AMMF & the Thai CC Workshop

Cholangiocarcinoma Workshop – Khon Kaen, Thailand

AMMF’s Helen Morement has been invited to present the work of the charity at the Thai workshop, supported by the British Council and the Thailand Research Fund and organised by the Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, “Cholangiocarcinoma: Shared disease burden in the UK and Southeast Asia”, which is being held in Khon Kaen, Thailand, between March 12th and 14th 2014.

This invitation is an enormous honour for AMMF – the calibre of the delegates at the workshop is of the highest, so this really is an excellent opportunity, not only to showcase the work of the charity, but to learn about what is happening at the forefront of research and treatments.

The busy schedule includes visiting Srinagarind Hospital, which deals with 30,000 cases of cholangiocarcinoma each year, an explanation of “End-of-Life Care in the Thai way including herbal and spiritual care”, and a specially arranged Jasmine garland making demonstration, to show how Thai nursing students are encouraged to develop “gentle touching, meditation, poise,  mindfulness, and happiness which directly affects the patient’s response.”

The two day workshop programme will be followed by a day’s field trip to the more rural areas (where the liver fluke is rife and cholangiocarcinoma is endemic), along the Mekong river, Nongkhai and Ban Chiang where there will be a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site.

To see the Workshop programme, click here

The invitation to the workshop follows directly from AMMF’s meeting with and presentation to the Thai delegation who visited Imperial College in June 2013, to firm arrangements for a CC research collaboration.  For more details on this, click here:

March 2014