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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.

Condolences to Dr. Kagan

Some of you may have heard of the tragic news from earlier this week regarding palliative care physician Dr. Jennifer Kagan. Dr. Kagan, who practises in Brampton, Ontario, at William Osler Health System, suddenly lost her four year old child, Keira, under distressing circumstances.  

As a community, we are all grieving together and our hearts are filled with sorrow. We would like to send our condolences to our colleague, Dr. Kagan, and her family at this time.

Sincerely,

CSPCP Board of Directors

Joint statement from CHPCA and CSPCP regarding Palliative Care and MAiD

(Nov 27, 2019) The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) released a joint statement and call to action regarding the ongoing confusion amongst the general public about Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying.

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This statement has been endorsed by international palliative care organizations, including the International Association of Hospice Palliative Care (IAHPC) and the World Hospice Palliative Care Association (WHPCA). It has also been endorsed by the founder of palliative care in Canada, Dr. Balfour Mount, and internationally well-respected palliative care physicians such as Dr. Eduardo Bruera. You can read Dr. Mount’s message here.

If you and/or your organization would like to endorse this statement, you may do so here: Endorsement submission form

December 2019 E-Brief

This issue includes: A message from the CSPCP Board, an ALPM 2020 update, a volunteer opportunity, a funding opportunity, a research survey invitation, and more!

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CSPCP response to CMAJ article: Canadian Guideline for Parkinson Disease

On October 18th, 2019, the CMAJ published a response from the CSPCP regarding the article Canadian Guideline for Parkinson Disease. Our response provides clarification about Palliative Care & MAiD. Please share amongst your networks as you see fit.

Link to response: https://www.cmaj.ca/content/191/36/E989/tab-e-letters