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

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