International Update on Pain Management and Palliative Care Advances 2016

The International Update on Pain Management and Palliative Care Advances 2016, is being organized by the Pain and Palliative Care Unit, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences and the Indian Medical Association on 25-26 June 2016.

For the first time In Uttarakhand an Opioid workshop will be conducted by Dr Sushma Bhatnagar (AIIMS, New Delhi) and Dr M R Rajagopal (Pallium India, Kerala) to explain in details the NDPS Rules, Its amendment, procedure to obtain Recognized Medical Institution (RMI) status for procuring and dispensing opioids etc. on 25 th June followed by a day long conference on 26th June 2016.

Considering the palliative care services in India, the theme of the update has been kept as “Palliative Care-Everyone’s business” and “Pain Relief-A Fundamental Human right“. The scientific program has been tailored to update everyone on the recent advances in the field of Pain and Palliative Medicine.

Many distinguished pain and Palliative care physicians from both India and Abroad like Dr M R Rajagopal (Pallium India, Kerala), Dr Sushma Bhatnagar (AIIMS, Delhi), Dr Anjum Khan Joad (Jaipur), Dr Gautam Das (Daradia, Kolkata), Dr Brenda Ward (England), Dr Ann Thyle (Delhi), Dr Abir Doger (England) and Dr Savita Butola (Jalandar) are participating in the upcoming update to share their expertise and path breaking ideas.

This is the first of its kind update in India seeking Integration of Pain and Palliative Medicine where the pioneers in their respective fields will discuss the most recent developments and guidelines pertaining to multidisciplinary pain management (both cancer and non-cancer) and palliative medicine. The registration amount has been kept to a minimum (Rs 1000 and Rs 500 for postgraduate students) so as to make it affordable and pocket friendly to everyone.

This academic feast will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will be personally rewarding to everyone. Do not miss this opportunity to attend this mega event in the very beautiful city  of Dehradun at the foothills of Shivaliks in June, 2016.

The Scientific Program will be followed by a banquet and cultural night.

For more details, please visit: http://www.sgrrmc.com/iuppca2016

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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