The Growing Use of Cannabinoids in Seniors: from Pain Management to Palliative Care

This workshop will be lead by Dr. Amanjot Sidhu, Geriatric Medicine at Hamilton Health Sciences and will cover the following objectives:

  • Review the pathophysiology of cannabis and the strains most commonly recommended
  • A review of the current evidence
  • Address common misconceptions of the use of medical marijuana and the evolving use of medical marijuana in medicine today
  • How and when to safely prescribe and use medical marijuana for older patients
  • Knowledge Translation Strategies regarding medical cannabis

Date: March 12th, 2020

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Location: Lion’s Gate Banquet Centre, 386 Blake St, Barrie

Fee: $40

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Pills, Pumps and Patches – The Pharmacologic Management of Pain in Palliative Patients

These hands-on workshops will discuss common opioids and adjuvants utilized in managing pain.  These workshops are suitable for NP’s, RN’s, RPN’s and Pharmacists.

Objectives:

  • Understand commonly used opioids
  • Opioid conversions
  • Switching routes from oral to SC
  • Converting from oral to continuous sub c infusions
  • Gain an understanding of Equi-analgesia and adjuvant medications

Cost: $40

February 26th, 2020

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Palliative Approach to Dementia Care

This workshop is designed for family, volunteers and professional staff to find ways of using a person’s strengths to bring comfort and joy to their life while living with dementia and not just at end of life.

Cost: $15

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A Guide To Difficult Conversations: The Art of Language

This interactive session will start by exploring common language mistakes we all use when talking to patients.  We will discuss an approach to breaking bad news and review a recent article on various techniques used while having difficult conversations and their efficacy.  There will be opportunities for discussion about difficult questions and how to approach them as well as successful questions and when to ask them.

It will be interactive and informative and hopefully people will leave with a few more tricks under the belt and feeling inspired to tackle their next difficult conversation!

Cost: $40

Stay tuned for upcoming dates!