Tuesday, October 18, 2016
07:45 – 08:45
Chair: Robin Cohen, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Discussant: Sharon Kaasalainen, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
How Empowering Is Hospital Care for Older Adults, and What Difference Does Palliative Care Make? A Cross-National Ethnography in England, Ireland and the USA

Lucy Ellen Selman1,Barbara Daveson1, Melinda Smith1, Bridget Johnston2, Karen Ryan3, R. Sean Morrison4, Katy Tobin4, Caty Pannell1, Regina McQuillan5, Taja Ferguson4, Anastasia Reison4, Steven Z. Pantilat6, Diane E. Meier4, Charles Normand2, Irene J. Higginson1

1. King's College London, London, United Kingdom
2. Centre of Health Policy and Management,Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
3. Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
4. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, United States
5. Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Experiences of Integrating Electronic Assessments Within Tertiary Palliative Care: Use of the Quality of Life Assessment and Practice Support System (QPSS)

Marian Krawczyk1,2, Kara Schick-Makaroff3, S. Robin Cohen4,5, Kelli Stajduhar6, Esther Laforest4, Sharon Wang2, Neil Hilliard7, Charlene Neufeld7, Judy Lett7, Carolyn Tayler7, James Voth8, Richard Sawatzky1,2

1. Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2. Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada
3. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
4. McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
5. Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, QC, Canada
6. University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
7. Fraser Health, Surrey, BC, Canada
8. Intogrey Research and Development Inc., Abbotsford, BC, Canada

The Effectiveness of the Care Programme for the Last Days of Life (CAREFuL) to Improve Comfort and Quality of Care in Acute Geriatric Hospital Wards: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Kim Beernaert1, Tinne Smets1, Joachim Cohen1, Rebecca Verhofstede1, Massimo Costantini2, Kim Eecloo1, Nele Van Den Noortgate1,3, Luc Deliens1

1. Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
2. RCCS Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
3. Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium

09:00 – 17:30
Organizers and Co-Chairs: Vasiliki BItzas, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, QC, Canada,
Maryse Bouvette, Bruyère Continuing Care, Ottawa, ON, Canada
David Wright, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

As societies shift and populations age, health care systems are called upon to respond to new and and increasingly complex challenges. Palliative care nursing must evolve to address these challenges, including caring for patients and families in different societal contexts and meeting the needs of a wide group of people. This evolution is framed by knowledge development and a patient centered call to action. Imperative to the strengthening of palliative care nursing is an acknowledgment that the moral burden of caring for the dying must be addressed and that coping strategies must be developed.

09:00 – 10:30

Palliative Care in the Rural Community

Barbara Pesut, Canadian Research Chair in Health, Ethics and Diversity, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

11:00 - 12:30

Theory of Intellectual Capital in Nursing

Christine Covell, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

14:00 – 15:30

Moral Distress

Cynda Rushton, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States

16:00 – 17:30


Ruth Richardson Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Organizers and Co-Chairs: Mary Ellen Macdonald, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada and Franco Carnevale, The Montreal Children’s Hospital, MUHC, Montréal, QC, Canada
This Pediatrics “Rethinking” Seminar will examine how the ‘voice of the child’ matters in our clinical and research work. How might our approaches stifle children's voices? In this seminar we will confront our assumptions and practices, with the goal of resolving tensions, uncovering gaps and imagining future directions together.

09:00 – 10:30

What is ‘The Voice of a Child’ and How Does It Matter?

Alan Prout, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Franco Carnevale, The Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, QC, Canada

Discussant: Adam Rapoport, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

Q&A with audience

11:00 - 12:30

How Do We Solicit, Interpret, and Understand Voices That Are Difficult To Hear?

Gail Teachman, Centre for Research on Children and Families, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Chris Feudtner, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Discussant: Manon Champagne, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda, QC, Canada

Q&A with audience

14:00 – 15:30

Contextualizing Voices: Family, Culture, Community

Sylvie Fortin, Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

Discussant: TBD

Q&A with audience

16:00 – 17:30

Voices From Beyond the Grave

Mary Ellen Macdonald, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Betty Davies, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

Discussant: Susan Cadell, Renison University College, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Q&A with audience

12:50 – 13:50

I’m Still Here: Young Adults Living Life with Recurrent Cancer

I'm Still Here follows six young adults living with recurrent cancer on a three-day retreat. Working creatively with fear, uncertainty and hope will be the focus for discussion, following the film, facilitated by three participants in the film; one a young adult living with recurrent cancer, the others co-founders of the Callanish Society based in Vancouver, BC.

Organizer and Chair: Tom Hutchinson, McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
We will use techniques (ways of viewing the world, the iceberg metaphor, part’s party) developed by family therapist Virginia Satir to explore how we can become both more effective and more resilient practitioners of whole person care.

09:00 – 10:30

Ways of Viewing the World

11:00 - 12:30

Iceberg Metaphor

14:00 – 15:30

Parts Party

16:00 – 17:30

Resilience and Whole Person Care

Organizers and Co-Chairs: David Henderson, Colchester-East Hants Palliative Care Program, Truro, NS, Canada and Leonie Herx, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

In cooperation with the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians  
With the support of Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: 

We have focused on non-malignant conditions over the last two Master Classes. This year we are pleased to present a world-renowned list of speakers reviewing evidence based best practices to manage some common conditions in malignant diseases.

09:00 – 10:00

Newer Generation Palliative Treatments of Malignancies

Paul Daeninck, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

10:00 - 11:00

Palliative Rehabilitation

Thomas Jagoe, McGill University, Montreal, QC

11:30 – 12:30

What’s New in Palliative Care Pain Management?

Henrique A. Parsons, University of Ottawa, Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON

14:00 – 15:30


Eduardo Bruera, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

16:00 – 17:30

Malignant Bowel Obstruction

David Currow, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Organizers and Co-Chairs: Robin Cohen,McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada and R. Sean Morrison, Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States
The purpose of this seminar is to give researchers an opportunity to learn from experts and each other about challenges/barriers/pitfalls and solutions to conducting palliative care research. There will be significant time for discussion. Clinicians are welcome to come and learn about challenges researchers face.

09:00 – 09:15

Introduction, Background

Robin Cohen, Sean Morrison

09:15 – 10:30

Participatory, Collaborative, and Qualitative Evaluation

Brad Cousins, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

11:00 - 12:30

Palliative Care Issues in Randomized Control Trial Designs
    i) Cluster Randomization
    ii) Dealing with Missing Data: Modified Intention-to-Treat

David Currow, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia

14:00 – 15:30

Natural Experiments and Quasi-Experimental Studies

Melissa Aldridge, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States

16:00 – 16:30

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

Richard Sawatzky, Trinity Western University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

16:30 - 17:30

Discussion and Closing Remarks

17:30 - 19:00

Join fellow participants over a glass of wine or refreshment of your choice and sample some of Montreal’s most delectable culinary treats. A great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and to meet new ones in a relaxing ambience. (Included in the registration fee)


Little Stars: Accomplishing the Extraordinary in the Face of Serious Illness

Little Stars tells the surprisingly life-affirming stories of young people living with life-limiting illnesses. Against the odds these youngsters are making the most of every moment thanks to the support of their loved ones, working in harmony with passionate "palliative care" teams.

Little Stars is a film you will never forget. Narrated by acclaimed British actor David Suchet, CBE, the raw power, insight and emotional honesty of this definitive human interest documentary will leave a lasting impression. The projection of the film will be followed by a period of discussion led by Dr. Hal Siden, Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of British Columbia, and Medical Director of Canuck Place Children's Hospice.