Newsletter: January 2023 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

I wish each of you a very happy and a prosperous new year!

As the world awakens to a new dawn, a new beginning filled with renewed hope and resolution, we at the IAPC, are committed to taking forward the aim of IAPC, to ensure access to palliative care, for all who need it!

For this, the IAPC is working on a multi-pronged approach by focusing its activities around the domains of Education, Policy, and Drug Availability.

Taking stock of the activities from the calendar year, is a common practice at the end of each year. Looking back, I can proudly say that, IAPC had a year filled with activities! 

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Announcements / Messages from IAPC

Last reminder of Call for Proposal: IAPCON 2025

Nominations invited for the post of Secretary General, Academy of Palliative Medicine

Update: IAPC’s upcoming AGBM

Update from IAPCON 2023: Last date to submit abstracts extended to 15th January, 2023

Apply before 31st January, 2023, for the ‘EAPC Researcher Award’

WHPCA launches the Universal Health Coverage Factsheet

Leverage the IAPC’s Social Media to stay connected!

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

Last date to apply for the IAPC’s ‘Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care’ extended to 5th January, 2023

34 candidates successfully participate in the IAPC’s course on ‘Managing Psychosocial issues of patients with chronic illnesses in Palliative Care settings’

Recordings from the WHO Technical Briefing: Taking Action for Quality Palliative Care Services, is now available

ELNEC India trains 35 clinicians at AIIMS, Bhopal, between 5th and 7th December, 2022

76 religious leaders sensitised in palliative care on 6th December, 2022, during the annual meet of the BRBC, CRI and CDPI

BHT – KIPCER and KMC, Manipal, jointly train 15 psychologists over 6 months in counselling skills

ELNEC India conducts a 3-day training program for 53 clinicians at the Bagchi Karunashraya Palliative Care Centre, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, between 24th and 26th November, 2022

BMCHRC, Jaipur, presented Nukkad Natak, ‘Dard se naa haar, Sambhav hai Upchaar’ on 27th November, 2022

Update from IAPC Academy

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr K V Ganpathy presented with the ‘Dr Prahlad Kumar Baruah Award’ on 11th December, 2022

Ms Poonam Bagai bestowed with the ‘PeakLife Women Who Inspire’ Award on 16th December, 2022

Dr Arjun D is the recipient of the ‘Bruce Davis Gold Medal 2022’

Pallium India celebrates 19 years of palliative care service provisioning

A ‘Model village of palliative care’ has been set up in Mayong, Assam, on 19th November, 2022

Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati, signs an MOU with the ECHS to provide relief to Cancer patients (ex-serviceman)

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

  1. HIV/AIDS – Still stuck in the past’, Dr. Sreedevi Warrier, Thiruvananthapuram, in commemoration of World AIDS Day (1st December, 2022)
  2. The Palliative Care Approach: Integration an Imperative’, Dr. Ashita Singh, Chinchpada, in observation of the the International Universal Health Coverage Day (12th December, 2022)
  3. The critical need to integrate palliative care in neo-natal and infant care’, Dr. Krithika Rao, Manipal, in acknowledgement of Infant Protection Day (7th November, 2022)

Other Compelling reads

  1. Addressing Five Major Barriers to Hospice Utilization in the LGBTQ+ Community’, a republication from e hospice
  2. The Most Common End-of-life Experiences’, Dr Geoffrey W. Lane a republication from Healthnews
  3. An Unforgettable Day’, Mr Cyriac Jacob, a republication from e-hospice India edition

Other upcoming events

Submit abstracts before 4th January, 2023, for the ACP-i 2023, 24th – 27th May, 2023

Register for a webinar on ‘Children’s Palliative Care in Humanitarian Settings’, 19th January, 2023

Register for a Pall CHASE’s webinar, ‘Healing in Hidden Conflicts – Perspectives on Palliative Care’, on either 18th or 19th January, 2023

Register before 31st January, 2023, for the ‘South African Palliative Care Conference’, to avail the early bird registration offer

Submit abstracts before 28th February, 2023, to participate in the 15th Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Conference 2023, 4th – 7th October, 2023

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Certificate Course on Essentials of Palliative Care

Certificate Course in Palliative Care for Volunteers

Certificate Course in Palliative Care Pharmacy

IAPC’s Course in the Physiotherapy – Palliative Care interface

IAPC Academy Lecture Series

Managing Psychosocial issues of patients with Chronic Illnesses

PC Centre Directory of India

State-wise list
of Palliative Care centres in India

Please select a State or Union Territory from the drop-down list above. Then click on the Get it! button below.

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