The annual conference of the Asia Pacific Hospice Network (APHN) was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 11-13 October 2013. By getting together palliative care enthusiasts from the region, it served as an excellent resource for interaction and transmission of information. The conference presented among other things, the success of the Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care, jointly developed by APHN and the Lien foundation (a philanthropic house in Singapore which works in the areas of sustainable development, early childhood education as well as aging and palliative care). The program draws on philanthropy, tertiary educational institutions, palliative care service providers and individuals to collaborate on a project designed to strengthen Palliative Care capacity and leadership. The program has been successfully launched in Bangladesh and Myanmar
The Asia Pacific Hospice Network (APHN) elected the following as office bearers.
Chairman: Dr Cynthia Goh, Singapore
Vice-Chairmen: Prof Kashiwagi, Japan; Dr M.R.Rajagopal, India
Hon Secretary: Dr Ednin Hamza, Malayasia
Asst Secretary: Dr Akhileshwaran, Singapore
Hon Treasurer: Ms Dorothy Wong, Hongkong
Asst Treasurer: Dr Ghauri Aggarwal, Australia