2020 ALPM Conference

Implementing the National Framework. Where are the Gaps and How do we Address Them?

(April 21, 2020) Today, the CSPCP Board of Directors announced the cancellation of ALPM 2020. Given the risks to public health and the restrictions all of us are living with, it is clear that we will not be able to hold an in-person event. (…read the full message)

Refund of registration fees will be processed by mid-May.


Opportunity Date open Date closed Who can submit
Proposals to lead 75-minute interactive workshops October 1, 2019 November 10, 2019 CSPCP members only
General abstracts. All abstracts will be considered for posters. Authors of top-scoring abstracts will be invited to give short oral presentations during the Member Showcase December 1, 2019 February 2, 2020 Physicians, medical students, medical residents from any discipline IMPORTANT NOTE*
Palliative Medicine Resident Research Award. Authors of the Top 3 abstracts will be invited to give short oral presentations. February 2020 Early April 2020 Palliative Medicine residents IMPORTANT NOTE*

*New for 2020:  Palliative medicine residents may submit a general abstract OR apply for the Palliative Medicine Resident Research Award (not both). ALL palliative medicine residents who submit abstracts through the award process will be offered the opportunity to display posters.

Conference Objectives

  • Apply acquired knowledge in advanced palliative medicine to treat patients living with a wide range of life-threatening illnesses;
  • Educate medical colleagues (practicing physicians and learners) about palliative care; and
  • Recognize the importance of advocating for improved access to palliative care in local, regional, and national settings.

Please note that due to the advanced medical content at this conference, registration is open to physicians only. We encourage professionals from other disciplines to attend one of Canada’s excellent interdisciplinary palliative care conferences: The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference or the International Congress on Palliative Care.