Programme Details

PROGRAMME DETAILS

25th - 27th JULY 2024

Day 1: THURSDAY 25TH JULY 2024
8:00am REGISTRATION
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
9:00am – 12:00noon PCW 1: Overcoming Challenges in Community Palliative Care Services Delivery.
Speaker: Dr. Ednin Hamzah (Chief Executive Officer, Hospis Malaysia)
Speaker: Dr. M.R. Rajagopal (Chairman Emeritus, Pallium India. Director, WHO Collaborating Centre, Trivandrum. Adjunct Professor of Global Oncology, Queen’s University, Canada)
PCW 2: Paediatrics Palliative Care Essentials
Speaker: Dr. Edi Setiawan Tehuteru (Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Consultant; Pediatric Palliative Care Practitioner, Tzu Chi Hospital, Jakarta)
Speaker: Dr. Chong Lee Ai (Consultant Paediatrician and Palliative Care Physician UMMC)
PCW 3: Practical Aspects of Palliative Care Nursing
PC Assessments / Wound Care / EOL Care
Speakers: Nurul Izza Yusub (Kasih Hospice), Emily Yap (Hospis Malaysia), Jenny Ak Budum (PCU, Sibu Hospital)
PCW 4: Caregiver Tips 101
Speakers: Wong Yih Yi (Sibu Hospital), Niensi Atarah (Two Tree Lodge Hospice Kuching), Michelle Phang (Tabuan Nursing Home)
PCW 5: Communication Masterclass – Teaching Difficult Conversations
Speaker: Dr. Frank D. Ferris (Associate Director, Palliative Medicine Education, OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio. Member, International Affairs Committee, ASCO International Programs)
Speaker: Dr. Shannon Y. Moore (Consultant Palliative Care Physician. Member, International Affairs Committee, ASCO International Programs)
Day 1: THURSDAY 25th JULY 2024
12:00 noon REGISTRATION
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch Symposium
1:30pm – 2:15pm PLENARY 1: Blueprint for Palliative Care in Malaysia

Speaker: Dr. Richard Lim (Consultant Palliative Care Physician & Head, Palliative Care Unit, Selayang Hospital. Head of Palliative Care Service, Malaysia)

Chair: Dr. Ng Woon Fang

2:15pm – 3:00pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Strengthening Connections and Collaborations in Palliative Care

Speaker: Dr. Frank D. Ferris (Associate Director, Palliative Medicine Education, OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio. Member, International Affairs Committee, ASCO International Programs)

Chair: Dr. Lam Chin Chyou

3:00pm – 3:15pm TEA BREAK
3:15pm – 5:00pm SYMPOSIUM 1:

SYMPTOMS MANAGEMENT

Chair: Dr. Sheriza Izwa

SYMPOSIUM 2:

SPIRITUAL CARE

Chair: Dr. Ng Wan Jun

SYMPOSIUM 3:

NEW FRONTIERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE

Chair: Dr. Sharon Choo

Updates on Cancer Pain CPG
Speaker: Dr. Aaron Hiew Wi Han (Consultant Palliative Care Physician, HKL) 

Approach to Malignant Bowel Obstruction in Palliative Care
Speaker: Dr. Fazlina Ahmad (Consultant Palliative Care Physician, Hospital Kedah)

Managing Depression and Anxiety in Palliative Care Patients
Speaker: Professor Ng Chong Guan (Consultant Psychiatrist, University Malaya Medical Centre)

Panel Discussion: Interfaith forum on Spirituality and EOL care

Moderator:
Nur Liyana Shamsudin
(Clinical Psychologist, National Cancer Institute)

Panelists:
SR Geraldine
(Executive Director, St Joseph’s Home & Hospice Singapore)

Dr. Diana Katiman
(Consultant Palliative Care Specialist, Hospital Al-Sultan Abdullah, UiTM Puncak Alam)

Venerable Tian Wen
(Spiritual Counsellor, ASPAC)

Upstreaming Palliative Care – Opportunities and Challenges

Speaker: Dr. Frank Ferris (Consultant Palliative Care Physician, ASCO International Programs)
Speaker: Dr. Shannon Moore (Consultant Palliative Care Physician, ASCO International Programs)

 

ECHO Project

Speaker: Dr. Ng Woon Fang
(Consultant Palliative Care Physician, Hospital HTAA, Kuantan)

 

Experience of Using PCOC System to Improve Delivery of Care

Speaker: Dr. Oo Loo Chan
(MD, Charis Hospice, Penang)

5:00pm END OF DAY 1
6:45pm – 10:00pm OPENING CEREMONY + CONGRESS DINNER
Day 2 : FRIDAY 26th JULY 2024
8:45am – 9:30am PLENARY 2: Making Healthcare Human

Speaker: Dr. M.R. Rajagopal (Chairman Emeritus, Pallium India. Director, WHO Collaborating Centre, Trivandrum. Adjunct Professor of Global Oncology, Queen’s University, Canada)

Chair: Dr. Richard Lim

9:30am -10:15am PLENARY 3: Research Collaborations and Breakthrough in Palliative care   

Speaker: Dr. Jaclyn Yoong (Consultant Medical Oncologist and Palliative Care Consultant, Monash Health Services, Melbourne)

Chair: Dr. Cindy Teoh

10:15am – 10:30am TEABREAK / POSTER VIEWING
10:30pm – 12:30pm SYMPOSIUM 4: INTEGRATING PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES IN MALAYSIA

Chair: Dr. Lam Chee Loong

SYMPOSIUM 5: PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING

Chair: Michelle Phang

SYMPOSIUM 6: FREE PAPERS

Chair:
Dr Cindy Teoh / Dr Jaclyn Yoong

Panel Discussion 1:

Re-imagining Hospital- Community/ Public-Private Palliative Care Services Collaborations – The Sarawak Experience

Moderator: Dr. Loh Ee Chin

Panelists:

Dr. Tiong Tung Hui (MD, NCSMSB)
Dr. Sharon Choo (Consultant Palliative Care Physician, Sarawak General Hospital)
Dr. Diana Law (Family Medicine Physician, Siburan Health Clinic)
Dr. Toh Teck Hock (Consultant Paediatrician, Sibu Hospital)

 

Panel Discussion 2:

Community Hospices/ Palliative Care Services – Triumphs & Tribulations

Moderator:

Prof Mohd Raili bin Suhailil (Dean, Faculty of Medicine, SEGi University)

Panelists:

Dr. Michael Yoong (MD, Klang Hospice)
Dr. Rajagopal (MD, Pallium India)
Dr. Sri Wahyu (Family Medicine Physician, Kedah)
Dr. Anthony Gilbert (MD, Hospice Negeri Sembilan)

PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING FORUM 

Palliative Care Nursing in Malaysia : A Pioneer’s Journey

Speaker: Morna Chua (Kota Kinabalu)

 

Charting the Path for a career in palliative care nursing

Speaker:  Nurul Izza Yusub (Palliative Care Nurse, Kasih Hospice Foundation)

 

Panel Discussion:

  • Community PC Nurses role in assessing and managing patients’ symptoms
  • Joy in the midst of suffering
  • Overcoming challenges / Burnout/ Compassion fatigue

Moderator: Niensi Atarah

Panelists:

Emily Yap Lee Peng (Hospis Malaysia, KL)
Jenny Ak Budum (Palliative Care Unit, Sibu Hospital)
Sofia Bt Jaman (The National Cancer Society of Malaysia Sarawak Branch)

 

12:30pm – 2:00pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm – 2:45pm Plenary 4: Transforming Palliative Care Through Connections

Speaker: Dr. Ednin Hamzah (Chief Executive Officer, Hospis Malaysia)

Chair: Dr. Michael Yoong

2:45pm – 3:30pm PLENARY 5: We Rise by Lifting Others – Journey of a Hospice Volunteer                                                          

Speaker: Mok Check Boon (Volunteer, Selayang Hospital)

Chair: Dr. Clement Chen

3:30pm – 3:45pm TEA BREAK
3:45pm – 5.30pm SYMPOSIUM 7:

PAEDIATRICS PALLIATIVE CARE

Chair: Dr. Ong Gek Bee

SYMPOSIUM 8:

PALLIATIVE CARE IN NON-CANCER SETTINGS

Chair: Dr. Fazlina Ahmad

SYMPOSIUM 9:

ALLIED HEALTH/ PSYCHOSOCIAL CARE

Chair:  Nooraishah Bt Shahmat

Perinatal + Neonatal Palliative Care

Speaker: Dr. Fahisham Taib (Consultant Paediatrician and Palliative Care Physician University Sains Malaysia, Kelantan)

 

Holistic Care for Children with Cancer

Speaker: Dr. Edi Setiawan Tehuteru
(Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Consultant; Pediatric Palliative Care Practitioner, Tzu Chi Hospital, Jakarta)

 

Bridging the Gap in Palliative Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

Speaker: Dr. Chong Lee Ai (Consultant Paediatrician and Palliative Care Physician, Universiti Malaya Medical Centre)

Supportive Care for Patients Living with Advanced Heart Failure : The Sabah Experience

Speaker: Dr. Ng Wan Jun
(Palliative Care Physician, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kota Kinabalu)

 

Palliative care for patients with ESRF: Perspective and Future

Speaker: Dr. Sheriza Izwa (Consultant Palliative Care Physician, Universiti Malaya Medical Centre)

 

Supporting Communication In Patients With Motor Neuron Disease And Other Neurological Disease

Speaker: Dr. David Capelle (Consultant Palliative Care Physician, Universiti Malaya Medical Centre)

The Palliative Heart in Pharmaceutical Care

Speaker: Prita Nambbiar (Pharmacist, IKN, KL)

 

Tapping into Welfare Resources for the Needy (in Bahasa Malaysia – national language)

Speaker: Janice Lim Chiew Lan (Welfare volunteer, Department of Social Welfare)

 

Bridging the Gap and Meeting Community Needs – The Kuching Life Care Story

Speaker: Hung Sung Huo (Founder, Kuching Life Care Society)

5.30pm END OF DAY 2
6.00pm BIENNIAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE MALAYSIAN PALLIATIVE CARE AND HOSPICE COUNCIL
DAY 3: Saturday 27th July 2024
8:30am – 9:15am PLENARY 6: Community-based Palliative Programme for Children with Complex Medical Disabilities

Speaker: Dr. Toh Teck Hock (Consultant Paediatrician, Sibu Hospital)
Chair: Dr. Fahisham Taib

9:15am – 10:00am PLENARY 7: Facts and Fiction of Medical Cannabis

Speaker: Dr. Mary Cardosa (Consultant Pain Physician)
Chair: Prita Nambbiar

10:00am – 10:45am PLENARY 8: What is a Good Death? 

Speaker: SR Geraldine Tan (Executive Director, St. Joseph’s Home, Singapore)
Chair: Dr. Oo Loo Chan

10:45am – 11:00am TEA BREAK
11:00am – 12:10pm Symposium 10: 

END-OF-LIFE CARE

Chair: Dr. Ng Wan Jun

Symposium 11: 

COPING AND CARING – PATIENTS’ AND CARERS’ PERSPECTIVE

Chair: Dr. Loh Ee Chin

Ethics and Cultural Considerations at End of Life
Speaker: Dr. Lam Chee Loong
(Consultant Palliative Care Physician, UMMC, KL)
Managing End-of-Life Symptoms
Speaker: Dr. Diana Law
(Family Medicine Physician, Siburan Health Clinic) 
Living with Motor Neuron Disease (MND) – What I wish others will know
Speaker: Leonard Chang Foh Soon Grief and Bereavement
Speaker: Dr Nur Iwana Bt Abdul Taib
(Dee Hati Centre for Grief, Bereavement and Trauma. Kuching)
12:10pm -1:00pm PLENARY 9: Hospice and Palliative Care – Past, Present and Future

Speaker: Dato’ Seri Dr. T. Devaraj (MD, Penang Hospice Society, Founding President MHPCC)
Chair: Dr. Ng Woon Fang 

1:00pm CLOSING CEREMONY AND PRIZE GIVING

Dr. Lam Chin Chyou
Chairman, The National Cancer Society of Malaysia Sarawak Branch

GLOSSARY OF ACRONYMS

ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology)
CPG (Clinical Practice Guidelines)
ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)
EOL (End-of-life)
ESRF (End-stage renal failure)
MD (Medical Director)
MHPCC (Malaysian Hospice and Palliative Care Council)
NCSMSB (The National Cancer Society of Malaysia Sarawak Branch)
PCOC (Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration)
UMMC (Universiti Malaya Medical Centre)