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Miles to Go Before I Sleep: Repatriating Terminally Ill Patients to their Home Country

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17 May, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come join us for the second session of our Quarterly Webinar Series! This time our topic will be on ‘Miles to Go Before I Sleep: Repatriating Terminally Ill Patients to their Home Country’ held on 17 May, 3-4 pm Singapore time. It will be a live one-hour session with a Q&A segment at the end with the speakers.

We are honored to have three guest speakers for this session:
Dr Shirlynn Ho, Deputy Head and Senior Consultant, National Cancer Centre Singapore
Dr Mae Corvera, Palliative Medicine Specialist, The Ruth Foundation Philippines
Dr Celia Palmer, Clinical Leader, Hospice West Auckland

The session will be chaired by Dr Noreen Chan, Head & Senior Consultant, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore.

Speaker Bio

Dr Ho Shirlynn is a Senior Consultant in the Division of Supportive and Palliative Care. She graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2004 and continued her training in internal medicine, receiving Masters of Medicine as well as Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2008. She received subspecialty training in palliative medicine in Singapore, completed a clinical fellowship in palliative care medicine with University of Alberta, Canada and started practicing as a palliative medicine specialist in National Cancer Centre Singapore in 2012.

Dr Mae Corvera is the Founding President of The Ruth Foundation for Palliative and Hospice Care while recently accepting the assignment as President of the National Palliative and Hospice Care Council of the Philippines (Hospice Philippines Inc). She also serves in the Training and Advocacy Committee the Philippine Society of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PSHPM), of which she is past president. Regionally, she has been a member of the 18th & 19th Council Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network and now participates in the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care as their Advocacy Focal Person for the Philippines. Finishing her medical degree at the West Visayas University and internship at St. Luke’s Medical Center-Quezon City, Dr. Corvera proceeded into specialty training as a Family Medicine Specialist under the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Philippine General Hospital. Upon completion, she furthered to serve as Chief Resident and proceeded to sub-specialty training in Palliative and Hospice Care, which included a clinical attachment in the Department of Palliative Medicine – National Cancer Center, Singapore. Come 2005, she earned her Diploma in Palliative Medicine at the University of Wales – Cardiff. She is presently the affiliated with Asian Hospital and Medical Center, as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Occupational and Family Medicine but largely as a Palliative Medicine Specialist with hospice care training and advocacy, along with Cancer and Grief support programs as her main areas of practice and involvement.

Celia Palmer is a palliative care physician working at Hospice West Auckland and Waitakere Hospital in Auckland. She previously trained as a public health physician and is now Clinical Leader at the hospice which is a community provider of specialist palliative care to a population of around 350,000. The area is mixed urban and rural with people from a range of ethnicities including Maori, Pacific, Asian and NZ European.

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17 May, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network
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