Published on: July 25, 2011

The Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Network (APHN) had its biennial conference at Penang from 14-17 July 2011 in partnership with Malaysian Hospice Council.

Everyone was all praise for the excellent organization under the leadership of Dato Dr D Devaraj. The theme of the conference was “Palliative Care in Mainstream Medicine”.

While palliative care is very well-developed in some countries in the region, it is virtually non-existent in many countries of the region and we hope this conference and the continued work of APHN will help to improve the situation.

APHN will continue to work under the leadership of its chairman Dr Cynthia Goh, the honorary secretary Dr Ednin Hamzah. Professor Tetsuo Kashiwagi from Japan and Dr M.R.Rajagopal from India will be the co-chairs.

The next Asia Pacific Hospice Conference will be held in Taipei, Taiwan in 2013.