Election for the post of IAPC Zonal members will be held during IAPCON 2020 Guwahati, on 15th February 2020 at the Conference venue. Notification and nomination form has been uploaded on IAPC website.

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News & Events

4th National Conference of Students Association of PC

Fourth National Conference of the Students Association of Palliative Care was held from 8th Nov’19 to 10th November, 2019 at Kerela Nataka Sangeetha Academy, Regional Theatre, Chembukavu, Thrissur,Kerela. The sessions were chaired by Dr. Geeta Joshi, Mr. K. M. Noordeen and Mr. Radhakrishnan Menon. The chief guest was the Hon’ble speaker of Kerela Assembly.

Palliative Care service launched in all district hospitals in Odhisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on 7th November, 2019, Thursday launched Palliative Care Programme in all the district headquarter hospitals of the state. The District Palliative Care Programme (DPCP) facility will be available in all district headquarter hospitals and Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela Government Hospital.

(Courtsey: ET:Health World, 7th Nov’19, for details, visit health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/hospitals/odhisha/cm-launches-palliative-care-in-all-district-hospitals/719559189)

Palliative Care Programe for B.Sc. Nursing Students

The DNipCare held a Palliative Care Sensitization Program for the students of College of Nursing, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, 18th November 2019. Dr (Prof) Madhu Dayal, Dr. Dimple Pande (Palliative Care Unit, Safdarjang Hospital) Ms. Shashi Sarma (MscN, Oncology), AIIMS and Sister Tabita (Shanti Avedna Sadan) spoke on the subject. Shri. K V Hamza, Gen. Secretary and Shri Suresh Thaliyaril, Secretary, DNipCare, CC member, IAPC, jointly coordinated the event. Ms. Sandhya Saji Varghese, Ms.Laxmi Devi, Faculties of College of Nursing actively participated in the function and Ms. Kirti Joshi Faculty gave vote of thanks.

Telengana state awarded for Palliative Health Home care Program

Telengana received award for Palliative Health Home Care Program by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Govt. of India. This achievement is a recognition given to palliative care as other mainstream health program.


Last Song — Sharing Humanity while Maintaining Boundaries

Joshua Wales, M.D.

When his home palliative care patient asks him to sing for her, the physician hesitates. Boundary crossings create uncertainty and risk shifting the focus from the patient to the physician. Yet patients want physicians who aren’t robots, who are friendly and relatable…. (For more details visit https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1907600)

National Consultation On Draft Icmr Position Paper On ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (Dnar)’

This is in the public domain and urgently needs comments. Kindly send your valuable comments using the link http://ehics.ncdirindid.org/NC_DNAR.aspx

Attitude And Aptitude Of Pain Physicians Towards Palliative Care Practice

Irrespective of whether you are practicing Palliative care or not, kindly answer the questionnaire by visiting to www.issp-pain.org/email-survey/.

This survey is being conducted by Dr. Renuka Pai from St John’s Medical College, Bangalore.

Forthcoming Events

IAPCON 2020, Guwahati

27th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2020)

Conference Dates: February 14th to 16th, 2020.

Pre-conference Dates: February 13th, 2020.

Program Highlights

  • Palliative Care Education in India
  • Universal Access to Palliative Care
  • Paediatric Palliative Care Empowering compassionate communities
  • Political will for prevention & relief of suffering at the end of life
  • North East Palliative Care: New initiatives
  • Institute Based Palliative Care
  • Rehabilitation & Palliative Care
  • Nursing Issues Empower to improve competency
  • Pain Management Research in Palliative Care
  • Role of Volunteers & Social workers Safe use of opioids
  • Palliative Care in Non-Malignant Diseases
  • Engaging Students in Palliative Care
  • Entrust: Joining hands with contemporaries
  • Care for Caregivers
  • Palliative Care Debate: “Implementing Advance Directives in India”
  • Palliative Care Quiz
  • Best 3 Oral Presentations
  • Best 3 Poster Presentations

Conference Secretariat:

Dr. Arun Deka
Organizing Secretary

First Floor, Administrative Block,
State Cancer Institute, Gauhati Medical College,
Bhangagarh, Guwahati – 781032, Assam, India.

Email: info@iapcon2020.com | Website: www.iapcon2020.com

Official Conference Managers:

Neeraj Jaggi | Mobile: +91 9810658724
Rajat Khurana | Mobile: +91 9811911800

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XVlII Annual Conference on Evidence Based Management of Cancers

Conference date: 28th February to 1st March, 2020. Pre conference workshop date: 27th February, 2020. Venue: Tata Memorial Centre.

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