Message from APHC 2025

It is with great pleasure that I extend my warmest welcome to all of you to the upcoming Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Conference 2025, set to be held in the enchanting city of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. As the Organising Co-Chair, it is an honour for me to invite you to be a part of this event, dedicated to the theme, “Embracing Diversity, Empowering Communities.”

Mark your calendars for 23rd-26th April 2025, as we gather together at this prestigious conference venue to foster collaboration, exchange knowledge and explore innovative approaches to palliative care. Kuching, with its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, serves as an ideal backdrop for our collective pursuit of enhancing hospice and palliative care across the Asia Pacific region.

Our conference theme, “Embracing Diversity, Empowering Communities,” is a call to action to acknowledge the diverse needs of patients, families, and communities facing serious illness. This theme underscores the significance of creating inclusive care models that respect and embrace the uniqueness of each individual. By empowering communities and strengthening collaboration among healthcare professionals, policymakers, researchers, and advocates, we can collectively make a profound impact on palliative care accessibility, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their circumstances, receives the comfort and dignity they deserve.

This conference promises to be an exceptional platform for all participants to engage in interactive sessions, workshops and presentations by renowned experts in the field. The agenda is thoughtfully curated to encompass a wide range of topics to foster meaningful connections and gain valuable insights that will undoubtedly influence your practice and initiatives back in your respective regions.

On behalf of the organizing committee, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all our partners, speakers and sponsors who have been instrumental in making this event a reality. Your unwavering support and commitment to the advancement of palliative care are truly commendable.

Let us come together in Kuching with enthusiasm, compassion and determination to create a brighter future for palliative care in the Asia Pacific region. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of countless individuals and their families facing serious illness. I eagerly anticipate your presence at the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Conference 2025. Let us unite and embark on this transformative journey towards embracing diversity and empowering communities.

See you in Kuching!

Conference Organising Local Committee Chair
Dr. Ngian Hie Ung
Hospital Director
Sarawak General Hospital
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia