Published on: February 18, 2013

Palliative care activists from all over India and their friends from other countries got together again for their annual conference at Bangalore from the 8th to the 10th of February 2013. Dr Linge Gowda and team put up an excellent program.

It was not the typical medical conference in a five star hotel, but most appropriately, not-too-luxurious, but comfortable and effective. Medical conferences, too often, tend to be sort of festivals, but palliative care conferences in India have continued to provide an affordable forum for exchange of experiences and for learning. And in this, the Bangalore conference was a total success. Kudos to the organizers.

Talking about conferences and palliative care, it is heartening that Indian Association of Palliative Care is recommending moderation in “facilities” during conferences.

Congratulations to the President Dr Nagesh Simha and the secretary, Dr Anil Paleri and colleagues. And congratulations to Dr Abhijit Dam and colleagues who have prepared a draft which will be put up in IAPC website for your comments.

2 responses to “Conferences Do Not have to Be Luxurious. But They Have to Be Effective”

  1. Dear IAPCCON 2013 committee. My name is Maria Witjaksono, from Jakarta Indonesia. Congratulation for the successful of the conference. Thank you for your hospitality. I did enjoy the conference, the tour to Karunashraya Hospice and the meals…. I brought so many beautiful memories of India and Indians. It was my first visit and I’m sure that I will comeback someday. I will never forget Bangalore, particularly, my reunion with my old friend in Australia whom i did not see each other for 12 years.
    Anyway, I have been waiting for the presentation in the conference which you promised would be sent through email or website. May i have clarification on this matter? thank you

  2. Thank you Maria. I have conveyed your comments to Dr Linge Gowda