Beginning in 2020, the Asia Pacific Children’s Palliative Care Virtual Learning & Fellowship Forum organised by our Paediatrics Palliative Care SIG continued into 2022. This year, the series has shifted to a quarterly basis and a total of four sessions were conducted.
- Jan 2022: Information Support for Paediatric Oncology Parents by Dr Tan Chai Eng (Malaysia)
- Apr 2022: Paediatric Palliative Care in the Medical Neighbourhood for Children with Medical Complexity by Dr Grace Ng (Singapore)
- July 2022: Self-Medication to a Child by Parents in Paediatric Palliative Care: Can we justify this? by Dr Fahisham Taib (Malaysia)
- Oct 2022: Findings on the usage of complementary medications in Paediatric Palliative Care in Hong Kong by Dr Man Sze Shun (Hong Kong)
In total, there were a cumulative total of 182 participants from across 18 regions that joined the four webinar sessions. 88 respondents kindly shared their feedback, and the webinar series was found to have a satisfactory rating of 4.4, a relevance rating of 4.3 and duration rated as 4.2.
I like the kind of interaction and cooperation this group has. – Dr Xiohara Gentica from the Philippines
Numerous appreciative messages were also conveyed to the group and they will continue to organise the webinar series next year in 2023. In the meantime, the Paediatrics Palliative Care SIG is in the midst of preparing more activities to come.
There are two exciting upcoming events in 2023! The first event is an EPEC Paediatrics Programme in Manila, Philippines in March 2023. This will include the Level 1: End User conference and Level 2: “Train-the-Trainer” conference. The second event is an EPEC Paediatric Programme in Incheon, South Korea in October 2023. This is a Level 1: End User programme that will be held as a pre-conference workshop during the APHC 2023. Keep a lookout for more details as it will be announced on the APHN website and social media channels.
Written by Mr Cheng Tah Nern (APHN Executive)