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Courses and Conferences

​Find out about workshops, conferences, and courses on palliative and end of life care for health care professionals.

Edmonton Zone Palliative Pain & Symptom Workshop

This one-day workshop in the Edmonton Zone focuses on the care of the palliative patient. It includes case studies. The topics presented include: pain, dyspnea, GI complications, depression/anxiety/wellbeing, communication, delirium/palliative sedation and end of life care. The topics are presented with a focus on nursing environments in community and acute care practice.

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Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End of Life Care

Ongoing LEAP Workshops are a 2 day professional development session that offers an opportunity for active learning about current best practices in caring for patients with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses. Topics of discussion include gastrointestinal issues; pain management; respiratory problems; delirium; palliative sedation; and difficult conversations.

The topics are presented with a special focus on family practice and community settings. The curriculum, designed by PALLIUM, was specifically for family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and pharmacists. In the past few years, licensed practical nurses have participated in this workshop as ​well.

Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association

Resources, education, and conferences for health care professionals working in palliative care.
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Alberta Hospice and Palliative Care Association

Resources, education, and conferences for public and health care professionals working in palliative care.
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Canadian Virtual Hospice: Courses and Conferences for Health Care Providers

View and post upcoming palliative and end of life care courses and conferences in Canada and around the world.
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The Victoria Hospice – Health Professional Courses

Upcoming courses in palliative and end of life care for health care professionals.
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The Methadone for Pain in Palliative Care Course

This course is for doctors wishing to improve their knowledge and develop core competencies in methadone prescribing for pain management in palliative care.

Mainpro-M1 credit and Royal College CME credit (Section 1) accredited educational program by the Royal College

NOTE: This course is for learning purposes only. Physicians are required to obtain a methadone license from Health Canada prior to prescribing methadone.

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Newsletters

Provincial Palliative and End of Life Care Newsletter

This quarterly newsletter gives the latest provincial information and updates to health care providers working in palliative and end of life care.

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