Newsletter: March 2022 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

February flew by, leaving us with a myriad of feelings and memories, filled with moments of shock and pain, and also moments filled with happiness and excitement.

February 2022, snatched away one of the great leaders of Palliative Care; our dear friend, Dr. Cynthia Goh. Cynthia has been a guide and a mentor to many of us, and also a pillar of support for the growth and development of palliative care in India. Despite being overwhelmed, I tried to pay my tributes to her by penning down a few of my cherished memories with her…

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Education and Training

The Cancer Institute Adyar, Chennai, is now accredited to offer DNB Palliative Medicine

Successful conduct of the first batch of the IAPC’s Certificate Course in Palliative Care Pharmacy (CCPCP)

IAPC Academy to soon launch several exciting new courses / webinars

Update from IAPC ACADEMY: Report on activities in February

Update from IAPC ACADEMY: Sessions planned for March

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Awards and Recognitions

Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal, recognised as an ‘International Reference Center for Palliative and End of Life Care’

The Excellence in ELNEC award winners for 2021, are now announced

The International Award for Excellence in Palliative Care (2021-2022), announced!

Dr. M. R. Rajagopal’s memoir, ‘Walk with the Weary’ launched on 22nd February 2022

Foundation stone laid for a 20 bed hospice, ‘Saanjvaat – Life with dignity’ at Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Karunashraya inaugurates and dedicates a new block for Palliative Care Education and Research

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

  1. Who Can Afford a Good Death?, by Dr Dhvani Mehta, New Delhi, in observance of World Day of Social Justice (20th February)
  2. The More you do, the More you want to do”, by Ms Prarthana Prateek Kaul, Pune, in commemoration of World NGO Day (27th February)
  3. Will power wins world record!, by Mr Sooraj P A, a republication from ehospice’s India edition

Other Compelling reads

  1. How to manage family tension when one of you needs care, a republication from e-hospice, Asia Pacific Edition
  2. What is public health palliative care?, by Dr Julian Abel Director, Compassionate Communities, UK,  an editorial and a republication from ehospice
  3. The much awaited book on communications for medical students, ‘Fundamentals of Clinical Communication’, was launched earlier this month. The book has been authored by Dr P Lal and Dr Indu Arneja, and published by Arya Publications. Dr Vinod Paul, Chairman, Niti Ayog, has penned the forward for the book The book is available for purchase at the All India Book House.

Other upcoming events

Mark your calendars to attend Kasturba Hospital’s ‘Open House Discussion with the Experts’ on 4th March, 2022

Register for the webinar, ‘Change the Ending: Cervical Cancer – Perspectives on Prevention and Palliative Care’, scheduled for 8th March, 2022

Register for the Cardio Oncology Lecture series from the Global Cancer Consortium

Submit proposals for the EAPC’s, 18th World Congress 2023’s Parallel Sessions, before 15th March, 2022

Register for the Psycho-oncology TeleECHO Education Program II, before 18th March, 2022

Register for the GIPPEC’s virtual, free symposium, on ‘The Soul of Medicine in the Last Year of Life: Novel Solutions to Palliative Care Access Across Economic and Cultural Divides’

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To offer help and support during challenging times

  1. Bereavement support India: https://www.bereavementsupportindia.co.in/
  2. Sukh Dukh Helpline: https://palliumindia.org/2020/10/sukh-dukh-helpline
  3. Caregiver Saathi: https://caregiversaathi.co.in/index.php
  4. Canhelper: https://www.cipla.com/press-releases-statements/can-helper-indias-first-toll-free-emotional-support-helpline-cancer
  5. National Helpline for Psychosocial and Mental health support offered by The MoHFW, GoI and NIMHANS: 080-46110007 (If you are a health care worker, please press 5 when prompted after dialing the above number to access a direct and dedicated line for healthcare workers)

Announcements / Messages
from IAPC

Dr. Cynthia Goh, we remember you with gratitude!

The IAPC’s newly elected Core Committee and the Central Council body takes over from 12th February, 2022

IAPCON 2022 concludes after a successful 3 day academic and scientific extravaganza!

Registrations open for IAPCON 2023, Bengaluru

Update your details in the IAPC’s National PC Directory!

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