Newsletter: September 2022 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

On behalf of IAPC, I am delighted to announce the launch of several exciting training programs designed by IAPC, which aim to empower our palliative care professionals and volunteers to deliver quality palliative care to those in need.

The first in this series will be the IAPC’s Course in Palliative Care – Physiotherapy Interface’, which will be organized virtually on Saturday, 10th September, 2022, between 2 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. The program is designed to sensitize and empower physiotherapists by improving their understanding of how they can contribute towards the rendering of holistic palliative care, and also educate the palliative care community on how physiotherapy can augment their patient care and symptom management. This program will benefit, physiotherapists, doctors and nurses working in the field of Palliative care.  I urge you to enrol yourself and your team members as it will definitely help your team to provide quality palliative care to your patients. Please click here for further details and to submit your application on or before Tuesday, 6th September, 2022.

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Education and Training

Last chance to enroll for the ‘IAPC’s Course in Palliative Care – Physiotherapy Interface’, before 6th September, 2022

Apply for the ‘IAPC’s Certificate Course in Palliative Care Pharmacy’, before 16th September, 2022

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

55 Doctors and Nurses from across India complete the CTCs 5 day palliative care foundation training program in New Delhi, between 15th and 19th August, 2022

BHT – KIPCER and ELNEC India, jointly conduct an in-person ELNEC core training program for nurses and nursing aides at Karunashraya, between 25th and 28th August, 2022

Apply before 7th September, 2022, for the free 6-day online workshop on ‘Research Methods in Supportive Oncology’ offered by Centre for Palliative Care, Harvard Medical School

Apply for the ‘Pediatric Palliative Medicine Fellowship 2023’, offered jointly by the Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration and the Hyderabad Centre for Palliative Care

MPCN in collaboration with NHM, Maharashtra, conducts a 5 day Training-of-Trainers program for 22 Doctors in Maharashtra in July 2022

The DHS, Jammu, and the IAPC jointly organize Jammu’s first ever National CME/Workshop on Pain and Palliative Care, on 28th and 29th July, 2022

Update from IAPC Academy

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Awards and Recognitions

Pallium India receives Consultative Status (Special Category) with the United Nations Economic and Social Council!

Foundation stone laid for ACF’s Geriatric and Palliative Care Hospital at Gambheeram, Visakhapatnam, on 7th August, 2022

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

Other Compelling reads

  1. As a cancer patient, I felt dismissed by doctors. As a doctor, I am desperate for the system to change, Dr Ben Bravery, a republication from the Guardian
  2. Dr M R Rajagopal’s book review on Rima Pande’s, “His Voice”, a republication from IAHPC

Other upcoming events

Last chance to submit abstracts for the 4th European Congress on Clinical Trials in Pain in Vienna, Austria, 7th – 8th December 2022

Submit abstracts before 10th October, 2022, for the 2023 Marie Curie ‘Improving End of Life for All’ 2023 Research Conference, 6th – 10th February, 2023

Apply to submit abstracts before 15th October, 2022, for the EAPC’s World Congress, 15th – 17th June, 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

IAPC presents a webinar on ‘World Patient Safety Day: A dialogue in palliative care patient safety’, on 17th September, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

WHPCD 2022 Update: Call to register your event for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2022; Last chance to share your community’s best practices of Good Grief

IAPCON 2023: Submit abstracts before 15th November, 2022, and win IAPC’s Scholarship

ICPCN launches the Children’s Palliative Care Toolkit 2022

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

The IAPC’s Careers page has been updated

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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PC Centre Directory of India

State-wise list
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