Palliative Care in COVID-19 & Malaysia's experience in WHO's COVID-19 Solidarity Trial

Palliative Care in COVID-19 & Malaysia's experience in WHO's COVID-19 Solidarity Trial

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Prof. Dr. Goh Bak Leong is a Senior Consultant Nephrologist. He is the Head of Nephrology Department and Clinical Research Centre, Hospital Serdang. He is an internationally recognized expert in interventional nephrology. He has published numerous original articles in international peer-reviewed journals in the field of general nephrology, dialysis and transplantation. He has presented a great number of scientific papers in international meetings and congresses.

He is the Local Chair of the World Congress of Nephrology 2022 in Kuala Lumpur (WCN’22) and the Co-Chair of 17th Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation (CAST 2021). He has published and presented a great number of scientific papers in peer review journals, international meetings and congresses. He is also the Editor of Malaysian Dialysis & Transplant Registry. He is instrumental in introducing nephrologist initiated PD catheter insertion programme in Malaysia and many neighbouring countries. He has served as a member of Working Party on PD Access Guidelines and also dedicated as an international trainer of PD to the nephrologists from Asia Pacific such as Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia under ISPD Asian Chapter fellowship programme.

Dato’ Dr Goh Pik Pin, former director of the Institute for Clinical Research (ICR), has served as a medical doctor and Ophthalmologist at MOH since 1988. Dr. Goh is currently one of the directors of Kasih Hospice Foundation. She retired from civil service in 2020, and currently she dedicates her time in charity work and spirituality.

She found her calling in providing a free service for people who need end-of-life care, as well as encouraging the public to adopt a positive outlook on death. Her wish is to see more compassionate community where people help each other In meaningful living and peaceful death.

Recently, she volunteered and helped in the first NGO COVID-19 National Immunization Programme (NIP) at the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall.

Panellists for this week:

Dr. Richard Lim Boon Leong is a Consultant Palliative Medicine Physician and Head of Palliative Care Unit, Selayang Hospital. 

He is the National Head of Service for Palliative medicine in the Ministry of Health Malaysia and the chairman for subspecialty fellowship training committee in Palliative Medicine. He is also the assistant secretary in Malaysian Hospice Council. Dr Richard is a Senior Lecturer and Examiner for Advanced Diploma in Palliative Care nursing Curriculum, MOH.  

Dr Chow Ting Soo is currently Consultant Physician and Infectious Disease Consultant at the Infectious Disease Unit of the Hospital Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. She is also the Penang State Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator since 2016. 

She has served on the working committee’s for Clinical Practice Guidelines for HIV infected pregnant ladies and Clinical Practice Guidelines in Dengue Management. Dr Chow has been appointed as committee members for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan for Penang State, and also hospital level. She is also a member of antimicrobial team (AMT) in Hospital Pulau Pinang and is interested in Antibiotic Stewardship Program at hospital level. 

She has also been appointed to be the lead Investigator in Malaysia for WHO Solidarity trial in COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Chow has also gained experience as an invited speaker at several local and regional conferences including National AIDS Congress 2008, International Infectious Disease Forum 2011 and many more. She has also participated in a number of clinical research trials for HIV treatments and antibiotics in the past 10 years and has been published in international peer reviewed journals.

Slide Presentation:

Solidarity trial - challenges and success by Dr. Chow Ting Soo (click here)

Palliative care in COVID-19 by Dr. Richard Lim Boon Leong (click here)

Transcript is available here in multiple eBook formats

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