Newsletter: April 2024 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Hello Friends,

The 2024 theme of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD), ‘Ten Years Since the Resolution: How Are We Doing?’ urges the global Palliative Care Community to examine the stark reality of access to palliative care. The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) estimates that while over half of the need for palliative care is met in high-income countries, only 4% of the need is met in Low and Middle Income Countries, which unfortunately highlights the continuing and shocking disparity in access to palliative care. I urge each of you to raise your voices and unite with the global Palliative Care Community to draw attention from the relevant stakeholders across the health sector to this critical issue. Let’s begin planning for our World Day Programs to spotlight and garner attention towards this significant issue. Please click here for further information on this…

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Announcements / Messages from IAPC

IAPC’s Infographic of the month

The WHPCD Theme for 2024 announced

IAPCON 2025: Registrations invited!

Tune in at 2:50 p.m. on 18th April, 2024, for a multilingual edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’

Leverage the IAPC’s Social Media to stay connected!

The IAPC’s Careers page has been updated to reflect new vacancies from across the country

Call for Support: Your 2 minutes = Someone’s entire lifetime of Peace, Comfort and Dignity!

‘Saath Saath Helpline’: India’s free palliative care helpline

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Education and Training

Applications invited for the IAPC’s Certificate Course in Palliative Care for Volunteers

23 individuals participated in the ‘Part A’ component of the IAPC’s ‘Certificate Course in Palliative Care Pharmacy’ on 16th March, 2024

Registrations invited for the 4th CME of the Delhi State Chapter of the IAPC, New Delhi, 27th April, 2024

Registrations invited for the TMC’s CEPaC on 10th and 11th August, 2024, at TMH, Mumbai

The 3rd CME of the Delhi State Chapter of IAPC conducted successfully on 2nd March, 2024

254 individuals sensitised about the basics of palliative care in North Bengal between 5th and 8th March, 2024

40 employees of NMDC Chhattisgarh sensitised in the basics of palliative care on 7th March, 2024

NHM Arunachal Pradesh organises a one-day orientation cum review meeting for District Program Officers on 8th March, 2024

24 senior nurses participated in ELNEC India’s training program at Calicut between 8th and 10th March, 2024

BHT – KIPCER successfully conducted a workshop on ‘Spirituality in Palliative Care’ between 14th and 16th March, 2024

44 clinicians from across the country participated in the 6th cohort of the CTC’s Foundation course between 22nd and 24th March, 2024

40 caregivers successfully trained in IPM’s ‘Caregiver’s Training Programme’ at Kozhikode between 28th and 30th March, 2024

Update from APM’s lecture series

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Awards and Recognitions

The Department of Palliative Medicine, GCRI, Ahmedabad, and Dr Sushma Bhatnagar, awarded the IAHPC’s ‘Institutional Recognition Award 2024’ and the ‘Individual Recognition Award 2024’ respectively

Pallium India’s TIPS has been redesignated for the 4th time as WHO Collaborating Center for Training and Policy on Access to Pain Relief

Dr Republica Sridhar bestowed with the CNBC TV 18’s award for ‘Greatest Emerging Leader for Sustainability Practices in HealthCare’

Ms Stella Matthew is the recipient of the ‘Women Power India Award 2024: Woman Social Worker of the Year’

Lt Alice Stella Verginia and Lt Col Lovely Anthony awarded the ‘2023 ELNEC Award of Excellence (Sri Lanka)’

DNipCare Volunteers felicitate the Authorities of Indian Nursing Council on 28th February, 2024

India’s first ‘International Death Doula Foundation’ registered

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

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Other upcoming events

Last chance to avail early bird registration for the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, 31st May to 4th June, 2024

Register to participate in the PCRS’s webinar on ‘Paediatric Palliative Care Research: Working with families’, 30th April, 2024

Abstracts invited for the ‘International Collaborative for Best Care for the Dying Persons’ annual conference, Porto, Portugal, 13th – 14th November, 2024

Register to participate in the McGill International Palliative Care Congress, Montreal, Canada, 15th – 18th October, 2024

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