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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)


Dates: September 19th – 21st, 2019
Location: Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa, ON
Theme: Embracing Partnerships Towards a Shared Vision

The 2019 CHPCA Conference will provide 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. Conference participants will learn about the important issues facing people who work with those who are dying, and will hear experts in a number of fields debate and discuss these issues and offer solutions.