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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

    ALPM 2020 conference is cancelled

    (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. We apologize for the delay in announcing this, but it was necessary as we worked to mitigate the financial impact on the CSPCP. Please release the 2020 dates from your schedule, and mark your calendar for next year’s ALPM in Calgary: May 6th-8th, 2021.

    Cancelling means “undoing” and reconfiguring the activities normally associated with ALPM, including education, networking, sharing of research, honouring award winners, choosing the Resident Research Award winner, and holding our Annual General Meeting and election. But fear not! We have alternatives in mind. We will announce them gradually after the COVID-19 situation settles down.

    Thank you to the Conference Planning Committee, Intertask Conferences, the CSPCP Board, and the many CSPCP members who committed time and energy to plan the conference program. We will carry over as much of this work as possible, so it will not be lost.

    We regret the loss of the in-person networking and collegiality of ALPM. We considered converting to a virtual conference, but we anticipate that members will not have time to participate during the response to COVID-19. We will consider planning some virtual education options for late 2020 or early 2021 instead. Other upcoming options for education include: the International Congress on Palliative Care (October 13-16, Montreal), CHPCA’s Learning Institute (rescheduled for November 12-14, Ottawa), CSPCP’s online learning modules, and free COVID-19-related courses and webinars from Pallium.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    The CSPCP Board and Staff

    Webinars re COVID-19 from Pallium

    To contribute toward health care professional preparedness during this pandemic, Pallium will be hosting a series of webinars in the upcoming weeks focused on topics that are relevant to our health care teams who are actively leading the response to COVID-19. They have created a new page on pallium.ca where webinars will be listed: www.pallium.ca/pallium-canadas-covid-19-response-resources. Please check regularly for updated webinar listings.

    Recorded Webinar: Palliative Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The webinar describes the expected challenges of providing palliative care during the current COVID-19 pandemic. It also suggests an important approach to ensuring that all patients with palliative care needs are cared for at this time of crisis.

    The webinar recording and slides are posted below.



    Slides: Click here