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Greetings from organising committee IAPCON 2021

A warm welcome to the Holy land of Bihar where religions took birth, spiritual wisdom bartered, enlightenment dawned upon those who sought, the knowledge about this region remains a glorious chapter in the Indian history and geography alike. Indian Association of Palliative Care takes immense pleasure to invite you in 28th Annual Conference of IAPC, IAPCON 2021 in Patna, the capital city of Bihar. It is going to be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the 19th, 20th and 21st of March.

We look forward to welcoming you to first ever virtual conference of IAPC. While COVID pandemic prevented us from holding the Conference in person, we are excited about the opportunities of holding an innovative virtual conference and reaching out to all.

This is an exclusive research conference, the first of its kind . The theme for this conference is "Searching empathy through research". The multiple challenges in palliative care research raises the issue of how difficult it can be to apply evidence-based medicine in palliative care research. This is because of diverse patient population, the individualized aims of the treatment and the trajectory of the incurable nature of the disease. This requires a shift in thinking towards how to design and implement robust and rigorous research into palliative care that is person centred and also adds to the evidence base for palliative care practice.

Various workshops will be organised for doctors, nurses, social workers and volunteers. Everyone is welcome to attend these workshops either in the campus or link will be sent to interested participants.

Let us all gather, virtually together, to hear from the best experts of Palliative medicine across the globe to learn how interesting and challenging research can be in Palliative medicine. We invite you to an academic feast on a virtual platform and AIIMS, Patna takes the pride to host this conference. We certainly encourage all esteemed attendees to attend and engage with sessions as though you were in person. We do understand that restrictions may be imposed by your time zones, however , the programme has been designed to minimize such problems.

We hope that you enjoy the conference, and that you have a chance in future to enjoy various places in the state. Bihar is a place full of history and spiritual significance. Located in the eastern part of India, this state is known as the land of monasteries. There are many things that make this place worth visiting .It is divided by the River Ganges, which floods its fertile plains. Bihar is richly endowed with natural resources and the agrarian bounty that seem like a corollary derived from soils brimming with water. There are plenty of tourist spots in Bihar like Patna, (the capital city), Nalanda, Rajgir, Gaya, Bodh Gaya, Vaishali, etc. There is a lot to be done in field of palliative care in Bihar. This conference will be useful in spreading awareness of Palliative care services in this part of the country.

Once again, on behalf of organising committee , I am tremendously pleased and excited to welcome you all and plan to conduct a conference that will exceed your expectations.

Dr. U.K Bhadani,
Dean and HOD,
Anaesthesiology, AIIMS, Patna

Prof. Dr. N. R. Biswas
IGIMS, Patna
Prof Dr. P. K. Singh
AIIMS, Patna
Shri Acharya Kishore Kunal
Sri Mahavir Sthan Nyas Samiti

President IAPC Secretary IAPC
Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar
Professor & Head
Department of Onco-Anaesthesia & Palliative Medicine
Dr.B.R.A IRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi
Dr. Savita Butola, Commandant (Medical)
CAPF's Composite Hospital,
Border Security Force Academy
Tekanpur, Gwalior (MP)

Organising Secretary Treasurer
Prof. Dr. U.K. Bhadani
Dean and HOD,
Anaesthesiology, AIIMS, Patna
Dr. Rajnish Kumar
Associate Professor,
AIIMS, Patna

Scientific Secretary Scientific Co-Secretary
Dr. Chandni Sinha
Additional Professor,
AIIMS, Patna
Dr. Rita Rani
Senior Consultant & Palliative care Incharge
MCSRC, Patna
Dr. Richa Madhawi
Associate Professor,
IGIMS, Patna

Workshop Coordinator Technical Coordinator Governing Council Member
Dr. Nishant Sahay
Additional Professor,
AIIMS, Patna
Dr. Abhyuday Kumar
Assistant Professor,
AIIMS, Patna
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Singh

Transport and Local logistics
Dr. Neeraj Kumar
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Trauma & Emergency
Mob: +918210104972

Conference Registration is mandatory to attend the workshop.

Category Early Bird
(Extended till 15th February 2021)
Doctors INR 2000 INR 2500
Nurses INR 1500 INR 1500
Social Workers INR 1000 INR 1000
Postgraduates / Others INR 1000 INR 1000
Workshop INR 500 INR 500
International Delegate USD 50 USD 50

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Conference Highlights

  1. Multiple Thematic Sessions
  2. Renowned National and International Faculties
  3. Hybrid Workshops
  4. Panel Discussions
  5. Oral and e-poster presentation
  6. IAPC best Research Paper award
  7. Nonacademic poster display for volunteers, social workers, others
  8. Representation from all over India and Abroad