Symposium Venue

The symposium will be held in Pullman Kuching that showcases a stunning panoramic views of Kuching City and Sarawak River.
Pullman Kuching
1A Jalan Mathies, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
3 - 5 August 2018

Programme Details

Day 1 - Friday 3rd August 2018
9.00am - 4.00pm

Workshop 1 - Patient Navigation

Time Program Speaker/Moderator
8.00 am Welcome
Prioritising national agendas in improving early detection and access to care
Chair: Nur Aishah Taib
8.30 am Community Based Navigation Projects:-  
  Phillipines - Community based navigation - role of NGOs Carolyn Taylor
  Vietnam - Optimizing Resources: Using a Peer to Peer Support Program to assist with Patient Navigation Carolyn Taylor
  Timor-Leste-Haliku-Breast Cancer Awareness, Education and Support Maria Imaculada Guterres
  Cambodia - Barriers and challenges of Peer Educators in Cambodia Sok Bouy
9.30 am Tea & Networking  
10.00 am Hospital Based Navigation Projects:  
  Malaysia - Hospital Based Navigation Yusof Abdul Wahab
  Malaysia - Patient Navigation Programme Maheswari Jaganathan
  Malaysia - Video based Navigation Information for Patients in University Malaya Medical Centre Suhaida Musthaffa
  Thailand - Express Lane for Metastatic Breast Care Patients Imjai Chitapanarux
  Philippines - The Accidental Patient Navigator Ma Lourdes Cortez
12.00 pm Break out session: Identifying priorities and potential solutions  
1.00 pm Lunch and Networking  
2.00 pm Panel presentations and panel discussion  
4.00 pm Workshop Ends  
  Tea and Networking  

Workshop 2 - Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes in the SEA Region

Time Program Speaker/Moderator
    Chair: Nirmala Bhoo Pathy
9.00 am Introduction to breast cancer outcomes Cheng-Har Yip
9.20 am World wide differences in incidence and outcomes (focusing on SE Asia) Nirmala Bhoo Pathy
9.50 am Achieving better breast cancer outcomes in Myanmar Soe Aung
10.10 am Tea & Networking
    Chair: Nirmala Bhoo Pathy
10.40 am Policies to reduce disparities in breast cancer outcomes Richard Sullivan
11.10 am The role of Pharma in addressing health disparities Ait-Allah Mejri
11.30 am Breast Cancer Control in Timor Leste Alito Soares
11.50 am Discussion Panel Panelists: Cheng-Har Yip, Nirmala Bhoo Pathy, Richard Sullivan, Soe Aung , Ait-Allah Mejri , Alito Soares
12.30 pm Lunch and Networking  
  Disparities in diffferent countries in SE Asia Chair: Cheng-Har Yip
2.00 pm Indonesia Kardinah
2.15 pm Thailand Orajitt Bumrungskulswat
2.30 pm Cambodia Preap Ley
2.45 pm Vietnam Nguyen Dinh Tung
3.00 pm Singapore Preetha Madhukumar
3.15 pm Philippines Aileen Antolin
3.30 pm Discussion Panel Panelists: Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines
4.00 pm Closing Remarks Nirmala Bhoo Pathy
  Tea and Networking  

Workshop 3 - Communication: Patient-Healthcare Professional

Time Program
9.00 am Framework for communication
9.30 am Gathering information
10.30 am Tea and Networking
11.00 am What do you want to know - listening and understanding
12.30 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Dealing with collusion and breaking bad news
3.00 pm Handling difficult questions or providing difficult answers
3.45 pm Summary and closing remarks
4.00 pm Workshop ends
  Tea and Networking

This entire session is facilitated by Ednin Hamzah

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Poster & Abstract Guidelines

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