Paeds Webinar Series: 2021 Report

Picture of the presentation and sharing by Dr Gemma Aburn in session #05

With the successful kick-off of the first webinar session held in December 2020, the Asia Pacific Children’s Palliative Care Virtual Learning & Fellowship Forum (CPC L&F) organised by the Paediatrics Palliative Care SIG continued into 2021 with more sessions and topics being explored.

The series is held once every 2 months and in 2021, a total of 5 sessions were held between February and October. They were:

  • ‘Mind Transition & Transformation’ for Parents who experience a Child Loss by Mr Brandon Ho (Malaysia)
  • Advance Care Planning for Children with Life-Limiting Conditions by Dr Nobuyuki Yotani (Japan)
  • Service Evaluation and Improvement of Palliative Home Care Team by Nurse June Thow (Malaysia)
  • “We are all a family” Resilience of staff working in children’s blood and cancer centres in Aotearoa by Dr Gemma Aburn (New Zealand)
  • Accessing Carer Needs: Reflections on Improving Support for Carers by Nurse Suzanne Momber (Australia)

The webinar sessions managed to attract close to 600 attendees from as many as 20 different regions. However, there was a break for the December webinar session in December in view of the 14th Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Conference being held on November 2021. The focus was redirected to the specially hosted Paediatrics Palliative Care Pre-Conference Workshop instead.

The webinar series will resume in January 2022 and the zoom registration has opened! We are honoured to have Dr Tan Chai Eng from Malaysia to share on the topic: Information Support for Paediatric Oncology Parents. To find out more and to register, please click here.

The bimonthly CPC L&F series will remain open for all to join as we continue into 2022 with more topics to be shared with you. We also continually seek your feedback as we plan for the subsequent sessions. If you missed any of the past sessions, you can access all the archived recorded sessions on this page (member’s login is required to access recordings).

Thank you to everyone who has joined the CPC L&F series in 2021. We hope you have enjoyed the various sessions and we look forward to seeing you again next year!


Written by: Mr Cheng Tah Nern (APHN Executive)