Asst Professor Andy Hau Yan Ho – 1st Place Winner of Best Oral Presentation Award at The Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Conference 2019
Congratulations to Asst Professor Andy Ho from Psychology for capturing the 1st Place Winner of the Best Oral Presentation Award presented at the Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Conference (APHC) on 4 August 2019. 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.
Asst Professor Andy Ho’s Reflection on the Award
“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. This award is also dedicated to my research team at ARCH (Action Research for Community Health) Lab for their tireless effort and deepest compassion in supporting and assisting patients and families facing dying, death and mortality. This research would not have been possible without the generous support from the Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund (AcRF) Tier 2 Grant (MOE-2016-T2-1-016). We will continue to develop innovative programmes and clinically robust interventions to empower and improve the lives of those challenged by life’s adversities.”
Asst Prof Andy Ho capturing the Best Oral Presentation Award.