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/

 

FREE TIPS-ECHO Virtual Training on Foundation Course in Palliative Care

Recognising the huge need for palliative care education of medical and allied professionals in India, Pallium India’s Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences (WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Policy on Access to Pain Relief) announces an online educational programme to introduce pain and palliative care concepts to doctors (MBBS /BDS). This enhances skills for better pain and symptom management through patient and family oriented comprehensive approach.

Eligibility: MBBS /BDS (registered).

Laptop/tablet/smart phone with internet connectivity. If using a desktop, it needs to be connected to webcam and microphone-speaker.

Learning Mode:

All lessons will be imparted on the ECHO platform using Zoom, which is free to download

  • Case presentations
  • Didactics
  • Video demonstrations of procedures
  • Quizzes
  • Reading materials

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Completed Assignments
  • Scores in final exam

Certification:

Upon completion of the course, e-certificates will be provided to doctors who have attended all the session and fulfilled the evaluation criteria.

Course Fees: FREE

How to apply:

Download this application form, fill it up and send it to: tipsecho@palliumindia.org

Course starts on: 20th December 2017

Last date to apply: 12th December 2017

For more information, please contacttipsecho@palliumindia.org

25th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care

25th Silver Jubilee Conference of the Indian Association for Palliative Care will be held in Delhi, India on 23rd – 25th February 2018.

They have lined up a list of expert speakers from the world and the region, including Robert Twycross, Eduardo Bruera, Julia Downing, Ilora Baroness Finlay, Cynthia Goh, Eric L. Krakauer, Fiona Rawlinson and many more!

More details on the conference and their programme can be found at http://www.iapcon2018.com/index.html

 

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.