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Free online learning modules from Pallium

(March 31, 2020) For the next 3 months, Pallium and CMA have made 6 Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) modules available for free to all health care professionals. In doing so, we hope to contribute much needed education resources to the dedicated health care teams across Canada and ensure patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, receive the care they need. These modules, currently only available in English, are self-directed and completed at the learner’s own pace.

Pallium and CMA believe it is more important than ever for frontline health care professionals and teams to be equipped with the knowledge, tools, and skills to provide a palliative care approach to patients and their families, as health care teams work tirelessly to keep Canadians safe amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Information on the modules, and how to access them can be found here:

Status of the ALPM 2020 Conference

(March 25, 2020) Given the increasing number of restrictions on meetings and travel, the requirements for social distancing, and the need for physicians to remain on the front lines in their own communities, it seems unlikely that the conference can go ahead. However, we are strategically waiting for a few more weeks to make a final decision.

The financial consequences of cancelling are significant, but less so if we are mandated to cancel. At this point, Ontario’s ban on gatherings of over 50 people is only in effect until March 31st. We expect that an extension to the ban will be announced shortly and if it covers the conference period, the decision will be clear. It will also be clear if most physicians are prevented from travelling during the conference period by their employers or other authorities.

We will only hold the conference if public health officials say we can do so safely and if our Members are free to travel. It does not seem likely at this point, but if something changes and we are able to move ahead, ALPM will provide an opportunity to learn, connect, debrief, and support each other.

We will let you know on or before May 1, so that delegates, speakers, staff and exhibitors can make their plans accordingly.

In the event that ALPM is cancelled, full (100%) refunds will be offered for registration fees and exhibitors’ fees. Prior to that time, our regular cancellation policy is in effect.

The CSPCP is investigating the possibility of virtual/remote options in the event that we need to cancel. We will keep you informed as the situation evolves and decisions are made.


Date: May 28 – 30, 2020
City: Hamilton, ON
Theme: Implementing the National Framework. Where are the Gaps and How do we Address Them?

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.


Pan-Canadian Palliative Care Research Collaborative (PCPCRC) Event

May 30-31, 2020 at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel (right after ALPM)

ThePan-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 90 members from across Canada, pursuing 16 active programs of research. The meeting will feature presentations and interactive workshop roundtable sessions by investigators leading different programs of research at various stages of development. Presentations and workshops 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


Now you can learn anytime, anywhere, and claim self-study CME credits! Sign up for interactive online study courses from the CSPCP. Members get a discount 😊.

The courses are intended for physicians studying for the subspecialty exam and for anyone looking for CME self-study opportunities.

Topics: Heart Failure, COPD, Complex Symptoms (13 Topics) and Pediatric Palliative Care (10 Topics).

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