The 23rd International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2016) will be held in Pune from February 12 to 14, 2016. This is being organised by Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre and will be held at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Pune.




The theme of IAPCON 2016 is: engage, educate, empower and excel

- engage with the community, patients and their families, policy makers, opinion leaders, volunteers and the medical fraternity.

- education for all medical and paramedical personnel at all levels. This will help increase awareness about the important role of palliative care in ensuring quality of life, especially in the face of a life-limiting illness.

- empower every patient and the family to take informed decisions at the right time in partnership with the medical team.

- excel through interaction with experts and each other

We look forward to your presence at IAPCON 2016.

Hippocratic film applauded across Australia

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With only one city remaining in the Australian launch of the biographical documentary, Hippocratic, it is clear that the film has had great impact here.

One important feature has been the opportunity for Q&A after the movie, where audience members have a chance to delve deeper into the issues raised in the film, such as trying to understand the distressing ongoing shortage of morphine, an essential medication in pain management, a shortage that affects over 80% of the world’s population.

This issue alone should galvanise us to action, to demand change and accountability. However, long time advocates in this field know only too well how difficult it is to bring about change and improvements here.

Films such as Hippocratic are too few and APLI thanks Moonshine Movies for their commitment to contributing to change in a creative and positive way.


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assist with training of doctors and nurses in palliative care practice in developing nations

support nurses to travel and teach as part of Project Hamrahi

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