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Dr Goh's latest Photo (Jul 2012) (2) Team leader - Associate Professor Cynthia Goh, Senior Consultant at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, is a palliative care physician with 30 years in the field.  Dr Goh is a pioneer of hospice in Singapore, having built from scratch hospice home care, inpatient hospice and hospital palliative care services. She has led training-of-trainers in Palliative Care teams in Vietnam from 2005 to 2008 and in Indonesia from 2009 to 2012.  She is the current Chair of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network.
 Sushma Co-Leader - Dr. Sushma BHATNAGAR, Professor & Head, Anaesthesiology, Pain & Palliative Care, Dr. B.R.A Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She is also the Founding Editor of the Indian Journal of Palliative Care.
Dr Doug BRIDGE, Emeritus consultant, Royal Perth Hospital. He is also the President of the Chapter of Palliative Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians. From 1977-79, he worked in a rural health project in the Khulna District, Bangladesh and has nourished a hope to return to Bangladesh for many years. Doug helped establish palliative medicine as a specialty in Australia. His special interest is the psycho-spiritual dimension of palliative care.
 Anjum Joad Dr Anjum JOAD, an anaesthetist and palliative care consultant. She coordinates the palliative care unit at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Jaipur, India.  She has lectured in various venues in India and hopes to get Pain and Palliative care curriculum offered to all healthcare workers in India.
 BD_Chong_Poh_Heng Dr CHONG Poh Heng is a palliative care physician and is the Medical Director at HCA Hospice Care in Singapore, the largest home care service with 800+ patients at any one time. His major interest is in children's palliative care and leads the HCA Star PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) service which aims to improving the quality of life for children with life-limiting conditions. He is also heading the APHN Special Interest Group on Children's Pall Care.
 Claire Doyle Ms Claire DOYLE, Clinical Nurse Consultant with the Palliative Care Department at Royal Perth Hospital, Australia. She has been caring for patients since 1999.
 Siong Meei Jang Ms Siong Meei JENG, Nurse Manager with HCA Hospice Care (the largest home care service provider in Singapore) has been involved in nursing for more than 35 years.
  Mrs Neelam LALL, an experienced oncology and palliative care trained nurse at Dr. B.R.A Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
BD_Lian Siew Bee Ms LIAN Siew Bee, an Advanced Practice Nurse and Assistant Director of Nursing at Singapore General Hospital.  She qualified as a registered nurse in 1993 and has been working as an oncology nurse for almost 20 years.  Lian manages a group of Clinical Nurse Specialists in addition to her clinical role as an Advanced Practice Nurse in Oncology. She is also an adjunct lecturer in the National University of Singapore for the Master of Nursing Program.
JanPhillips Mrs Jan PHILLIPS is a Palliative Care Nurse Consultant and Educator based in Australia. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing with qualifications encompassing General, Palliative Care and Oncology.  She has worked for some years in Pakistan and is currently  a nurse educator and mentor at Hospis Malaysia’s courses in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and at the Rachel House Paediatric Palliative Care Team in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Ms TAN Wee King, Head of Training Services at Dover Park Hospice, Singapore. She was a nurse practitioner and for many years an educator in the School of Nursing, covering disciplines such as midwifery, community health nursing and oncology nursing. Since 2010, Wee King has been involved in palliative care education for healthcare professionals and volunteers in Singapore, Vietnam, China and Indonesia.

 BD_Local resource_Erin Das Local Resource – Mrs Erin DAS, currently works for an international NGO active in the rural northern parts of Bangladesh in health and community awareness raising. She has a special interest in Palliative and Hospice care and was previously working as a nurse, including experience with home care, in Canada and the US since 2008.
 Megan Doherty Local Resource – Dr Megan DOHERTY, is a paediatric palliative care physician living and working in Dakha. Her work includes the World Child Cancer-BSMMU Twinning Project which provides for training of BSMMU medical and nursing staff. The project also aims to improve data collection and monitoring of cases and outcomes—as well as developing a satellite network to reach and treat children outside of Dhaka.

Dr Goh's latest Photo (Jul 2012) (2) Team leader - Associate Professor Cynthia Goh, Senior Consultant at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, is a palliative care physician with 30 years in the field.  Dr Goh is a pioneer of hospice in Singapore, having built from scratch hospice home care, inpatient hospice and hospital palliative care services. She has led training-of-trainers in Palliative Care teams in Vietnam from 2005 to 2008 and in Indonesia from 2009 to 2012.  She is the current Chair of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network.
 Akhilesh2 Co-Leader - Dr Ramaswamy Akhileswaran, is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine in the Department of Geriatric Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore. He spent over 15 years as CEO and Medical Director of HCA Hospice Care, the largest hospice home care service in Singapore, and was until recently Chairman of the Singapore Hospice Council. He is a trained radiation oncologist from Bangalore, India before he took up palliative care full-time in Singapore 16 years ago.
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Associate Professor Meera Agar is Director of Palliative Care, Braeside Hospital and Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.  She is a palliative medicine physician and a clinician scientist, and is Clinical Trial Director at the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research. She holds a PhD in Palliative Care and completed her doctoral studies on the topic of delirium in advanced illness.

  Dr Sylvia McCarthy is a palliative care physician and Deputy medical Director of Hospis Malaysia, which runs the largest hospice home care service in Malaysia. She was trained in the UK and previously worked in Africa, before settling in Malaysia in 1993. She is married to a Malaysian. She teaches undergraduate medical students, postgraduate doctors in the Masters of Family Medicine course, and postgraduate nursing diploma students at several Malaysian universities.
 Kalai1 Ms Kalaichelvi D/O Athimoola was trained as an oncology nurse in Singapore. She worked for many years at HCA Hospice Care as a hospice home care nurse, leading a hospice home care team. She currently works for the Agency for Integrated Care where she helped set up their non-cancer palliative home care service and the advance care planning program.
 Gilbert Dr Gilbert Fan is a Master Medical Social Worker at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, where he started the Psychosocial Oncology Department and its Patient Support Services. He is a Registered Social Worker, a Clinical Supervisor (Satir) and Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association (USA), and obtained his doctorate in social Work and Futures Studies. He was President of the Singapore Association of Social Workers and has been spearheading the subspecialty of Psychosocial Oncology in Singapore.
JanPhillips Mrs Jan Phillips is a Palliative Care Nurse Consultant and Educator based in Australia. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing with qualifications encompassing General, Palliative Care and Oncology.  She has worked for some years in Pakistan and is currently  a nurse educator and mentor at Hospis Malaysia’s courses in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and at the Rachel House Paediatric Palliative Care Team in Jakarta, Indonesia.
 Yiyi_Wynn Dr Yi Yi Wynn, formerly from Myanmar, has been working as a Palliative Care physician in Singapore since 1994.  She is Principal Resident Physician in the Department of Gynaecological Oncology & the Paediatric Palliative Care Service at KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore and is in charge of the palliative care service there.

Team leader - Associate Professor Cynthia Goh, Senior Consultant at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, is a palliative care physician with 30 years in the field.  Dr Goh is a pioneer of hospice in Singapore, having built from scratch hospice home care, inpatient hospice and hospital palliative care services. She has led training-of-trainers in Palliative Care teams in Vietnam from 2005 to 2008 and in Indonesia from 2009 to 2012.  She is the current Chair of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network.

Co- Leader – Dr Ghauri AGGARWAL has been the Head of the Palliative Care Department at Concord Hospital since 1996. Her practice includes hospital consultancy, ambulatory and inpatient care in palliative medicine in Sydney, Australia. She was involved in the development of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Chapter of Palliative Medicine and is the chair of the Executive of the Sydney Institute of Palliative Medicine. Currently she is active in teaching and development of Palliative Care in the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr Sushma BHATNAGAR is the Professor & Head, Anaesthesiology, Pain & Palliative Care, Dr. B.R.A Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She is also the Founding Editor of the Indian Journal of Palliative Care.

PeggyCheng

Ms Peggy CHENG is Nurse Clinician in Oncology in the cancer ward in Singapore General Hospital. She qualified as a nurse in 2001, obtained her post-basic diploma in Oncology in 2006, and her Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Sydney in 2010. She was sent for training in Geriatric Oncology at the H.Lee Moffitt Cancer Centre in Florida, USA in 2009. She has a special interest in cancer palliative care, and teaches oncology and palliative care hospital-wide. She is an active volunteer and chairs the hospital’s Nursing Community Partnership Council.

joshua cohen

Mr Joshua COHEN is the Palliative Care Practice Leader of Clinical Excellence, Governance and Research in Uniting Care Ageing NSWACT, Australia.

Dr John COSTELLO is the Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work in the University of Manchester, UK. He is currently based in Singapore to run a nursing degree program in collaboration with Nan Yang Polytechnic.

Dr Allyn HUM is the Senior Consultant at the Centre for Geriatric Medicine, Palliative Care Clinic in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.

Shirlynn Ho

Dr Shirlynn HO is the Associate Consultant at the Division of Palliative Medicine, National Cancer Centre, Singapore.

Suharsha

Dr Suharsha KANATHIGODA is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Calvary Health Care, Sydney, Australia.  Sri Lankan born and bred, he completed his undergraduate medical studies before emigrating to Australia where he did his postgraduate training. He is the Founder & Chairman of the Shanthi Foundation, a charitable organisation registered in Australia which has been helping the National Cancer Control Program of Sri Lanka develop Palliative Care over the last 3 years. He has special interests in Community Palliative Care, Motor Neurone Disease and Renal Palliative Care.

Lalit

Dr Lalit KRISHNA is Senior Consultant at the Division of Palliative Medicine, National Cancer Centre Singapore. Trained in medicine and Palliative Care in the UK, he holds a PhD in Ethics at the End of Life, with research interests in decision making and personhood. He is passionate about teaching medical undergraduates and postgraduates, and allied health professionals. He is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.

AmyLim

Ms Amy LIM is Assistant Satellite Manager at HCA Hospice Care. She qualified as a nurse in 1986. After many years in community nursing and in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, she joined HCA Hospice Care as a hospice home care nurse in 2008. She won the Singapore Healthcare Humanity Award in 2010. Amy has taught as a specialist volunteer in a Training of Trainers in Palliative Care project in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2012/2013.  Her current research is to assess the effect of a spiritual support programme on clinical outcomes in palliative care patients.

Emily Yap

Ms Emily YAP is a palliative care nurse at Hospis Malaysia.