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CSPCP ADVANCED LEARNING IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE CONFERENCE

The 2019 Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference took place in Calgary from May 23-25, 2019. The theme was” Expanding Our Reach Together”. The conference consisted of 2 ½ days of learning and networking through a variety of workshops, keynotes, exhibits, and social opportunities. Our advanced-level medical conference is open to palliative medicine physicians, physicians interested in palliative care, medical students and residents. Hosted by the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians.

ALPM 2020 will be in Hamilton, Ontario from May 28-30, 2020. Pre-conference programming will take place on May 27th.

Program details will posted in fall 2019 and registration will open in January 2020.

Results of the CSPCP Board of Directors Election and Appointment of Officers


Back row (L-R): Anne Boyle, Charlie Chen, Lawrence Lee, Amit Arya, Subhra Mohapatra
Front row (L-R): Stephen Singh, Ebru Kaya, Leonie Herx, Anna Voeuk, David Henderson

Board Election and Appointment of Officers

Seven Directors at Large were elected for a two-year term at the CSPCP AGM on Friday, May 24, 2019:

Dr. Amit Arya
Dr. Anne Boyle (re-elected, newly appointed as President-Elect)
Dr. Charlie Chen
Dr. David Henderson (re-elected)
Dr. Ebru Kaya (re-elected, newly appointed as Treasurer)
Dr. Lawrence Lee
Dr. Stephen Singh (re-elected)

Terms are continuing for:
Dr. Leonie Herx (President)
Dr. Subhra Mohapatra
Dr. Anna Voeuk (newly appointed as Secretary)

Thank you to everyone who ran for the Board and congratulations to those were elected or re-elected. Special thanks to the outgoing Board members Dr. Stephanie Connidis, Dr. Pippa Hawley and Dr. Bruno Gagnon for their service to the CSPCP.

Executive Committee & Staff


Kim Taylor (Executive Director), Anne Boyle (President-Elect), Leonie Herx (President), Ebru Kaya (Treasurer, Anna Voeuk (Secretary), Michelle Veer (Administrative Assistant)

Updated Key Messages: Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

(May 17, 2019) The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians released an updated document today entitled Key Messages: Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). MAiD became legal in Canada in June 2016 when the Parliament of Canada passed federal legislation allowing eligible Canadian adults to request it. Prior to the legislation, the CSPCP developed Key Messages about Physician Hastened Death which were released in October 2015. The updated Key Messages reaffirm our original position and frame it in the current Canadian context.

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Online Study Modules Now Available!

Registration is open for four online study modules from the CSPCP:
https://www.cspcp.ca/courses/

The modules are intended for:
Physicians intending to sit the subspecialty exam
Anyone wanting to study for their personal or team-based continued professional development
Topics: Complex Symptoms, Heart Failure, COPD, and Pediatric Palliative Care. 
 
The modules were created by the Palliative (Subspecialty) Exam Preparation Course Working Group: Ebru Kaya (chair), Roger Ghoche, Sonya Lowe, and Mino Mitri, in collaboration with over 30 additional volunteers and three contractors. 

Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and expertise in the development of these modules:

For details, pricing, and registration go to the Courses page on our web site: https://www.cspcp.ca/courses/