Blogs posted by Mei Ching Ong
How are our friends living with cancer around the world being affected by the stigma of a diagnosis? And how can we help the world to move beyond the stigma, beyond just acceptance to a place of support for everyone we know and love facing cancer? Max Family patient support group in Malaysia has a message for the community and for the world: Cancer is treatable. There should be no discrimination, no stigma and equal access to treatment no matter where you live.
Posted by Mei Ching Ong on October 13, 2010 | Comments: 8
Is your local patient group thinking about organizing a patient congress? Where would you begin? Learn from Max Family in Malaysia how they have coordinated the second ‘Patient Congress for People Living with CML’ in conjunction with the Malaysia National Haematology Scientific Meeting. The 2011 congress is in Kuching, East Malaysia and over 65 participants, including cancer survivors and caregivers are expected to join! Read on to find out what is planned in Malaysia.
Posted by Mei Ching Ong on April 26, 2011 | Comments: 7
Last weekend, more than 100 CML and GIST patient advocates gathered in Amsterdam, attending the 2011 New Horizons in Treating Cancer congress. Advocates came from Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, representing your voice and mine. The exchange of ideas, knowledge and resources is a critical way for everyone to come together in order to strengthen the entire CML and GIST global communities. By meeting each other in person, networks are enhanced and people become energized to work together through the year towards support and problem solving across borders.
Read on to learn more about this exciting meeting of the minds among cancer advocates, which benefits survivors everywhere.
Posted by Mei Ching Ong on May 20, 2011 | Comments: 6
The “Rising Sun CML Patient Advocacy Meeting” just took place in Kuala Lumpur where The Max Foundation has an office and a rock-star team. Reporting on the highlights from the congress is our own, Mei Ching, Country Head for Malaysia, who was both a participant and an organizer. In her blog about the congress, she shares the ways in which the group of Asia Pacific advocates came together to improve access to treatment, support and patient group capacity building.
‘Read More’ for her overview on the discussions and consider if you or your organization might wish to participate next year in this meeting or like gatherings within your region!
Posted by Mei Ching Ong on April 13, 2012 | Comments: 3