Singapore Palliative Care Conference 2020
08 - 11 July 2020
Sands Expo and Convention Centre Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Welcome Message from Organising Chair

Dear Conference Participants,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 7th Singapore Palliative Care Conference (SPCC 2020), which will be held on 8 - 11 July 2020. The theme of this conference is "Embrace · Engage · Envision" .

The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Singapore Hospice Council. It is therefore timely, that SPCC 2020 invites everyone to embrace our rich history and discover for ourselves the core values of compassion, strength and resilience that lie deep within our roots.

It is also pertinent that we review our progress and ensure our continual relevance to the evolving needs of the populations we serve. To do so, Palliative Medicine must reach out of our traditional boundaries to engage healthcare professionals beyond the fraternity, as well as community services and industrial partners in relevant fields. It is only through bridging the divide amongst specialities, services and interest groups that we may extend holistic and comprehensive care to patients and their families. SPCC 2020 promises to provide the platform for participants to network with healthcare professionals, caregivers, scientists, volunteers and educators regionally and globally. We expect to welcome 800-1000 delegates to this event.

This four-day conference will feature plenaries by esteemed international speakers, pertinent updates on clinical practice, as well as presentations on recent scientific development. Building on the community’s shared knowledge, skills and insight, SPCC aspires to provide our participants with an inspirational vision into the future of hospice and palliative care.

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we welcome you to Singapore and SPCC 2020. We are certain it will be a rich learning and networking experience!

Dr Han Yee, NEO
Organising Committee Chair

Welcome Message from Scientific Chair

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

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Event Details

Date: 08-09 July 2020
Pre-Conference Venue:
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Novena Campus
11 Mandalay Road, Singapore 308232

Date: 10-11 July 2020
Main Conference Venue:
Sands Expo & Convention Centre
(Marina Bay Sands)

10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956