Author Archives: Michelle Veer

CSPCP DEFENDS AVAILABILITY OF HIGH STRENGTH OPIOID FORMULATIONS FOR PALLIATIVE CARE

(Dec 7, 2018) The CSPCP responded to a commentary in the CMAJ asking for a ministerial recall of high-strength opioid formulations. Thank you to CSPCP Communications Committee Member Catriona Aparicio for helping prepare the response.

CSPCP response: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/190/48/E1404/tab-e-letters#cspcp-response-to-herder–juurlinks-high-strength-opioid-formulations-the-case-for-a-ministerial-recall

Call for Nominations: Eduardo Bruera Award and Humanitarian Award

Deadline: February 1st, 2019

The Eduardo Bruera Award

The Eduardo Bruera Award in Palliative Medicine recognizes CSPCP members who have made an important difference to palliative medicine through their clinical work, teaching and education, research, program administration, and/or international involvement in palliative care. The area of emphasis for 2019 will be research. It is co-sponsored by the Division of Palliative Care Medicine at the University of Alberta and the CSPCP.

Visit the awards page for detailed criteria and submission information.

The CSPCP Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award will be given annually to a CSPCP member who significantly improves the lives of underserved populations nationally or internationally, through:

a) Direct service provision AND/OR
b) Development of humanitarian programs

The humanitarian work does not have to be in the field of palliative medicine, but the nominee must be a palliative medicine physician. The prize includes a $1000 donation to a humanitarian organization chosen by the winner.

Visit the awards page for detailed criteria and submission information.

CSPCP at QELCCC Palliative Care Breakfast for MPs

The Quality End of Life Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) hosted a breakfast for MPs in Ottawa on October 25th. Several CSPCP members and Board members mixed and mingled with the crowd, which included MPs, senators, and representatives from many of the QELCCC member organizations. A highlight of the event was a moving personal story shared by Paul Adams. To view an earlier written version of the story, click here.