IAPCON2021: The First Ever Virtual Conference of IAPC Begins Today

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The theme for this year’s conference: Searching Empathy through Research

The palliative care community in India is meeting today, virtually for the 28th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2021 ). This conference is   a virtual event from 19th to 21st March 2021.  During our annual conference, last year,  held at the State Cancer Institute and Medical College, Guwahati, travel restrictions, social distancing, and the impending pandemic, COVID-19 were not familiar to us. Within a blink of an eye, everything turned upside down!

“As a responsible organization, IAPC has to move forward with its mission, and we cannot afford to lose any learning opportunity. To overcome the barriers imposed by the pandemic, it was essential to find an alternative. I hope that the virtual conference will be a unique experience for the delegates. On behalf of IAPC, I would like to express our  heartfelt gratitude to Dr Umesh Badani (Secretary, Organizing Committee,  IAPCON 2021), and team for organizing this virtual conference”, said Dr Sushma Bhatnagar, President, IAPC.

The conference is organised by the  Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Patna. The conference will be inaugurated by Dr Prabhat Kumar Singh, Director, AIIMS, Patna.

“A total of 470 delegates have registered for  the virtual conference with  37 registrations received  for competitions such as quiz”, says Dr Chandni Sinha, Secretary, Scientific Committee IAPCON 2021. There will also be  92 poster presentations and 6 paper presentations at the conference. The E-posters have been uploaded already, and delegates can view the posters on the conference platform.

BMJ Supportive& Palliative Care offers to publish

 the best oral presentation

The research awarded  as the best  Oral Presentation’ at the International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) will be considered for publication in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care. The paper should be submitted within 4 months and no later than 6 months of receiving the award.

A stringent internal peer review will be conducted to adhere to the accepted  policy with BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. The Editor in Chief will directly review the paper and make a decision.

The theme based sessions of the conference

Time 4 PM to 9PM

For details of the theme based sessions, time, theme leaders, and speakers, please follow this link

Conference website: www.iapcon2021patna.com