Friday, December 4, 2009

Advertisement: Medical Doctor

The Job: Responsible for the hospice service of the Penang Hospice Society. Apart from clinical duties, this position will also include assisting in administration, education and training, and public relations.

Requirements: Malaysian, medically qualified preferably with palliative care experience/training.

Interested candidates are invited to apply with a resume stating qualification, working experience, present and expected salary together with a passport-sized photograph (n.r.) to the following address:

CEO/Medical Director
Penang Hospice Society
250A Jalan Air Itam
10460 Penang

or via email to: PHS

Closing date: 7 January 2010

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Conference of the Birds - a Contemporary Opera

Conference of the Birds is with us this weekend.

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st at 8.30pm
Sunday 22nd at 3.00pm

@ Wawasan Open University, Theatre 1, Level 5

Don't miss this fabulous one hour drama of how a group of birds reached enlightenment told through highly original sound and movement.

Wonderful music composed by USM's Johan Othman, words by William Radice, presented by Five Arts Centre.

Don't miss it!

TICKETS from Penang Heritage Trust or order from James or 016 4846042
(can buy on the day at Wawasan, but safer to pre-book)

See you there.

James Lochhead
Penang Producer

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Talks on Marriage & Parenting

Jointly Organised by:
Women's Centre for Change (WCC) and Pusat Perkhidmatan Wanita (PPW)
Supported by MMK Women, Family and Community Development.

Paul Jambunathan is a practising clinical psychologist at the Sunway Medical Centre and lecturer of Monash University Malaysia. Paul carries with him 30 years of experience in applied psychology and has dealt extensively with a wide range of issues which include children’s and family problems, parenting, communication skills and interpersonal effectiveness. The details of the event are as follows:

NOV 21 (SAT) : 2.30pm - 5.30pm

- Rediscovering the Adventure will focus on how couples can enhance their communications skills, interpersonal relationships and the love language to improve your marriage. Recommended for husbands, wives and couples should attend this talk.

NOV 22 (SUN) : 9.30am - 12.30pm

A Back-to-Basics Guide towards fostering positively functioning family. This second talk is recommended for parents of growing children on steps to take to improve parenting skills and communication. Recommended for all parents and educators.

Lecture Theatre 2 (Level 5), Wawasan Open University,
54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang (opp. Proton Edar)

FREE Admission! Limited Seats. Register Now!
Call WCC : 04-228 0342 OR email: to book a seat.

Music for Life - 7 December 2009

Welcome to "Music For Life 2009"
In aid of Hospice at Home Programme

Date: Monday 7 December 2009
Time: 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang, Lebuh Light, Penang

Performing Artistes:

Denise Mininfield, Dasha Logan, WVC Jazz Trio+1,
Fresco Harmonica, performers from Jammin Senzation,
Priscilla Ballet Academy, Penang Gymnastics Association/
Tracy & the Heartbeat and Moses Chuah & Sons.

Tickets for the concert are available for sale right now.
Prices range from RM100, RM50, RM30.

Available at:
*Hospice - 250A Jalan Air Itam, 10460 Penang, Tel: 04-228 4140
*Jammin Senzation Music School - 4M, Jalan Masjid Negeri,
11500 Penang, Tel: 04-6595122
*Popular Bookstore - Gurney Plaza, Penang

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Palliative Care Workshop

Module 4: Grief & Bereavement Care

Date: 12 - 13 December 2009
Venue: Prince Court Medical Centre, 39 Jalan Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

CPD points: Doctors (6 points), Nurses (10 points)

Organised by: Hospis Malaysia

Registration fee:
RM300 - Doctor
RM250 - Nurse/allied healthcare professionals


Dr Ednin Hamzah, CEO/Medical Director, Hospis Malaysia

Dr Sylvia McCarthy, Deputy Medical Director, Hospis Malaysia

Dr Amy Y M Chow, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Social Work & Social Administration, University of Hong Kong

Dr Samuel M Y Ho, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Psychology,
University of Hong Kong

For more info, please contact Ms Rosaline at 03-9133 3936 ext. 200 or email Rosaline

Closing date: 7 December 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Kempen Kesedaran Kanser Payudara

Program Karnival Kesedaran Kanser Payudara
Anjuran Pride Foundation dengan kerjasama LPPKN

Tarikh: Sabtu, 14 November 2009
Tempat: Dewan Seri Endon, Kepala Batas

9.30 am - Pendaftaran, Subsidi Mamogram LPPKN dan Saringan Kesihatan
10.30 am - Ucapan aluan/aktiviti luar dewan
10.40 am - Ceramah Kesedaran Kanser Payudara oleh Pakar Perubatan
11.40 am - Ceramah Pemakanan Sihat oleh Pakar Pemakanan
12.10 pm - Pengalaman bekas pesakit kanser payudara
12.30 pm - Pemeriksaan Klinikal Payudara / Jamuan Makan Tengahari
2.15pm - Aktiviti di luar dewan bersambung
4.15 pm - Penyampaian hadiah & cabutan bertuah

10.30am - Aktiviti di luar dewan
Aktiviti kanak-kanak - Peraduan mewarna & Tiny Idols (untuk kanak-kanak di bawah 12 tahun)

Maklumat lanjut, sila hubungi:
Emel: Pride
Tel: 03-2144 9932, Faks: 03-2145 2445

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Merican Charity Draw - Results



1st Prize: 431852

2nd Prize: 552984

3rd Prize: 467036

Consolation prizes:

[dear winners, please reconfirm with the organiser]

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sponsorship and support

Dear Friends/Supporters/Volunteers,

We need your help with sponsorship, donations and sale of tickets for the upcoming "Music For Life 2009" Charity Concert. Tickets for this function are priced at RM100, RM50 and RM30. We look forward to your kind support. Should any one of you need the posters, tickets or appeal letter please get in touch with me and I will make arrangements to have them delivered to you. Please find more information about this concert below:

Welcome to “Music For Life” a charity event to raise funds for Hospice-at-Home Programme organised by the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Penang Branch & Penang Hospice Society, along with the Jammin Senzation Conservatory of Performing Arts & Music, Penang.

The Jammin Senzation School is a Conservatory of Performing Arts and Music School in Penang. It is also actively involved in society caring events. Just last year, the school had successfully co-hosted a charity event with a Penang Charity body. We are glad to have the opportunity to work with the school this year.

Our appeal is for any amount of donation to help defray the costs of running this concert. The costs that will be incurred will be for printing materials, rental of hall, guest artistes, costumers for performers and food & beverages for performers and VIPs.

For example, you could sponsor:
* Printing of the programme books, flyers, banners etc. Your logo will be included in all printed materials.
* Guest artistes
* Costumes of performers
* Venue
* Food & Beverages
* T-shirts

Advertisements in programme book:
* Back Cover RM2000 Colour)
* Inside Cover RM1000 Colour)
* Full Page RM500 (Black & White)
* Half Page RM250 (Black & White)

Tax exempt receipts will be given for a donation of RM50 and above. If payment is by cheque please make it to ‘National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Penang Branch’.

Thanks and best regards
Chitra Alagan
National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Penang Branch
250A Jalan Air Itam
10460 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: (6-04) 228 4140, Fax: (6-04) 226 4676
Email to: Chitra

Friday, October 16, 2009

Symposium: Gastrointestinal Diseases

Date: Saturday, 24 October 2009
Time: 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Mount Miriam Hospital, Penang

Fax/email registration form to: 04-893 2171, or before 20 Oct 2009
Further info: 04-890 7044

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Acute and Chronic Pain Management Conference 2009

Date: 4 & 5 December 2009
Venue: Lecture Hall 2, Academic Block, Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Ya'acob Latiff, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras

Organised by:
Department of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care Faculty of Medicine UKM and Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain

Target audience: Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists & Pharmacists

More details: Please go to MASP or contact Ms Dee Dee Quah, Bloom Communications @ 012-239 0081

Breast Cancer Talk

Date: Saturday, 24 Oct 2009
Time: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Venue: Auditorium, Level 10, New Building
Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre, Macalister Road, Penang

Mr Chong Seng Fook, Consultant Breast & General Surgeon
Dr Kevin Hew, Consultant Oncologist & Radiotherapist

Organised by: Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre
Co-organisers: NCSM Pg, AstraZeneca

Friday, October 9, 2009

Music for Life 2009

In aid of: Hospice at Home Programme Penang

Date: Monday, 7 December 2009
Time: 8.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Venue: Dewan Sri Pinang, Lebuh Light, Penang

Organised by:
Jammin Senzation Conservatory of Performing Arts & Music and
National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Penang Branch

Tickets: RM100, RM50, RM30 (Tel: Chitra 04-228 4140)

Penang MCARE Health Awareness Day

Date: Sunday 8 November 2009
Time: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
Venue: Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang

Health awareness events:
*Charity Food Fair
*Vitamin Fair
*Public Health Forum
*Health Exhibition
*Blood Donation Campaign etc

To purchase food fair coupons, please call:
#NCSM Pg, Tel: 04-228 4140 (Ms Chitra)
#Penang Thalassaemia Society, Tel: 04-227 2133 (Ms Boey)
#Lions Club of Penang Host, Tel: 012-7200 168 (Lion Simon Kheng)
#Lions Club of Penang Host, Tel: 012-4777 676 (Lion T. L. Teoh)
#Farmasi Mewah, Tel: 04-261 9208 (Ms Lee)
#Farmasi Bayan, Tel: 04-642 4672 (Cik Salzana)
#Farmasi Bayan, Tel: 016-415 0399 (Ms Tharani)

#Farmasi Air Tawar, Tel: 016-406 1662 (Mr Yeoh)
#Biocare Pharmacy, Tel: 04-351 2998 (Ms Kee)

Organised by: Penang MCare Pharmacists

Merican Charity Draw

Organiser: Merican Charity Berhad

In aid of:
*Penang Hospice at Home Programme
*Pure Lotus Hospice
*Spastic Children's Home
*Sima Handicapped Centre


Other prizes: Rolex watch, Honda 110cc motorcycle, Sony HD Bravia 40" LCD TV, Parkson shopping vouchers

Raffle tickets (RM2 each) are available at NCSM Pg (04-228 4140).

Draw Date: 31 October 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Forum Kanser Payudara

Tarikh: Ahad 25 Oktober 2009
Masa: 3.00 - 5.00 pm
Tempat: Auditorium C, Tingkat 5, KOMTAR, P. Pinang

Penceramah: Dr Aishah Knight

Penganjur: NCSM Pg
Disokong oleh: Jabatan Pembangunan Wanita P. Pinang & LPPKN, P. Pinang

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Seminar on Supportive Care in Cancer

21 - 22 October 2009
Venue: Grand Riverview Hotel, Kota Bharu
Organised by: Dept. of Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy & Oncology
School of Medical Sciences, USM Kubang Kerian

Registration fee: RM350
For further info., please contact:
Puan Norzilawati Abdullah
Tel: 09-7663 208, 012-963 4331
Fax: 09-7644 416

Puan Noza Nawi
Tel: 09-7663 098, 019-910 4628


Registration deadline: 8 October 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Public health talk on colon cancer

Sunday 9 August 2009

Venue: Penang Hokkien Association
71-D, 4th Floor, Jalan Macalister
(opposite Umno building)
Tel: 04-227 4803

9.00 am - Registration for FOBT
10.00 am - Talk on colon cancer by Dr Aishah Knight

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Public Health Awareness Campaign

Public Health Awareness Campaign for Stomach Cancer and Colorectal Cancer
Sunday, 21 June 2009.
Organised by Senior Citizens' Association, Penang.

Launching of Free FOBT (Faecal Occult Blood Test) Screening for Colorectal Cancer by NCSM Penang.

Venue: Caring Society Complex (Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang), Scotland Road (see map).

8.00 am - 9.30 am:
Registration of patients (including distribution of FOBT kits)
Free Blood Test for H. pylori bacteria
Light breakfast

9.30 am - 10.00 am:
Speeches by Mr Lawrence Cheah, Dato' William Ng Jit Thye and YB Phee Boon Poh

10.00 am - 10.30 am: Talk on Colorectal Cancer by Datuk Dr Robert Ding

10.30 am - 11.00 am: Talk on Stomach Cancer by Dr Peter Lee

11.00 am - 11.30 am:
Short talk on FOBT by Dr Lely Lubna Alaydrus (representing NCSM)
Video presentation on how to collect stool sample for FOBT by Mr James Loo (Nagase)

11.30 am - 12.00 pm: Light refreshments (snacks)

map source:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Counselling Course 2009

Updated schedule

Session 1
14-6-09 (2.30 – 6.00pm)
Introduction to Course Requirements, Basic Skills & Ethics in Counselling
- Ms Margarita Malayapillay

Session 2
21-6-09 (2.30 – 6.00pm)
Identifying Psychiatric Disorders, Supporting the Patient & Family
- Dr Lau Kim Kah

Session 3
27-6-09 Sat. (9.00 – 4.00pm)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Dr Lai Fong Hwa

Session 4
5-7-09 (2.30 – 6.00pm)
Counselling Theories & Models - Ms Margarita Malayapillay
[First tape & transcript to be submitted]

Session 5
12-7-09 (2.30 – 6.00pm)
Crisis Intervention - Dr Lynne Yong

Session 6
19-7-09 (2.30– 6.00pm)
Advanced Counselling Skills – Egan’s The Skilled Helper Model, Dasie Model
- Ms Margarita Malayapillay

Session 7
26-7-09 (2.30 – 6.00pm)
Counselling Children & Adolescents - Dr Zasmani Shafiee

Session 8
2-8-09 (2.30 - 6.00pm)
Suicide - Ms Margarita Malayapillay
Coping With Loss - Dr Lalitha Kanny
[Second tape & transcript to be submitted]

Session 9
9-8-09 (2.30 - 6.00pm)
Basic Relaxation Techniques - Pn Ooi Siew Chen
Gender Issues - Pn Annie (WCC)

Session 10
16-8-09 (2.30 – 6.00pm)
Understanding and Dealing with Addiction - Dr Dicky Ng

Session 11
6-9-09 (3.00 - 4.30pm)
Examination - Ms Margarita Malayapillay
[Journal together with final tape & transcript to be submitted]

Road map to Rumah Hospis

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Tad of Trouble

  • an original drama comedy musical in two acts.
A charity performance organised by Dalat International School
- in aid of NCSMPg hospice programme

Date: Saturday 23 May 2009

Time: 7.00 pm

Venue: WAWASAN OPEN UNIVERSITY, Auditorium, Level 5
Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang

Suggested donation: RM20

Invitations available at:
Dalat International School
Tg Bungah, Penang
Tel: 04-899 2105
Contact person: Mark Sasse

National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Penang Branch
250A Jalan Air Itam, Penang
Tel: 04-228 4140
Contact person: Chitra Alagan

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Introductory Course - Marriage & Family Therapy

Marriage & Family Therapy: A Systemic Approach in the Healing of Family Relationships

Date: 17 – 18 July 2009

Venue: Disted College, Penang

Registration fee: RM 300 [RM 250 for PACP members]

Course Facilitators
Dr Ben Lim & Dr Soh Leong Lim earned their Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University, TX. Dr Ben is an Associate Professor in Marital and Family Therapy at Bethel University San Diego, while Dr Soh Leong Lim is an Associate Professor in Marital and Family Therapy at San Diego State University. In addition to training marital and family therapists, they are also Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Members and Approved Supervisors of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. They travel to different parts of Asia to teach Marriage and Family Counseling during the summer months. They have three adult children residing in the United States.

This weekend course introduces participants to the basic principles and techniques of marital and family therapy. An integrative model will be presented that incorporates the common denominators of major family therapy theories. The course will cover the intake, assessment, case conceptualization, goal formulation, treatment planning, interventions, and termination in marital and family therapy. Systemic skills and techniques will be demonstrated and practiced in class. The workshop will be dialogical and the instructors will be collaborative and facilitative in their approach.

Tentative program

Friday 17 July 2009

2.00 - 2.30 pm Registration & Introduction
2.30 - 4.30 pm Session 1 Introduction & Systems Theory
4.30 - 5.00 pm Tea
5.00 - 7.00 pm Session 2 Family System Dynamics
7.00 - 8.00 pm Dinner
8.00 - 10.00 pm Session 3 REAPS Integrative Family Therapy Model; Rapport

Saturday 18 July 2009
8.00 - 10.00 am Session 4 Exploration of the Family System
10.00 -10.30 am Tea
10.30 - 1.00 pm Session 5 Assessment
11.00 - 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 - 4.00 pm Session 6 Problem Solving
4.00 - 4.30 pm Tea
4.30 - 6.00 pm Session 7 Termination

Monday, February 2, 2009


Welcome to Dr Lalitha Kanny, our new Palliative Care Physician.
All the best:)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Counselling Course 2009

To view in full screen, click on the full screen button at the top right side of the iPaper window.
[schedule updated on 17 Feb 2009]

Counselling Course 2009 Schedule

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Saturday lunch at Lily's Kitchen

Our hospice staff and volunteers were given a marvelous lunch treat at Lily's Vegetarian Kitchen by Cllr Mike Hogg and family. Thank you! We really enjoyed the delicious food and the joyful gathering.

Thanks to all who attended and to Dr Lee who arranged the venue.