22nd - 24th April 2016


Swan Convention Centre, Sunway Medical Centre



What it's all about

The Malaysian Hospice Council welcomes you to the 2016 Congress, the leading national conference for healthcare professionals, community volunteers and lay individuals in the field of palliative care. The Congress offers you the chance to hear and interact with leading researchers and practitioners, update your knowledge, share experiences, ask questions  and connect with others active in the palliative care community.


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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is a specialized medical care for cancer patient. It focuses on relieving pain and meeting the patient’s emotional, spiritual, and practical needs. The goal is to improve the quality of life for patients, their families and carers.


Who Needs Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is a good option for cancer patients and their family. Patients in their initial diagnosis, or in between stages of an illness, or in the final stages of life, are recommended to seek palliative care.


Why Should You Attend the Conference?

To patients
, don’t let your illness stop you from living your life. Actively reach out to find out how Palliative Care can help you to manage your pain and symptoms.

To carers
, don’t let the terminal illness diagnosis of your loved ones frighten you. Join the conference to find out how Palliative Care can help you to adjust to your new life.

To health professionals
, join us in improving the overall health care system through Palliative Care.  Learn more about the effective approaches for providing quality end-of-life care.

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What does the Registration Fee Cover?

Workshops include Mindfulness in Palliative Care, Communication, Spirituality Care, Caring Practicalities and Planning, Palliative Care Essentials, and Complimentary Therapies.
Symposiums with topics of Coping With A Serious Illness, Symptom Management, Nursing, Multidisciplinary Care, End of Life Care, Caring and Coping, Psychological Care, Education.


What is Malaysian Hospice Council?

The Malaysian Hospice Council is a charitable organisation which was set up in 1998 to be the umbrella body and national voice for hospice and palliative care organizations in Malaysia, and generally to foster, promote and offers professional Palliative Care to patients who live within Klang Valley that are suffering from life-limiting illness.
Care extended by Malaysian Hospice Council transcends age, gender, culture, religion and social standing and is offered free-of-charge.

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Dr Cynthia GohDr Cynthia Goh

is one of the pioneers of Palliative Care in Singapore, starting as a volunteer in 1986. She helped build several palliative care services in the community, and in 1999, she started the Department of Palliative Medicine at the National Cancer Centre Singapore, which she headed till 2011. Dr Goh is very active in regional and international networking and teaching of palliative care. Since 1996, she has nurtured the development of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) to help promote hospice care in the this region. She is the current chair of the APHN.


Rosalie shawDr Rosalie Shaw

the former Executive Director of APHN, is one of the most influential women in the field of palliative care in Asia Pacific region. In 1981, she set up one of the first palliative care units in Australia at Hollywood Hospital in Perth in 1981. In 1992 Dr Shaw was invited to come to Singapore to further the professional development of the Hospice Care Association and from that time was involved in the development of palliative care in Singapore. In 2011, Dr Shaw was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her contribution to medicine.


Richard Lim

Dr Richard Lim Boon Leong

is the National Advisor on Palliative Medicine for the Ministry of Health Malaysia, Chairman of Malaysia Hospice Council, Head of Palliative Care Unit in Selayang Hospital and Institute Kanser Negara Malaysia. He is also the Council Member of Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN). Dr Richard Lim is also a Speciality Subcommittee member (Internal Medicine) of National Specialist Register of Malaysia as well as the Council Member of Malaysia Academy of Medicine College of Physicians.


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is the Head of the Palliative Care Department at Concord Hospital in Sydney. Her interests include interface between oncology and palliative medicine, undergraduate and postgraduate education in palliative care, communication skills and ethics and end of life decision making. She has co-authored many publications on hospital based palliative medicine, pain management. Currently she is involved in teaching and development of Palliative Care in the Asia-Pacific region.



Suresh KumarDr Suresh Kumar 

is the director of the Institute of Palliative Medicine in Kerala, India, Dr. Kumar sees the need for healthcare to go beyond standard institutions and medical facilities. He realized that any comprehensive palliative care initiative had to be community-driven. He has designed a volunteer-led care system that provides an alternative to the rigid and ineffective medical institutions. His approach moves services from institutions and hospitals to neighbourhoods and homes.



EdninDr Ednin Hamzah

Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of Hospis Malaysia.. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom in 1986. He was trained in General Medicine and General Practice and worked as a General Practitioner in Newcastle Upon Tyne until 1997, when he joined Hospis Malaysia. He is currently also on the Board of International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Association, the Malaysian Oncological Society and the Malaysian Society for the Study of Pain.

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Early Bird - RM300.00
Early Bird - RM250.00
Pre-Conference Workshops
 One (1) Workshop
Two (2) Workshops

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