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Compassionate Communities

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17 July @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Come join us for the third session of our 2024 Quarterly Webinar Series! This time our topic will be on ‘Compassionate Communities’ held on 17 July 2024, 2:30-4:00 pm (Singapore time). It will be a live 1.5 hour session with a Q&A segment at the end with the speakers.

For this session, we are honoured to have Professor Wang Ying Wei from Hualien Tzuchi Hospital, Taiwan and Dr Seema Rao from Karunashraya Institute for Palliative Care Education and Research, India as our speakers!

Speaker Bio

Professor Wang Ying Wei is the director of the Centre for Palliative Care and medical consultant in Hualien Tzuchi Hospital. He received his MD degree from Taiwan University and PhD from Tulane University in US. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine in Taiwan University Hospital. He was the former Director General in Health Promotion Administration MOHW, the chief in Heart Lotus Hospice in Tzuchi General Hospital, and director in the Department of Medical Humanities, Tzuchi University. He started the first Buddhist hospice programme in East Taiwan since 1996. He developed many innovative programs for geriatric care, palliative care and medical humanities in Taiwan in the past few years. His specialty included palliative care, geriatric care, medical education, and health promotion.

Dr Seema Rao completed her postgraduate studies in Psychiatry in 2001 from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru. Her early work involved aiding the vulnerable and abandoned elderly in Mumbai. In 2013, she completed the National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine from the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut, and then joined Tata Memorial Hospital as a Senior Research Fellow. She earned her Masters in Palliative Medicine with distinction from Cardiff University, UK, in 2019. Dr. Rao currently serves as the Director of Education & Research at Bangalore Hospice Trust (BHT) and heads the Karunashraya Institute for Palliative Care Education and Research. She is a course director for several palliative care training programs and has been involved in significant palliative care projects and research, including the ICU Palliative Care Project and the Breath-India project. Dr. Rao has numerous publications and has been an invited speaker at various national and international conferences.

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17 July
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network
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