top of page

Welcome to Covenant Health

Palliative Care Education & Research Conference

Monday, October 23, 2023 | Virtual Online Event

This year's theme is

Personalized Palliative Care: Caring for People & Communities
Honouring people where they are at

Ensuring that the needs and wishes of each person with a life-limiting illness and their family are understood.​ Learn about palliative care needs and enhance your knowledge of the practical aspects of palliative and end-of-life care.

​Explore current trends, issues and research with our invited guest experts and your colleagues.

Topic areas include:

  • Back to Basics: Symptom management, direct clinical care

  • Emerging Issues & Trends: Innovations and research in palliative and end of life care

  • Challenging clinical care needs for palliative and end of life patients and their families

  • Psychosocial/Spiritual & Wellness

Equity in Palliative Care Panel | 1205-1305 

Providing palliative care to meet those that are structurally vulnerable where they are at


Dr. Cara Bablitz


Palliative Physician

Dr. Naheed Dosani


Palliative care physician & Health justice advocate

Juliet Foster

Ashley Mollison


Program Coordinator, Palliative Approaches research collaborative at the University of Victoria


Supporting patients and their families throughout their illness trajectory may be challenging. 

Increasing our understanding of a person’s unique journey contributes to a person and family centered approach to care.  Improving personalization and honouring people where they are at, enhances overall quality of care and life, decreases suffering, and may even extend survival.  

Smiling Nurse

Caring for people and their communities is at the heart of what we do. 

Join us in sharing your clinical and research insights into how we can improve palliative care to more fully honour individuals and communities. 

Medical Staff

Through trust, knowledge, communication, compassionate care and awareness of social, cultural and individual factors, health care providers can facilitate an environment that respects, responds, values and embraces diversity and individual preferences.  Caregiver awareness and understanding of various social determinants of health (including race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and other factors affecting the person) will both impact and influence patient-provider interactions, clinical decision making and individual interpretations of life, death, dying and bereavement.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to attend in October and get involved in discussions and learnings across a range of topics, during keynote presentations and breakout sessions.

Call for Abstracts


We invite you to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations related to Palliative & End of Life Care.

Leadership Presentation

Deadline: May 24, 2023

Submissions now closed
bottom of page