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September 2017

ICMR and end-of-life care law You may remember that in 2016, government of India put up on its website the draft of an end of life care law. A major problem that we all identified in the draft law was the confusion over meaning of terms, particularly euthanasia being confused with withholding or withdrawing artificial… Read More

Hope for people with advanced cancer: Palliative care workshop at Government Cancer hospital, Indore.

Sharad Jain, minister of health, with faculty and organise of workshop at Indore More than 75,000 patients with advanced cancer are in pain in MP. Government Cancer hospital, Indore, with the support of Pallium India started a pioneering palliative care facility in which pain and other symptoms are treated along with emotional support. Jivdaya foundation… Read More

A heart-wrenching story from Tripura

Pallium India’s Nursing Consultant, Jaikrishanan, writes: We concluded a 5-day home based palliative care training for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and multi-purpose worker (MPW) in Tripura last week. We, a project officer and three trainers – Dr. Vidya Viswanath from Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Iqbal from Silchar, Assam and I travelled from Trivandrum, Kerala to train… Read More

Palliative Care Award 2017 for SAARC Countries Instituted by Cancer Aid Society

Cancer Aid Society invites Application / Nomination from Doctors, Paramedical Staff and Social Workers with demonstrative leadership in the field of Palliative Care for the Cancer Patients from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. How to Apply Apply through online form along with the references and verifiable evidences to be sent in… Read More

Global Oncology Young Investigator Award

The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) of ASCO is accepting applications for the inaugural 2018 Global Oncology Young Investigator Award (YIA). The Global Oncology YIA is a one-year grant that provides research funding to early-career investigators to encourage and promote quality research in global oncology and to develop the next generation of researchers to address global… Read More


The 25th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2018) will be held from 23rd to 25th February, 2018, at Jawaharlal Auditorium, AIIMS, New Delhi. The theme of the conference is Create, Collaborate and Communicate. Last date to submit abstracts: 30th October, 2017. For more details on the Conference, please download the… Read More