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2017 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference – Sept 20-23, 2017

September 20, 2017 - September 23, 2017

Expanding Our Horizons: A Palliative Approach to Care

September 20 – 23, 2017

Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, Ottawa, ON

Join us for what promises to be a wonderful learning and networking experience

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference is the foremost national conference in Canada focusing on hospice palliative care. This event provides hospice palliative care professionals, volunteers, family and informal caregivers, and other allied health care providers with an opportunity to share their experience and expertise on a national platform.

Program Features:

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Welcome Reception
  • CHPCA Interest Group Meetings
    • Concurrent Abstract Driven Workshops and Oral Presentations including:
    • 38 Workshop Presentations
    • 64 Oral Presentations
    • More than 50 Poster Presentations
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Celebration of Life
  • Access to the Evening Soirée
  • Presentation of the CHPCA Award of Excellence, CNPCCC Pediatric Award of Excellence, Balfour Mount Champions Award, and the CHPCA Media Award

Three Plenaries:

Theme: Integrated palliative approach to care
Looking Forward, Looking Back: What History Can Teach Us about the Integration of a Palliative Approach to Care
Presenter: Kelli Stadjuhar

Theme: Clinical Practice
The Icing on the Cake – How Volunteers Enhance the Palliative Care Team
Presenter: Lisa McNeil-Campbell

Theme: Leadership/Inspirational
Using Humour to Deal with Terminal Illness
Presenter: Jeremie Saunders

Eight Challenging Issues Panels:

Advance Care Planning (ACP) in the Environment of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
Presenters: Lonny Rosen, Eric Waslenko, and Blair Henry
Moderator: Louise Hanvey

Public Health Perspectives: Highlights from the IPHPC Conference
Presenters: Denise Marshall and Kathy Kortes-Miller
Moderator: Kathryn Downer

Integration: Moving to the Optimal System
Presenters: Doris Barwich, Deb Dudgeon and Ayn Sinnarajah
Moderator: TBA

Indigenous communities and hospice palliative care: The current environment
Presenters: Holly Prince, Lori Monture and Maxine Crow
Moderator: Rosella Kinoshameg

International Issues: What is the provision of hospice palliative care in Africa
Presenters: Zippora Ali and TBA
Moderator: Sharon Baxter

Social Determinants of Health: What Are the Biggest Challenges to the Social Determinants of Health
Presenters: Naheed Dosani, Simon Colgan and Namavig Ahmed
Moderator: Kelli Stadjahar

Hospice Palliative Care in the MAiD Environment: Practically how do we co-exist in the new environment.
Presenters: David Henderson, Maryse Bouvette and Sarah Levesque
Moderator: Sharon Baxter

Thinking Outside the Box: Innovative ways of providing palliative care to children within their home communities
Presenters: TBA
Moderator: TBA

Satellite Sessions:

Compassionate Communities: Compassionate Communities – Presented by Pallium
Pediatrics: Pediatric Palliative Care, the evidence is growing: Coming of Age
Long Term Care: Palliative Care in Long Term Care: Challenges, Planning, and Goals
Nursing: Palliative Care Matters: A Call for Nursing Action
Research: Research in a Community Context
Social Work: The changing landscape of palliative care and its impact on Social Work practice; Building the capacity for advocacy.
CFN Research Forum: Integrating palliative care into the care of frail older adults: but when?
Advance Care Planning: Engaging With Communities

Full presenter details and session description Information available online at: http://conference.chpca.net/


September 20, 2017
September 23, 2017
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Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
200 Coventry Rd
Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4S3 Canada
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