It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 29th Annual Palliative Care Conference. This year’s conference theme is Compassionate Communities: Building Upon a Community That Cares.
Compassionate Communities in palliative care are a network of health care team members from all health disciplines, individuals/families, communities and/or organizations that partner to support and promote approaches to end-of-life care, dying and bereavement across all care settings.
These important partnerships aim to raise awareness, identify challenges and strengths and ensure the unique aspects of the community are met throughout an individual’s disease trajectory.
The goal of enabling communities to take responsibility for the care of each other is ideally achieved if appropriate supports are in place. Researching demographics, building infrastructure and capacity, determining methods to integrate compassionate communities, engaging their members and having deliberative dialogue are building blocks to empowering patients, families, and the healthcare team to best meet physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Moreover, these building blocks ensure sustainability.
We hope you will take the opportunity to get involved in discussions about Compassionate Communities and palliative care informally during presentations, poster sessions and lunch. Thank you for participating and we hope you enjoy the conference.
•Early Bird $150.00 + services fees until midnight September 17th 2018
•Regular Rate $200.00 + service fees after September 17th 2018
•Students' Early Bird $75.00 + services fees until midnight September 17th 2018
•Students' Regular Rate $100.00 + service fees after September 17th 2018
Registration closes Oct 12, 2018 to allow time for final conference preparations.