Programme Highlights



ALL-DAY SEMINARS

Clinical Master Class: “They Still Are Dying from Cancer, Aren’t They? – Updates on Palliative Modalities for Managing Cancer Patients”
In collaboration with the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians

Organizers and Co-Chairs:
David Henderson, Medical Director, Colchester East-Hants Palliative Care Program, Truro, NS, Canada
Leonie Herx, Palliative Care Physician, Pediatric Palliative Care, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Research Methodology: “Developing and Evaluating Innovative and/or Complex Programs/Interventions”
Organizers and Co-Chairs:
Robin Cohen, Professor and Director, Palliative Care Research, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
R. Sean Morrison, Professor, Icahn School of Medicine, Director, Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Director, National Palliative Care Research Center, New York, NY, USA
Whole Person Care: “Bringing Your Whole Person to Whole Person Care”
Organizer and Chair:
Tom A. Hutchinson, Director, McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, Montréal, QC, Canada
Pediatric Palliative Care: “Rethinking the ‘Pediatric’ in Pediatric Palliative Care: An Interprofessional Examination of the Child in Research and Practice”
Organizers and Co-Chairs:
Mary Ellen Macdonald, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University;
Franco Carnevale, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, McGill University; The Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montréal, QC, Canada
Nursing Issues: “Building Strength in Palliative Care Nursing: Knowledge, Action, and Self-care”
Organizers and Co-Chairs:
Maryse Bouvette, Advanced practice nurse in palliative care, Coordinator of the Regional Palliative Consultation Team, Bruyère Continuing Care, Ottawa, ON; Canada
Vasiliki (Bessy) Bitzas, Head Nurse, Department of Palliative Care, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, QC; Canada
David Wright, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada


ALL-DAY SEMINARS

“Pharmacotherapy and Palliative Care”
Organizer and Chair:
Bonica Orng, Pharmacist, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada
“Fundamentals of Palliative Care Nursing” (for newcomers to the field)
Organizers and Co-Chairs:
Maryse Bouvette, Advanced practice nurse in palliative care, Coordinator of the Regional Palliative Consultation Team, Bruyère Continuing Care, Ottawa, ON; Canada
Vasiliki (Bessy) Bitzas, Head Nurse, Department of Palliative Care, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, QC; Canada
David Wright, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
“From Personalized Medicine, Patient-Centered Care to Person-Centered Care”
Sponsored by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer