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Date: May 23 – 25, 2019
City: Calgary, AB
Theme: Expanding Our Reach Together

Join us for 2 ½ days of learning and networking through a variety of workshops, keynotes, exhibits, and social opportunities. This 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.


Consultations Updating the National Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Canada Framework

5 conference calls between May 7 and May 16, 2019.

Hosted by CHPCA and the Speak Up project.

There will be 5 stand-alone calls, each with a particular focus, to collect feedback on the ACP in Canada Framework Report (see it here, also attached), which will inform the New ACP in Canada Framework document (review the 2012 version here). You are not required to attend all 5 calls.


Paediatric Palliative Care Webinars

Wednesdays from 11:15 – 12:45 h EST
April 24 – Dec 18, 2019

CSPCP members may be interested in Paediatric Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) from SickKids. It’s a continuing education program offered over videoconference. Each session contains a brief, 15-minute didactic presentation on a topic related to paediatric palliative care, followed by the discussion of a patient case. This initiative aims to build a virtual community of practice, expand knowledge, and increase capacity to manage patients with specialized needs in primary care. All health care professionals are welcome to join.

Registration: Click Here to Register
Questions? Contact
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LEAP Coach Training Workshop – for Certified LEAP Facilitators

Date: May 22, 2019, The Westin Calgary
Time: 1230 – 230 or 3 – 5 (two sessions available)

Pallium Canada is hosting two 2-hour LEAP coach training workshops on Wednesday May 22, 2019 at The Westin Calgary. If you are attending the Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine (ALPM) conference, this workshop will take place the day before the conference starts. Please note: all LEAP certified facilitators who meet the coach criteria are welcome to apply regardless of attendance at ALPM.

To apply: Log into Pallium Central and click on Coach application.

More information: Contact Stephanie Ferris at Pallium Canada: 613 562 6262 ext. 1749 or

Pan-Canadian Palliative Care Research Collaborative Meeting

Anticipated dates: Start in late afternoon or early evening of Saturday, May 25th 2019; Continue in morning of Sunday, May 26th. Travel home Sunday afternoon.
Location: The Westin Calgary

The Pan-Canadian Palliative Care Research Collaborative (PCPCRC) is a network of practice-focused research groups producing trusted research to improve people’s experience of palliative and end of life care. Our goal is to conduct and disseminate research that provides key knowledge to the healthcare system to enable better care for individuals as they approach the end of life. We currently have more than 60 members from across Canada, pursuing a dozen active programs of research.

The meeting will feature presentations by investigators leading different programs of research at various stages of development. The presentations will be interactive and intended to solicit helpful feedback as well as collaborators. If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact James Downar at