Special Presentations
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    The Language of Palliative Care : A guide to difficult conversations with Dr. Boyd will explore common  language mistakes that are often made in healthcare, techniques to help engage families in difficult conversations and explore the concept of dignity therapy and how to tailor our questions to enhance the dignity of our patients. May 31st, 2021, 12 pm – 1 pm, REGISTER

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    Let’s Talk: Goals of Care with Lisa Mikhail and Kailee Rodgers. This presentation will focus on the topic of goals of care discussions within the palliative care community. We will explore operational and conceptual definitions of goals of care. Guidance on the timing and components of these essential discussions will be reviewed. As well as tools and resources for clinicians will be provided with clinical examples to support how to talk with patients and caregivers regarding their goals of care. June 1st, 2021, 11am-12pm,  REGISTER

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    Presented by Rachel Lapensee RN, BScN, CHPCN, Hospice Palliative Care Nurse Consultant, June 2nd, 2021, 12 pm -1 pm  A Palliative Approach to Care : Let’s Discuss is intended to review when it is appropriate to seek a palliative care approach and why; to Improve one’s understanding of what a palliative approach to care means; to distinguish the difference between a palliative care and end of life care; to illustrate the benefits of early identification and integration of care; and to fill your palliative tool box with essentials. REGISTER

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    Presented by Jenn Kerr, Kate Cook, and Louise Brazier, This Bereavement 101: Basics of Grief and Bereavement presentation will be self reflective for the participant and explore ways to support those who are grieving a loss with practical tips around listening and what not to say.  We’ll  talk about how comfortable (or rather uncomfortable) we are as a society around death and dying and touch briefly on some grief theories.  We’ll talk about the importance of self care as the helper too.  We will also highlight when it might be good to refer into bereavement services.

    June 9th, 2021, 10 am – 11 am  REGISTER

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    Palliative Care Emergencies, June 10th, 2:00 pm -3:00 pm.  REGISTER

Palliative Care for the Dementia Journey

In Partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society this workshop will be offered as one day for 3 hours or 2 days for 1.5 hours x 2. 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: $40

One Day Online Course

10:30am – 2:30pm (with a 1 hr lunch)

Course Dates Available (click to register):

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021


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.


  • 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

Location: One Day Online Course

Course Dates Available (click to register):

June 21, 2021 (10am-1pm)

October 6, 2021 (9am-12pm)

January 26, 2022 (10am-1pm)

For alternative method of payment and registration please visit the Online Registration Terms.  Here you will be able to complete a registration form and return with your preferred method of payment.