Kuching to host hospice council congress 2020


KUCHING: The National Cancer Society of Malaysia Sarawak Branch, in collaboration with the Malaysian Hospice Council, will hold the 14th Malaysian Hospice Council Congress here on July 24-26, 2020.

More than 600 delegates from across Malaysia and neighbouring countries are expected to attend the congress themed ‘Palliative Care: Building Compassionate Communities’.

The invited speakers comprise experts in the field of palliative care from India, Australia, The Netherlands, Singapore, Indonesia, and Peninsular Malaysia.

The congress aims to bring together various people involved in Hospice and Palliative Care to share their experiences; to provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for practitioners of Hospice and Palliative Care to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends and concerns, as well as practical challenges encountered, and solutions adopted in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care; to enable networking among people and organisations involved in Hospice and Palliative Care; to enhance awareness of Hospice and Palliative Care in Sarawak; and to provide an opportunity for more people from Sarawak to learn from the experts.

It will be useful for doctors, nurses, medical academia, undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as allied health professionals, and hospice volunteers or carers.

Registration opens on Jan 1, 2020.

Delegates who register by April 30 need only pay a registration fee of RM250 while the standard registration fee after this date is RM400.

The congress’ co-organisers are Two Tree Lodge Kuching and Malaysian Medical Association Sarawak Branch.

It is supported by Sarawak Convention Bureau, Sarawak Health Department, and Karuna (digital partner).

For more information, contact Michelle Phang on 016-9345624 or email [email protected].