Newsletter: June 2023 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

In this June 2023 edition of Newsletter, the IAPC proudly presents to you a unique and interesting collection of ‘Reflections of people working in Palliative Care’. This short collection aims to encapsulate the heart and soul of dedicated individuals, who have embarked on a journey to provide compassionate palliative care to their patients and their families. I am sure that each of you will enjoy this brilliant collection of stories, which are rich in experiences and full of insights. I invite each of you to read and enjoy this special collection. My warmest congratulations to all the authors!

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Announcements / Messages from IAPC

IAPC’s Infographic of the month

The IAPC and the IAPSM sign an MoU to build capacity to provide primary palliative care in the community

IAPCON 2024 Update: Last date to submit proposals to conduct pre conference workshops extended to 30th June, 2023

The NHM renames the NPCDCS to NP-NCD, from 3rd May, 2023

The WHPCA announces this year’s logo for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

The ICPCN announces the date for this year’s ‘Hats on for Children’s Palliative Care’ campaign: 13th October, 2023

Join us for the IAPC and SMA Nirvana’s National multilingual edition of ‘Singing for the Stars’ at 3:50 p.m. on 14th June, 2023

Leverage the IAPC’s Social Media to stay connected and informed with latest updates from the world of palliative care!

New vacancies from across the country listed in the IAPC’s Careers page

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

Residents of DNB Medical Oncology from across the country are getting oriented in the basics of palliative medicine from April 2023

KGMU, Lucknow, sensitises 50 Nurses and 100 Paramedical students in the basics of Palliative Care on 27th April, 2023

A ‘Palliative Medicine Update 2023’ was presented during the Max Cancer Congress 2023, at New Delhi, on 29th April, 2023

Rajeshwari Foundation sensitises over 100 students in the basics of palliative care on 3rd May, 2023

Rajagiri Karunya Trust trains 13 volunteers in the basics of palliative care between 5th and 6th May, 2023

Karunashraya sensitises 135 Nursing students to the concept of palliative care on 2nd and 9th May, 2023

The Government Medical College, Barmer, conducts a palliative care awareness workshop on 13th & 14th May, 2023

Shanti Palliative Care Center, Siliguri, conducts a palliative care sensitisation session at Kurseong on 14th May, 2023

The 2nd CME and the 1st CNE of the IAPC’s Delhi State Chapter ‘Palliative Care: Nursing Perspective’ was conducted on 20th May, 2023

Registrations invited for the SCI, Guwahati’s Hurricane Quiz – ‘Crossroads’ on 17th June, 2023

Registrations invited for the MPMMCC and HBCH, TMC, Varanasi’s in-person CME and Workshop on ‘Advanced Wound Care’ on 24th June, 2023

Update from IAPC Academy

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr Raghavendra Ramanjulu is the recipient of the ‘Frontline obsession for Clinicians’ Award on 27th April, 2023

Dr Kalpana Balakrishnan is presented with the Rotary’s ‘Dame Cecily Saunders – Vocational Excellence Award’ on 29th May, 2023

Bangalore Hospice Trust – Karunashraya, celebrated their 24th Anniversary on 1st May, 2023

AIIMS Deoghar begins palliative care OPD services from 16th May, 2023

‘Mandara Hospice’ completes two years of service provisioning at Hyderabad on 27th May, 2023

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

Please click here to read the special feature: ‘Reflections of people working in Palliative Care’.

Other Compelling reads

  1. Conversations, by Prof. Mohankumar, a republication from e hospice.
  2. A better understanding of hospice’, by Joan Wickersham, a republication from The Boston Globe.

Other upcoming events

Register for the EAPC’s Webinar, ‘Palliative Care and Multiple Sclerosis’ on 7th June, 2023

Register before 15th June, 2023; submit entries before 9th June, 2023, for the photo competition at the 8th Singapore Palliative Care Conference, 1st – 2nd July, 2023

Abstracts invited before 20th June, 2023, to participate in the Hospice and Palliative Care Association Nigeria’s 15th Scientific Conference, 5th – 6th July, 2023

Apply before 30th June for the ‘Cynthia Goh Award’ and to participate in the 15th APHC Conference 2023, 4th – 7th October, 2023

Submit abstracts before 30th June, 2023, to participate in the 6th Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Alliance Conference, 15th – 17th November, 2023

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Certificate Course on Essentials of Palliative Care

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