IAPCON 2020 website is functional: (old website is defunct)

As The Filmfare awards are going to be conducted on 15th Feb 2020, in Guwahati, all the hotels will be booked. Therefore we request all the delegates to book their hotels for accommodation, before 15th Nov’19 .Contact Mr. Anand Das for bookings at reasonable rate. (Mob: 9864045457).

Dr. Sanghamitra Bora, Jt. Secretary, IAPCON 2020


News & Events


New course center for IAPC in Amritsar

Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences has been registered as a center for conducting IAPC academic course from Nov’19, with Dr. Abhijith Dam, as the faculty in charge.



Cancer Aid Society gets NGO leader award

IAPC Volunteer certificate course was conducted by Cancer Aid Society, Lucknow on 10th and 11th Oct’19.



IAPC Volunteer Certificate course by Gujrat cancer society, Co-ordinator, Dr. Geeta Joshi



World Hospice and Palliative Care day observed on 12th Oct ’19

Theme: ‘My Care, My Right’

The theme My Care, My Right aims to communicate that palliative care can be demanded by the public – and that, together, every person impacted by a life limiting illness can influence their policy makers to prioritize palliative care financing under Universal Health Coverage.


IAPC conducts Volunteer Training Programme at Shihab Thangal Center for Humanity

Around 25 volunteers were imparted 16 hours training by IAPC at AIKMCC Shihab Thangal Centre for Humanity. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Stanley Muckaden.



World Hospice and palliative Care day observed on 12th Oct’19

Glimpses of activities in India!


‘Kosish-The Hospice’, Jharkand,the Secretriat of IAPC, conducted an Awareness programme for the high school students of Sree Ayappa Public School, Bokaro Steel City. Dr. Abhijith, Secretary IAPC, Mrs.Mini Saha, NIO, IAPC, delivered an informative talk on the concept of Palliative care and it’s importance to about 400 students and teachers. The students interacted and appreciated the talk.



Blankets and food were distributed to the poor and elderly population in the villages by ‘Kosish’ team members.




Blood donation camp organized at IGIMS, Patna.



On the occasion of World hospice and Palliative care day, 12th Oct’19, blood donation camp was organized where 25 donors including doctors, nurses and PG students donated blood for the poor patients.



A TV talk show was organized in a local TV channel (Pratidin Time) on the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative Care day All the panelists (Dr. Dinesh Goswami, Dr. Kabindra Bhagawati, Dr. Arun Deka) narrated the importance of the day and to create awareness. They appealed to all sections of people to come forward and take part in the upcoming International conference IAPCON 2020, February in Guwahati.




On the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative care day Oct’12, AIIMS Rishikesh, End-of Life Nursing Education Consortium conducted Core Training Programe for 40 Nursing officers from 10th-12th Oct’19.




Cycle rally and run was organized by Lion’s Club and times of India for Breast Cancer Awareness in Nainital.




New Delhi

Department Of Anesthesia, Safdurjung Hospital has been running Pain and Palliative Clinic since 2007, under the guidance of Dr. Saveena G Raheja. Word Hospice and Palliative Care day was celebrated on 11th October 2019, by organizing a public health awareness seminar. The event was graced by Principal VMMC Prof. N. N. Mathur, Add. MS, Dr. Rajiv Sharma & Dr. Ranjan Wadhwa. Vardhman Mahaveer college students also participated in the event by performing a nukkad natak on prevention of cancer and palliative care. Event was attended by doctors, nurses, volunteers, general public and patients from various wards in the hospital.



“Listening OP Clinic”, the first of its kind not only in India ,but also in Asia, inaugurated on this occasion,will function from 10 AM to 12.30 PM on all Saturdays in OKhla focusing on the mental well being of the patients. The Clinic will be run by DNipCare in association with the vibrant Listening Community Volunteers comprising of Clinical Psychologists and Psychology students in Delhi. The Clinic has been inaugurated digitally by Mr. Nambissan, Former Director, DoPT Government of India.



The World Hospice & Palliative Care Day was observed on Saturday, 12th October 2019 by DNipCare in association with KMWA, Delhi in the Kerala Islamic Cultural Centre. Over 35,000 patients have already availed the OP Clinical services rendered by the organization from 2014.

On the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative care Day, Nursing Symposium on “Palliative care-Need of Hour”, Talk by Sr. Hanife Mac Gamell at the Committee Room, Convention Center, Jawarharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.



Palliative care Awareness Programme on the Occasion of World Hospice and Palliative Care day,12th Oct’19 at Sir Ganga ram Hospital, for nursing staff, students and incharge.



World Hospice and palliative care day observed at AIIMS, Delhi.




World Hospice and Palliative Care Day celebrated at Sparsh, Hyderabad.




The Gujarat Cancer aid Society

One day Workshop was conducted for nursing faculties on ”Basic training on Palliative care”. Around 25 faculties from 15 nursing colleges received training and given certificates.




Updates & Information


Dr. M. R. Rajgopal’s article in the Deccan Chronicle, 12th Oct ’19



World Hospice and Palliative care Day: Only 1% patients in Maharashtra have access to palliative care: Doctor

Only 1% of the one million patients who suffer from life-limiting illness in the state and need palliative care have access to such services, claim medical experts.

Courtesy, Hindustan times, 12th Oct’19, for more details click here.


Visakhapatnam City’s palliative care infra caters to patients from across the region



Need for Holistic Management of Cancer Pain

Cancer pain can be treated and quality of life in a cancer patient can be enhanced by appropriate medications, emphasize Dr. Mary Abraham, Pain and Palliative Care Physician and Dr. Vandana V. Prakash, Clinical Psychologist. Despite increased to cancer pain, it still continues to be a major issue with cancer pain patients and survivors. Why is it so?

For details visit


Forthcoming Events


IAPCON 2020, Guwahati



27th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2020)

Conference Dates: February 14th to 16th, 2020.

Pre-conference Dates: February 13th, 2020.



Program Highlights

  • Palliative Care Education in India
  • Universal Access to Palliative Care
  • Paediatric Palliative Care Empowering compassionate communities
  • Political will for prevention & relief of suffering at the end of life
  • North East Palliative Care: New initiatives
  • Institute Based Palliative Care
  • Rehabilitation & Palliative Care
  • Nursing Issues Empower to improve competency
  • Pain Management Research in Palliative Care
  • Role of Volunteers & Social workers Safe use of opioids
  • Palliative Care in Non-Malignant Diseases
  • Engaging Students in Palliative Care
  • Entrust: Joining hands with contemporaries
  • Care for Caregivers
  • Palliative Care Debate: “Implementing Advance Directives in India”
  • Palliative Care Quiz
  • Best 3 Oral Presentations
  • Best 3 Poster Presentations



Conference Secretariat:

Dr. Arun Deka
Organizing Secretary

First Floor, Administrative Block,
State Cancer Institute, Gauhati Medical College,
Bhangagarh, Guwahati – 781032, Assam, India.

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Official Conference Managers:

Neeraj Jaggi | Mobile: +91 9810658724
Rajat Khurana | Mobile: +91 9811911800

28-32. Ground Floor, Rectangle-I,
Distt. Centre Saket. New Delhi-110017



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