Congratulations to McMaster University student Kay Wu, winner of the 2021 Undergraduate Narrative Award for Palliative Medicine for a narrative she submitted to the contest. Kay Wu will receive a cash prize of $500, generously sponsored by Pallium Canada.
Happy Inibhunu (University of Toronto) and Sydney Sparanese both received honourable mention for a poem and video they submitted, respectively.
We will encourage these students to submit their narratives for potential publication in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) and we will post them as soon as we are able. Published narratives from past years’ contest are posted here.
Each year the award also recognizes a palliative care physician who has shown an enduring commitment to the integration of the arts and humanities into the practice of palliative medicine. This year’s honouree is Dr. Douglas McGregor from The University of British Columbia (UBC).
Dr. Douglas McGregor
Thank you to all entrants and to the 2021 judging committee: Margaret Cottle (CSPCP Undergraduate Education Committee), Dr. Douglas McGregor (Honoree, UBC), Carol-Ann Courneya (Advisor), Cori Schroder (CSPCP Awards Committee), and Barbara Sibbald (CMAJ).
For detailed information about this award, see the Awards Page on this web site.
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.
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!