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Date: May 23 – 25, 2019
City: Calgary, AB
Theme: Expanding Our Reach Together

Join us for 2 ½ days of learning and networking through a variety of workshops, keynotes, exhibits, and social opportunities. This advanced-level medical conference is open to palliative medicine physicians, physicians interested in palliative care, medical students and residents. Hosted by the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians.

PROGRAM INFORMATION: https://www.cspcp.ca/2019alpm/2019-program/
REGISTRATION: https://www.cspcp.ca/2019alpm/alpm-registration/

Pan-Canadian Palliative Care Research Collaborative Meeting

Anticipated dates: Start in late afternoon or early evening of Saturday, May 25th 2019; Continue in morning of Sunday, May 26th. Travel home Sunday afternoon.
Location: The Westin Calgary

The Pan-Canadian Palliative Care Research Collaborative (PCPCRC) is a network of practice-focused research groups producing trusted research to improve people’s experience of palliative and end of life care. Our goal is to conduct and disseminate research that provides key knowledge to the healthcare system to enable better care for individuals as they approach the end of life. We currently have more than 60 members from across Canada, pursuing a dozen active programs of research.

The meeting will feature presentations by investigators leading different programs of research at various stages of development. The presentations will be interactive and intended to solicit helpful feedback as well as collaborators. If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact James Downar at jdownar@toh.ca

National Framework Implementation

Representatives from the Palliative 4 Canadians (P4C) group met with Health Canada on January 30, 2019 to begin discussing implementation of the national Framework on Palliative Care in Canada. The Framework was tabled in parliament on December 4, 2018 by the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health, after a year-long consultation with many stakeholders including the CSPCP. Health Canada reported that they will now develop a Framework implementation plan that aims to action the guiding principles and goals reflected in the Framework. Their goal is to have the plan ready by late Spring 2019. Health Canada also plans to establish an Office of Palliative Care to provide high level coordination of palliative care activities going forward. P4C shared suggestions on how the Office could be structured to optimize efficiency and results.

We look forward to seeing how the implementation unfolds and the CSPCP will continue to be an active partner. It is heartening to have federal politicians and Health Canada assist all of us with improving palliative care for all Canadians.

*Canada’s four national palliative care organizations – CSPCP, CHPCA, Canadian Virtual Hospice and Pallium Canada