Author Archives: Michelle Veer

WINNER – UNDERGRADUATE NARRATIVE AWARD


Congratulations to Queen’s University student Palika Kohli, winner of the 2020 Undergraduate Narrative Award for Palliative Medicine for an essay she submitted to the contest. Cassia Tremblay (University of British Columbia) received honourable mention for a poem.
We will encourage these students to submit their entries for potential publication in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) and we will post them as soon as we are able. Palika Kohli will also receive a cash prize of $500, generously sponsored by Pallium Canada. Published narratives from past years’ contest are posted here.

Each year the award also recognizes a palliative care physician who has shown an enduring commitment to the integration of the arts and humanities into the practice of palliative medicine. This year’s honouree is Dr. Stephen Libenfrom McGill University.

Thank you to all entrants and to the 2020 judging committee: Margaret Cottle (CSPCP Undergraduate Education Committee), Stephen Liben (Honoree, McGill U.), Carol-Ann Courneya (Advisor), Cori Schroder (CSPCP Awards Committee), and Barbara Sibbald (CMAJ).

For detailed information about this award, see the Awards Page on this web site.

SAVE THE DATE – VIRTUAL ALPM IN 2021 (#ALPM2021)

Given the uncertainties around COVID-19, the CSPCP has decided that our Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine (ALPM) conference will be 100% virtual in 2021.

The virtual conference will run for three consecutive half days, from Thursday, February 25 through Saturday, February 27, 2021 (Time: 9–1 PT/10-2 MT/11-3 CT/12–4 ET/1–5 AT /130-530 NL each day).

Why virtual?

  • No stress for speakers or attendees about whether it’s safe to travel and meet
  • Less time and cost to attend
  • Ability to view recordings if you miss a session
  • To decrease financial risk to the CSPCP.

  • What’s next?

  • The conference committee is putting together a fantastic program. It will include many of the speakers who were originally scheduled for ALPM 2020 in Calgary.
  • Program details and registration information will be available in November 2020.

  • Note: If you were holding May 6 – 8, 2021 for a potential in-person in Calgary, please release it from your calendar.

    Partner event: UBC Division of Palliative Care CME Day (Virtual)


    Oct 23 (Fri) | 0815-1500 PDT
    Target Audience: Palliative care clinicians of all disciplines, health care managers, public health specialists, and anyone else interested in the development of palliative care services in any setting or health care system
    Up to 5.5 Mainpro+ / MOC Section 1 credits
    Course Webpage | Agenda | Register