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Registration still OPEN – Recordings of Virtual Conference 2021 (#ALPM2021)

Registration is open to access recordings from the CSPCP’s Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Virtual Conference, which took place from February 25-27, 2021. Registration is open to physicians, medical residents and medical students only.

Registrants can access the session recordings until December 31, 2020.

Why watch the recordings?

  1. The conference provides advanced level palliative medicine content.
  2. You can learn at your leisure, from the comfort of your home or office.
  3. Earn continuing education credits with the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. (details here)
  4. The conference was highly rated by participants. Over 90% said it enhanced their knowledge. 89% said they will apply knowledge they learned to their practice.
  5. It is entirely focused on physicians.

Program: https://www.cspcp.ca/conference/2021-program/

Speakers: https://www.cspcp.ca/conference/speakers/

Registration: https://www.cspcp.ca/conference/alpm-registration/

Contact: cspcp@intertaskconferences.com

CSPCP input to CPSO consultations

(April 2021) The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is conducting public consultations on several policies including Medical Assistance in Dying, Planning for and Providing Quality End-of-Life Care, and Professional Obligations & Human Rights. The CSPCP Board prepared the attached brief and submitted it to CPSO on March 31st.

The CPSO invites all Canadians to participate. Since their policies could be precedent setting for other provincial colleges, we encourage you to take part. You are welcome to reference content from our brief, if you wish.

Links to the three consultations can be accessed from the Consultations page of the CPSO web site.

The consultation deadline is April 30th, 2021.

50% Discount on LEAP Online from Pallium

Canada is extending an offer for CSPCP members to share with their teams and colleagues who could benefit from learning about the palliative care approach.

For a limited time (while quantities last), registrants can obtain a 50% discount on LEAP Online.*

To access the discount:

  1. Choose a LEAP Online upcoming session that works for you: www.pallium.ca/course/leap-online/#upcoming-sessions
  2. Follow the prompts to enroll in a session. If you do not see an ENROLL NOW button on the page, be sure to reach out to support@pallium.ca to request to enroll in the session.
  3. Once you click on ENROLL NOW, you’ll need to create a Pallium Central account (or login if you already have one).
  4. In ‘Payment options’ enter discount code 50OFFCSPCP and click the Submit button. Complete the transaction by clicking Pay with your credit card.


*LEAP Online is a facilitated online learning program that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach. LEAP Online includes 16 online modules completed at your own pace and 6 hours of webinars led by LEAP facilitators who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators. LEAP Online is double accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 24 Mainpro+ credits and by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for up to 12.0 hours. You can learn more about LEAP Online here: www.pallium.ca/course/leap-online

Participate in the Canadian Palliative Care Exchange


Health care professionals are invited to participate in the Canadian Palliative Care (CPC) Exchange (http://www.cpcexchange.ca). New, interesting topics are added every week.

Join now at: http://www.cpcexchange.ca to:

• Ask questions
• Share your experiences
• Teach and learn with colleagues from across Canada

The CSPCP and Pallium launched The Canadian Palliative Care Exchange in July 2020, with support from the Canadian Medical Association, Scotiabank, and MD Financial Management. It is a professional learning site, moderated by members of the CSPCP, and open to all health care professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, and pharmacists.

Compassionate Care Act becomes law in Ontario

Ontario Bill 3,An Act providing for the development of a provincial framework on palliative care passed third reading in the Ontario legislature and will become law. The purpose of the Act is to develop a framework to ensure that every Ontarian has access to quality palliative care. The Act requires the Minister of Health to develop a provincial framework designed to support improved access to palliative care. The Minister must table a report setting out the provincial framework in the Legislative Assembly within one year after the Bill comes into force. Within three years after the report is tabled, the Minister must prepare and table a report on the state palliative care in Ontario. Each report must be published on a Government of Ontario website.

Passing of the law sets a positive precedent for other provinces and shows demonstrate provincial government support for palliative care. The Bill was supported by 40 stakeholders, including Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, ALS Canada, and health professionals from across the province.