Palliative Care Education at SGCCRI, Thakurpukur, Kolkata
Pallium India had the privilege of being part of two workshops organized jointly by Eastern India Palliative Care (EIPC) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) at Thakurpukur, Kolkata – a workshop for beginners on the 7th and 8th of December 2015, and a refresher course for palliative care professionals and volunteers on the 9th and 11th of December. Dr Frank Ferris and Dr Vivek Khemka from USA joined Dr Sankha Mitra from EIPC, and Dr Arnab Gupta, Mr Ranjan Gupta, Dr Rakesh Roy and others from SGCCRI to conduct the workshop, ably supported by the ASCO representatives, Vanessa Eaton and Ms Sarah Bachman.
Important strides! There was palpable improvement in the number and interest of participants compared to previous years. West Bengal, with so little palliative care at the moment, needs this badly. Better days are coming!