Newsletter: August 2022 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the IAPC, I am elated to announce travel scholarships worth Rs. 1,00,000/- for IAPC Members presenting papers at IAPCON 2023. The winners of the scholarship will be selected by the Scientific Committee of IAPCON 2023. Authors of the 10 best abstracts, will receive Rs. 10,000/- each as part of the scholarship. This scholarship (travel grant) is one of the ways in which the IAPC continues to motivate and encourage our youngsters to present their work on a global platform. Further details about the scholarship will be announced shortly. Please visit the conference website for further details about the scientific sessions and to submit your abstract.

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Education and Training

Over 400 Doctors and Nurses trained in the basics of palliative care as part of the IAPC’s CCEPC

The NBEMS invites India’s Palliative Care Faculty to present lectures for students pursuing DNB in PM

Apply before 3rd August, to enroll for the ‘Basics in paediatric palliative care course’ offered by TMH, Mumbai

DNipCare organises Cancer Awareness and Palliative Care Sensitization programs across Delhi in July

Sparsh Hospice successfully conducts a community awareness program on palliative care in Telangana on 5th July, 2022

The KSSSCI, Lucknow, and KGMU, Lucknow, jointly organise a ‘Training program for Nurses in Cancer Pain’, on 23rd July, 2022

Max Institute of Cancer Centre conducts a CME on ‘End of Life Care’ on 2nd June, 2022

BHT – Karunashraya, conducts a ‘Training of Trainers’ workshop for Doctors and Nurses from Odisha, in May and June, 2022

Update from IAPC ACADEMY: Online Lecture Series 5 announced!

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Awards and Recognitions

Mr Mujeeb Kuttamassery is the recipient of the ‘Aspiring Young Leader in Palliative Care’ Award by the NAPCIAM

KGMU, Lucknow, in association with Cipla Foundation, inaugurates free home care services in Lucknow from 10th July, 2022

‘Sri Satya Sai Palliative Care Centre’ inaugurated at Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, on 12th July, 2022

Sneh Sawali Care Center, Aurangabad, successfully completes 4 years of service delivery, on 15th July, 2022

Life Care Foundation’s ‘Institute of Palliative Care Training and Research’, inaugurated on 26th June, 2022

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

  1. There are some, a poem by Mr Harshvardhan Ghanshyam More, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, in commemoration of National Doctors Day (1st July)
  2. Spreading the essence of empathy: an NGO experience in Patient Navigation, Dr. Anupama Mukherjee, Goa, in observance of World Youth Skills Day (15th July)
  3. Aravanaippu: The Rural Palliative Care Project, Dr. Harsha Singh, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  4. Perspectives: Palliative Care Home Visit, Col (Dr) Nikahat Jahan, Secunderabad, Telangana

Other Compelling reads

  1. Resilience, a poem by Dr Sweety Gupta (Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology AIIMS Rishikesh), a republication from the journal of Cancer Research, Statistics and Treatment.
  2. On Health Policy: Palliative care not only End of Life Care, Dr M. R. Rajagopal, (Chairman, Pallium India, Kerala), a republication from ehospice International.

Other upcoming events

Last chance to register for the 7th International African Palliative Care Conference, 24th – 26th August, 2022

Register before 15th August, 2022, to participate at the 7th Public Health Palliative Care International Congress, 20th – 23rd September, 2022

Register for the webinar on ‘Comparative Models in Palliative Care: Perspectives from Africa, Asia, and the Americas’ on 25th August, 2022

Submit abstracts before 30th September, 2022, for the 4th European Congress on Clinical Trials in Pain in Vienna, Austria, 7th – 8th December 2022

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To offer help and support during challenging times

  1. ‘Saath Saath Helpline’: Your Palliative Care helpline – 1800-202-7777
  2. Bereavement support India:
  3. Telehealth Consultation (Pallium India):
  4. Caregiver Saathi:
  5. National Helpline for Psychosocial and Mental health support offered by The MoHFW, GoI and NIMHANS: 080-46110007 (If you are a health care worker, please press 5 when prompted after dialing the above number to access a direct and dedicated line for healthcare workers)

Announcements / Messages
from IAPC

IAPC announces scholarships worth Rs. 1 lakh for IAPCON 2023

WHPCD 2022 Update: Call for submissions to share your community’s best practices of Good Grief; Launch of an updated Toolkit

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

IAPC and SMA-Nirvana’s ‘Singing for the Stars’ will now be presented twice a month

The IAPC’s Careers page has been updated

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

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