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 Prayer
Reflection

Welcome | Opening Prayer | Reflection

Co-Chairs, Canadian Virtual Hospice

0815-0915

Opening Plenary
Neil MacDonald Award

Bereavement Before, During and Post-Pandemic

0915-0930

Break

Health Break and Website/Poster Viewing

0930-1015

Concurrent Sessions (including Q&A)

A1

Psychosocial / Spiritual & Wellness

Companioning The Bereaved: A Soulful Philosophy Of Care

Sandy Ayre

A2

Emerging Issues & Trends: Health Care Professional Experiences

Cumulative Grief Among Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

Heather Koopman

A3

Emerging Issues & Trends: Innovations and Research in Palliative & End-of-Life Care

The Impacts Of The COVID-19 Pandemic On Alberta Family Caregivers: How Can Healthcare Providers Support Family Caregivers?

Jasneet Parmar
Sharon Anderson, Bonnie Dobbs, Leslie Charles, Lisa Poole, Cecelia Marion

A4

Back to Basics Clinical Needs

Assessment & Management of Common Gastro-Intestinal Symptoms in Patients With Palliative Diagnoses

Megan Sellick
Lawrence Lee, MD

1015-1030

Break

Health Break and Website/Poster Viewing

1030-1115

Concurrent Sessions (including Q&A)

B1

Psychosocial / Spiritual & Wellness

Whole Notes: How Music Reaches Their Soul Before Their Soul Moves On

Matt Day

B2

Challenging Clinical Care Needs for Palliative and End-of-Life Patients and their Families

Is This The Best We Can Do? Optimizing Opioid Use In The Palliative Population

Serena Rix

B3

Paula Brindley Session

Walking With Grief: Love, Loss And The Human Experience

Tracy Sutton

B4

Back to Basics Clinical Needs

Assessment & Management of Shortness of Breath In Patients With Palliative Diagnoses

Lawrence Lee
Dr. Megan Sellick

1115-1130

Break

Health Break and Website/Poster Viewing

1130-1230

Feature Panel

Grief Boot Camp: Kicking your grief support skills into high gear

Serena Lewis, (she/her) MSW, RSW- Social Worker, Health & Psycho-social Consultant
Marney Thompson, BA, MA
Dr. Chris MacKinnon, Psychologist
Maxxine Rattner, MSW, RSW

1230-1235

Break

Health Break

1235 - 1335

Closing Plenary
Sandy McKinnon Award

Meeting Loss, Finding Life

Rev. Joan Jiko Halifax

1335

Closing Remarks

Closing Remarks