[Event promotion] 14th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference

The 14th Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Conference will be held virtually for the first time on 13-14 Nov 2021. Exciting lectures and workshops are coming your way!

Event14th Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Conference
Date13-14 November 2021 (Saturday, Sunday)
FormatOnline Conference
OrganiserAsia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care network
Hospice Palliative Care Japan
Conference Websitehttps://site2.convention.co.jp/aphc2021/
Call for abstractshttps://site2.convention.co.jp/aphc2021/abstract/
Deadline: 26 April 2021 (Monday)

Internet resources relevant to Palliative Care (PC) and COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO)
Integrating palliative care and symptom relief into responses to humanitarian emergencies and crises: a WHO guide 2018
Providing palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic Experiences from Spain (2020) (produced by WHO/Europe)

International/ regional PC professional associations
– Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) Covid-19 Resources
– European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Coronavirus and the palliative care response
– International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) Resources relevant to Palliative Care and COVID-19
– Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) WHPCA partner resources for COVID-19
– European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Introduction to the ESMO COVID-19 Palliative Care Pathways

National PC professional associations
Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland COVID-19 and Palliative, End of Life and Bereavement Care in Secondary Care – Role of the specialty and guidance to aid care (22 March 2020) pdf file – this guidance covers areas including symptom control, discussions about goals of care and clinical decision making in respiratory failure.
– Centre to Advance Palliative Care, USA (CAPC) CAPC COVID-19 Response Resources
– National Hospice and Palliative Care Organisation, USA (NHPCO) COVID-19 Information
 eHospice, under NHPCO Free COVID-19 Shared Decision-Making Tool(19 March 2020)
 eHospice, under NHPCO Managing breathlessness in Covid-19 (25 March 2020)
– Palliative Care Australia COVID-19 Updates
Palliative Care Autralia Statement on COVID-19

Palliative care related publications with OPEN ACCESS
COVID-19 Collection. Journal of Pain and Symptom management
– BC Centre for Palliative Care Guidelines. Symptom management for adult patients with COVID-19 receiving end-of-life supportive care outside of the ICU (22 Mar 2020)
– Brooks SK, Webster RK, Smith LE, et al. The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence. Lancet 2020; 395: 912-20.
– Nouvet, E., Sivaram, M., Bezanson, K. et al. Palliative care in humanitarian crises: a review of the literature . Int J Humanitarian Action 3, 5 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41018-018-0033-8
– Downar, James et al. Palliating a Pandemic: ‘‘All Patients Must Be Cared For’’  J Pain Symptom Manage 2010 Feb;39(2):291-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2009.11.241.
Coronavirus (COVID19). JAMA network
Palliative Care Considerations for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease under COVID-19 American College of Cardiology (ACC)
– Ting Ruth, Edmonds Polly, Higginson Irene J, Sleeman Katherine E. Palliative care for patients with severe covid-19 BMJ 2020; 370 :m2710
– Daisy J. A. Janssen, Magnus Ekström, David C. Currow, Miriam J. Johnson, Mathew Maddocks, Anita K. Simonds, Thomy Tonia, Kristoffer Marsaa. COVID-19: Guidance on Palliative care from a European Respiratory Society International Task Force. European Respiratory Journal Jan 2020, 2002583; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.02583-2020

[Event Promotion] HKSCPC Live Webinar Annual Symposium 2021

Event Hong Kong Society of Children Palliative Care Annual Symposium 2021

Date 13 March 2021 (Saturday)

Time 2:00pm – 5:15pm

Venue S.K.H Holy Carpenter Church Community Centre Hall
4/F, 1 Dyer Avenue, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Format Online (zoom) & In-person (30 quota – first come first serve)

Organiser The Hong Kong Society of Children’s Palliative Care
S.K.H. Holy Carpenter Church District Elderly Community Centre

Registration https://qrgo.page.link/cnG6X
Deadline for Registration: 12 March 2021

[Event Promotion] HKPDF Professional Talk – Practical approach to managing non-motor complications of Parkinson’s Disease for the non-neurologists

Event HKPDF Professional Talk: Practical approach to managing non-motor complications of Parkinson’s Disease for the non-neurologists

Date 1 April 2021 (Thursday)

Time 6:00pm – 7:00pm (HK time)

Organiser Hong Kong Parkinson’s Disease Fund

Speaker Prof. K. Ray Chaudhuri (UK)

Website http://www.hkpdf.org.hk/activity_tc.php

Registration https://forms.gle/vS13jHFEVujQxW3x5

Registration Deadline: 19 March 2021

Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting 2021-03-30

Date 30 March 2021 (Tuesday)

Time 6:00pm – 7:30 pm

Topics 1. Introduction of An Integrated Breathlessness Service Program in a Palliative Care Ambulatory Center- Proactive Education and Therapeutic Intervention approach
2. Stereotactic body radiotherapy as a primary treatment for spinal metastasis : A single institution experience.

Presenters Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Prince of Wales Hospital

Registration Registration is closed.

HKSPM Newsletter 2001 Issue 2 Jul

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine 2001 Issue 2 Jul

Euthanasia Study – Letter to South China Morning Post
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Editorial
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Legco Motion on Euthanasia – Speech of Dr Lo Wing Lok 「對臨終病人的處理」- 勞永樂議員立法會動議演辭
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Meetings Calendar (Local & Overseas)
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Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2001
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Cross-cultural validation of McGill Quality of Life Scale in palliative care for Hong Kong Chinese – final analysis
Raymond S.K. LO, J WOO, K ZHOC, C LI, W YEO, P JOHNSON, Y MAK, J LEE
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Use of Methadone in cancer patients with neuropathic pain
A.B. THORSEN, KS CHAN, A.C.T. LEUNG, N.S.Y. YUNG, LN CHAN, HY SHUM, LW CHEUNG
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Is there a window for palliative care in COPD patients ?
PT LAM, CM CHU, WM LAM, CY TSE
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Comparative study of the therapeutic effect of Pamidronate 30mg and 60mg in intravenous four hour single dose infusion in severe hypercalcemia in patients with advanced malignancy
KK LAM, Michael SHAM
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Breaking Bad News – A Chinese Perspective
Dr. TSE Chun Yan
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Audit on Communication in Palliative Care in Shatin Hospital
Raymond SK LO, M LIU, A LAI, J CHENG, KH SZE, J WOO
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A new Quality of Life measure for evaluation of hospice in Hong Kong : The Hospice Care Performance Inventory
E YEUNG, HM MA, C CHAN, A SIU, E SHUNG, SH LIU
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

Palliative Care in Acute Care Setting
Dr. Rico LIU
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Malignant Spinal Cord Compression
Dr. ML TSANG
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Prognostic Index for Terminal Cancer Patients
Dr. Stephen YAU
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Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care Page
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HKSPM Newsletter 2020 Issue 2 Nov

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine Nov 2020 Issue 2
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Cover
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The Consultation Report on Legislative Proposals on Advance Directives and Dying in Place – “End-of-Life Care: Moving Forward”
Dr. LAM Wai Man
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 Nov Issue 2 p2-3
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Presentation for 16th Hong Kong Palliative Care Symposium (2019)

Recent Development in Bereavement Theories and Research: Implications for Practice
Prof. Amy CHOW
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 Nov Issue 2 p4-10
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Palliative Care in Practice – Delivering Care at the End-of-Life in Acute Hospitals
Dr. LAM Po Tin
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 Nov Issue 2 p11-18
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

Hospital-at-Home for Palliative Care Patients
Dr. MA Chi Ming
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 Nov Issue 2 p19-23
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An Integrated Breathlessness Day Service Programme for Advanced Cancer Patients with Mild to Moderate Dyspnoea in Princess Margaret Hospital
Dr. LUI, Cheuk Yu
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 Nov Issue 2 p24-31
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Palliative Medicine Grand Round

Update on recent studies on the effectiveness of strong opioids in patients with chronic breathlessness
Dr. CHAN Lut Ming
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 May Issue 2 p32-35
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Education seminars and meetings
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 May Issue 2 p36
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HKSPM Newsletter 2001 Issue 3 Oct

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine 2001 Issue 3 Oct

Editorial
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Letter to the Editor
Dr. Michael SHAM
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Annual General Meeting & Annual Scientific Meeting
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Meetings Calendar
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

A Good Death
Dr. LAM Wai Man
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Double Effect
Dr. LAU Kam Shing, Dr. PC LI
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Development of a Palliative Care Team in an Oncology Department : The PWH Expericence
Dr. CL TING
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Life after Sept 11
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Society for Promotion of Hospice Care Page
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