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Registration still OPEN – Recordings of Virtual Conference 2021 (#ALPM2021)

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?

  1. The conference provides advanced level palliative medicine content.
  2. You can learn at your leisure, from the comfort of your home or office.
  3. Earn continuing education credits with the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. (details here)
  4. 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.
  5. It is entirely focused on physicians.

Program: https://www.cspcp.ca/conference/2021-program/

Speakers: https://www.cspcp.ca/conference/speakers/

Registration: https://www.cspcp.ca/conference/alpm-registration/

Contact: cspcp@intertaskconferences.com

50% Discount on LEAP Online from Pallium

Canada is extending an offer for CSPCP members to share with their teams and colleagues who could benefit from learning about the palliative care approach.

For a limited time (while quantities last), registrants can obtain a 50% discount on LEAP Online.*

To access the discount:

  1. Choose a LEAP Online upcoming session that works for you: www.pallium.ca/course/leap-online/#upcoming-sessions
  2. Follow the prompts to enroll in a session. If you do not see an ENROLL NOW button on the page, be sure to reach out to support@pallium.ca to request to enroll in the session.
  3. Once you click on ENROLL NOW, you’ll need to create a Pallium Central account (or login if you already have one).
  4. In ‘Payment options’ enter discount code 50OFFCSPCP and click the Submit button. Complete the transaction by clicking Pay with your credit card.


*LEAP Online is a facilitated online learning program that provides health care professionals with the essential skills and competencies of the palliative care approach. LEAP Online includes 16 online modules completed at your own pace and 6 hours of webinars led by LEAP facilitators who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators. LEAP Online is double accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 24 Mainpro+ credits and by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for up to 12.0 hours. You can learn more about LEAP Online here: www.pallium.ca/course/leap-online

Delivery of Palliative Care by Physicians in Canada: A Definitions Document

(September 2019) The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) is pleased to share recommended credentialing standards for specialist palliative care physicians practicing in Canada.

English: Delivery of Palliative Care by Palliative Physicians in Canada – a Definitions Document July 2019 final – EN.

French: Delivery of Palliative Care by Palliative Physicians in Canada – FR

The palliative care needs of Canadians are best met through the provision of palliative care across primary and specialist levels of care, which requires physicians with differing levels of expertise and training, as described in the national Framework on Palliative Care in Canada. All physicians should have core competencies and skills in palliative care, taught at the undergraduate and postgraduate education levels, to be able to provide a palliative approach to care for their patients. For the development of specialized expertise in palliative care, we now have two certification routes developed for palliative care consultants: a Certificate of Added Competence through the College of Family Physicians of Canada and a Subspecialty in Palliative Medicine through the Royal College. Both routes support the development of consultant level, specialist palliative care expertise.

Recognition of these providers at the provincial level is necessary in order for us to begin to assess, measure and plan for human resources, including residency positions, needed across Canada to improve teaching, mentoring, research, program development and access to palliative care.

CERTIFICATE OF ADDED COMPETENCE IN PALLIATIVE CARE (UPDATE MARCH 2019)

Certificates of Added Competence (CACs) from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) provide a means of recognizing those family physicians who have achieved a defined level of competence and a commitment to maintenance. Physicians who hold CACs are a valued resource to other family physicians and to our patients. (Source: CFPC web site).

Currently the only way to earn a CAC in Palliative Care is through the successful completion of an accredited enhanced skills residency program. The list of programs is on the CSPCP web site: https://www.cspcp.ca/information/training-opportunities/. The CFPC is also developing a practice eligible route, but the requirements and time line are not yet known. Updates from the CFPC will be posted here when available.