In-Depth Seminars and Workshops
on a Broad Range of Topics
CLINICAL MASTER CLASS
Innovative Approaches to Pain Management
PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE
Rethinking the "Palliative" in Pediatric
Examination of "All Things Palliative"
in our Research and Practice
Anticipatory Loss – an all-day workshop with
PALLIATIVE CARE 101
Using a Palliative Approach to Care: Any time, Anywhere, for Everyone!
Human Relationships: Exploring the Threads of Quality Palliative Nursing Care
ADVOCACY AND VOLUNTEERS
WHOLE PERSON CARE
Mindful Medical Practice
Experience an innovative course developed
for McGill medical students
- Celebrating the Innovation that is Leading Progress in Palliative Care.
The fast-paced, high-energy innovation hour, held at the lunch hour on Wednesday, will showcase 8 finalists making 5 minute presentations that put a premium on creativity and visual impact. A panel of 3 eminent people in palliative care will be tasked with choosing the winner.
To encourage engagement, the audience will be invited to “text to vote” either for their favourite or giving each presentation a score. Audience participation will help determine who gets the $1,000 first prize sponsored by Canadian Virtual Hospice and the chance to be International Congress Innovator of the Year for 2018.
Within each culture, diet is synonymous with pleasure, with sharing, with life. Yet the issue of nutrition at the end of life is riddled with traps and tensions between the person concerned, family members and caregivers.
Often people in palliative care are faced with an overabundance of foods, many which are difficult to chew or swallow, have a strong odor, or are poorly presented, and thus are frequently a source of frustration and conflict. During the last days of life, the absorption of liquids can be made very difficult because of the person’s extreme weakness, requiring the thickening of any liquid.
It is the purpose of this session that will present the experience developed during the last decades in some palliative care units in France.
- Why should people at the end of life be limited to just water or fruit juice to drink?
- How do we move away from a 'medical or ethical' approach to food and take pleasure at any cost, until the end?
- How to make the most of energy and pleasure by modifying the classic recipes of our family gastronomy in terms of texture, presentation, flavors and perfumes?
- How to transform the moment of the meal into a moment of sharing and pleasure?
- How can we respond creatively to all of these challenges?
- Pharmacotherapy and Palliative Care
- Research Methodology
- Palliative Care Nursing
- Working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis patients and families to deliver culturally competent palliative care
- The Role of Funeral Homes in Advanced Care Planning and Bereavement Support
- Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Leadership Seminar
- RESEARCH FORUMS
- STUDENT SECTION
- POSTER AWARDS
- and much, much more...
Over 250 oral presentations and 400 posters