Message from the Chair and Executive Director

2017; Volume 18, No 7, July

Message from the Chair and Executive Director

Dear readers,

Later this month IAHPC will be participating in the 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, hosted by the Asia Pacific Hospice Network (APHN). Themed ‘Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts’, the Conference brings together experts and practitioners from the region and around the world to share their knowledge and experience with the aim of improving hospice and palliative care within the Asia Pacific region. More information about the event is available in the conference website. We hope that you have made plans to attend, and take the opportunity to share your experiences and meet palliative care and hospice care colleagues working in the Asia Pacific countries. This regional conference is the most effective way to build strong networks of collaboration and support!

We are glad to announce that IAHPC has provided funds through traveling grants to enable 18 participants to attend the conference. All the grantees have approved posters in the conference. They are:

First Name Last Name Specialty Current position / title City Country
Fazle Noor Biswas Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacist Dhaka Bangladesh
Ganesh Dangal Gynecologic Oncology Consultant Kathmandu Nepal
G. Chamath Fernando Family Medicine Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine Colombo Sri Lanka
Rowena Fatima G. Galarpe Hospice and Palliative Medicine Medical Officer III Manila Philippines
Amanpreet Kaur Psychology (Psycho-Oncology) PHD Scholar and Junior Consultant Bengaluru India
Yun Hsing Lin-Go Hospice and Palliative Medicine – Family Medicine Medical Officer III Quezon City Philippines
Habiba Mahuna Palliative Care Nurse Palliative Care Manager Dar Es Salaam Tanzania
Mary Matepo Nurse Nursing Officer Dar Es Salaam Tanzania
Nuru Milagalila Medical Doctor Resident Clinical Oncology Dar Es Salaam Tanzania
Carol V. Narra Palliative Care Assistant Medical Director Marikina City Philippines
Anila Perumal Palliative Medicine Trainee Nilai Malaysia
Tharin Phenwan Family Medicine Lecturer Nakhom Si Thammarat Thailand
Supun Prageeth Palliative Care, Wound Care Palliative Care Nurse Homagama Sri Lanka
Raghavendra Ramanjulu Pain and Palliative Care Consultant Bangalore India
Hana Rizmadawi Agustina Palliative Care Nursing PhD Research Student Bandung Indonesia
Saurabh Samdariya Radiation Oncology Senior Resident Jodhpur India
Aanchal Satija Palliative Medicine PhD Scholar / Dr. New Delhi India
Shiv Pratap Singh Rana Palliative Physician Senior Consultant Noida India

Congratulations to the grantees! We hope they enjoy their travels to Singapore and look forward to reading their reports in a future newsletter after they return.

IAHPC will have a stand in the exhibit hall. Ms. Genevieve Napier, Manager of IAHPC Programs and Membership and Ms. Lina Rozo, Finance Officer, will be there. We hope that you will stop by to meet both, ask questions about our work, and inquire how IAHPC can support your efforts to advance hospice and palliative care in your locality, country or region.

We are very grateful to APHN for their partnership and we are glad to support the advancement of palliative care in Asia and the Pacific countries.

We hope you like our new website! It’s been a month since we updated it and we have already heard some positive feedback from our members and partners. If you have not seen it yet, take the time to browse through the website and let us know what you think!

Until next month,

Lukas Radbruch, MD

Liliana De Lima, MHA
Executive Director

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