Day at a Glance

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All times are in Mountain Time (MT). The timing of this program is made to accommodate speakers and registrants from all time zones across Canada as best as possible.

Program

0800-0815

Welcome
Opening Reflection

0815-0915

The Bridge from Conflict to Opportunity: Keeping Hope Alive in Palliative Medicine

0915-0930

Health Break and Website/Poster Viewing

0930-1015

Concurrent Sessions (including Q&A)

A1

The Power of Art in Understanding Grief: Acknowledging Our Temporality

A2

Palliative Care and Society. Critical Reflections

A3

Top 10 Palliative Care Studies of 2021

Angela Gee, Clinical Pharmacist - Palliative Care

A4

Delirium: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management in Palliative Patients

Megan Sellick, MD, CCFP (PC) Palliative Care Physician; Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

A5

Paramedics Providing Palliative Care at Home in New Brunswick

1015-1030

Health Break and Website/Poster Viewing

1030-1115

Concurrent Sessions (including Q&A)

B1

Interactive activity books to support children who are grieving or living with serious illnesses

B2

The PaCES (Palliative Care Early and Systematic) Project: Impact of each component of the multi-faceted PaCES intervention on early referral to specialist palliative care

Madalene Earp, Patricia Biondo, Shireen Kassam, Crystal Beaumont, Aynharan Sinnarajah, Jessica Simon

B3

Trauma Informed Care from the Palliative Perspective

B4

Pain Assessment and Management

Dr. Lawrence Lee MD, CCFP (PC)

B5

Virtual Palliative Care - An Innovative Response to the Pandemic

Nancy Campbell RN BN MSc DTN

1115-1200

LUNCH and Online Website/ Poster Viewing

1200-1300

Optimizing Patient-Centre Palliative Care: Exploring Interdisciplinary Competencies & Education

1300-1315

Health Break

1315-1400

Concurrent Sessions (including Q&A)

C1

Person-centered Care for Family Caregivers: Advanced Education to Foster Family Caregiver Resilience

Tanya L’Heureux, et al.

C2

Do patients understand us? A multidisciplinary approach to assessing disparity in health literacy among patients with advanced cancer: exploring impact on symptom management, quality of life and understanding of care plans

Cecilia Mah, BScPharm, PharmD; Shehla Ramji, MRT(T); Tricia Laffin, MRT(T)

C3

Clinical and sociodemographic characteristics associated with medical assistance in dying among Alberta cancer patients

K. Brooke Russell, Claire Link, Siwei Qi, Andrea Delure, Linda Watson, Brian Kelly, James Silvius, Fiona Schulte, Barry D. Bultz

C4

Let’s Cure Polypharmacy: Investigating Practical Approaches to Desprescribing in Palliative Patients

C5

Tissue Donation and Collaboration with Palliative Units and ASSIST

Jesse Hughes

1400-1415

Health Break

1415-1515

Beyond Self-Care: A Fresh Perspective

Laurel Kirchner

1515

Closing Remarks