Newsletter: February 2024 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Hello Friends,

I trust that each of you have completed your preparations for the upcoming 31st Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2024), set to take place at the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute (GCRI), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, between Friday, 9th February, 2024, and Sunday, 11th February, 2024. Pre-conference workshops have been scheduled for Thursday, 8th February, 2024, at GCRI. I am sure that IAPCON is undoubtedly the much-anticipated event that everyone from the Palliative Care Fraternity in India looks out for…

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Announcements / Messages from IAPC

IAPC’s Infographic of the month

Invitation to participate in the IAPC’s upcoming AGBM

An addendum regarding APM proposed to the IAPC’s constitution

The IAPC’s Election (2024)

Last reminder of call for Proposal: IAPCON 2026

IAPCON 2024: Registrations invited for the ‘2.5 kms Walk for Palliative Care’

Winners announced: IAPC’s ‘Pictures to Moments – Together for palliative care’

Report of the WHO SEARO on expanding availability and access to palliative care published

Tune in at 2:50 p.m. on 14th February, 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

222 clinicians participate in the ‘Part A’ component of the IAPC’s CCEPC in January 2024

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

Last chance to register for the ‘Certificate Course in Palliative Care’ offered jointly by PHFI and TIPS

HBCON 2024 conducted successfully by the Department of Palliative Medicine, St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru

‘GERIPALCON 2024’ conducted successfully at Chennai on 6th and 7th of January 2024

The TWCC’s and HCPC’s ‘Pediatric Palliative Medicine Fellowship Welcome and Graduation Ceremony’ was held on 11th January, 2024

A workshop on ‘Managing Psychosocial and Spiritual Issues in Chronic Illnesses’ conducted in Siliguri between 11th and 13th January, 2024

A cancer awareness and palliative care sensitisation organised jointly by the NSS-DTU, Dept. of Biotechnology DTU and DNipCare on 24th January, 2024

Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine, MPMMCC and HBCH, Varanasi, successfully conducts ‘PallEvolution 2024’ on 27th and 28th January, 2024

NHM, Uttar Pradesh, and KGMC, Lucknow, jointly train 80 Medical Officers in basics of palliative care between 26th and 28th December, 2023

College of Nursing, AIIMS Deoghar, conducts a Nursing Officer training in Morphine Storage and Dispensing on 22nd December, 2023

Update from APM’s lecture series

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Awards and Recognitions

Department of Palliative Medicine, CMC Vellore now offers DNB in Palliative Medicine

WHO praises Kerala and Telangana for their approach in caring for the terminally ill

Ms Sarada Lingaraju awarded the ‘Philanthropy Stalwart Award’ by the FLO and YFLO

Dr Ravi Kannan bestowed with the ‘Indian of the Year Award (Social Change) 2023’ by CNN-News18

CMC Vellore and Sneha Deepam Society inaugurates the ‘Ida B Scudder Hospice’

Dr M Subrahmanyam receives the ‘Ata Vedukalu’ award

Mr Mujeeb Kuttamassery is the recipient of the ‘Exemplary Palliative Support Award’

BHT-Karunashraya extends its MoU with MAHE for 5 more years

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

Other Compelling reads

Other upcoming events

Submit abstracts before 6th February, 2024, for the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting, 31st May to 4th June, 2024, Chicago, USA

IAHPC announces Travelling Scholarships to participate in the 13th EAPC Research Congress

Participate in the EAPC’s webinar on ‘Public Health Approaches to Bereavement Support’ on 21st February, 2024

Registrations invited for PCRS’s webinar on ‘Social Media in Palliative Care’ on 22nd February, 2024

Registrations invited for ‘Curios 4.0’, 23rd – 25th February, 2024

Register for the APHN’s webinar on ‘Meeting our Global Paediatric Palliative Care Family’ on 27th February, 2024

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