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Palliative Spring Education Evening – March 23, 2017

Keynote Address
The Problem with Polysemy
Presenter: Joshua Shadd, MD, MClSc, CCFP
Palliative Care Physician, Hamilton Health Sciences; Director, Division of Palliative Care; Asst. Professor, Dept. of Family Medicine

Breakout Sessions

HPC Fall Education Evening – November 17, 2016

Late-Stage Dementia:  Providing Comfort, Compassion and Care – New Dimensions
Presented by: Waterloo Wellington Interdisciplinary Hospice Palliative Care Education Committee
Speaker:  Dr. Michael Gordon
November 17, 2016 (5:30-9:30 pm)
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Geriatric Handbook (Baycrest) – posted with permission

HPC Spring Education Evening – March 24, 2016

What Do I Say: Facilitating Essential Conversations?
Speaker: Amy S. D’Aprix, MSW, PhD

Implementing a Palliative Approach to Care (Earlier) for Persons Living with Chronic Heart Failure
Speakers: Dr. George Heckman MD MSc FRCPC & Veronique M. Boscart  RN, MScN, MEd, PhD

Parental Decision Making at End of Life
Speakers: Claire O’Halloran interlink peds RN with McMaster,
Dave Lysecki, MD FRCPC

Dying, Dignity and Contemporary Challenges in Palliative Care

November 12th, 2015 – Dr. Harvey M. Chochinov

The Way Forward

March 26th 2015 – Spring Education Night

A Review and Discussion on Methadone

December 8, 2014 – Dr. Marissa Slaven

Waterloo Wellington Palliative Interdisciplinary Education: Honouring Cultural and Religious Perspectives

November 13, 2014Waterloo Wellington Interdisciplinary Palliative Education Committee

Waterloo Wellington Palliative Interdisciplinary Education: The Way Forward

March 26, 2014Waterloo Wellington Interdisciplinary Palliative Education Committee

The Waterloo Wellington Palliative Sedation Protocol: Consensus

November 13, 2013Waterloo Wellington Interdisciplinary Palliative Education Committee & The Waterloo Wellington Interdisciplinary HPC Education Committee PST Task Force

Advances in Cancer Pain Management: Moving Beyond the Basics

March 20, 2013Waterloo Wellington Hospice Palliative Care Consultation Services

Palliative Sedation Therapy: A Journey from Contention Towards Consensus

November 14, 2012 – Waterloo Wellington Hospice Palliative Care Consultation Services