Oct 23 (Fri) | 0815-1530 PDT
Target Audience: family physicians, palliative care physicians, emergency physicians, hospitalists, nurse practitioners practicing palliative care, nurses, pharmacists, residents & students
Overview: Registration is now available for this year’s UBC Division of Palliative Care CME Day on Oct 22. The theme for this year is ‘Back to Basics’ – find some key pearls in topics such as Evidence-Guided Management of Delirium in Palliative Care, Pain: Update on New Options, Nausea: Old Options and New Opportunities, Renal Failure and Palliative Care, Goals of Care in an Oncology Setting. Plus: Explore Orphan Symptoms – pruritis, rectal tenesmus, hiccups, cough, hyperhidrosis/night sweats, and lymphedema. We hope you can join us!
Up to 5.75 Mainpro+ / MOC Section 1 credits
Nov 19 (Fri) | 0815-1630 EDT
Target Audience: This workshop brings together professionals from diverse disciplines including family medicine, oncology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, anesthesia, and home care, and provides an excellent opportunity for networking and discussing the challenges and opportunities of this rewarding field.
Overview: Palliative Care McGill offers a biennial, full-day workshop for all health professionals interested in enhancing their palliative and end-of-life care knowledge and skills. Presentation topics are diverse and always relevant. Previous topics have included family meetings; depression and its differential diagnoses; advanced pain management; anorexia, cachexia, asthenia; mouth care; radiotherapy in palliative care; ALS neuro palliative care; prognostic tools in palliative care; palliative care emergencies; delirium and palliative care; bereavement; palliative sedation; Bill 52; communication skills for end-of life clinician; medical cannabis; pain assessment in the patients unable to self-report; new guidelines for the use of methadone; and the use of methadone as a co-analgesic.
Up to 7 Mainpro+ / MOC Section 1 credits
(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.