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Winner of the 2020 Palliative Medicine Resident Research Award


Congratulations to Dr. Abby Maybee, from McMaster University, for winning the 2020 Palliative Medicine Resident Research Award.  She was selected by audience vote, via webinar, for her presentation Exploring Models of Care: A deeper understanding.  Congratulations to the other finalists too, for their excellent presentations about their scholarly projects: both from the University of Alberta, Dr. Mathieos Belayneh and Dr. Dustin Mattie.

CSPCP Study: Palliative care clinical rotations

April 15, 2020 – Although most Canadian medical schools offer clinical rotations in palliative care, only a minority of trainees at the undergrad & postgrad levels completed such a rotation during their training (2008-2018). Without dedicated clinical exposure to palliative care, many physicians may enter practice without vital palliative care competencies.

Publication in CMAJ Open: http://cmajopen.ca/content/8/2/E257.full

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

Congratulations to CSPCP Award Winners

The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians is pleased to announce the CSPCP Award Winners for 2020. Please join us in congratulating:

Dr. Cori Schroder (ON): CSPCP Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Martin Chasen (ON): Eduardo Bruera Award in Palliative Medicine
Dr. Edward Dubland (BC): CSPCP Humanitarian Award

Profiles of the Award Winners are posted on the Awards page of our website.

The winners will be honoured at the Awards prsesentation during the 16th Annual Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference in Hamilton on Thursday, May 28.

Congratulations and thanks to Dr. Schroder, Dr. Chasen and Dr. Dubland for their outstanding contributions to our field.