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Palliative Spring & Fall Education Evenings

This conference is sponsored jointly by the Physicians Palliative Education Funds and the WW Interdisciplinary Palliative Education Funds

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September 8, 2022

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Rooted in Wisdom: Bending not Breaking

5:00-9:00 pm
Bingemans, Kitchener
Cost: $30.00

March 24, 2020

Conference Cancelled due to COVID

Keynote Address: Palliative Care:  Time to look at the whole car and not only a wheel
Dr. Jose Pereira, Professor & Director, Division of Palliative Care, Dept. of Family Medicine, McMaster University; Scientific Officer, Pallium Canada

  • Adult Clinical: Palliative Care in Kidney, Heart & Lung Diseases: Commonalities & Differences Dr. José Pereira, as above
  • Pediatric: A Practical Approach to Providing Pediatric Palliative & EOL Care in the Home and Community
    • Dave Lysecki, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University; Associate Member, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University
    • Jen Callen, QoLA Care NP, McMaster University
    • Natalie Jewitt, Pediatric Palliative Care Fellow, PACT, SickKids
  • Adult General: The Reflection Room: Pause. Reflect. Share
    • Dr. Paul Holyoke, Director, Saint Elizabeth Research Ctr
    • Rosemary Georges, MSc, Research Associate

November 20, 2019

Managing Change in Turbulent Times
Dr. Nick Bontis, Award-Winning Professor of Strategy, McMaster University

March 20, 2019

5:30-9:30 pm
Bingemans, Kitchener
Cost: $20.00

  •  Safe Use of OpioidsPresentation
    Andrea Furlan, MD, PhD, Physiatry
  • Supporting Children Experiencing the Death of a Loved One Presentation & Handout (password protected)
    Dave Lysecki, MD, FRCPC
    Tracy Akitt, Certified Child Life Specialist
  • Palliative Care in Homeless and Vulnerable Populations: Relationship-Based Nursing Care Presentation
    Karen Simpson, NP

November 22, 2018

  • The Power of Kindness in Palliative Care, Dr. Brian Goldman

March 8, 2018

  • Navigating Challenging Conversations – Dr. Jeff Myers, MD, MSEd, CCFP(PC)]
  • Paediatric Palliative Care: You can care for these patients; Project ECHO can help! – Dr. Adam Rapoport, MD, FRCP(C), MHSc
  • Approach to Advanced Heart Failure at End of Life – Dr. Leah Steinberg, MD, MA, CFC
  • Navigating Challenging Conversations: Practical Applications – Dr. Jeff Myers, MD, MSEd, CCFP(PC)

November 22, 2017

  • Cannabinoid therapies: What’s all the buzz about? – Dr. Vincent Maida
  • Grief Matters – Rachelle McGuire, MA CT

March 23, 2017

  • The Problem with Polysemy –  Dr. Joshua Shadd, McMaster
  • MAID and the Waterloo Wellington Response – Waterloo Wellington Regional MAID Working Group
  • Palliative Care for the LGBTQ Community –  Cait Glasson, SPECTRUM and Barb Jones, Hospice of Waterloo Region
  • Pediatric Palliative Care:  An Inpatient Oncology Perspective –  Paula MacDonald, McMaster

November 17, 2016

Late-Stage Dementia:  Providing Comfort, Compassion and Care – New Dimensions
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