Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Announcement from APHN Secretariat


We are pleased to announce that applications can now be made for the 2011 intake of the APHN Diploma/Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care of Flinders University.

The APHN Diploma/Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care is a specially designed course run by the National Cancer Centre Singapore and the Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, in association with the Lien Centre for Palliative Care.  The one-year distance-learning program includes two 2-week classroom intensives in Singapore.  The aim of the course is to give medical and nursing professionals the opportunity to deepen knowledge relevant to their practice.

Candidates who complete a clinical attachment of two months at an accredited institution will be awarded the APHN Diploma of Palliative Care.

The course fee is subsidised for candidates from developing countries. Bursaries are available from some international organisations including the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) and Help the Hospices (HtH).  The link to more details about the IAHPC Traveling Scholarships can be found here: http://www.hospicecare.com/Travellscholars/

The closing date for application is 20 November 2010.

The course brochure and application form can be downloaded from the APHN website at www.aphn.org

Please contact the APHN Secretariat or Ms Geraldine Goh at geraldine.goh@duke-nus.edu.sg for more details.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

9th APHC 2011 - Call for Abstracts

9th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference
14 - 17 July 2011
Equatorial Hotel, Penang

Closing date for Abstract Submission will be on 14 January 2011.
Click here to go to conference website.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Workshop - The Faces of Human Grief and Loss

Date: 24 & 25 SEPTEMBER 2010
ROOM 2, LEVEL 1 213 Jln Bukit Gambir, Bukit Jambul, Penang

Places are limited to 30 on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration fee: Doctors RM250, Nurses RM200

Hotel Accommodation:
Please book directly at Tel : 04-646 8000 Fax: 04-646 8343
Deluxe Room (Single/Twin) RM160++ (Inclusive of breakfast)
2 bedroom family room RM180++ (Room only)

Car Park: Covered car park at RM3.00/car per exit

Organised by: Penang Hospice Society

Enquiries: Please call Liza or Devi at 04-228 4140 or email penanghospicesociety@gmail.com.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Palliative Care Foundation Workshop

19 - 22 June 2010
Wijaya International Medical Centre (WIMC)
Petaling Jaya

Organised by:  Hospis Malaysia
in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN)

Registration fee:  
RM350 [Doctors]
RM300 [Nurses/Allied Healthcare Professionals]

Closing date:  14 June 2010

Dr Rosalie Shaw
Dr Natasha Michael
Ms Jan Phillips
Dr Mary Cardosa
Dr Ednin Hamzah
Dr Sylvia McCarthy
Ms Aidah Chin

For further information, please email Rosaline or call 03-9133 3936 ext. 200.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MHC Board of Directors 2010 - 2012

Congratulations to the new Board.

[Front - L to R:  To' Puan, Dato' Ziaudin, Dato' Dr Rajagopal, DS Dr Devaraj, Dato' Dr Chan, Dr Oo KC, Ms Margaret Lim
Standing - L. to R: Mr Victor Raja, Dr Lam CC, Dr Anga, Dr Peter Ho, Dr Michael Yoong]    

Chairman:  Dato' Seri Dr T. Devaraj
Vice Chairman:  Datuk Dr N. Rajagopal
Hon. Secretary:  Dr Oo Khaik Cheang
Asst. Hon. Secretary:  Dato' Dr Ziaudin Ahamed Abdul Kareem
Hon. Treasurer:  Dato' Dr Chan Kok Ewe

Board Members:
Dr Peter Ho
Dr R. Angamuthu
Dr Imi Sairi Ab. Hadi
Dr Michael Yoong
Ms Margaret Lim
Mr Victor Raja
To' Puan Dr Rahmah Elias

9th Malaysian Hospice Congress

7 - 9 May 2010
Communication for Better Care
Impiana Hotel, Ipoh

pics credits to Dr OKC

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

MASP Annual Scientific Meeting

Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain
Annual Scientific Meeting
"When Moving Hurts: Access, Understand, Take Action"

25 - 27 March 2010
Swan Convention Center
Sunway Medical Center
Bandar Sunway, Selangor

Please go to MASP for details or contact the Secretariat at 03 7946 0606.

Monday, February 8, 2010

9th Malaysian Hospice Congress

Final Announcement
Communication for Better Care

7 - 9 May 2010
Impiana Casuarina Hotel, Ipoh

Registration fee
Doctors RM250, Nurses/volunteers/others RM200
Closing date: 30 March 2010

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Rosalie Shaw
Palliative Care Physician and Consultant, Formerly Executive Director of Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network


Dato’ Seri Dr T Devaraj
CEO / Medical Director, Penang Hospice Society

Datuk Dr Kuan Geok Lan
Head & Senior Consultant Paediatrician, Department of Paediatrics
Hospital Melaka

Dr James Low
Head & Consultant Geriatrician, Department of Geriatric Medicine,
Alexandra Hospital, Singapore

Dr Ednin Hamzah
CEO Hospis Malaysia

Dr Richard Lim
Consultant Palliative Medicine Physician, Hospital Selayang

Ms See Foon Chan-Koppen B.A. Hon
NL P Trainer, American Board of Hypnotherapy,
American Board of Neurolinguistic Programming

Associate Professor Edward Poon
Director of Nursing, Dover Park Hospice.
Adjunct Associate Professor, AL CNS , NUS

Dr Loh Ee Chin
Palliative Medicine Physician & Lecturer, University Malaya Medical Centre

Dr Yong Woon Chai
Consultant Geriatrician, Alexandra Hospital, Singapore

Dr Yeat Choi Ling
Palliative Medicine Physician, Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh

Scientific Programme

Friday 7th May 2010
14:00-18:00 Congress Registration
15:00 MHC Board meeting
17:00 MHC AGM - Followed by MHC new Board meeting
20:00 Dinner for MHC Board members

Saturday 8th May 2010
07:30 Congress Registration
08:30 Plenary 1: (to be confirmed)
09:30 Opening ceremony by MHC Chairman
Keynote address: Effective Communication for Better Care - Dr Rosalie Shaw
Opening of Congress exhibition

10:30 Tea Break

11:00 Symposium 1: Difficult symptoms
When opioids fail - Dr Richard Lim
Pain in non-communicating patient - Dr Yong Woon Chai
Breathlessness - Dr Yeat Choi Ling

Symposium 2: Communication
Communicating with palliative patient in acute care setting - Dr Loh Ee Chin
Collusion: an approach - Dr James Low
Advanced care planning - Assoc. Prof. Edward Poon

12:30 Lunch Talk

14:00 Plenary 2: Social marketing – a key strategy in improving access to palliative care -
Dr Ednin Hamzah

15:00 Tea Break

Workshop 1: Unconscious mind at work (SBAR) - Assoc. Prof. Edward Poon
Workshop 2: communication skills – How to tlak so others will listen - MS See Foon Chan-Koppen

19:30 Congress Banquet

Sunday 9th May 2010
08:30 Symposium 3: Terminal care
Facilitating good death at home: preventing & managing symptomatic & emotional crisis - Dr Loh Ee Chin
Wish fulfillment: whose wishes and why? - Dr Rosalie Shaw

Symposium 4: Palliative care for SPECIAL GROUPS
Challenges in caring for very old patients - Dr James Low
Caring for children with terminal illness - Datuk Dr Kuan Geok Lan

09:45 Tea Break

10:15 Panel discussion 1: Learn from successful and not so successful experience
Running in-patient hospice (Rumah Hospice, PCU)
Running daycare (Hospis Malaysia)
Running home care (PPCS)

11:45 Panel discussion 2: Community palliative care in Malaysia: where are we now and where do we go from here?

13:00 Lunch

Congress Venue & Hotel
Impiana Casuarina Hotel, Ipoh
18 Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah, 30250 Ipoh
Contact person: Encik Sharul Ain
Tel: 05-2555555 Fax: 05-2551948
email: resvihi@impiana.com

For further information, please contact the Secretariat:
9th Malaysian Hospice Congress
c/o Perak Palliative Care Society
14 Lebuh Woods, Canning Garden,
31400 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.
Tel/Fax: 605-5469021
Email: ppcs95@streamyx.com