APHN COVID-19 Fireside Chat

Dear all,

We have completed our first season of the Covid-19 Fireside Chat w/ A Prof Cynthia Goh & friends! Thank you to all those who have participated in the various sessions, we hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.

WE WILL BE BACK WITH SEASON TWO!!!
Stay tuned for further updates on our next season!

In the meantime, we have plans to screen the reruns of our first season via Zoom. If you had missed out on any of our sessions, this will be a great opportunity to catch up before the next season begins. More details will be released soon.


We are all affected by the Covid-19 emergency. Join us for our Fireside Chat sessions with A/Prof Cynthia Goh and friends to talk about what our members are doing around Asia Pacific and build a network of support during these times!

This will be a bi-weekly 1-hour session hosted by A/Prof Cynthia Goh, Chair of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) and Senior Consultant at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, with special panelists invited each session to share their experiences.

Session 1 (21 April 2020)
Facilitator: A/Prof Cynthia Goh, Chair (APHN); Senior Consultant (National Cancer Centre Singapore)
Special Panelists:
– Dr Ning Xiao Hong, Consultant Physician (Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Bejing, China)
– Professor Kwon So Hi, Nursing Professor (Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea)
– Dr Dilhar Samaraweera, Consultant Physician (Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka)

Session 2 (5 May 2020)
Facilitator: A/Prof Cynthia Goh, Chair (APHN); Senior Consultant (National Cancer Centre Singapore)
Special Panelists:
– Dr Masanori Mori, Palliative Care Physician (Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Japan)
– Dr Anila Perumal, Palliative Physician (Seremban Hospital, Malaysia)
– Dr Rumalie Corvera, Board Secretary (National Hospice & Palliative Care Council of the Philippines) ; Board Member (Philippines Society of Hospice & Palliative Medicine); Executive Director (The Ruth Foundation)

Session 3 (19 May 2020)
Facilitator: A/Prof Cynthia Goh, Chair (APHN); Senior Consultant (National Cancer Centre Singapore)
Special Panelists:
– A/Prof Ghauri Aggarwal, Palliative Care Physician, Head of Department (Concord Centre for Palliative Care, Australia) ; Clinical Associate Professor (University of Sydney, Australia)
– Prof Amy Chow, Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong

Session 4 (2 June 2020)
Facilitator: A/Prof Cynthia Goh, Chair (APHN); Senior Consultant (National Cancer Centre Singapore)
Special Panelists:
– Dr Jamie Zhou, Consultant (Division of Supportive & Palliative Care, National Cancer Centre, Singapore)
– Dr Poi Choo Hwee, Senior Consultant (Department of Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore)

Session 5 (16 June 2020)
Facilitator: A/Prof Cynthia Goh, Chair (APHN); Senior Consultant (National Cancer Centre Singapore)
Special Panelist:
Dr Naveen Salins Professor and Head, Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, Coordinator, Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Care Centre, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India

Session 6 (30 June 2020)
Facilitator: A/Prof Cynthia Goh, Chair (APHN); Senior Consultant (National Cancer Centre Singapore)
Special Panelist:
– Professor Wang Ying Wei, Director General, Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health & Welfare in Taiwan
– Dr Dang Huy Quoc Thinh, Vice Director of Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital & Chairman of Vietnam Palliative Health Care Society
– Dr Yuen Kwok Keung, Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong

*As a member of APHN, you will be able to access the recorded videos of the previous sessions. Not a member yet? JOIN OUR FAMILY TODAY!