APHN Dialog #2 – Pain control in Palliative Care

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Dear friends, our 2nd dialog session is coming up so mark your calendars!! The dialog will be held on 24 February 2016, from 5 – 6pm. We are honored to have Prof Yoshiyuki Kizawa from Japan to present on the topic, “Pain control in Palliative Care”.

About the speaker

Professor Kizawa is a very experienced palliative care physician and lecturer from Japan. Besides being the designated Professor in the Department of Palliative Medicine at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, he is also the Director and Chair of the Department of Palliative Medicine at Kobe University Hospital, Director of the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine and the Council Member of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN). He has more than 50 research publications on palliative care in many journals including the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management,  Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology, The American journal of hospice & palliative care, BMC Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine, just to name a few.

We believe that this session will be an enriching experience for participants to learn about the current status of cancer pain control in Japan and its education and participate in the discussion of quality indicators for pain control at hospital level and national level.

Details on how to sign up

The APHN dialog will be a one hour session, 5pm – 6pm (GMT +8) taking place every month, with a guest presenter presenting on a specific topic. The first session of the APHN dialog, a discussion of palliative care service development in Asia Pacific, was held on 27 January, with Prof Odette Spruyt as our first speaker. There were many salient points of discussion during the 1-hour session, and participants took back many learning points.

We strongly encourage all colleagues to sign up as a participant for the 2nd dialog session! For this session, the APHN will be recruiting 15 participants from the Asia Pacific region. Please send an email to Joyce at [email protected] with your name, country, occupation and place of work.

Participants will receive materials prepared by the speakers before the presentation for learning and discussion. At the end of the presentation, there will also be a question and answer session.

To read more about the APHN dialog project, click here. Please also visit the event page for more updates!