Dr Sophia Lam, 2013

I am an Advanced Trainee in Palliative Medicine, having come to Palliative medicine through the physician pathway. I have been fortunate in my medical career to have had a number of clinical and research experiences based in resource poor and/or underprivileged settings from Paediatric patients in Africa to adults with severe malaria in Bangladesh and India to Indigenous Australians in Cape York and the Torres Strait.

Such experiences coupled with my subsequent training in general and palliative medicine have inspired an ongoing interest in working with communities less developed and financially resourced than those I now work in. We have much to learn from these colleagues and patients as well as hopefully something to offer and I look forward to an ongoing partnership with the communities that Project Hamrahi gives me the opportunity to visit.

Dr Sophia Lam with Moulana and Dr Ali


Hippocratic film screening in the Macedon Ranges, at Baringo, Gisborne, Saturday 21st October

APLI joins other host organisations across Australia in hosting Dr MR Rajagopal and Hippocratic, the biographical documentary about the life and work of this inspirational leader in palliative care.

We are hosting this event at Baringo, a local cinema and restaurant complex, Gisborne, as a fund and awareness raising event for Pallium India.

Tickets are limited to 30 people due to the size of the cinema.

Odette Spruyt, Hamrahi Coordinator, APLI.

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