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​News | Asst Prof Andy Ho crowned winner at APHC Conference

Published on: 06-Aug-2019

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Top: Asst Prof Andy Ho named winner of the Best Oral Presentation Award; Bottom: Asst Prof Andy Ho with his research team from ARCH Lab

Our heartiest congratulations to Assistant Professor Andy Ho from Psychology for being named the 1st Place Winner of the Best Oral Presentation Award at the Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Conference (APHC) on 4 August. The Conference was held at Surabaya, Indonesia. The conference is co-organised by the Indonesian Palliative Society (MPI) and the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN). 

More than 300 abstracts were submitted to the conference and only 12 top rated abstracts were selected for oral presentation. Professor Andy’s work was deemed best among all submitted and presented works by 3 panel judges. His presentation, ‘Family Dignity Intervention (FDI) for advancing Holistic Care in Asia Palliative Care: Preliminary Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial’, shared the exciting results of a novel psycho-socio-spiritual intervention for enhancing hope, spiritual wellness and quality of life among terminally-ill patients and their family caregivers in Singapore. His presentation was based on his research, ‘Family Dignity Intervention (FDI) for advancing holistic palliative care in Asia’, which was funded by the Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund grant. 

“This award is dedicated to the many end-of-life care patients and family caregivers who have placed their trust in me and my team in sharing their most intimate stories of love, hope, struggles and resilience during life’s most vulnerable and precious moments; we are honored and humbled to have walked this journey with you,” Assistant Professor Ho shared. He also dedicated the award to his research team at ARCH (Action Research for Community Health) Lab for their tireless efforts and deepest compassion in supporting and assisting patients and families facing dying, death and mortality. 

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