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Joint statement on ‘Palliative care’ & ‘End-of-Life Care for Older People’

Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care for Older People Joint statement made by: The Indian Academy of Geriatrics (IAG) Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Society of India (ARDSI) HelpAge India Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) Draft 21/01/17 The Indian population is ageing: Elder population now stands at 100 million and is projected to grow to 324…

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Election Notification 2018

Election to the Central Council of Indian Association of Palliative Care for the year 2018 will be held during the Annual General Meeting. Vacancies open for the year are as follows: President Elect The term of President elect will be for 1 year and will take over after 1 year, during the AGM of IAPC…

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Promotion of PALLIATIVE CARE CONSCIOUSNESS in North East India

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Bruce Davis Gold Medal Examination 2017

Bruce Davis Gold Medal Examination was launched by Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode, India, in 2005 with an aim to improve awareness about palliative care among young doctors in India. This is the only national level program to honour junior doctors for their excellence in Palliative Medicine. ELIGIBILIY Doctors who appear for their final MBBS…

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IAPC is committed to end the needless suffering due to persistent severe pain

IAPC Opioid availability Task Force consists of: Coordinator – Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar; Members – Dr. Rajagopal, Dr. Nagesh Tripti Tandon, Dr. Gayatri Palat, Dr. Nandini Vallath and Dr. Naveen Salins. This team is working with the central government to translate the amended law into implemented practices in different parts of the country. It is also…

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First National Symposium on September 2, 2017

First National Symposium on ‘Integrating Spirituality & Religiosity in End-of-Life Care: The Way Forward’ Date: 2nd September, 2017. Venue: Kosish – the Hospice Organized by: Kosish – the Hospice & SANDHI, IIT Kharagpur Contact: minisaha56@gmail.com   Programme 8.30 AM: Prayer & Welcome address Abhijit Dam, Secretary, Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) and Director, Koshish-the…

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Events

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day observed

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day observed on Oct 27th 2017, by CanSupport CanSupport, recipient of WHO, Public Health Champion Awards 2017, celebrated World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on Oct 27th at the Bathai House of Worshiping in New Delhi. Sufi music was performed by singer Ms. Rekhs Surya. A Souvenir containing stories of…

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‘World Hospice Day’ celebrated by KOSISH

‘World Hospice Day’ was celebrated by KOSISH at Agartala, the capital city of Tripura, India. The event took place under the able leadership of Dr. Rupali Choudhary. A Health Camp was conducted for the elderly and terminally ill patients.

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Recommendations formulated at ‘The Way Forward’

The following recommendations have been formulated at the “First National Symposium on Integrating Spirituality & Religiosity into Clinical Practice: the way forward”, which was held on 2 September at Kosish-the Hospice in Jharkhand. This was a joint effort by Kosish(a registered NGO providing palliative care services), The Indian Association of Palliative Care and SANDHI, IIT…

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Opening of a Palliative Day Care Centre for the Senior Citizens | May 20, 2017

Hope for senior citizens – Nurse Assisted Palliative Day Care Centre for the Elderly opened Anwar Memorial Pain and Palliative Care Society marks another milestone in its pursuit of patient care. Mr. A Veeran Pillay, Octogenarian and Managing Trustee, Aminumma Hydrose Dr. Nafeesa Beevi Charitable Trust, planted a sapling at the premises to mark the…

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World Lymphedema Day | March 6, 2017

On the occasion of The World Lymphedema Day on March 6 this year, a seminar was organised on recognition and management of Lymophedema at AIIMS in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. This was organised by the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Palliative Care, AIIMS, under the guidance of Prof. Sukhdev Nayak, and IAPC. The Secretary of Indian Association…

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One day Seminar

A one day Seminar on ‘Role of Spirituality & religiosity in end of life‘ will be held on 3rd September at the Secretariat in Bokaro, Jharkhand. The details will be put up shortly.

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National Symposium on September 2017

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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.

APC is committed to end the needless suffering due to persistent severe pain. IAPC Opioid availability Task Force consists of Coordinator – Dr. S Bhatnagar, and Members – Dr. Rajagopal, Dr. NageshTripti Tandon, Gayatri Palat, Nandini Vallath and Dr. Naveen Salins.

This team is working with the central government to translate the amended law into implemented practices in different parts of the country. It is also in the process of developing structured training program, to enable champions from different regions of India in improving the access and availability of essential narcotic Drugs for medical use in their local regions.

Those interested in committing to this task for at least 2 years – may send an email expressing their interest to the National Information Officer (nioiapc@gmail.com) by October 2nd with copy to Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar (sushmabhatnagar1@gmail.com).

If you are otherwise 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.

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