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CONGRESS PROGRAMME

14th MALAYSIAN HOSPICE COUNCIL CONGRESS
Palliative Care: Building Compassionate Communities
24th JULY 2020 – 26th JULY 2020

PROGRAM DAY 1

Friday 24th July 2020 | MORNING SESSION
8:00am REGISTRATION
9:00 -11:00am PRE – CONGRESS WORKSHOPS

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 of Pallium India and Director of Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences)

PCW 2 – Conducting Quality Researches in Palliative Care-What does it take?
Speaker: Dr. Jaclyn Yoong (Consultant Medical Oncologist and Palliative Care Consultant, Monash Health Services, Melbourne)
PCW 3 – Integrating Spiritual Aspects in Palliative Care.
Speaker: Sister Geraldine Tan (Executive Director, St Joseph’s Home, Singapore)
PCW 4 – Rehabilitative Palliative Care – Who, How, Why?
Speaker: Dr. Meike van de Lemput – Helvoort (Consultant Rehabilitation Physician, Rehabilitation Centre “Basalt”, Delft, Netherlands)
PCW 5 – Paediatrics Palliative Care Essentials (*End @ 12noon)
Speaker: Dr. Edi Setiawan Tehuteru (Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, National Cancer Centre, Dharmais Cancer Hospital, Jakarta
Speaker: Dr. Chong Lee Ai (Consultant Paediatrician and Palliative Care Physician, Universiti Malaya Medical Centre)
PCW 6 – Practical Aspects of Palliative Care Nursing
Speakers: Helena Wee (Retired Palliative Care Nurse Consultant, United Kingdom; Michelle Phang and Nooraishah Shahmat (Staff Nurses, National Cancer Society of Malaysia Sarawak Branch); Niensi Atara (Staff Nurse, Two Tree Lodge Hospice, Kuching)
PCW 7 – Shan Zhong 善终 Good Death (Conducted in Mandarin)
Speaker: Fong Yee Leong (Senior Social Worker / Counsellor, Xian En Group, Kuala Lumpur)
Friday 24th July 2020 | AFTERNOON SESSION
11:00am TEA BREAK / NETWORKING
11:30am OPENING CEREMONY
12:00 – 12:45pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS- Building a Compassionate Society – Advocacy for Palliative Care.

Speaker: Dr. M.R. Rajagopal (Chairman of Pallium India and Director of Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences, New Delhi)
Chair: Dr. Lam Chin Chyou

12:45 – 2:00pm LUNCH
2:00 – 2:40pm PLENARY 1: Blueprint for Palliative Care for All (who needs it) in Malaysia

Speaker: Dr. Richard Lim (Head of Palliative Care Unit, Hospital Selayang, Selangor)

Chair: Dr. Lam Chin Chyou

2:40 – 3:30pm PLENARY 2: Measuring Outcome in Palliative Care – What yardstick?

Speaker: Dr. Lam Chee Loong (Chairman of Malaysia Hospice Council, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, University of Malaya)
Chair: Dr. Fazlina Ahmad

3:30 – 4:00pm TEA BREAK
4:00 – 5:00pm POSTER & EXHIBITION VIEWING
5:00pm END OF DAY 1
5:15pm
BIENNIAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE MALAYSIAN HOSPICE COUNCIL.
7:30pm
FACULTY DINNER

PROGRAM DAY 2

DAY 2  MHCC Main Congress | 25th July 2020, Saturday
8:30 – 9:15am PLENARY 3 : Palliative Care – A Disruptive Innovator in Healthcare?

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

Chair: Dr. Michael Yoong

9:20 – 10:50am Symposium 1 

SYMPTOMS MANAGEMENT
Chair: Dr. Sheriza Izwa

Symposium 2 

REHABILITATIVE/ PSYCHOSOCIAL CARE
Chair: Dr. Loh Yunn Hua

9:20 – 9:50am Meeting Patients’ Needs in Cancer Pain Management

Speaker: Dr Mary Cardosa (Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Pain Specialist, Hospital Selayang, Kuala Lumpur)

Integrating Rehabilitation and Palliative Care

Speaker: Dr. Meike van de Lemput – Helvoort (Consultant Rehabilitation Physician, Rehabilitation Centre “Basalt”, Delft, Netherlands)

9:50 – 10:20am Approach to Malignant Bowel Obstruction in Palliative Care

Speaker: Dr Fazlina Ahmad (Consultant Palliative Care Physician, Hospital Alor Setar, Kedah)

Role of a Medical Social Worker: Beyond $$ and Cents

Speaker: Fong Yee Leong (Senior Social Worker / Counsellor, Xian En Group, Kuala Lumpur)

10:20 – 10:50am Managing Depression and Anxiety in Palliative Care Patients

Speaker: Associate Professor Ng Chong Guan (Consultant Psychiatrist, University Malaya Medical Centre

No Journey Too Far – One NGO’s Palliative Care Journey

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

10:50 – 11:10am
TEA BREAK/ POSTER & EXHIBITION VIEWING
Saturday 25th July 2020 | AFTERNOON SESSION
11:10 – 12:40am Symposium 3 

PAEDIATRICS PALLIATIVE CARE

Chair: Dr. Ong Gek Bee

Symposium 4 

PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING

Chair: Michelle Evelyn

Symposium 5 

FREE PAPERS

Chair: Dr. Cindy Teoh

11:10 -11:40am Perinatal + Neonatal Palliative Care
Speaker: Dr. Fahisham Taib (Consultant Paediatrician and Palliative Care Physician, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan)
SYMPOSIUM 4: PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING

Lessons from a Palliative Care Nurse Pioneer
Speaker: Morna Chua. (Retired Matron, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu)

11:40 -12:10pm Holistic Care for Children with Cancer

Speaker: Dr. Edi Setiawan Tehuteru (Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, National Cancer Centre, Dharmais Cancer Hospital, Jakarta)

12:10 – 12:40pm 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)

Panel Discussion :
Diary of a Hospice Home Care Nurse
Moderator: Angela Chia (Australia)

Speakers:

  • Amy Lim (HCA Hospice Care, Singapore)

 

  • Emily Yap Lee Peng (Hospis Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur)

 

  • Helena Wee (Retired Palliative Care Nurse Consultant, United Kingdom)

 

  • Nooraishah Shahmat (National Cancer Society of Malaysia Sarawak Branch)

 

  • Niensi Atarah (Two Tree Lodge Hospice, Kuching)

 

  • Jenny Ak Budum (Palliative Care Unit, Sibu Hospital)
12:40 – 12:50pm
QUESTION & ANSWER
12:50 – 1:40pm
LUNCH SYMPOSIUM
1:45 – 2:30pm PLENARY 4: What is a Good Death?

Speaker: Sister Geraldine Tan (Executive Director, St Joseph’s Home, Singapore)
Chair: Dr. Molly Mathew

2:30- 3:15pm PLENARY 5: The Science of Compassion – Review of Landmark Papers in Palliative care

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

3:15 – 3:30pm
TEA BREAK

 

Saturday 25th July 2020 | AFTERNOON SESSION
3:30 – 5:00pm SYMPOSIUM 6:

INTEGRATING PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES IN MALAYSIA
Chair: Dato’ Seri Dr. T. Devaraj

3:30 – 5:00pm SYMPOSIUM 7:

PALLIATIVE CARE IN NON- CANCER SETTINGS
Chair: Dr. Harre Harren

3:30 – 4:15pm Panel Discussion 1:
Hospital vs Community Palliative Care Services: Can Patients’ Care be transferred seamlessly?

Moderator: Dr. Loh Ee Chin
Speakers:

  • Dr. Richard Lim
  • Dr. Ednin Hamzah
  • Dr. M.R. Rajagopal
  • Dr. Lam Chee Loong
3:30 – 4.00pm End Of Life Pathway For Patients With Advanced Heart Failure

Speaker: Dr. Liew Houng Bang (Consultant Cardiologist and Head, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu)

4:00 – 4:30pm Palliative Care For Patients With ESRF: Perspective and Future
Speaker: Dr. Sheriza Izwa (Consultant Palliative Care Physician, Universiti Malaya Medical Centre)
4:15 – 5:00pm Panel Discussion 2:Community Palliative Care Services – Triumphs & Tribulations

Moderator: Datuk Dr. Victor Raja

Speakers:

  • Dr. Michael Yoong (Klang Hospice)
  • Morna Chua
  • Dr. Oo Loo Chan (Charis Hospice, Penang)
  • Dr. Meike van de Lemput – Helvoort
  • Dr. Sri Wahyu Taher, (Consultant Family Medicine Specialist, Alor Setar)
4:30 – 5.00pm Supporting Communication In Patients With Motor Neuron Disease And Other Neurological Disease

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

5:00pm
HOUSEKEEPING/ END OF DAY 2
6:00 – 10:00pm
EXPLORE KUCHING CITY TOUR :
FREE & EASY

Sign up upon Registration
(Free transport provided)

 

PROGRAM DAY 3

Sunday 25th July 2020 | MORNING SESSION
8:30 – 9:10am PLENARY 6: Fiction and Facts on The Opioid Crisis

Speaker: Dr. Mary Cardosa (Senior Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Pain Specialist Selayang Hospital)
Chair: Dr. Tiong Tung Hui

9:10 – 9:45am PLENARY 7: You Matter …. A Legend’s Legacy

Speaker: Dr. Molly Mathew (Palliative Care Kota Kinabalu)
Chair: Dr. Ednin Hamzah

9.45 – 10:20pm PLENARY 8: We Rise by Lifting Others – Journey of a Hospice Volunteer

Speaker: Mok Check Boon (Volunteer, Selayang Hospital)
Chair: Dr. Richard Lim

10:20 – 10:40am TEABREAK
10:40 – 11:40am SYMPOSIUM 8
END OF LIFE CARE

Chair: Dr. David Paul Capelle
SYMPOSIUM 9
COPING AND CARING – PATIENTS’/ CARERS’ PERSPECTIVE

Chair: Lily Ling
10:40 – 11:10am ACP and Cultural Considerations at EOL

Speaker: Dr. Loh Ee Chin (Senior Consultant Palliative Care Physician, Universiti Malaya Medical Centre)

Living with Chronic Illness – What I wish others will know

Speaker: Leonard Chang Foh Soon

11:10 – 11:40am Managing End of Life Symptoms

Speaker: Dr. Cindy Teoh (Palliative Care Consultant, Selayang Hospital)

Caring for Loved Ones with Terminal Cancer and Coping with Loss

Video Presentation and Discussion
(Dr. Angel Wong)

11:45 – 12:25pm PLENARY 9: Palliative and Hospice Care – Past, Present and Future

Speaker: Dr. Loh Ee Chin (Senior Consultant Palliative Care Physician, Universiti Malaya Medical Centre)
Chair: Dr. Angel Wong

12:30pm
CLOSING CEREMONY AND PRIZE GIVING

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