IAPC Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care

Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care

Enrol for November 2014

Palliative care for children


Let no condition compromise a child’s quality of life.


Dr M.R. Rajagopal receives prestigious Human Rights Award for “Extraordinary Activism”

Dr M.R. Rajagopal, Chairman of Pallium India and tireless champion of the rights of palliative care patients in India, has been awarded Human Rights Watch’s Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism. Dr Rajagopal received this award in recognition of more than 20 years spent fighting conditions that cause patients to suffer severe pain unnecessarily.…

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IAPC and ISCCM join hands to achieve excellence in end-of-life care

In a path-breaking partnership, the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) and the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) have joined hands with the objective of achieving excellence in end-of-life care. The integrated care plan, published in the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, comes four years after a study of quality of death…

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Free training programme for doctors and nurses on paediatric palliative care

IAPC’s Children’s Palliative Care (CPC) Project is organising a free four-week training programme on paediatric palliative care for doctors and nurses at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai. The three-day contact session from September 29 to October 1, 2014 will be followed by two weeks of home-based case studies and assignments. The last week will be devoted…

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IAPCON 2015: Call for abstracts

The last date for submission of abstracts for oral and poster sessions at IAPCON 2015, the 22nd International Conference of IAPC is October 30, 2014.  The theme of the conference is “Influence, Innovate, Integrate: Pushing the Boundaries…”. Click here to know more.

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What is palliative care?

Palliative care is the active total care applicable from the time of diagnosis, aimed at improving the quality of life of patients and their families facing serious life-limiting illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering from pain and other physical symptoms as well as psychological, social and spiritual distress through socially acceptable and affordable interventions.

About IAPC

The Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) was set up on March 16, 1994 in consultation with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the government of India as a national forum to connect, support and motivate individuals and institutions involved in palliative care. If you are involved or interested in palliative care, as a beneficiary or provider, student or researcher, join IAPC to gain from networking with the best practitioners across India and the world.