World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Events

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) is coming up on the 13th of October 2018!

WHPCD is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. This year's theme is: Palliative Care- Because I Matter!

The materials for WHPCD 2018 are provided below in English and Mandarin (中文版翻译):

In conjunction with WHPCD, here are the list of events happening in our various sectors:

WHPCD Events

Indonesian Palliative Society 

27th October 2018: Indonesian Palliative Society Surabaya Branch and the Surabaya Palliative Foundation have collaborated to hold a seminar about palliative care and the theme is “Mengapa perawatan paliatif penting untuk penderita kanker? “KARENA ANDA BERHARGA”

Venue: Ballroom Grand City Convention Exhibition Surabaya

Time: 0800-1230

This activity is also supported by the Mayor of Surabaya, Dr. (H.C) Ir. Tri Rismaharini, MT as a Keynote Speaker and other speakers with topics Useful always and valuable until the end of life (Tetap berguna dan berharga sampai akhir hayat) by Prof. Marlina S. Mahajuddin., dr., SpKJ(K),PGD.Pall.Med (ECU) and The Role of Palliative Care in Cancer Patient (Peran Perawatan Paliatif Pada Pasien Kanker) by Wiwiek Indriyani Maskoep,dr,SpPD.FINASIM. It will be attended by 1200 participants from all elements, consisting of patients and family, volunteers, employees, health care professionals, NGO, and others in the community interested to be involved and know more about Palliative Care.

Click here for schedule: Palliative Care Seminar Schedule (Indonesia)

Hospice Palliative Care Japan (HPCJ)

7-13 October 2018: HPJC have established a special "Hospice Palliative Care Week". The members of HPCJ, hospice palliative care units, palliative care team and home care services will have special events in each hospital or community (e.g. hospice palliative care forum or symposium, concert, open house, photo exhibition, special counseling room etc.)

Mongolian Palliative Care Society (MPCS)

13th October 2018: MPCS will host an 8 hour conference on "Ethical problems in palliative care or advanced directives". In the conference, we will have presentations and role play on breaking bad news, DNR (Do Not Resuscitate), DPA (durable power of attorney), TPN (total parenteral nutrition), PN (parenteral nutrition), bowel obstruction.

Venue: Conference Hall of the Ministry of Health

14th October 2018: MPCS planned to organize a sports day within our hospices for the prevention of burn out syndrome with basketball and table tennis games. 

Makati Medical Center

15 October: 3rd Integrative Palliative & Home Care Post Graduate Conference "The Care that You Deserve"

Venue: Makati Medical Center, 8th Floor Auditorium, Tower 2

2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village

Makati City, Philippines 1229

Time: 0800-1700  

Singapore Hospice Council (SHC)

1-31st October 2018: SHC in collaboration with the National Library Board (NLB) to host exhibitions and public education and engagement programmes across 9 libraries islandwide. The objective is to increase understanding of palliative care and end-of-life care among Singaporeans

The exhibition and programmes are open to public and prior registration to attend the programmes is required. For full programme listing and registration, please visit SHC’s website at https://singaporehospice.org.sg/events/

SHC has published the first of a series of Life Books titled “Lawrence of Arabia”. It is an illustrated book to help readers understand more about palliative care, celebrate the lives of palliative care patients and the legacies they leave behind. Published in both English and Chinese, the books will be made available to the public for borrowing at all libraries soon. An eBook version will also be available at SHC’s website by 1 October 2018. Lien Center

  • 8th October 2018: A talk by Professor Eric Finkelstein, Executive Director of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Duke-NUS Medical School.

Exploring the Complicated Decisions Around End of Life Care: Research at the Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Singapore

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Venue: Central Public Library, Multi-Purpose Room

             100 Victoria Street, National Library Board, Singapore 188064

  • 23rd October 2018: A talk by Professor Semra Ozdemir, Assistant Professor, Health Services & Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School.

Exploring Treatment Decisions of Elderly Patients with Kidney Failure: Research at the Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Singapore

Time: 3pm – 5pm

Venue: Tampines Regional Library, Programme Zone, Level 6

            1 Tampines Walk, #02-01 Our Tampines Hub,  Singapore 529684

 
    • 30th October 2018: A talk by Professor Carl Becker, Specially Appointed Professor of the Policy Science Unit, School of Medicine, Kyoto University.Supporting the family before and after a deathTime: 3pm – 5pmVenue: Duke-NUS Medical SchoolAmphitheatre, Level 28 College Road, Singapore 169857
   

 Palliative Care Association of Sri Lanka

13th October 2018Palliative Care Association of Sri Lanka will have a programme for about 150-200 participants comprising of Doctors, Nurses, Para Medics, Medical Students and lay people. We will have the Mallika Khoja Oration for the second consecutive year, the topic being "Melodies for Maladies that Linger" followed by a symposium. Also there will a book launch the two books  titled " Hand Book for Carers" in local languages - Sinhala & Tamil.

Venue: Dr. Prathap C. Reddy Auditorium, Lanka Hospitals Click here for schedule: WHPCD Sri Lanka Programme

13 October 2018: Integration of Palliative and Long-Term Care Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital | 高雄醫學大學附設中和紀念醫院

12 October 2018: 2018 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Charity Sale |2018年世界安寧日環保二手安寧義賣活動

Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital is having a Charity Sale for second-hand goods in honor of 2018 World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.

http://www.kmuh.org.tw/ Palliative Care Center | 美醫院緩和醫療中心

2-4 October 2018: Grace Hospice Ward: 10th Anniversary Charity Sale | 奇美醫院緩和醫療中心-奇恩病房10週年義賣

In celebration of its 10 year anniversary and to raise awareness for hospice & palliative care in honor of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, Grace Hospice Ward hosted a charity sale on the first floor of the hospital building on October 2nd~4th. Chi Mei Hospital | 奇美醫院  

6 October 2018: Cycling for Love: Raising Awareness for Palliative Care | 「騎出安寧活出愛美麗人生大會師」鐵馬行活動

2018 is a special year for Chi Mei Hospital as it marks the 50th anniversary of Chi Mei Medical Center, 20th anniversary of the hospice and palliative care team, as well as the 10th anniversary of the Grace Hospice Ward. To celebrate this meaningful year, patients, family members, family members of deceased patients, doctors, nurses, and hospital staff of the three hospital branches joined together in a cycling event to bring awareness to hospice and palliative care, patient autonomy, life and death education, and advance care planning.

News Links: https://news.sina.com.tw/article/20181006/28393300.html
                    https://www.ettoday.net/news/20181007/1275733.htm
Pingtung Christian Hospital | 屏基醫療財團法人屏東基督教醫院 

1. 17-21 September 2018: Hospice & Palliative Care Awareness Week | 安寧傳愛週

To promote public awareness of palliative care, Pingtung Christian Hospital held a series of events between September 17~21st which included activities such as a flashmob in the hospital lobby, a writing competition, experiential workshop activities open to the public, and a conference on palliative care.

News links:
http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/18/9/18/n10723225.htm
http://news.ltn.com.tw/news/life/breakingnews/2555019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1iSJW8_n_8&feature=youtu.be 2. 5 October 2018: Flashmob at the Pingtung Train Station | 屏東火車站快閃活動

On October 5th at 4pm, crowds at the Pingtung Train Station were pleasantly surprised by a flashmob of a group of 30 doctors and nurses from Pingtung Christian Hospital who performed three popular Taiwanese songs and held up signs that read, “Celebrating World Hospice and Palliative Care Day: I support Hospice and Palliative Care” before dispersing into the crowd.

News Link:
https://www.ettoday.net/news/20181005/1274506.htm  

The Department of Palliative Care from University of Medicine and Pharmacy

13th October 2018: The Department of Palliative Care from University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, in partnership with Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital and University Medical Center, would host the first Vietnam National Palliative Care Conference to celebrate this year World Hospice Palliative Care Day. 

Venue: Great Lecture Hall. University of Medicine & Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City

217 Hong Bang Street, District 5

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Time: 0800-1200 Click here for schedule: WHPCD Vietnam Schedule

Australia organises EPEC-Pediatrics course

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th March, 2019 Sydney, Australia

The EPEC-Pediatrics curriculum is held over 2-days and features state-of-the-art knowledge in pain and symptom management and training in the skills required to address key domains for paediatric palliative care. The program is designed to give paediatric healthcare professionals (incl. physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, psychologists) the knowledge and skills needed to provide excellent palliative care to their patients and their families.

Participants will also be equipped to become EPEC-Pediatric Trainers who can educate interdisciplinary teams providing care to children with serious illness.

Numbers are strictly limited. Don’t be disappointed the last time this was held Down Under (Auckland, New Zealand 2016) the course was very quickly over-subscribed.

Registration Fee:  

Regular  AUD $ 1,250
Low and Middle-Income Countries AUD $    600

Registration details will be provided on acceptance.

To be considered for EPEC-Ped please forward an Expression of Interest with short CV (maximum 1 page) to Dr Ross Drake at rossd@adhb.govt.nz

Registration Includes:

  • 2-day Train-the-Trainer Conference attendance
  • Access to 18 self-study online modules on pain and symptom management, grief and bereavement, child development, and more
  • Receipt of all training materials in the curriculum upon successful completion of the course, including:

o 24 PowerPoint Presentations

o A comprehensive teaching handbook for each module to teach interdisciplinary teams

o Trigger videos

DISCLAIMER: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS NOT ORGANISED BY THE APHN

Registration for Webinar #9 – Management of Dyspnea

Register for the webinar using the form below:

  • Please note that due to limited places, priority will be given to APHN members & associates of our participating organisations
  • Choose from the drop-down list the venue that you wish to attend the seminar at (CME points available for selected venues)
  • Fields marked with * are compulsory
  • Once the form is submitted, the page will be refreshed. You will receive a confirmation email from APHN within 3 working days

Registration closes on 22 October, 2359 (GMT +8) or earlier if the slots are filled up

Registration Form

Name: *
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I understand that the webinar is free and limited slots are available. Should I be unable to attend, I will inform the APHN via email so that the opportunity can be given to someone else. *
I declare that I am working/studying in the healthcare or hospice & palliative care related field. *

Pediatric Palliative Care Symposium 2018- Indonesia

Dear Doctors, Nurses & fellow healthcare professionals,

Pediatric Palliative Care Symposium 2018 (10th October 2018)

Rachel House is proud to announce a major Children’s Palliative Care Symposium to be held in central Jakarta on October 10, in partnership with Cipto Mangunkusumo National Referral Hospital, Ikatan Dokter Indonesia (IDI), Ikatan Dokter Anak Indonesia (IDAI) and Persatuan Perawat Nasional Indonesia (PPNI).

This symposium will bring some of the world’s leading Indonesian and international experts in pediatric palliative care together to discuss how we take the next steps on building a true palliative care ecosystem in Indonesia.

This symposium is for doctors, nurses, health department and government officials and anyone that provide care for children’s living with serious illnesses.

If you would like any more information or to register, please contact Anjani on anjani@rachel-house.org or  +6282114779505. 

 

APHN-Hospis Malaysia: Palliative Care and Cancer Symposium

Dear Doctors, Nurses & fellow healthcare professionals,

Palliative Care and Cancer Symposium (30th September 2018)

We would like to invite interested participants to attend our forthcoming Palliative Care and Cancer Symposium which would be conducted on 30th September 2018.

In many countries, palliative care access remains limited. In national cancer programmes, patients are often referred very late in their disease. There is now significant evidence of the benefits of palliative care in cancer care and it is imperative that palliative care is given greater prominence as part of a country’s cancer control strategy. Cancer pain relief is another cause for concern and many patients, especially in low resource countries, still have difficulty accessing medicines for pain relief.

This symposium will discuss on the evidence for palliative care in pain and symptom control, reducing suffering, meeting patient goals of care and the economic implications for countries in implementing palliative care programmes.

Facilitators for this workshop are:

  • Dr Stephen Connor – Executive Director, Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance
  • Prof Richard Harding – Director of the Centre for Global Health Palliative Care, Kings College, London
  • Dr Elizabeth Gwyther – CEO, Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa
  • Dr Emmanuel Luyirika – Executive Director, African Association of Palliative Care
  • Prof Jim Cleary – Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Policy and Communication in Cancer Care, USA.
  • Prof Julia Downing, CEO, International Children’s Palliative Care Network
  • Prof Cynthia Goh – Chair, Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network
  • Dr Richard Lim – National Advisor to Palliative Medicine, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
  • Dr Ednin Hamzah – Vice Chair, Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network 
  • Dr Siow Yen Ching – Palliative Medicine Specialist, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Registration for the workshop can be done on our website: https://www.hospismalaysia.org/palliativecareandcancersyposium/

For further information, please contact Kai Lee at 03 – 9133 3936 (ext: 207) or email education@hospismalaysia.org

Thank You.

Yours Sincerely

Dr Ednin Hamzah

Chief Executive Officer, Hospis Malaysia

APHN-Hospis Malaysia: Pain & Symptom Management Workshop

Dear Doctors, Nurses & fellow healthcare professionals,

Palliative Care Workshop on Pain & Symptom Management (22-24 September 2018)

We would like to invite interested participants to attend our forthcoming 3-day Palliative Care Workshop which would be conducted from 22-24 September 2018.

One of the core areas in palliative care is the ability to assess and manage common symptoms that affect patients with cancer and other serious chronic illnesses. It is extremely difficult to manage the psychological aspect and other issues if patients are in severe pain and are experiencing other distressing symptoms.

This workshop will focus on the management of pain, other physical symptoms and address issues on psychological distress so that patients are given the opportunity to live the rest of their days with meaning during their end-of-life stage.

The workshop will be conducted in English and facilitated by:

  • Associate Professor Dr Ghauri Aggarwaal- Consultant of Physician Palliative Medicine
  • Dr Jan Maree Davis- SESLHD Area Director Palliative Care Service
  • Dr Ednin Hamzah- Chief Executive Officer of Hospis Malaysia
  • Dr Lim Zee Nee- Palliative Care Physician
  • Dr Siow Yen Ching- Palliative Care Physician

It focuses on small group settings and will be most beneficial to those working in a Palliative Care and Oncology setting.

Registration for the workshop can be done on our website: https://www.hospismalaysia.org/painandsymptom/.

For further enquiries, kindly contact Kai Lee via telephone: 03 9133 3936 (ext: 207) or email education@hospismalaysia.org

Thank You.

Yours Sincerely

Dr Ednin Hamzah

Chief Executive Officer, Hospis Malaysia

APHN Online Educational Series: Communication Skills Training by Prof Amy Chow

 

 

Dear friends

The APHN Webinar Lecture Series for 2018 is starting in May! Want to learn from the regional experts but unable to travel due to your schedule? Fret not! Join us at this webinar to interact with our speaker and join in discussions real-time, just like you would in a face to face seminar!

We are very honoured to have Dr Amy Chow as our first speaker of the year. Dr Amy Chow is Associate Professor with the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, the University of Hong Kong. She is a member of the prestigious International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement, a registered social worker with the Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board and a fellow in thanatology with the Association of Death Education and Counselling. Dr Chow’s field of specialisation is in palliative care, grief and bereavement.

The online discussion has concluded on 23 May 2018. If you will like to view the online lecture, please email the Secretariat Office at aphn@aphn.org

P.S. Are there any expert speakers that you will like APHN to invite? Tell us in the comments below!

APHN-Hospis Malaysia Workshop: Communication Skills

Dear Doctors, Nurses and fellow healthcare professionals,

PALLIATIVE CARE WORKSHOP ON COMMUNICATION SKILLS (14 – 15 April 2018)

We would like to invite interested participants to our 2-day Palliative Care Workshop on Communication Skills which will be conducted from 14 – 15 April 2018.

Effective communication skills are an absolute necessity towards providing well planned palliative care which is delivered through the collaborative efforts of many people including the patient, their care givers (family and friends) and healthcare providers.

This workshop deals with the mechanics of communication that ranges from issues, techniques and practical sessions when dealing with patients with life-limiting illness and their families.

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Rebecca Coles-Gale, Clinical & Health Psychologist from the United Kingdom together with Dr Sylvia McCarthy from Hospis Malaysia. This workshop will focus on highly interactive role plays, problem-based learning and case studies in small group settings.

It is conducted in English, all participants will be expected to communicate and interact during the workshop. Doctors and nurses will benefit most as the most difficult areas are encountered during clinical consultations.

Registration for workshop can be made online at our website: www.hospismalaysia.org For further enquiries, kindly contact Communication Department via telephone: 03 9133 3936.

Thank You.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Dr Ednin Hamzah

Chief Executive Officer, Hospis Malaysia

 

34th LCPC-SHC Postgraduate Course in Palliative Medicine opens for registration!

Dear friends, the APHN will like to share this message from the Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Singapore.

We are pleased to announce that the 34th LCPC-SHC Postgraduate Course in Palliative Medicine will be held on 25-27 Apr 2017 (Wed-Fri, 3 days). Please refer to the above course brochure for more details.

Course Description & Objectives

This course is a foundational course in the principles and practice of palliative medicine which is applicable to all fields of medicine.

The objective is to increase professional confidence and competence in the management of patients with terminal illness. Course participants would also have opportunities to personally assess patients and to discuss the most appropriate management strategies with palliative care physicians and other specialists in the field.

Who Should Attend?

Any doctor (medical officer/resident, family physician or specialist) who is interested to learn about palliative care is welcome to attend this course. Priority will be given to local physicians working in the related fields.

Venue and Fee

Venue: HCA Hospice Care, Level 3, Auditorium

12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308437

Fee:       S$800 (inclusive of GST)

(Payment details will be advised upon registration)

Registration

Please click the following link https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/lcpc/course-catalogue for online registration from 14 Feb to 13 Mar 2018. Registration may close earlier without prior notice once the max intake capacity is reached.

For course enquiries, please contact us at lcpc@duke-nus.edu.sg.

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Education Team

Lien Centre for Palliative Care

Travel Grants to 23rd Congress of the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine

Dear friends

The 23rd Congress of the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine (JSPM) is open for registration. We are pleased to announce that the JSPM 2018 organizing committee will offer travel grants to overseas participants who would like to submit abstracts as International members, traveling from all parts of the world(country,25 or below at this site) to present high quality papers at the meeting. Only one person per abstract (the presenting author) will be considered for the Travel Grant. Funding for travel will not exceed JPY50,000 per grant, and will be limited to 20 members.

For more information on the congress and travel grant, please visit the website http://jspm2018.umin.jp/english/

I will be going and I look forward to seeing you there!

Joyce Chee, APHN Executive

On behalf of Prof Yoshiyuki Kizawa, APHN Council Member and President of the 23rd JSPM

 

 

APHN-Hospis Malaysia Workshop: Nursing Care

We would like to invite participants to our 2-day palliative care workshop on Nursing Care on 27 and 28 January 2018 which kick starts our series of workshops for 2018.

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.

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 Ira/carol at telephone: 03 9133 3936 ext. 207/204.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Ednin Hamzah
Chief Executive Officer, Hospis Malaysia

 

3rd Conference of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network

The 3rd Conference of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network will be held from 30 May to 2 June 2018 in Durban, South Africa.

Quoting conference chair Prof Julia Downing “There have been many developments in children’s palliative care over the past few years, some of us have been working in the field for many years, others are just starting out and we hope that this conference will be for all of you. It will be a great opportunity to learn from each other and to meet old friends and make new friends. Durban has never before been host to these many ‘greats’ in the world of children’s palliative care and it is hoped that many of you will take the opportunity to attend the conference.”

More details on the conference and registration can be found at http://www.icpcnconference.org/en/home/