Workshop 1. EPEC Pediatrics Workshop 2A. Innovative Psychosocial Care at the End-of-Life Workshop 2B. Supporting Grief, Alleviating Burnout, and Building Sustained Resilience with Mindful Compassion Art-based Therapy (MCAT): An Experiential Workshop
Workshop 3. Mandarin Hospice Summit (In Mandarin) Workshop 4. Research Forum
Workshop 5. ICU Palliative Care - Integrating Palliative Care in Intensive Care Units Workshop 6. Leadership in Palliative Care
Workshop 7. Communication for life sustaining treatment (In Korean) Workshop 8. Demoralization in Hospice Patients: Screening, Diagnosis and Management
Workshop 1 EPEC Pediatrics
Description The international EPEC (Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care) - Pediatrics curriculum features evidence-based knowledge in pain and symptom management and theory-informed training in the skills required to address key domains in pediatric palliative care (PPC).
This programme in Incheon is specially tailored for the Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, taking into consideration varying learning needs of clinicians in the region. With an interdisciplinary and multi-cultural focus and a high faculty-to-participant ratio for maximal interaction, it is designed to strengthen knowledge, attitude and skills among different clinicians (physicians, nurses, social workers and other allied health professionals). 

Whether practicing in the hospital or community, there will be something to take away from the workshop.

Symposium fees have been heavily subsidized with charitable support to allow more professionals to benefit. Clinicians who hope to improve the care of children with serious illness and their families must not miss this opportunity to learn from PPC experts assembled here. 
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Speaker(s) 1. Marta Salek - at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, USA Biography
2. Ross Drake - Starship Children's Health, New Zealand Biography
3. Poh-Heng Chong - HCA Hospice Limited, Singapore Biography
4. Gemma Aburn - Starship Children's Health, New Zealand Biography
5. Min-Sun Kim - Seoul National University Children's Hospital, Republic of Korea Biography
6. In Gyu Song - Yonsei University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea Biography
  Workshop 2A Workshop 2B
Title Innovative Psychosocial Care at the End-of-Life Supporting Grief, Alleviating Burnout, and Building Sustained Resilience with Mindful Compassion Art-based Therapy (MCAT): An Experiential Workshop
Description Speakers: Gilbert Fan and Jessica Goh

Throughout my career as an Oncology Social Worker, I have made several observations of patients facing end-of-life care. The most common issues that these patients struggled with were acceptance of their grave prognosis, their difficulties in telling their loved ones about their decisions pertaining to treatment and care, their inability to let go, their search for the meaning of their current predicament, their fear of suffering and of losing their mental and physical faculties, and their fear of the unknown after death. Their stories have helped me develop therapeutic interventions in working with them. This workshop will cover some of these therapeutic interventions that I have developed, such as the use of therapeutic stories and brief questioning techniques, the use of metaphors and imageries, and experiential exercises such as ‘the virgin island’, ‘re-decision’, ‘coin-therapy’ and ‘your life journey’ board game.

I have also used recorded videos of role-plays to teach grief counselling and will be sharing the application of grief theories and techniques in counselling.

Therefore, this workshop will be divided into two parts:
  • Part I: Experiential work with patients with a serious medical condition
  • Part II: Application of selected Grief theories and techniques in counselling
Speaker: Andy Hau Yan Ho

Palliative and bereavement care professionals face a multitude of demands in their work, convoluted by frequent experiences of patient death and ensuing grief. The resulting stress and burnout adversely affect quality of patient care and quality of caregiver health. Mindful Compassion Art-based Therapy (MCAT) is a clinically robust, integrative, multimodal group-based intervention for reducing burnout and enhancing resilience through the augmenting the reflective power of mindful self-compassion and the expressive power of creative arts. In this immersive experiential workshop, Participants will be provided with a unique opportunity to experience of MCAT that is grounded in empirical science, and to learn effective and creative ways for self-love, selfcare, and self-discovery.

  • Part 1: Understand the cause and effects of stress, burnout, grief, and empathy distress among palliative care professionals
  • Part 2: Discuss the empirical foundation of integrating mindful self-compassion with art-based therapy for self-help and clinical supervision
  • Part 3: Acquire the conceptual foundation and experience the empirical-based techniques of Mindful Compassion Art-based therapy (MCAT)
All participants of this pre-conference workshop will receive a complimentary copy of ‘Seasons of Life’: a self-care book that incorporates art with tips on self-care and mindfulness (worth $USD37). Book to be collected in person while stocks last.
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Speaker(s) 1. Gilbert Fan - National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore Biography
2. Jessica Goh - Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network, Singapore Biography
3. Andy Hau Yan Ho - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Biography
Workshop 3 Mandarin Hospice Summit (In Mandarin)
Description Theme: From Hospital to Home Care: Providing High-Quality Palliative Care and Ensuring Affordable Medical Benefits
主题: 从医院到居家疗护:提供高品质的安宁疗护并确保合理的医疗给付

Since its inception in 2015, the Mandarin Hospice Summit has been an international platform for APHN to work together to improve the standard level, establish an evaluation system, share practical experience, and allow Chinese-speaking palliative care workers to be developed.  Chinese-speaking palliative care experts from all over the world should participate in this event to discuss strategies and directions for the development of palliative care in the community.

华语安宁疗护高峰论坛自2015年创办以来, 便是 APHN 以共同互助协力提升规范水平、建立评估制度,分享实践经验,让用华语的安宁疗护工作者能够被孕育的国际平台。来自世界各地使用华语的安宁专家,应在此结合参与盛会,讨论安宁疗护於社区发展策略及方向。

Please note: This workshop will be conducted entirely in Mandarin.
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Speaker(s) 1. 方俊凱教授- 馬偕紀念醫院安寧療護教育示範中心主任, 台灣 Biography
2. 林偉民醫生- 香港靈實醫院內科顧問醫生, 香港 Biography
3. 余俊明医生- Vickycares慈怀疗护高级顾问医生, 新加坡 Biography
4. 梁淑慧副教授- 新加坡国立癌症中心支援及慈怀疗护部门主任, 新加坡 Biography
5. 叶丽萍- 马来西亚的安宁关怀中心安宁疗护专业护士, 马来西亚 Biography
6. 秦苑主任- 北京市海淀医院安宁疗护科主任, 中国 Biography
7. 程劭儀教授- 台大醫學院家庭醫學科專任教授, 台灣 Biography
8. 施至遠醫師- 台灣大學附設醫院家庭醫學部主治醫師, 台灣 Biography
Workshop 4 Research Forum
Description One of the goals of the APHN is to develop collaborative research across countries in the Asia Pacific, oversee research activities and to encourage and facilitate research of the highest quality. After a decade since the 1st research forum was held in Gifu, Japan, the Japanese Grant-in-Aid research group (PI: Yoshiyuki Kizawa) and the APHN research committee have collaborated to organise this research forum.

Intended audience: Health care professionals who are interested in clinical research in palliative care.
Goals and Expected outcomes: 1) To get clinicians interested in research, 2)To help clinicians who are starting to do research to take the first steps, 3)To know how to design and implement research through showcasing research that has been carried out, 4) To facilitate networking of researchers.
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Speaker(s) 1. Arif Kamal - Division of Medical Oncology and Section of Palliative Care at Duke University, USA Biography
2. David Hui - University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA Biography
3. David Kissane - The university of Notre Dame, Australia Biography
4. Elizabeth Taylor - Loma Linda University, USA Biography
5. Cheng-Pei Lin - National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan Biography
6. Megumi Kishino - King’s College London, UK Biography
7. Masanori Mori - Seirei Mikatahara General Hospital, Japan Biography
8. Sang-Yeon Suh - Department of Family Medicine, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Republic of Korea Biography
9. Helen Chan - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Biography
Workshop 5 ICU Palliative Care - Integrating Palliative Care in Intensive Care Units

Themes/topics covered:

  • Enhancing Integration through Effecting Changes in Palliative Care Using Theory of Change Approach
  • Palliative Care Needs in an ICU Evidence: Examining Real World Evidence
  • Triggers for Palliative Care Referral in a Critical Care Setting
  • Facilitators and Barriers for ICU Palliative Care Referral
  • Engaging Palliative Care in a Critical Care Setting Using Theory of Change Approach
  • Developing Complex Palliative Care Interventions for Patients and their Families accessing ICU Care
  • Advanced Communication in a Critical Care Setting

Expected Outcomes:

  • Enhancing ICU Palliative Care Integration in Asia Pacific Region
  • Strengthening the ICU-Palliative Care SIG of APHN
  • Create international education and research opportunities in ICU Palliative Care
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Speaker(s) 1. Naveen Salins - KMC Manipal, India Biography
2. Nancy Preston -  Lancaster University, United Kingdom Biography
3. Catherine Walshe - Lancaster University, United Kingdom Biography
4. Seema Rao - Bangalore Hospice Trust, India Biography
Workshop 6 Leadership in Palliative Care
Description A sharing on the project by the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network and the Lien Foundation to enhance palliative care leadership and capacity in developing countries.
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Speaker(s) 1. Rosalie Shaw - Former Executive Director, APHN, Australia Biography
2. Julie Ling - European Association for Palliative Care Biography
3. Ednin Hamzah - CEO, Hospis Malaysia Biography
Moderator(s) 1. Ghauri Aggarwal - Concord Hospital, Australia Biography
2. Robert Chew - Chairman, Singapore Hospice Council Biography
Workshop 7 Communication for Life Sustaining Treatment (In Korean)
Time Programme
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09:00~09:05 Introduction/Opening of the Pre-Conference Modulator
09:05~09:50 Comprehension of Life-Sustaining Treatment decision system(focusing on decision making procedures) Speaker
Jung Sook Cho (KoNIBP*, Director, RN, MSN)
09:50~10:40 Communication with patients for Life-Sustaining Treatment decision Speaker
Bobae Kim (KoNIBP*, Researcher, RN, Ph.D.Cand)
Consultation video on Life-Sustaining Treatment Plan(similar to POLST)
10:40~10:55 Tea Break
10:55~11:55 Small group discussion and role play Facilitators**
1. Jung Sook Cho
2. Yong Jun Moon, Division Director
3. Jun Won Lee, Head of Team
4. Bo Kyung Kim, Administrative Staff
5. Bobae Kim
11:55~12:00 Closing remarks Jung Sook Cho
Workshop 8 Demoralization in Hospice Patients: Screening, Diagnosis and Management
Description Demoralization is a state of poor coping characterized by symptoms of low morale, hopelessness, sense of entrapment, and loss of meaning and purpose in life. Its importance lies in the specificity of its symptoms in capturing maladaptive coping, the therapeutic target these symptoms become in treatment approaches, its strong association with suicidal thinking and its prominent prevalence including in palliative care.

This workshop is designed for palliative care clinicians, including physicians, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists, pastoral care and other allied health specialists.

In completing this workshop, our learning objectives for participants include their ability to:
  • Describe the prevalence, measurement approaches and diagnostic criteria for demoralization in hospice and palliative care;
  • Identify the risk and protective factors for the development of demoralization;
  • Examine clinical examples and assessment approaches to better recognize and respond to demoralization;
  • Explore strategies and techniques used to treat demoralization and ameliorate suffering; and
  • Describe ethical, cultural and professional issues that arise in the clinical care of patients with demoralization.

Our management algorithms will cover responses to patients with mild, moderate and severe symptom levels. We will use demonstration videos to illustrate psycho-existential symptom screening.

We expect our participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the clinical presentations, importance and assessment of demoralization as well as gain new perspectives about how to respond to psycho-existential distress in patients in hospice and palliative care settings.
Programme Plan This workshop will run from 13:00 to 18:00 KST. Final Program

The natural component parts of this workshop include:
  • The construct - its history and recent studies of novel symptoms: discouragement, entrapment, pointlessness and hopelessness
  • Presenting problems and its measurement - the DS, DS-II, The Demoralization Interview, and the PeSAS screening tool in palliative care
  • Diagnosis - Adjustment disorder with demoralization; Major depression with demoralization. Differential diagnoses.
  • Network mapping of symptoms and central symptom targets; Clinical examples met in palliative care.
  • Meaning and Purpose therapies and the treatment of demoralization; different approaches to mild, moderate and severe symptom profiles.
  • Impact of demoralization on families and clinical teams, ethical issues, culture, supervision, and service policy issues.
Speaker(s) 1. David Kissane - University of Notre Dam and Monash University, Australia Biography
2. Natasha Michael - University of Notre Dame and Monash University, Australia Biography
3. Seon-Young Kim - Chonnam National University Medical School and National University Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, Korea Biography