The NDPS rules of 2015 insist on training in pain management as basic requirement for storing & dispensing “Essential Narcotic Drugs” (ENDs) by Recognised Medical Institutions (RMIs). The rules do not specify the nature of the training. It is expected that a certificate of this training by our WHO Collaborating Centre will be enough for RMI certificate. Pallium India is delighted to offer a web-based short time (8 hours) course to Oncologists on effective pain management.

This program will provide you with an opportunity to learn essential pain management strategies and will enhance your skills for dealing with difficult situations through effective communication. The course consists of didactic presentations, video-presentations, case based learning and active discussion rounds.


To enable oncologists in practical management of pain & related communication.

Eligible Participants:

Oncologists (Medical, Pediatric, Radiation, Clinical, Surgical)

Features of Pain Management Program
  • Prescribed syllabus-oriented courses
  • Pre-test and post-test for assessment
  • Various learning materials will be provided
  • Several articles regarding the subject will be shared
  • End-Point assessment or Evaluation
  • Certificate issuance at the end based on Attendance (minimum 80% required) and End-Point Assessment (needs to score minimum 70% of the total marks)

8 hour program involves sessions (1 hour each) on

  • Introduction to pain management, including concepts of total pain
  • Case based discussion on basic mechanisms of pain
  • Proper assessment of pain and principles of effective communication
  • Communicating Bad News and managing Collusion
  • Introduction to WHO ladder & non-opioids
  • Adjuvant analgesics
  • Opioids (Tramadol, Morphine, Fentanyl, Methadone)
  • Nursing issues and end of life care
Course Details

We will conduct online sessions using ECHO-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes – platform.  The program will run over a 2-month period, wherein participants will be familiarized with various aspects of pain management

  • Platform: Zoom (Virtual)
  • Language: English
  • Course Fee: ₹ 2000/- per applicant
  • No. of Participants: 100

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