Travel date: February 11, 2022
Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 29th International Conference of Indian Association for Palliative Care
Origin: Hyderabad, India / Destination: Jaipur, India
This virtual conference was very useful to update my palliative care skills.I learnt about some new drugs that can be used in symptom Management. there was a lecture on various situations palliative care skills where can be used.
This scholarship to the conference has been very useful. It will be helpful if more such scholarships are provided to other conferences in various parts of the world.
In the city where I practice Palliative Care, no corporate hospital offers these services and the patients are left to look for such services on their own.I am a member of the NGO which provides palliative care in the city which provide services to the poor totally free of cost. I envision that the rich and poor , all should have acesss to palliative services. But the reality is that the people who can afford are not offered palliative car e because the primary physicians do not give up . I feel advocacy is needed regarding the value addition of the palliative care and it need not be a last option.