• 20 participants divided into 2 batches with 2 instructors at 2 machine stations with 30 minutes dedicated to each batch for live scanning on volunteers.
  • 1 hour of prior PowerPoint presentation to discuss sonoanatomy, indications, various techniques.
  • Demonstration of following blocks:
  • US guided Stellate ganglion block
  • US guided celiac plexus block
  • US guided superior mesenteric plexus block
  • US guided sup/deep cervical plexus block
  • Discussion of Pharmacology, MOA, indications and contraindications
  • Investigations required prior to its use
  • Monitoring needed for its safe use
  • Formulaic approach method for conversion to methadone
  • Experience sharing of methadone prescription
  • The End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national as well as international educational initiative to improve palliative care, train best practices on end-of-life and palliative care nursing.
  • In India, the training is supported by CIPLA Hospice and Training Centre, Pune which has been designated as the main training centre.
  • MSc/BSc nurses (GNMs, Nurses working in clinical, community settings, Nursing students and instructors) can apply for workshop.
  • End-of-life care is not only for terminal cancer/AIDS patients but also for all life threatening illnesses.
  • End-of-life care covers all aspects of care for terminal and dying patients.
  • You have an opportunity to learn, share and ultimately provide exemplary palliative care and improve the present system of care.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approaches in palliative care


    The basis of cognitive behavioural therapy is the way one’s thinking affects emotions and subsequently the  behaviour. Identifying negative thoughts, disputing irrational or dysfunctional beliefs can change maladaptive behaviours to adaptive ones and improve coping. In patients with serious illnesses, physical symptoms like pain and emotional issues like anxiety and depression can negatively impact their quality of life. Psychologists and counsellors can enhance their skills by applying CBT approaches in palliative care patients.


    1. To understand the theory of CBT
    2. To learn to apply CBT in patients with serious illnesses for managing pain, anxiety and depression.
    3. To value the CBT based approaches in psychosocial care for patients with serious illnesses

    Format – Didactic talk followed by case-based scenarios and practical skill learning in small groups

    Duration – 4 hours

    Faculty – Dr. K.V. Ganpathy

                    Dr. Sravannthi Maya

                    Dr. Jayita Deodhar

    Target audience- Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers

    Number of participants – 18

Join us for an interactive workshop in which you will acquire knowledge and skills to develop informed consent forms that meet ethical standards and learn how to take informed consent in clinical practice. This engaging workshop will be valuable for junior and senior clinicians, postgraduates and researchers in Palliative Care and will focus on the specific Palliative Care context in India.

Tentative Program

Date: 10th February 2022                                                                        Venue:

Fee: Doctors- 500/-, Nurses-250/-




9.30 – 9.35 am

Welcome & Introduction


9.35 – 10.00 am

Introduction to Childrens  Palliative Care

Prof. M.A. Muckaden

10. 00 – 10.30 am

Communication in Pediatric Palliative care

Mr Ganapathy

10.30  – 11.00 am

Assessment & Management of pain in children

Dr. Veronique Dinand

11.00 – 11.15 am



11.15 – 11.45 am

Pediatric Palliative care in Neurological conditions

Dr Vandana  Kumavat

11.45 – 12.15 pm

Neonatal Palliative Care

Dr Ruchi Nanavati

12.15 – 1pm



1 – 1.30 pm

Pediatric Palliative care in Humanitarian situations

 Joan Marston

1.30 – 2.00 pm

Psychosocial and spiritual aspects in Pediatric Palliative Care

Dr  Pradnya Talawadekar

2.00 – 2.30 pm

Ethical issues in Pediatric Palliative Care

Dr. Pratima Bisen

2.30 – 3.00 pm

End-of-Life Care

Prof. Julia Downing

3.00 pm

Vote of Thanks


Workshop 3 hours
How can palliative care contribute to planetary health in humanitarian settings?
Overview of palliative care and planetary health; Liz Grant
Overview and focus on disasters; Vinod Menon
Learning from the Kerala floods; Athul Joseph Manuel
Mental health; a neglected paradigm; Chitra Venkateswaran
Engaging humanitarian stakeholders; MSF Kathryn Richardson
Training for palliative care and humanitarian settings; Meghan Doherty
Research developments; Centre for war and conflict; Dr Omar Shamieh
Using photographs as an evaluation tool in Uganda; Mhoira Leng
Perspectives from a refugee; Philip Amol from South Sudan
How do we rethink palliative care in humanitarian settings; discussion led by Joan Marston / Richard Bauer

Abstract Submission date has been extended till 15th Dec 2021
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