SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Forum – Supporting Children Whose Parents are Dying from Cancer

Register online at https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/lcpc/shc-lcpc-multidisciplinary-forum or email lcpc@duke-nus.edu.sg for more information and enquiries.

SG Pall eBook

The Lien Centre for Palliative Care (LCPC) is pleased to launch the SG Pall eBook, a mobile- friendly online resource for palliative care tips. This product arose from a  collaboration between LCPC and a group of specialist Palliative Care practitioners from various institutions across Singapore. The  eBook aims to provide quick and  easy access to basic palliative knowledge (through their mobile phones) for  busy healthcare professionals on the go, and is suitable for all care settings.

Access the SG Pall eBook here!

APHN-Hospis Malaysia Workshop: Pain & Symptom Management

One of the objectives of palliative care for patients and their families is to improve their quality of life (QOL). Ensuring good pain and symptoms control for patients with life-limiting illness will help achieve this objective. This three-day workshop deals with aspects of both pharmacological and psychological issues on pain and symptom management so that patients with life-limiting illness are given the opportunity to live out their days with meaning and with as little distress as possible.

Thus, successful pain control requires a multidisciplinary approach to treatment that addresses all aspects of care and suffering. As usual, our workshop concentrates on small group settings and will be most beneficial to healthcare providers working in a palliative or oncology setting, and other related specialties, with a general interest in palliative care.

Registration submission can be made online at www.hospismalaysia.org/painandsymptom/ and emailed to education@hospismalaysia.org.

SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Forum – Managing the Gut Feeling

Register online at https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/lcpc/shc-lcpc-multidisciplinary-forum or email lcpc@duke-nus.edu.sg for more information and enquiries.

SHC-LCPC September 2017 – Perinatal Palliative Care

Register online at https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/lcpc/shc-lcpc-multidisciplinary-forum or email lcpc@duke-nus.edu.sg for more information and enquiries.

Applications Open – 2018 International Development and Education Award in Palliative Care

Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the 2018 International Development and Education Award (IDEA) & IDEA in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC)

The IDEA program is designed to provide continuing medical education, assist in career development, and help establish strong relationships with leading ASCO members who serve as scientific mentors to each recipient.

Modeled after the IDEA program, IDEA in Palliative Care (IDEA-PC) is designed to provide support to early-career oncologists from low- and middle-income countries who are interested in palliative medicine.

Details

These awards provide early-career oncologists from low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to continue their medical education by:

  • Attending the ASCO Annual Meeting
  • Being paired with a mentor from the United States or Canada
  • Spending additional time at their mentor’s cancer center
  • Benefiting from a three year complimentary ASCO membership

Completed Applications Due:  October 31, 2017, 11:59 PM EDT

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the IDEA or IDEA-PC, eligible applicants with less than 10 years of experience in the field of oncology must complete an application that includes a 250-word essay, a letter of recommendation, and a CV. Strongest consideration will be given to candidates who submit an abstract for the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting. Awardees must be a member of ASCO or submit a membership application when they apply for either award.

Only online applications will be accepted. All application materials must be submitted in English. Complete details about the application and selection process, award terms, and eligibility requirements are available at CONQUER.ORG/IDEA.   

IDEA applications are due October 31, 2017.

Questions? Feel free to contact the ASCO International Affairs Department at +1-571-483-1501 or via e-mail at IDEA@asco.org.

APHN-Hospis Malaysia Workshop: Paediatric Palliative Care

Approaches to communication, clinical decision making, placement of care, ethical issues and organizational and personal care issues are some of the topics which will be discussed during this workshop.

 

The sessions for this workshop are structured into 2 parts and can be attended independent of each other. Participants are welcome to attend all 3 days. The team of invited speakers will be facilitating all 3 days of the workshop.

The Advanced Session of the workshop on 15th October, we will be discussing the management of challenging cases at an advanced level with a focus on ethical dilemmas and evidence based clinical practice. Participants are encouraged to submit their challenging cases for discussion with the experts.

The facilitators for this year’s course are Professor Julia Downing, Dr Lynda Brook and Dr Jenny Hynson.

Professor Julia Downing has been working within palliative care for 25 years, with 15 of those working internationally in Uganda, Africa, in Eastern Europe and throughout the world. She is an Honorary Professor at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and the Director of Education and Research for the International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN).

Dr Lynda Brook is a Macmillan Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Care Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool. She works alongside multi-disciplinary team across hospitals, hospices and community settings, providing a total approach to care focusing on quality of life, embracing physical, emotional, social and spiritual elements in children and families.

Dr Jenny Hynson is the Head of the Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program, a state-wide service for children with palliative care needs based at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. She also coordinates the case consultation team for the Children’s Bioethics Centre. Jenny has 14 years’ experience in children’s palliative care. She has a PhD in the area and has contributed to major texts and peer reviewed journal publications.

 

Registration submission can be made online at www.hospismalaysia.org and emailed to education@hospismalaysia.org.

APHN Dialog Session #7: Sharing Experiences in Asia Pacific

This session of the APHN dialog is held as part of the celebrations of the World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2017.

We will be inviting four organisations in the region to share about their experiences in providing palliative care. The online sharing session will be FREE to all members and friends of APHN.

Programme Outline
Part 1 : Li Ka Shing Foundation National Hospice Service Programme, China
Presenter: Dr FAN Xiao Ping – Hospice Unit of The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University

Part 2: HCA Hospice Care, Singapore (Home Care Association)
Presenter: Nursing Manager SIONG Meei jeng

Part 3: Rachel House, Indonesia (Children’s Hospice)
Presenter: Ms Kartika Kurniasari, CEO

Part 4: KOSISH the Hospice – India
Presenter: Dr Abhijit DAM, Medical Director

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

*Note: If you did not register, you may not be able to enter the online meeting room.

For enquiries, email us at aphn@aphn.org.

Instructions to join JoinNet Online Meeting Room 

Method 1
1.       Download the programme from http://jn.mc.ntu.edu.tw/hospice/default_cht.php.
2.       Click to “Perform a test wizard”
3.       Enter Meeting Room when the logo turns green.

Method 2

Click here to join directly.

 

APHN Dialog Session #6: Management of Total Pain

Welcome to the 6th Session of the APHN Dialogue!

In this session, Dr Raymond Woo from Hong Kong will be speaking on the topic of “Management of Total Pain”.

This webinar is FREE for all palliative care colleagues! Sign up NOW!

Please email aphn@aphn.org for enquiries.

SHC-LCPC August 2017 – Journeying with Persons with Dementia in a Hospice

For further information or enquiries, please email lcpc@duke-nus.edu.sg.

Palliative Care Workshop on Suffering and Hope

Workshop On Suffering & Hope: 4 – 6 August 2017

This three (3) day workshop, in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network, addresses how to deal with issues of suffering as many may not know how to give hope when all curative treatment becomes futile. It is most suitable for doctors, senior clinicians, nurses, psychologists, counsellors and especially those involved in making crucial decisions when the transitions from cure, to prolonging survival and palliation becomes the aim of holistic patient-centred care.

Please find here, the workshop program and registration form for those who are interested to attend. Registration submission can be made either online at our website: www.hospismalaysia.org or, emailed to: education@hospismalaysia.org or faxed to: 603 9133 3941. For further enquiries, please contact Wai Mun or Ira at telephone: 03 9133 3936 extension 267.

Standards & Quality of Care Indicators in Palliative Care Symposium

“In 2014, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to strengthen palliative care as a component of a country’s health care system. The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) / WHO Atlas in Palliative Care 2014, maps out national development in palliative care. In each country, patients, healthcare workers, governments, donors and other stakeholders are starting to enquire about standards of care and what indicators could be used to compare palliative care services.”

This meeting organised by Hospis Malaysia and in collaboration with the WHPCA, brings representatives from several regional and national palliative care organisations to discuss the various approaches taken to address the above topic.

Find out more on https://www.hospismalaysia.org/symposiumpc/.

For further information, please contact Wai Mun at +61-03-9133 3936 (ext: 267) or email education@hospismalaysia.org