Newsletter: July 2023 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

Happy Doctors’ Day! We at the IAPC acknowledge and appreciate the enormous efforts made by each doctor towards delivering their services to the society. On this occasion, we present to you an updated directory of all the doctors who have completed / currently pursuing MD / DNB in Palliative Medicine. Please click here to view the same. I wish success to our Doctor colleagues for their future journey.

I am pleased to share an important development which makes our Doctors’ Day more meaningful. St. John’s National Academy of Health Care, Bengaluru, Karnataka, and Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Jaipur, Rajasthan, have been recognized by the NMC to offer DNB in Palliative Medicine from this year, with 2 seats allocated to each center. Congratulations Dr Nandini Vallath and Dr Anjum Khan Joad!

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Announcements / Messages from IAPC

Happy Doctors’ Day!

IAPC’s Infographic of the month

The ‘IAPC’s Exclusive articles’ section will henceforth present an article by a palliative care nurse every month

The IAPC partners with Clirnet to launch a series of webinars on Palliative Care for non-palliative care physicians

IAPCON 2024 Update: Register before 31st July, 2023, to avail the early bird registration offer

The IJPC publishes the second issue of April – June 2023 edition

The WHPCA publishes the WHPCD 2023 Toolkit

Join us for the IAPC and SMA Nirvana’s National multilingual edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’ at 3:50 p.m. on 13th July, 2023

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

Applications invited for the 7th online batch of the IAPC’s ‘Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care’

Registrations open for the APM’s ‘Advanced Nursing Skills in Palliative Course’

29 candidates successfully complete the ‘Part A’ component of the IAPC’s ‘Certificate Course in Palliative Care for Volunteers’ in June 2023

31 Doctors and Nurses from 10 Districts in Kashmir sensitised in the basics of Palliative Care on 19th and 20th June, 20233

BHT-KIPCER empowers 24 Neurologists with ‘Skills in Neuro Palliative Care’ on 3rd and 4th June 2023

44 senior citizens sensitised to support community based home care in Calicut on 13th June, 2023

24 employees of Larsen & Toubro, Mumbai, sensitised in the basics of palliative care on 17th June, 2023

104 clinicians participated in the MPMMCC’s and HBCH, TMC, Varanasi’s in-person CME and Workshop on ‘Advanced Wound Care’ on 24th June, 2023

Registrations invited for the ‘Certificate Course on Palliative Care for Humanitarian Health Care Providers’

IPM and CMAI invite applications before 31st July, 2023, for their NFPM (2023-2024) and NFPN (2023-2024)

ELNEC and ELNEC India train several nursing professionals across the country and in Sri Lanka during May and June, 2023

Update from IAPC Academy and The Academy of Palliative Medicine’s online Lecture Series 1 announced

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr Krithika S Rao is awarded the ‘ASCO IDEA Award 2023’

NMC recognises St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, and Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Jaipur, to offer DNB in Palliative Medicine

Pallium India welcomes New Chairman and Trustees

Soul Palliative Care Center inaugurates their In-patient center at Chennai on 22nd June, 2023

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

Other Compelling reads

  1. Suffering can always be relieved, but not eliminated by Dr Eduardo Bruera, a republication from El Pais.
  2. Giving space and time a republication from e hospice Asia Pacific Edition.

Other upcoming events

Submit abstracts before 14th July, 2023, to participate in the ‘3rd International Research Seminar on Public Health and Palliative Care’, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 16th – 17th November, 2023

Register for the EAPC’s free webinar on ‘Palliative care needs using the Integrated Palliative Care Outcome Scale’, 18th July, 2023

Register for the ‘Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2023’, Sydney, Australia, 13th – 15th September, 2023

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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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