On behalf of the APHC 2019 Organising Committee, we kindly invite you to attend the conference. This is the first APHC conducted in Indonesia and will be held in the city of Surabaya. Why in Surabaya? Surabaya is the place where palliative care organisations and services, as well as training has been conducted and are spreading to several cities in Indonesia.

Palliative care is a relatively new field of medicine in Indonesia that is not yet widely known. Having the theme “Bringing Hope to Those in Despair” for APHC 2019, it is hoped that the problems and challenges associated with palliative care development in Indonesia and the region can be solved through sharing of expertise and experience by world renowned experts during this conference. We hope that by holding APHC in Indonesia, palliative care can be better known in our country, advancing palliative care developments and in turn result in the building of better, more professional services.

The conference is co-organised by the Indonesian Palliative Society (MPI) and the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN). It can be attended by general practitioners and specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare workers, medical and nursing students, and volunteers involved in palliative care internationally.

The APHC 2019 and its related activities is Surabaya has supported by the Provincial Government of East Java, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism. We are pleased to invite you to enjoy the beautiful sights and our unique culture, as well as to visit the medical, tourism, industrial exhibitions.

Looking forward to your attendance and participation in APHC 2019 that will be held on 1st to 4th August 2019 at the Grand City Convention Center in Surabaya. Further information about the conference can be accessed through our official website at www.aphc2019.org

See you at APHC 2019!

Dr. Dradjat R.Suardi, SpB.Onk.

Chairman, Organising Committee of APHC 2019



Prof. R. Sunaryadi Tejawinata | Prof. W. Suardana | Prof. A. Husni Tanra | Prof. Marlina S. Mahajuddin | Prof. Aru W. Sudoyo | Urip Murtedjo


Chair: Dradjat R. Suardi

Chief Liaison: Ramaswamy Akhileswaran, MD – APHN

Secretariat: L.I. Irmawati


Chair: Prof. Yoshiyuki Kizawa, MD – APHN

Co-Chair: Siti Anisa Nuhoni

Members of Scientific Committee: Masanori Mori, MD – APHN I Rudi Putranto I Sudarsa I Maria Witjaksono I Johan Kurnianda I Edi. S Tehuteru I Agustina Konginan I Wiwiek Indriyani Maskoep I Kemala Rita Wahidi I Christantie Effendy | Navin Salins, MD – APHN


Chair: Prof. Marlina S. Mahajuddin

Co-Chair: Prof. Angela Bibiana Maria Tulaar I Probosuseno

Member of Poster & Abstract Sub-Commitee: Tri Arimanto Y I Sahudi I Noorwati Sutandyo I Herdy Sulistyono I Tjokorda Dharmayuda I Erni P. Kolopaking I Laksmi Wulandari I Martina Sinta Kristanti I Ulinta P. Pasaribu I Ika Syamsul Huda I Amik Yuliati

APHN representatives: Associate Prof. Ghauri Aggarwal | Jan Philips, Ms | Prof. Patsy Yates | Jane Fischer, MD | Prof. Margaret O Connor | Odette Spruyt, MD | Anil Tandon, MD | Prof. Jane Philips | Dipti Mittal, MD | Rico Liu, MD | Inda Soong, MD | Lam Wai Man, MD | Associate Prof. Amy Chow | Annie Kwok, MD | Associate Prof. Sushma Bhatnagar | Prof. Hyun Sook Kim | Prof. Kwon So Hi | Liese Groot-Alberts, Mrs | Sue Marsden, MD | Ross Drake, MD | Ong Wah Ying, MD | Associate Prof. Edward Poon | Gilbert Fan, MD | Neo Han Yee, MD | Associate Prof. Lalit Krishna | Chong Poh Heng, MD | Noreen Chan, MD | Jun Hua Lee, MD | Chun Kai Fang, MD | Prof. Srivieng Pairojkul, PhD | Tatsuya Morita, MD | Prof. Tatsuo Akechi | Jun Hamano, MD | Ai Oishi, MD | Masanori Mori, MD | Associate Prof. Takenouchi | Nobuyuki Yotani, MD | Ryuichi Sekine, MD | Isseki Maeda, MD | Yoshihisa Matsumoto, MD | Keiko Tanaka, MD | Takashi Yamaguchi, MD | Iwao Osaka, MD | Akira Inoue, MD | Harue Arao, MD | Megumi Kishino, Ms


Chair: Andari Krisnani, Mak

Member of Finance Committee: Fan Kwan, Mr – APHN


Joanne LYNN, MD, MA, MS | David HUI, MD, MSc | Marie BAKITAS, MD, DNSc, NP-C, AOCN, ACHPN, FAAN | David CURROW, PhD | Josephine CLAYTON, MD



Bringing Hope to Those in Despair



Hands: Represent caring comprehensively

Butterfly with 5 hearts: The butterfly is beautiful but fragile, like palliative patients. The five hearts represent their five needs – biological, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual.

The conference logo and banner in purple, white and 2019 in gold: The colours represent generosity, optimism and success.



Indonesian Palliative Society is a community of scientists, practitioners, and medical academics that have a special interest in palliative cases that occurs and develops in Indonesia. The members of Indonesian Palliative Society community are from various disciplines of medical science, nurses, pharmacists, midwifes, psychologists, nutricionists, physiotherapists, volunteers, chaplains, survivors, social workers and caregivers. As of today, the Indonesian Palliative Society has more than 700 members across Indonesia.

It was first established as an initiative by a group of scientists, practitioners, academics and people in the community who were concerned about the comfort of cancer patients. Since then, an idea sparked about the importance of an organization that gathers competent doctors who care about palliative cases in Indonesia. Surabaya city witnessed the declaration that formed Masyarakat Paliatif Indonesia (Indonesian Palliative Society/MPI) with the establishment of vision and mission as well as the commitments of the scientists, practitioners, academics of medics, and community in Indonesia in 2008.

Along the way, Indonesian Palliative Society have propagated the latest science and knowledge on palliative management in Indonesia. Thus far, the Indonesian Palliative Society has organized their 4th National Congress. In the near future, Indonesian Palliative Society will be inaugurated as one of the specified medical organization under Ikatan Dokter Indonesia (IDI).

​Currently, the Indonesian Palliative Society have 8 branch members in Indonesia and have many types of services (inpatient, outpatient, home base care, day care, respite care), education (TOT, In House Training) and research.



The biennial Asia Pacific Hospice Conferences started in 1989 with the dual aims of enhancing our knowledge in hospice palliative care and for networking within the region. Each edition of the conference is co-hosted by the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) with organisational member(s) from one sector of APHN. The sector host is chosen by the APHN Council through a formal bidding process.

This conference is the focal point which brings together workers, supporters and friends of hospice and palliative care in the Asia Pacific every two years. It is the place where news is shared, new knowledge disseminated, new developments celebrated, new friendships made and old friendships renewed.

The 13th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2019 in Surabaya will include the following programme:

A. Pre-Conference workshops

The pre-conference workshops are specially curated to cater to a specific groups of palliative care workers. Each workshop focuses on a special topic, where participants get to engage with the subject matter experts to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding in that particular area of interest.


B. Main Conference

The main conference will be held over 3 days. They are divided into the following streams:


​The Plenaries are delivered by renowned experts in the field of palliative care specially invited for this conference. Each speaker will touch on a topic of their experience that will challenge your current thinking, broaden your perspective, and leave you with ending thoughts to ponder upon.


The Industrial symposiums are talks on topics related to the field of palliative care that are sponsored by our partners and stakeholders. They include a brief lecture by a guest speaker, followed by a Q&A session.


The educational sessions aimed at deepening participant’s knowledge and skills in palliative care. Specific topics will be taught by local, as well as international instructors. Each educational session will have a specific learning outcomes and key takeaways. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the session for participants to clarify any doubts. Do note that some teaching sessions will be conducted in Bahasa Indonesian to cater to the local audience.


The scientific sessions are aimed that sharing best practices, latest updates and developments in the field, and to encourage knowledge exchange and experience sharing. There will be a Q&A at the end of the session be led by the group of panel experts and you can engage in meaningful discussions with them.


C. Meet the Expert Sessions

“MEET THE EXPERT” is an optional consultation session with an expert from the list of APHC speakers.

The goals of this session are:
– To find solutions to several complicated and specific problems
– To open the possibility of new method formulation in cases handling
– To share views and knowledge on a certain problem among specialists.

Meet The Expert session will be 60 minutes, with 1 expert sitting down with a few participants in a round table. Participants are required to register early once the slots are released as there are only limited vacancies available.


D. Oral Presentations

Authors of the top 20 submitted abstracts will be required to make an oral presentation. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to share their research work in palliative care and there will be a 5 – 10 minute moderated discussion with the audience. The top 3 oral presentations will receive a prize and certificate during the closing ceremony.

About Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN)

The Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) was established to empower and support individuals and organisations in the region to alleviate suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Initiated by Dr Shigeaki Hinohara, Chairman of the Life Planning Centre in Tokyo, Japan, a series of meetings took place from March 1995 to early 2001, brining leaders in palliative care from around the region to discuss and set up a regional network. On March 1, 2001, APHN was officially registered in Singapore and later achieved charity status.

APHN’s mission is to promote access to quality hospice palliative care for all in the Asia Pacific region. APHN members include some 230 organisations that support or provide palliative care and over 1,600 individuals working in the field in the Asia Pacific region. The 15 current sectors of the APHN are Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. A Sector is a geographic region which may include one or more countries, or part of a country.

A major knowledge-sharing event that APHN initiated is the bi-annual Asia-Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Conference (APHC). Working hand-in-hand with the host countries, APHN ensure each Conference attains a high professional standard bringing the latest development and news of the filed to all participants. Some other work we do include promoting education and skills development, enhancing awareness and communication, and fosters research and collaboration. We encourage established programmes to assist less experienced and more isolated colleagues. Our latest project is the Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care, which aims to help build Palliative Care capacity in the Asia Pacific region and to integrate this with the mainstream government health system. Its focus is on countries with little or no services. For more information, please visit www.aphn.org



Jalan Walikota Mustajab No.1, Ketabang, Genteng, Surabaya, Jawa Timur 60272

Telepon: +62 31 5459000,

website: http://www.grandcitysurabaya.com


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c/o Palliative Care Building
Dr. Soetomo General Hospital Surabaya
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Jawa Timur 60285 Ph:+62 31 5052127, +62 31 5501089,
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APHC 2019 secretariat email : aphc2019surabaya@gmail.com