4.

We invite you to join us this month for the sessions organised in February.