Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Counting Down: 2nd Patient Congress for People Living with CML, in conjunction with 9th Malaysia National Haematology Scientific Meeting
Remember the Inaugural Patient Congress which were taking place last year in Kuala Lumpur? You missed it last year? Well, here is the little report that you are able to “go back and be part of it”
In 2 days time from now, on 28 April 2011, we will be at the 2nd Patient Congress for People Living with CML; this time, it will be held in Kuching, East Malaysia. The congress is part of the Malaysia National Haematology Scientific Meeting.
With the support from Malaysian Society of Haematology, The Max Foundation and Max Family Society Malaysia is putting up the congress again this year. We are not forgetting Novartis Malaysia, the sponsor who has been very supportive in our patient initiatives. This year, AirAsia is also extending their support by donating a few flight seats to enable patients who are having financial challenges to be part of the congress.
We are expecting 65 participants in the patient congress, majority are patients and caregivers from East Malaysia – Sarawak and Sabah. This is the first time of its kind that a patient meeting in larger scale in the town. Speakers consist of counselor, haematologists, pharmacists who are very much involved in the care of CML in Malaysia.
The 9th Malaysia National Haematology Scientific Meeting, 29 April – 1 May 2011
Thanks to the generosity and great support of Malaysian Society of Haematology, The Max Foundation is given a booth during the scientific meeting. This is the 2nd year we were invited to be part of the meeting.
We plan to bring our brilliant sparrow along, creating a platform for everyone – the healthcare professional, industries who will be involved in the exhibition, to give support to cancer survivors through tribute wall, as well as sign the world cancer declaration. It is the time for everyone to realize that each voice counts!
The team in The Max Foundation Malaysia office and Max Family core group is well-prepared for the 4 days in Kuching!
Maximize Life every day! See you in Kuching!