Posters from the 11th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference


Here is a collection of posters from the recent Asia Pacific Hospice Conference in Taipei – primarily by researchers and clinicians from Australia and New Zealand. Enjoy!

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Reflections from Taipei – 11th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference


Over 1300 delegates from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond congregated in the Taipei International Conference Centre at the beginning of May for the 11th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference (APHC). With a theme of “Transforming Palliative Care”, there was a particular focus on public health and the development of palliative care in countries where it is not yet well established. It was wonderful to meet clinicians, policymakers, teachers and researchers from near and far – from China to the Philippines, Mongolia to Saudi Arabia, Argentina and the United Kingdom – and discuss shared problems and discover new ways of doing things!

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Elsewhere in the Palliverse – Weekend Reads


Hope everyone is enjoying the live tweet-feed from the 11th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference in Taipei, Taiwan #APHC2015. Just between you and me, I think James has gone slightly crazy as he morphs into a rapid-fire, live-tweeting demon from Taiwanese folklore. For a more measured account of the first few days of the conference, check out this article from ehospice.

Other interesting things to help you while away your weekend:

  • Weather forecasting and prognostication (Pallimed)
  • Global atlas of palliative care at the end of life (WHO / WHPCA)
  • Rita Charon on honouring the stories of illness (YouTube)
  • Anything but the D word in this famous sketch from Monty Python (YouTube)
  • The latest issue of the ANZSPM Newsletter

Happy May Day / International Workers’ Day!