HPC Palliative Education Evenings

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

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Save the Date – Spring Palliative Education Evening – March 21, 2023

Bingemans, Kitchener
Cost: $30.00

  • Check-in begins at 4:00 pm
  • A Sit-Down Dinner will be Provided

Registration Coming Soon
Deadline: March 3, 2023

  • Keynote Address:
    A Strained Healthcare System:  Leveraging Systems Thinking, Ownership, and Quality Improvement to Improve Palliative Care Access

Dr. José Pereira
McMaster University

Pallium Canada

  • Adult Presentation
    Details Coming Soon
  • Pediatric Presentation
    Details Coming Soon

September 8, 2022 – Rooted in Wisdom: Bending not Breaking

5:00-9:15 pm
Bingemans, Kitchener
Cost: $30.00

Registration Deadline: August 31, 2022 – Flyer

  • Keynote Address: Aboriginal Perspectives on the Stages of Life

Clarence Cachagee
Founder, Crow Shield Lodge
Aboriginal Services Coordinator, Conestoga College

This presentation will introduce Indigenous ideologies of the cycle of life through medicine wheel teachings and will uncover the beauty that can be found during the end-of-life phase.

  • Presentation: Music Therapy in the Transitional Space Between Life and Death

Lydia Penner, MA, RP(Q), MTA
Counsellor & Music Therapist
Hospice Waterloo Region

This presentation will describe how music therapy can provide a space for the dying to reflect on their personal life narrative and share stories, to identify and locate inner conflicts, to release emotion and explore thoughts and feelings, and to be soothed and held by rocking rhythms and vocal tones. When death nears and the dying are unable to communicate verbally with others, Lydia will demonstrate how music can provide a bridge between the dying and their family and serve as a transitional space between life and death.

  • Presentation: Micro-Approaches to Self-Care

Trish Heyes Client Services Lead
Hospice Wellington

This presentation will offer strategies to apply the principle of self-care to caregivers. Despite offering wise support to clients, patients and families, caregivers often neglect caring for themselves.   Beyond sleep, proper nutrition and exercise, this lighthearted presentation is intended to inspire and motivate you to establish micro-habits which rejuvenate you.

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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