Newsletter: November 2022 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

The World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) was celebrated across the country with grandeur and fanfare. I am excited to see this ever-growing participation in the World Day Celebrations, to raise our voice for Hospice and Palliative Care. The IAPC has launched 2 dedicated webpages to commemorate this occasion:

  1. The webspace ‘Stories of Healing’ is centered around this year’s WHPCD theme, ‘Healing Hearts and Communities’. Please click here to read these stories and submit your story.
  2. The webspace ‘World Hospice and Palliative Care Day’ acknowledges and showcases the enthusiastic participation and celebrations from across the country. Congratulations to all those who have already uploaded glimpses from their celebrations. Please click here to read about these celebrations and submit details of your center’s celebrations

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Education and Training

Apply before 25th November, 2022, for the IAPC’s course on ‘Managing Psychosocial issues of patients with chronic illnesses in Palliative Care settings’

450 candidates successfully participate in the IAPC’s CCEPC exam conducted on 1st October, 2022

Apply before 5th November, 2022, to participate in the Bruce Davis Gold Medal Examination 2022

Applications invited for Pallium India and ECHO’s ‘Foundation Course in Palliative Nursing’

Apply before 15th November, 2022, for the one year Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Palliative Medicine, offered jointly by BJ Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, and the Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration

Applications being accepted for the International ‘Fellowship In Palliative Care, 2023’ offered jointly by IPM, SPCP, St Christopher’s and BSMMU

Register for e Cancer’s virtual course ‘Choosing Wisely Oncology: South Asia’

3-day ELNEC program conducted successfully at Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Vishakapatnam

Update from IAPC Academy: Report on activities in October + Sessions planned for November

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Awards and Recognitions

CanSupport receives the ‘Social Impact Award’ from HelpAge India on 30th September, 2022

Dr Maryann Muckaden and Dr Lucito D’Souza felicitated by Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra on 8th October, 2022

Sparsh Hospice – Center for Palliative Care, inaugurates a new Paediatric Palliative Care Ward on 8th October, 2022, at Hyderabad

PallEx Healthcare Solutions and Cancer Home Health jointly launch palliative home care services in Pune from 8th October, 2022

Life Care Foundation’s ‘Palliative Care Centre’ was inaugurated on 8th October, 2022, at Aluva

BJ Wadia Children’s Hospital and Cipla Foundation launch ‘Titli – Palliative Home Care Service’ on 14th October, 2022

The Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care Centre celebrates one year of service on 18th October, 2022

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

  1. Love your eyes, by Dr. Deepa Kerketta Khurana, New Delhi, in commemoration of World Sight Day (13th October, 2022)
  2. Poverty and it’s dimensions, by Sr. Hanife MacGamwell, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, in acknowledgement of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17th October, 2022)
  3. Palliative care for stroke patients: Experience at Pain and Palliative Care Society, Thrissur, Kerala, by Dr. E. Divakaran, Thrissur, Kerala, in observance of World Stroke Day (29th October, 2022)

Other Compelling reads

  1. Launch of the The children’s palliative care provider of the future Report’, a republication by e-hospice
  2. Podcast for Palliative Medicine, by Palliative Medicine

Other upcoming events

Last chance to register for the 24th Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care Conference at Christchurch, New Zealand, 7th – 9th November, 2022

Register before 15th November, 2022, to participate in the 4th European Congress on Clinical Trials in Pain in Vienna, Austria, 7th – 8th December 2022

Register for the EAPC’s World Congress at Rotterdam, Netherlands, 15th – 17th June, 2023

Abstract submissions open for the 15th Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Conference 2023, 4th – 7th October, 2023

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To offer help and support during challenging times

  1. ‘Saath Saath Helpline’: Your Palliative Care helpline – 1800-202-7777
  2. Bereavement support India:
  3. Telehealth Consultation (Pallium India):
  4. Caregiver Saathi:
  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

Call for Proposal: IAPCON 2025

WHPCD 2022 Update: Submit your ‘Stories of Healing’ in the IAPC’s newly created dedicated webpage

WHPCD 2022 Update: Submit your ‘WHPCD celebrations’ in the IAPC’s National Portal

Update from IAPCON 2023: Avail scholarship by submitting abstracts before 15th November, 2022; Details of the pre conference workshop and the Neuro Palliative track announced!

Update from the IAPC and SMA-Nirvana’s ‘Singing for the Stars’: Regional and National Programs in November 2022

Head over to the IAPC’s Careers page to view the new vacancies posted

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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State-wise list
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