Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 1-2:30 PM EDT. This accredited online event by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association will be presented by Mary Schulz and Michael Gordon, which will examine end-stage dementia (including Alzheimer’s) and palliative care for those afflicted. Topics will include pain management, disease complications, and best practices. The online event can be accessed online via phone and web. Cost is $55. Register here.

October 24-26, 2018 The Northwestern Ontario Palliative Care Conference is being held at the Arilane Hotel & Conference Centre, Thunder Bay. For conference information and registration click here.

This quality standard from Health Quality Ontario, addresses palliative care for people who are living with a serious, life-limiting illness, and for their family and caregivers. The goal of palliative care is to relieve pain and suffering, and to improve a person's quaity of life. This quality standard focuses on care for people in all settings, including home and community, hospice, hospital, and long-term care. 68 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

This pdf presentation gives a comprehensive overview of caregiving and considerations for supporting their resilience and a palliative care approach to working with caregivers. 40 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

Join Hospice Palliative Care Ontario's for their annual conference this April 22-24 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to delirium in older adults. Topics include risk factors related to hip fracture, the HELP program, delirium at the end-of-life, delirium in dementia, non-pharmacological interventions, nutrition and frailty. 3 pages. 

March 3 & 4, 2018 from  8:30am-4:30pm at TownPlace Suites by Marriott, Belleville. This interactive two-day course, Pallium Canada's LEAP Core offers interprofessional clincians competency-based palliative care education based on Canadian realities and current best evidence. LEAP Core is open to an interprofessional audience (physicians, nurses, pharmacists & social workers). To learn more click here.

This review aimed to source published delirium management guidelines with potential relevance to palliative care settings, discuss the process of guideline development, assess their clinical use as well as to outline the process of their implementation and evaluation to inform recommendations for future guideline development.

This full open access CME Journal is the first CME Journal owned and operated by the CGS. The journal is now wholly financially supported by charitable tax deductible donations to the CGS charitable arm - the CGS Foundation. Each edition is full of articles to support the care of older adults.

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association present this online educational event featuring Blair Henry and Naheed Dosani on Thursday, Feb. 1st from 1-2:30pm EST.  This session will examine the social determinants of health as they impact end of life care for marginalized populations in Canada. Topics will include an overview of SDOH, challenges in treating marginalized populations at end of life, and the ethical challenges involved. The cost to participate is $55. To register click here.

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