APLI forum, 2015

The theme of our annual forum in 2015 was “Becoming a Mentor”. We had 13 participants in person, and several attended by video conference. We were especially pleased to welcome Joyce Chee from the APHN secretariat.

Suharsha Kanathigoda told us about the developments in palliative care in Sri Lanka which have been fostered by the Training of Trainers program of the Lien Foundation.

Mark Boughey teaching

Mark Boughey

We also learnt about the Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative from one of the mentors of that program, Mark Boughey.

Anil Tandon and Odette Spruyt

Anil Tandon and Odette Spruyt

Thanks to the APLI forum organisers, Christine Drummond, Anil Tandon and Odette Spruyt and to our sponsors, Maynepharma, for providing refreshments on the day.

Brett Sutton

Brett Sutton

The forum was followed by our AGM. Brett Sutton spoke inspiringly about palliative care in humanitarian crises and the efforts of the group, PCHAS which he leads. We also welcomed in the new executive, with Anil Tandon taking on the chairmanship of APLI, and Chris Waples the treasurer role.

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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