Newsletter: February 2023 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to share that the Supreme Court of India is set to ease the process for Advance Medical Directives (Living Will) and withdrawal of life support treatment for our patients. I am certain that these landmark directions from the Court will make things much more doable. I request you to continue reading the ‘Announcements / Messages from IAPC’ section of this newsletter for further information on this. I extend my heartiest congratulations to all those who have been involved in making this possible.

The well curated academic fiesta and the much-awaited physical conference, IAPCON 2023, is just around the corner. I am sure that the palliative care fraternity from across the globe is waiting to reconnect in-person to network, collaborate and enrich one’s knowledge.

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Announcements / Messages from IAPC

Update: The Supreme Court of India set to ease the process for Advance Medical Directives (Living Will) and withdrawal of life support treatment

Update: IAPC’s upcoming AGBM

Register for IAPCON 2023, It’s just around the corner!

The IAPC publishes a list of ‘Suggested Reading Material in Palliative Medicine / Palliative Care’

Leverage the IAPC’s Social Media to stay connected!

Join us for the IAPC and SMA-Nirvana’s ‘Singing for the Stars’: National, Multilingual program at 2:50 p.m. on 24th February, 2023

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

The United Nations has launched the World Social Report 2023, Leaving no one beyond in an ageing world

563 clinicians participate in the IAPC’s ‘Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care’ held in January, 2023

The Amrit Dhara Palliative Care Trust, Bhubaneswar, and the IAPC, jointly train 35 candidates on volunteering for Palliative care between 6th and 8th January, 2023

HBCHRC Muzaffarpur, the SHS Bihar, and the IAPC, jointly conduct a 2.5 day palliative care training program for 68 clinicians in Bihar, between 13th and 15th January, 2023

An approx. 100 new residents from Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, sensitised on palliative care and End of Life care on 10th January, 2023

Shanti Palliative Care Centre sensitises key members from the Jalpaiguri Welfare Organization about palliative care on 16th January, 2023

‘PallEvolution’ successfully conducted by the MPMMMCC and HBCH-TMC Varanasi, on 21st January, 2023

The GMC, Sirohi, and AIIMS Jodhpur, jointly conducted an awareness workshop on palliative care on 10th and 11th December, 2022

DNipCare’s collaborative virtually sensitises over 1500 Nurses in the basics of Palliative Care from across the country in December 2022

Update from IAPC Academy

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr Sushma Bhatnagar bestowed with the ‘Dr MJ Joshi – IMA Oration Award’ on 8th January, 2023

Dr M R Rajagopal presented with the ‘P K Das Best Doctors Award 2022: Life Time Achievement’ on 14th January, 2023

Dr Lalit Kumar Raiger felicitated with a ‘Meritorious award for excellency in work’ by the Government of Rajasthan on 26th January, 2023

Cancer Aid Society announces the winners of the ‘International Award for Excellence in Palliative Care (2022-2023)’

Hospicio South Goa District Hospital Palliative Care Center, Goa, inaugurates a new palliative care center on 3rd January, 2023

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

  1. A few reflections from my diary, Dr Gayatri Palat, Hyderabad, in commemoration of International Day of Women in Multilateralism (25th January, 2023)
  2. My Experience with ‘The Platinum Rule’’, Dr Seema Rao, Bengaluru
  3. Impact of Palliative Care on the Spirituality of the Healthcare Provider, Ms Sarada Lingaraju, Hyderabad
  4. Let me live, before the last evening of my life…, Dr Arkanil Gain, New Delhi

Other Compelling reads

  1. How Important is Outcome Measurement? – Heather Richardson’, a republication from e hospice
  2. You will get it wrong… but you can’t make it worse: 16 ways to talk to people who are grieving’, a republication from the Guardian
  3. As she nursed her mom through cancer and dementia, a tense relationship began to heal’, a republication from NPR

Other upcoming events

Submit abstracts before 14th February, 2023, for the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting at Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2nd – 6th June, 2023

Register for the 2023 Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, Montreal, Canada, 22nd – 25th March 2023

Participate in the EPEC Pediatrics Symposium 2023, at Manila, Philippines, 23rd – 25th March, 2023

Register for the ‘Translating Ethics into Humanistic Care’, a virtual ethics symposium, 27th – 29th April, 2023

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