International Update on Pain Management and Palliative Care Advances held in India
Palliative care has now been recognised as an important aspect of healthcare in the region.19 Jul 2016
After a great deal of preparation and organisation, the last weekend of June saw the first pain and palliative care conference in Uttarakhand. This was deemed a historical event, proving that palliative care has now been recognised as an important aspect of healthcare in the region.
The event: 'International Update on Pain Management and Palliative Care Advances 2016' was organised by the Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences (SGRRIM&HS) and the Indian Medical Association (Dehradun).
The landmark conference was conceptualised by Dr Mayank Gupta (organising secretary), Assistant Professor and leader of the Pain and Palliative Care Unit at the Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital.
The didactic scientific programme as designed by Dr Gupta emphasised not only the basic principles but also the recent advances in the field of pain and palliative medicine for the benefit of both the nursing and medical students as well as the doctors from the diverse field of medicine who participated in this conference.
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