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 VIVA Self Care Programme Webinar 

Effective Communication in Illness Journey

Saturday, 24th Sep & 15 Oct 2022

09:00AM - 10:00AM (UTC+8 | SGT)  |  Check your Time Zone


VIVA Self Care Programme Webinar seeks to impart self-care skills and knowledge such as communication, mindfulness, diet, nutrition, and more to patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and even the public. VIVA believes in not only focusing on saving the lives of those with cancer but also enabling them to thrive.

 VIVA Foundation for Children with Cancer is proud to introduce the new two-part series 'Effective Communication in Illness Journey.' In this series, we will be focusing on Communication. Through this, we hope to better equip healthcare professionals, parents, caregivers, and even children on how to not only talk about cancer but how to interact with one another.


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 If you can't make it, you can still register to receive a copy of the webinar recording.

Medical professionals in Singapore are eligible for CME/CNE/CPE credits for attending this webinar. (Pending Approval)

Credits and Certificates of Attendance will only be issued for those who are able to attend the live session and are in adherence with VIVA's Attendance Policy.



 Self Care Programme Recording 1  Self Care Recording 2  



Dr Chong Poh Heng

Dr Chong Poh Heng

Vice Chair of Singapore Hospice Council
Medical Director, HCA Hospice

Dr Poh-Heng Chong is Vice Chair of Singapore Hospice Council and Medical Director, HCA Hospice. He received the Leader of Good award at the President's Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) in 2021 for his work in the care of terminally ill children. While his recent focus has been in raising awareness of palliative care locally, his deepest passion ultimately lies in supporting children (and their families) with serious medical conditions. 


Dr Ann Toh

Dr Ann Toh

Senior Resident Physician, StarPALS, HCA Hospice Care

Dr. Ann Toh works as a home hospice physician delivering family-centered whole-person care to children with life-threatening, life-limiting illness in StarPALS, HCA Hospice Care. She also serves as a volunteer physician and advocate for vulnerable people groups.

Ann serves as a lecturer for the School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and is actively involved in shaping undergraduate curriculum in the areas of community-based education for social determinants of health, social accountability, interprofessional education, and compassion training. She has initiated and continues to nurture a local community of practice on Humanism & Humanities in Healthcare and has developed an innovative educational model for service learning using approaches grounded in Rogerian educational philosophy to nurture the next generation of compassionate healers of tomorrow.




Ms Laura Tan

Ms Laura Tan

VIVA Volunteer Nurse
Senior Nursing Lecturer, Global Outreach Program (Asia Pacific Region)
Paediatric Oncology, Department of Paediatrics
VIVA-University Children's Cancer Centre, National University Hospital