This award is for the best scholarly project by a resident enrolled in a palliative medicine residency program in Canada. Residents are invited to submit their abstract as an opportunity to share their work and build their presentation skills for a chance to win $1000.
The top three finalists are:
Dr. Jalal Ebrahim, University of Toronto
Improving Advance Care Planning for Patients Admitted to Cardiology with Congestive Heart Failure Exacerbations
Dr. Samantha Lam, University of Alberta
Sarcopenic Obesity as a Predictor of Dyspnea and Function in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Dr. Elizabeth Wu, University of British Columbia
Prolonged Grief and Bereavement Supports within Caregivers who Transition through a Large Palliative Care Program
The abstracts were selected by a review team and scored based on: innovation, scholarship (e.g. evidence-based, use of theoretical framework/principles), relevance to palliative care, contribution of the work to the field, and the residents’ ability to transmit that knowledge in the abstract.
The competition will take place in September where CSPCP members will be invited to a webinar to listen to all three presentations and vote for the abstract they believe meets the criteria.
Congratulations to Dr. Jalal Ebrahim, Dr. Samantha Lam, and Dr. Elizabeth Wu on their successful submissions!
(August 2021) Congratulations to the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer on release of a Canadian Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Competency Framework. Included are palliative care competencies for nurses, general physicians, social workers, personal support workers who are currently in practice, and volunteers. In their release, CPAC acknowledged CSPCP as a major contributor to framework. CSPCP Board members assisted throughout the process and helped refine the physician competency section to align as closely as possible with the existing national palliative competencies used by many of Canadian medical schools: EFPPEC competencies for undergrad medical education, and PACE competencies for postgrad.
Registration is open to access recordings from the CSPCP’s Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Virtual Conference, which took place from February 25-27, 2021. Registration is open to physicians, medical residents and medical students only.
Registrants can access the session recordings until December 31, 2020.
Why watch the recordings?
The conference provides advanced level palliative medicine content.
You can learn at your leisure, from the comfort of your home or office.
Earn continuing education credits with the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. (details here)
The conference was highly rated by participants. Over 90% said it enhanced their knowledge. 89% said they will apply knowledge they learned to their practice.
The report features many new practices and innovative tools that can improve the future of home and community-based palliative care – for example, making virtual care more accessible, increasing the availability of palliative symptom management kits, and giving family caregivers adequate support to provide palliative care for loved ones at home. It is hoped that sharing some of these new practices and tools may inspire readers to use and adapt them as required, or develop and share their own innovations. By sharing knowledge and experience, together we can come out of the pandemic stronger than before.
Thank you to Dr. Stephen Singh for participating in the discussions on behalf of the CSPCP.
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