Education and Training

Apply before 30th June, 2022, for the IAPC’s Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care (CCEPC)

Registrations are now open for the much awaited 5th online batch of the IAPC’s ‘Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care (CCEPC)’.

The IAPC’s CCEPC is a basic course in palliative care for doctors and nurses, which aims to inculcate the principles of palliative care in every day practice for doctors and nurses to improve patient care through proper communication and effective management of difficult symptoms. The course will be delivered in 2 components: Part A and Part B.

This year, a few select sessions in the Part A component of the course will be held separately (in parallel) for Doctors and Nurses. 

These classes will be held over 3 weekends as Online half-day weekend theory (Saturday: 1 p.m. onwards; Sunday: 8 a.m. onwards) classes on 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th July, 2022.

The course fee of Rs.2,500/- for Doctors and Rs.1,200/- for Nurses will include the training fee, the course materials and the examination fee.

Don’t forget to apply before Thursday, 30th June, 2022, to understand the basics of Palliative care and enter the field of Palliative Medicine.

Please click here to apply and read further details about the course.


Hurry and register before 2nd June, 2022, for the ‘Foundation Course in Palliative Care Psychosocial Interventions (Basics)’ offered jointly by TIPS and ECHO International

Grab your last chance to apply for the ‘Foundation Course in Palliative Care Psychosocial Interventions (Basics)’ before Thursday, 2nd June, 2022, offered jointly by the Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences (TIPS) and ECHO International (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes).

The course aims to familiarize healthcare providers with the psychosocial aspects of providing care in palliative care settings.

The 16 session course is scheduled to begin on Friday, 3rd June, 2022, and conclude on Wednesday, 27th July, 2022.

Please click here for complete details about this course.

Hurry and grab your last oppurtunity to participate in this course.


Register before 3rd June, 2022, for the BCCPM and BCCPN course, offered by the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode

The Institute of Palliative Medicine (IPM), a WHO collaborating center, has opened admissions for the next batch of mid-level clinical training programs in palliative care for doctors and nurses.

The Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Medicine (BCCPM) is a six-week course which aims to impart practical skills and knowledge in palliative care for Modern Medicine Doctors including Dental Surgeons.

The Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Nursing (BCCPN) is a six-week course for Nurses registered with the state/national nursing councils which aims to impart practical skills and knowledge in palliative care for nurses.

Both the courses are scheduled to commence from Monday, 20th June, 2022, and will include two weeks of interactive theory sessions (online) followed by four weeks of clinical placement at the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode (to be completed before Friday, 9th October, 2022).

Please click here for further details about both these courses.

Don’t forget to submit your completed applications before, Friday, 3rd June, 2022, to participate in the course.


Apply before 15th June, to enroll in the ‘Clinical Pediatric Palliative Medicine Fellowship’ offered by the Palliative and Supportive Care Unit, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai

Applications are now open for the one year ‘Clinical Pediatric Palliative Medicine Fellowship’, offered by the Palliative and Supportive Care Unit at the Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children. The fellowship is in collaboration with Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration and is also endorsed by the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (United Kingdom).

Please note that the Fellowship is open to pediatricians only, and is scheduled to begin from Friday, 1st July, 2022.

Interested candidates may contact Dr Smriti Khanna at palliative.care@wadiahospitals.org before Wednesday, 15th June, 2022, to request for the prospectus and further details.


Submit applications before 25th June, 2022, for the ‘Counselling Skills in Cancer and Palliative Care: A Blended Learning Program’ offered jointly by KIPCER, Bengaluru, and KMC, Manipal

Registrations are now open for the Counselling Skills in Cancer and Palliative Care: A Blended Learning Programoffered jointly by the Bangalore Hospice Trust – Karunashraya Institute for Palliative Care Education and Research (KIPCER), Bengaluru and Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal.

This program is a 6 month online certificate course which will provide an opportunity for psychologists and social workers to increase their knowledge and improve their skills in identifying, assessing and managing the psychological, social and spiritual concerns, and implement evidence based counselling practices in oncology and palliative care.

The course will include 6 online modules spanning over 24 weeks from July to December 2022, which includes a 5-day in-person face-to-face training at Bangalore Hospice Trust – Karunashraya, Bengaluru, and Virtual training sessions every Saturday, between 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Please click here for further details about this course.

Hurry to submit your applications for the course before Saturday, 25th June, 2022.


The Government of Goa and the Goa Cancer Society jointly organise a palliative care workshop on Saturday, 30th April, 2022

It is reassuring to note that the Non Communicable Diseases cell of the Directorate of Health Services, Government of Goa, along with the Goa Cancer Society are taking initiatives to organise training programs / workshops in palliative care to promote the development of palliative care in the State of Goa.

Over 130 enthusiastic Doctors, Nurses and Counsellors participants attended the one day training workshop which was held on Saturday, 30th April, 2022, at the International Center Goa, Dona Paula.

The workshop was the brainchild of Dr Anupama Borker, Senior Medical Oncologist, Goa Medical College, Goa, and focused on training participants on Pain Management, Symptom Management, Communication and End of Life Care. The workshop was delivered by expert Faculty which included Dr Priyadarshini Kulkarni (Senior Palliative Care Physician, Pune), Dr Seema Rao (Associate Director, Education and Research, Bangalore Hospice Trust, Karunashraya, Bengaluru), Dr Anupama Borker (Senior Medical Oncologist, Goa) and Ms Sangeetha N (Nursing Tutor, Bangalore Hospice Trust, Karunashraya, Bengaluru).

We wish Dr Anupama Borker and the rest of the Goa team to keep taking forward the agenda of Palliative care in Goa.


Max Healthcare, Saket, successfully conducts an ELNEC training program between 17th and 19th May, 2022

A nursing core training program on End-of-Life and Palliative Care, was conducted between Tuesday, 17th May, 2022, and Thursday, 19th May, 2022, at Max Hospital, Saket, in collaboration with the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC). 

61 nurses from across 11 Max Hospitals attended the program. Col. Aarti Dutt, Chief Nursing Officer, Max Super Speciality, Saket, welcomed the gathering. Dr. Gaurav Chanana, Senior Consultant, Pain & Palliative Medicine, Max Institute of Cancer Care, Saket, delivered the inaugural address and Dr. Gurpreet Singh, Senior Vice President and Unit Head, Max Saket Complex, encouraged the group with his keynote message. The training program was possible with support and guidance from Col. Binu Sharma, Senior Director, Nursing Pan Max Super Speciality; Ms Swapnil Thulang, Manager Nursing Quality and Education Max Super Speciality, and her team especially Mr Sairam and Mr Ajitabh.

The interactive training was conducted under the able guidance of Sr. Hanife MacGamwell, while the Facultys’ Sr. Govindi Chauhan, Sr. Judachinghi, Sr. Nileema Sharad Shingade and Mr. Sudip Rudra Paul,  Mr. Arvind Kumar did an impeccable job as their commitment, dedication and passion shone through their teaching.

The participants were introduced to the basic concepts of End-of-life and Palliative care, Communication, Pain Management, Symptom Management, Ethics In Palliative Care, Grief, Loss and Bereavement, Care at the time of death, Self-care and Leadership, through didactic lectures, group discussions, case presentations and role-plays.

The program concluded with a blessing of the hands and a vote of thanks which was followed by cake cutting and the distribution of certificates to course participants.


Update from IAPC ACADEMY

Report on activities in May

The Palliative Care fraternity enjoyed 5 lectures from the IAPC Academy’s Online Lecture Series 4, on ‘Palliative Care Drugs’. A total of 26 Lectures will be delivered primarily by Junior Residents of Palliative Medicine and moderated by a Faculty, in Series 4.

These lectures will be delivered every monday morning between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. with an aim to satiate the palliative care fraternity’s thirst for knowledge. 

Dr Anshita Sharma presented a fantastic first lecture for the month on ‘Drugs used in Nausea and Vomiting 1’, which was ably moderated by Dr Prarthna Jayaseelan. The following session was an interesting lecture on ‘Drugs used in Nausea and Vomiting 2’ delivered by Dr Aunrag Sarker and moderated by Dr Raghav Gupta. The third session for the month was a comprehensive presentation on ‘Drugs used for Constipation’, delivered by Dr Arjun M Pillai and moderated by Dr Gayatri Palat. An excellent lecture on ‘Anti-psychotics in Palliative Care’ followed next, which was delivered by Dr Dhanashri Kudal and moderated by Dr Jayita Deodhar. The lectures for the month of May concluded with a riveting presentation on ‘Respiratory drugs in Palliative Care’ delivered by Dr Pratyasa Padhi and moderated by Dr Brajesh Kumar Ratre.

We thank our speakers and the moderators for sharing their time and expertise to enrich the knowledge of the palliative care’s community.

Please click here to access recordings of their sessions.

Sessions planned for June

We invite you to join us for the sessions organised for June 2022.