Dear colleagues and friends,
I would like to personally invite you to join us in our upcoming 7th Singapore Palliative Care Conference on 8 - 11 July 2020.
The main themes for this year’s scientific programme are “embracing the person in palliative care”, “engaging partners for excellence in palliative care” and “envisioning the future of palliative care”. There will be 2 days of pre-conference workshops on 8-9 July 2020 which will focus on clinically relevant and immediately applicable topics such as ethics, palliative care nursing, palliative care in neurodegenerative diseases, pain and breathlessness control, psychosocial therapies for the general healthcare provider and serious illness conversations.
The main conference on 10-11 July 2020 will have a mix of plenary lectures and parallel sessions. We have a stellar line-up of local and international speakers to inspire us in the field of palliative care and beyond. The topics will be relevant to both specialist palliative care providers, as well as generalist palliative care providers in neighbouring fields of practice such as family medicine, respiratory medicine, cardiology, renal medicine, oncology and geriatrics, among others.
In addition to the excellent scientific programme, there will also be opportunities to network with colleagues old and new. In particular, there will be an art exhibition and conference buffet dinner on 10 July 2020. Lunchtime sessions will feature interactive sessions such as a short film screening and hands-on creative therapies.
SPCC 2020 promises great opportunity for learning, rediscovering our inspiration for holistic clinical practice, and reconnecting with old friends as well as making new ones in the ever-widening palliative care community. I look forward to welcoming you to the conference!
Dr Grace YANG
Scientific Committee Chair