Applications OPEN for Rosalie Shaw Travel Scholarship and APHN Bursaries

Dear APHN members,

The Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) is inviting applications for the Rosalie Shaw Travel Scholarship and APHN Bursaries for delegates attending the 13th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference in 2019.

*Applications will be processed through a centralized portal. The selection committee of APHN will shortlist one awardee for the scholarship and 20 awardees for the bursaries. All applicants will be considered for BOTH the Rosalie Shaw Travel Scholarship (RSTS) and APHN bursary.

 

Rosalie Shaw Travel Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a current individual member of APHN
  • Nomination supported by 2 other APHN members
  • Display leadership qualities and works in a palliative care service
  • Contribution to palliative care development in your country of work or residence
  • Must submit an abstract for the APHC
  • Must submit a report on the benefits of attendance within 3 months after attending APHC
  • Has not received any grants from APHN for the past 5 years
  • Preference will be given to members who have not received sponsorship of any kind for attending regional and international palliative care conferences.

APHN Bursaries

What is being offered
  • 20 bursaries are available
  • The amount of each bursary is SGD500
  • Priority will be given to participants from low/middle income countries, nurses and Allied Health workers, as well as persons who are unable to obtain other sponsorship

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a current individual member of APHN
  • Nomination supported by 2 other APHN members
  • Must submit a report on the benefits of attendance within 3 months after attending APHC
  • Has not received any grants from APHN for the past 5 years
  • Preference will be given to members who have not received sponsorship of any kind for attending regional and international palliative care conferences.

Important points to note:

  • Deadline for application is 31st March 2019
  • To register for APHN Individual Membership, please click here
  • To renew your APHN Individual Membership, please click here

APHN Webinar #11

Hello everyone!

The APHN will be hosting it's second webinar of the 2019 APHN Webinar series on 11th March 2019. We have partners all over the region who will be screening this webinar at the respective venues for you to attend! Get this chance to network with other APHN members and friends!

We are honoured to have Dr Noreen Chan speaking on the topic of "Palliative Care Assessment".

Dr Noreen Chan is the Senior Consultant and Head of the Division of Palliative Care at National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS). She heads the multi-disciplinary Palliative Service of the National University Hospital, which provides a consultative “shared-care” service to patients regardless of age, diagnosis or discipline (including Paediatrics).

Her other appointments include Chair of the Chapter of Palliative Medicine Physicians; Chair of the Palliative Medicine Subspecialty Training Committee; ACP (Advance Care Planning) Lead, National University Hospital. Her interests include the interface between Palliative care and Oncology; clinical decision making and ethical issues at the end of life; Spirituality in healthcare; and Palliative care education at all levels.

We believe that you will be able to get the latest updates and enjoy the meaningful discussions during this webinar session.

Join us! This webinar is FREE for all palliative care colleagues, so SIGN UP NOW at this link! Registration closes when slots have been filled up.

Note: For 2019, non-organisational members/non-Lien Collaborative affiliated countries (Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan and China) will only be able to participate in two webinars. Hence, we encourage you to join our APHN membership. Membership fees start from USD $20. You may click on this link to apply: http://aphn.org/membership-2/application-for-organisational-membership/ 

We will like to thank all participating organisations for hosting this event and supporting this APHN initiative (REGISTRATIONS TO PARTICIPATE AS A HOST SITE HAVE NOW CLOSED)

For more information or if your organisation will also like to participate, you may contact Joyce at aphn@aphn.org or call +65 6235 5166.


The last day to register for the webinar at any of these host sites will be on 8th March 2019 (12.00 pm GMT+8)

National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital

Venue:

National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital, Conference Room, Level 2, Hospital Building Mohakhali

TB Gate Road, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

Teaching Hospital of Sichuan University

Venue:

Remote Consultation Center (3rd Floor), Huaxi Xiyuan Building, Palliative Medicine Department of No. 4 West China Teaching Hospital of Sichuan University

Sec.3, No.18, Ren Min South Road, Chengdu, China

Dharmais Cancer Hospital

Venue: 

Dharmais Cancer Hospital, Webinar Room 4th Floor, Management Building

Slipi, Jalan Letjen Jend. S. Parman No.84-86, RT.4/RW.9, Kota Bambu Sel., Palmerah, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Hospital

Venue: Venue TBC

Yayasan Kanker Indonesia

Venue: Graha YKI, Meeting Room, 3rd floor, Yayasan Kanker Indonesia

Jl. Sunter Permai Raya No.2 Jakarta Utara 14340

National Cancer Institute

Venue:

Institut Kanser Negara, Level 4, Multidisciplinary Seminar Room

Davao Regional Medical Center

Venue:

Family Medicine Conference Room at Palliative Ward, Level 2 Main Building, Davao Regional Medical Center

Apokon, Tagum City

Good Shepherd Hopsital of Panabo City

Venue: tbc

Hospice Philippines

Venue: ActivCare Home Health Solutions, Inc.
263 St. Francis Street, Barangay Oranbo
Pasig City, Philippines

San Beda University

Venue:

Pamanang Bedista, San Beda University

Mendiola St, San Miguel, Manila, 1005 Metro Manila, Philippines

Silliman University Medical Center

Venue:

5th Floor Roofdeck, Medical Arts Building, Silliman University Medical Center
V. Aldecoa Road Daro Dumaguete City

The Ruth Foundation for Palliative And Hospice Care Inc.

Venue:

The Ruth Foundation for Palliative And Hospice Care Inc., Room Number 2719,27th Floor

Entrata Urban Complex #2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City Alabang Muntinlupa City, Philippines

Dover Park Hospice

Venue:

Dover Park Hospice, Level 3, Training and Resource Centre

10 Jln Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308436

National Centre for Primary Care and Allergy Research

Venue:

National Centre for Primary Care and Allergy Research, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Conference Room (1st Floor)Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

Egodawatta Road, Boralesgamuwa 10290

Sri Lanka Medical Association

Venue:

The Council Room, Sri Lanka Medical Association, No. 06, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07.

Karunruk Palliative Care Center

Venue: Karunruk Palliative Care Center Conference Room, 18th floor, Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Memorial Building, Srinagarind hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital

Venue: Meeting Room (1st Floor), Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital

47 Nguyen Huy Luong, Binh Thanh District, Hochiminh City.

University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City

Venue:

University Medical Center - University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City

Block A, Ground floor, Conference room

APHC 2019: Abstract submission alternative

Dear friends,

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused as we understand some may have issues submitting an abstract using the conference website. We have opened an alternative submission portal via APHN for you. 

Please click on this link to submit your abstract: http://aphn.org/asia-pacific-hospice-conference/
(Note: Upon successful submission you will be redirected to the conference website. But you may choose to register and pay later.)

Your patience and understanding in this matter has been greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you in Surabaya in August 2019!

 

Thank you.

HCA Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium & Public Forum

Hello everyone!

As part of HCA continual community outreach efforts and in commemorate HCA 30th Anniversary, they are hosting a symposium and public forum on 15 Mar 2019 and 16 Mar 2019 respectively. Details as follows:

1)  HCA Symposium:  Making Every Day a Good Day for The Child

Date:        Friday, 15 March 2019
Time:        8.30am to 3.00pm
Venue:      HCA Hospice Care
Address:  705 Serangoon Road, Block A, Level 2,
                   @ Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Singapore 328127
Fee:          $35 (Inclusive of lunch)

Seats will be given to the first 60 participants who register on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment.  The registration will end when all seats are filled.

2) HCA Public Forum:  Talking to Your Child about Illness, Death and Dying

Date:      Saturday, 16 March 2019
Time:      2.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue:    Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park
Address:  16 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329982
Fee        :  Free of Charge

Seats will be given to the first 100 participants who register on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The registration will end when all seats are filled.

The event details are attached for your reference.

Who should attend:

Nurses, social workers, paediatricians, all training registrars and caregivers.

Introduction To Mindfulness In Palliative Care- ASPAC (Malaysia)

Disclaimer: This course is not organised by the APHN

Note: The workshop is suitable for all healthcare workers and volunteers 

35th LCPC-SHC Postgraduate Course in Palliative Medicine

 

Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care CTC3 Training Programme – India

Report on Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care CTC3 training programme – India, 12 to 16 January 2019

Written by: Ms Joyce Chee, Assistant Manager, APHN

The 5-day Foundation Course of the Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care 3rd Cancer Treatment Centre (CTC) training programme in India was conducted from 12 to 16 January 2019, at Lemon Tree Premier Aerocity Hotel in New Delhi, India. The course was taught by a 15 member team consisting of Dr Sushma Bhatnagar, Dr Cynthia Goh, Dr Jeremy Johnson, Dr Naveen Salins, Dr Charu Singh, Dr Anjum Joad, Dr Seema Rao, Dr Roopesh Jain, Dr Savita Butola, Ms Nileema Shingade, Dr Santosh Chaturvedi, Dr Shalini Singh and Ms Neetu S Mahajan.

A total of 45 participants from the following 12 CTCs were specially selected for the programme

1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar
2. AIIMS, Raipur
3. AIIMS Bhopal
4. Balco Medical Center
5. Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar, Jammu
6. Government Medical College Srinagar
7. Kota Cancer Hospital Research Centre
8. Mahavir Cancer Sansthan & Research Centre, Patna
9. Rabindra Nath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur
10. Saheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College (SHKM GMC), Harayana
11. Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Medical College, Jaipur
12. Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS)

Each team of CTC consists of 3 to 4 doctors and nurses. The aim of this programme is to for each team to start palliative care services back at their CTCs after the training programme, so that these CTCs can grow to become the centre of excellence for palliative care. This foundation course marks the beginning of the journey for them.

Throughout the 5 days, participants learned the fundamental knowledge of palliative care through interactive discussions, small group role plays, and large group teachings. All participants left written comments that they will spread awareness, introduce and improve on palliative care in their hospitals. They were all very willing to speak to the administration to improve on resources provided, involve all clinical departments in sensitisation on palliative care and educate their colleagues and patients about it. They have also acquired an in-depth understanding of the concept of palliative care and will use it in their clinical practices.

Overall, the foundation course was successfully conducted and feedback was well received. The CTC teams will move on to start a week of clinical attachments at AIIMS, New Delhi from February to May.

Here are some pictures of the training course:

Teambuilding session – Making the tallest giraffe

Small group role play – Breaking bed news

Final Day group photo

 

Palliative Care Course for Pharmacists (Advanced Curriculum)

REGISTER NOW FOR AN UPCOMING COURSE!

Palliative Care Course for Pharmacists (Advanced Curriculum)
25 Feb – 22 May 2019
(Online registration may close earlier when maximum intake capacity has been reached)

WHPCD 2018 Event at Hospice Klang

Hospice Klang shared with us their video of their WHPCD event on 13th October 2018, where patients were invited to speak about their needs and prominent people in the community were invited to listen.

APHN Webinar #10

Hello everyone!

The APHN will be hosting it's first webinar of the 2019 APHN Webinar series on 24th January 2019. Once again, we have partners all over the region who will be screening this webinar at the respective venues for you to attend! Get this chance to network with other APHN members and friends!

We are honoured to have Dr Naveen Salins speaking on the topic of "Management of Delirium". Dr Salins is the Professor and Head of the Department of Palliative Medicine at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. His area of interest in palliative care is end-of-life (EOL) care, and he played a pivotal role in drawing up the position statement and policy guidelines on EOL care for India. He is one of the national lead from India for disseminating the integrated care plan for the dying by collaborating with the International Collaborative for the Best Care of the Dying, University of Liverpool. He played a significant role in the ICRMR, ELICIT, IAPC initiative towards creating the standard definitions and terms for the end of life care. We believe that you will be able to get the latest updates and enjoy the meaningful discussions during this webinar session.

Join us! This webinar is FREE for all palliative care colleagues, so SIGN UP NOW at this link! Registration closes when slots have been filled up.

Note: For 2019, non-organisational members/non-Lien Collaborative affiliated countries (Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan and China) will only be able to participate in two webinars. Hence, we encourage you to join our APHN membership. Membership fees start from USD $20 You may click on this link to apply: http://aphn.org/membership-2/application-for-organisational-membership/

We will like to thank all participating organisations for hosting this event and supporting this APHN initiative.

For more information or if your organisation will also like to participate, you may contact Joyce at aphn@aphn.org or call +65 6235 5166.

(The full list of host sites is still pending, do check back to see if your region has an available host site. The last date to register your institution as a host site is 15/1/19.)


REGISTRATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU.

Teaching Hospital of Sichuan University

Venue:

Remote Consultation Center (3rd Floor), Huaxi Xiyuan Building, Palliative Medicine Department of No. 4 West China Teaching Hospital of Sichuan University

Sec.3, No.18, Ren Min South Road, Chengdu, China

Hospis Bangladesh

Venue:

Hospice Bangladesh, Meeting Room

92/2/A, Asad Avenue, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital

Venue:

National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital, Conference Room, Level 2, Hospital Building Mohakhali

TB Gate Road, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

Dr. STM Hospital Government Medical College, Haldwani

Venue: 

Dept of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Dr. STM Hospital Government Medical College, Haldwani

Rampur Road, Haldwani, Nainital, Haldwani, Uttarakhand 263129, India

RMD Specialties Hospital

Venue:

No:13, Raghaviah Road, T.Nagar, Chennai 600017

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow

Venue:

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow, Seminar Room, Department of Anaesthesia

Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226014, India

Dharmais Cancer Hospital

Venue: 

Dharmais Cancer Hospital, Webinar Room 4th Floor, Management Building

Slipi, Jalan Letjen Jend. S. Parman No.84-86, RT.4/RW.9, Kota Bambu Sel., Palmerah, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Hospital

Venue: Venue TBC

Universitas Padjadjaran, Faculty of Nursing

Venue:

Faculty of Nursing Universitas Padjadjaran , Audiovisual Room, Academic Building II, 2nd Floor

Jl. Raya Bandung-Sumedang Km. 21 Jatinangor

West Java, Indonesia 45363

 

Sri Lanka Medical Association

Venue:

The Council Room, Sri Lanka Medical Association, No. 06, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07.

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Venue: 

National Centre for Primary Care and Allergy Research, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Conference Room (1st Floor)Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

Egodawatta Road, Boralesgamuwa 10290

Davao Regional Medical Center

Venue:

Family Medicine Conference Room at Palliative Ward, Level 2 Main Building, Davao Regional Medical Center

Apokon, Tagum City

Healthserv Los Banos Medical Center

Venue:

Healthserv Los Banos Medical Center, Medical Arts Building, Level 5, Board Room

8817 National Hwy, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Hospice Philippines

Venue:

INTEGRITY TRAINING ROOM
Menarini Phils Inc.
4/F, 11th ave corner 28th St. Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Philippines

Lung Center Of Philippines

Venue:

Lung Center of Philippines, 1st Floor AVR

Quezon Avenue, Quezon City 1100, Philippines

Makati Medical Center

Venue:

Makati Medical Center, 1st Floor Circular, Tower 1, Cancer Center Conference Room

No. 2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines 1229

National Kidney and Transplant Institute

Venue:

National Kidney and Transplant Institute, 2nd Floor Diagnostic Building, Radiology Conference Room

 

Philippine Institute Of Traditional And Alternative Health Care

Venue: 

Philippine Institute Of Traditional And Alternative Health Care, 2nd Floor

Pitahc Building, Matapang, Pinyahan, Quezon City, 1100 Metro Manila, Philippines

San Beda University

Venue:

Pamanang Bedista, San Beda University

Mendiola St, San Miguel, Manila, 1005 Metro Manila, Philippines

Silliman University Medical Center

Venue:

5th Floor Roofdeck, Medical Arts Building
Silliman University Medical Center
V. Aldecoa Road Daro Dumaguete City

The Ruth Foundation for Palliative And Hospice Care Inc.

Venue:

The Ruth Foundation for Palliative And Hospice Care Inc., Room Number 2719,27th Floor

Entrata Urban Complex #2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City Alabang Muntinlupa City, Philippines

Yishun Community Hospital

Venue:

Yishun Community Hospital, Tower E Level 1 Auditorium

2 Yishun Central 2

Singapore 768024

 

Karunruk Palliative Care Center

Venue:

Karunruk Palliative Care Center, Conference Room, 18th Floor, Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Memorial Building, Srinakarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University 123

Mittraparp Highway, Muang District, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand

APHN-Hospis Malaysia: Workshop on Palliative Care Nursing

Workshop on Palliative Care Nursing : 26 – 27 January 2019

Dear Doctors, Nurses & fellow healthcare professionals,

We would like to invite participants to our 2-day palliative care workshop on Nursing Care on 26 and 27 January 2019 which kick starts our series of workshops for 2019.

Palliative Care provides patients with life-limiting illness and their families a new opportunity for choice when many curative options are lost. The objective of this workshop is to equip healthcare professionals with necessary skill and knowledge towards provision of a holistic patient-centered care.

This workshop is conducted in English and facilitated by experienced Palliative Care Nurses from Sydney, Australia, Mr. Joshua Cohen and Ms. Caroline Belfanti. This workshop will address important aspects of care and topics include patient assessment, communication issues, wound management and the entire spectrum of patient care which is vital towards ensuring patients receive the due care they need in their preferred familiar surroundings.

The workshop program, registration and a summary of workshops for 2019 are attached to allow for future planning of your staff training and education budget.

Workshop registration can be made either online at our website: www.hospismalaysia.org or, completed registration form emailed to: education@hospismalaysia.org or faxed to: 603 9133 3941. For further enquiries, please contact Kai Lee at telephone: 03 9133 3936 ext. 207.

Thank you

 

Yours Sincerely,

Dr Ednin Hamzah

Chief Executive Officer, Hospis Malaysia

Grace Hospice- Mongolia

History of Grace Hospice Home Care Program

Grace Hospice program of which patients with advanced cancer and for whom cure is improbable are visited in their homes.

Grace Hospice was established in 2005. We offer home care services for individuals in need in the entire Mongolia and surrounding area, and have an office located in Chingeltei. The staff visit patients using public transportation, and routinely provide from Monday through Friday beginning at 9 am to 5-6 pm until all scheduled patients have been visited. Physicians receive telephone calls to help support the caregivers and patients and provide advice on symptom control and help them to understand what is happening with the patient. Currently the staff of Grace Hospice consist of 2 Mongolian physicians, 3 nurses, a spiritual care counselor, a bereavement counselor, and a driver. Another important component of this team is the volunteers who have received 16 hours of classroom training. A caregiver support group meets once a month, and is usually attended by different people each time. The purpose is of the support group is for sharing amongst the family caregivers. It is a time for finding out that one is not all alone. It is a time for sharing of information and copying strategies. One person said “I didn’t have any place to cry”, and expressed appreciation to be able to do that in this group, where many such comments were made.

Following the development of that group, a bereavement group was started. Sometimes it is difficult to get individuals to take part in such a group. It is like the caregiver support group, as it too, provides a venue for sharing and learning that one is not alone. It is also a time to ascertain who is at risk. Finally, and most importantly, it is a time and place to give encouragement and hope that things will improve and that profound sadness will dissipate. Hospice care is primarily about accompanying the patient from the time he is sick until he no longer needs the support. It is with the recognition that quality of care is the goal and not increasing the quantity of life. Patient are living and have things to celebrate, so we are involved with celebration of birthdays and Christmas, Children’s Day, and also helping them to participate in family celebrations by helping to control symptoms they may have. Education and training never is complete and so with this realization, we participate in educational events related to palliative and hospice care in order to improve our knowledge by learning new skills and studying various areas of care in more depth. Grace Hospice offers free care and receives donations primarily through members of the United Methodist Church, which has headquarters in the US. If Mongolians wish to show their appreciation for hospice care they have received we encourage donations when possible. Also anyone who wants to offer support may do so by making a donation to the Grace Hospice program.

Grace Hospice

CPO Box 1242,Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

T: +976 7011 2032