APHN Dialog – A discussion of palliative care service development in Asia Pacific


The Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) will start the first run of the APHN dialog on 27 January!

This project, called the APHN dialog, is a pilot education project which aims to bring together palliative care workers in Asia Pacific to exchange ideas and knowledge. Using an online video platform, participants only have to download an application on their computer or mobile phones to join in the discussions.

In the first online presentation, we are honoured to have Associate Professor Odette SPRUYT from Australia to present on the topic “A discussion of palliative care service development in Asia Pacific”.

About the speaker

Dr Spruyt was the Director of the Department of Pain & Palliative Care at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre from 1997 to 2014, heading a consultative team with education and research interests. Her special areas of interest include palliative care research into improving symptom management and palliative care in the developing world. She founded Australasian Palliative Link International (APLI) and was an executive member of the International Association Hospice and Palliative Care. She was also a council member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM).

Dr Spruyt has also been invited as a speaker to many conferences and trainings. With her vast experience and knowledge in palliative care, we believe that participants will be able to take away many new insights from the discussion.

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.

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.

For this pilot project, the APHN will be recruiting 15 participants from the Asia Pacific region. To sign up as a participant, please send an email to Joyce at aphn@aphn.org with your name, country, occupation and place of work.

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

Published on: 13 January, 2016 | Last modified: 13 January, 2016