Newsletter: October 2022 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to know that the various programs offered by the IAPC are proving to be beneficial and adding value to you as we have been receiving inspiring feedback from our participants of various programs. I would like to thank you all for your participation and for sharing your feedback with us. These important suggestions will help us to improve and deliver quality programs for the palliative care community in India.

The IAPC’s webinar to commemorate World Patient Safety Day, ‘A Dialogue in Palliative Care Patient Safety’, organised on Saturday, 17th September, 2022, was one such program to receive applause and appreciation.

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Education and Training

Register now for the ‘IAPC’s Certificate Course in Palliative Care for Volunteers (VCCPC)’

Attention Palliative Medicine residents: Enrol for a free ECHO series on Pediatric Palliative Care

40 candidates successfully trained in the ‘IAPC’s Course in Palliative Care – Physiotherapy Interface’, on 10th September, 2022

30 Pharmacists successfully trained in the ‘IAPC’s Certificate Course in Palliative Care Pharmacy (CCPCP)’, on 25th September, 20222

Apply for the 1 year Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Palliative Medicine, offered by Sri Aurbindo University, Indore

50 students of Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences, Amritsar, sensitised about the ‘Role of Nutrition in Palliative Care’ on 3rd September, 2022

ELNEC India trains 45 Nurses in palliative care at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, between 6th and 9th September, 2022

The Max Institute of Cancer Care organises an ‘Opioids Awareness Workshop’ on 13th September, 2022

TRIHMS sensitises 200 students and faculty in the basics of Palliative Care on 20th September, 2022

Over 150 people sensitised on Palliative Care jointly by the Dr BBCI, Guwahati, Assam, and Shanti Nursing Home, Siliguri, on 24th September, 2022

The KSSSCI, Lucknow, and KGMU, Lucknow, jointly train 52 Nurses / Paramedics in Palliative Care and Cancer Pain Management

Update from IAPC Academy: Lecture Series 6 announced!

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Awards and Recognitions

The DMA confers Dr Sushma Bhatnagar, with the ‘Eminent Medical & Health Education Teacher Award’ 2022

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, receives approval from the NMC to offer MD in Palliative Medicine

Sparsh Hospice, Hyderabad, celebrates 11 years of alleviating pain

Three palliative care centers receive ESMO accreditation

Cankids KidsCan inaugurates a State Care Coordination Centre and a home-away-from-home for children in Chennai, on 17th September, 2022

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

  1. Debunking 10 nutrition myths: current evidence and understanding, Dr Kahkasha, Deoghar, in commemoration of National Nutritional Week (1st – 7th September, 2022)
  2. Shining light in a Tunnel: Suicide Prevention in Palliative Care’, Ms. Michelle Normen, Bengaluru, in observance of World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September)
  3. Home Care for advanced Dementia: how Palliative Care can help’, Ms. Swapna Kishore, Bengaluru, in acknowledgement of World Alzheimer’s Day (21st September)
  4. ‘And the beat goes on’: Palliative Care in Cardiac Patients’, Dr Divya Sai Vanumu, Hyderabad, in commemoration of World Heart Day (29th September)

Other Compelling reads

  1. Why palliative medicine is an essential part of care during a pandemic, Dr Joy C Liu, a re-publication from e hospice
  2. Queen had been preparing us for her death for two years, a re-publication from Wales Online

Other upcoming events

Hurry and register before 6th October, 2022, to participate in the ‘Global Research and Future Innovations in Best Care for the Dying Person’ Conference, 13th October 2022

Login for a special live webinar with Dr Rosalie Shaw on 11th October, 2022, between 12 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Submit abstracts before 15th October, 2022, and grab the last chance to participate in the EAPC Congress, 2023

Submit abstracts before 1st November, 2022, to participate in the ‘South African Palliative Care Conference’, 26th to 29th April, 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

The IAPC’s webinar on ‘World Patient Safety Day: A dialogue in palliative care patient safety’, was conducted successfully on 17th September, 2022

WHPCD 2022 Update: Last chance to register your event for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2022

IAPCON 2023: Details of the ICU track and the Renal track announced!

Attention NGOs’: Apply before 22nd October, 2022, for the Social Venture Partners, ‘Fast Pitch 2023’

Update from the IAPC and SMA-Nirvana’s ‘Singing for the Stars’

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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