Conference Moderator:

Fred Horne, Conference Co-Chair, Former Alberta Minister of Health (2011-2014)

Monday, November 7, 2016

7:30 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 amOpening Ceremonies

Welcome from the Conference Host
Karen Macmillan, Steering Committee Co-Chair; Senior Operating Officer and Executive Lead for Palliative Care, Covenant Health

Welcome from Health Canada

Overview of the Consensus Development Conference Process
Fred Horne, Conference Co-Chair

Introduction of the Lay Panel
Don Newman, Lay Panel Chair
9:00 – 9:30 amSetting the Context: A Family Palliative Care Story

Jim Mulcahy
9:30 – 10:15 amListening to the Public: Views of Canadians about Palliative Care
Presentation of the Palliative Care Matters Phase 1 Report, Palliative Care Matters: Listening to Canadians
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Erin Roulston, Vice President, Canada Public Affairs, Ipsos
10:15 – 10:35 amBreak
10:35 am – 11:45 amQuestion #1
What are the essential elements of an integrated and coordinated palliative care program that will help improve access to quality palliative care in Canada?
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Dr. Kevin Brazil, BA (hons), MA, PhD - Belfast, UK
30 minutes presentation, 40 minutes Q&A (Lay Panel and Audience)
11:45 – 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 – 2:10 pmQuestion #2
Do public health awareness campaigns effectively improve the awareness and quality of palliative care?
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Dr. Jane Seymour, RGN, BA(hons), MA, PhD - Sheffield, UK
30 minutes presentation, 40 minutes Q&A (Lay Panel and Audience)
2:10 – 3:20 pmQuestion #3
What are the essential components of quality palliative home care services for all Canadians?
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Dr. Hsien Seow, BS, PhD - Hamilton, ON
30 minutes presentation, 40 minutes Q&A (Lay Panel and Audience)
3:20 – 3:40 pmBreak
3:40 – 4:50 pmQuestion #4, Part A
What resources are required to ensure adequate education, training and mentorship for all healthcare providers and caregivers of Canadians experiencing a life-limiting illness and their families?
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Focus on Caregiver Education: Dr. Allison Williams, PhD - Hamilton, ON
30 minutes presentation, 40 minutes Q&A (Lay Panel and Audience)
4:50 - 5:00 pmClosing Comments
5:00 – 6:30 pmNetworking Reception

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

7:30 – 8:15 amBreakfast with the Experts
8:30 – 9:40 amQuestion #4, Part B
What resources are required to ensure adequate education, training and mentorship for all healthcare providers and caregivers of Canadians experiencing a life-limiting illness and their families?
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Focus on Nursing Education: Dr. Barbara Pesut, PhD, RN - Vancouver, BC
30 minutes presentation, 40 minutes Q&A (Lay Panel and Audience)
9:40 – 10:50 amQuestion #4, Part C
What resources are required to ensure adequate education, training and mentorship for all healthcare providers and caregivers of Canadians experiencing a life-limiting illness and their families?
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Focus on Physician Education: Dr. James Downar, MD, CM, MHSc, FRCPC. - Toronto, ON
30 minutes presentation, 40 minutes Q&A (Lay Panel and Audience)
10:50 – 11:10 amBreak
11:10 am – 12:20 pmQuestion #5
What have strategic frameworks and plans accomplished for palliative care when adopted by countries?
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R. Sean Morrison, MD - New York, NY
30 minutes presentation, 40 minutes Q&A (Lay Panel and Audience)
12:20 – 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 – 2:40 pmQuestion #6
Does measurement of indicators that address desired outcomes, including patient/family reported outcomes and experience, improve the quality of and access to palliative care?
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Dr. Deborah Dudgeon, MD, FRCPC - Kingston, ON
30 minutes presentation, 40 minutes Q&A (Lay Panel and Audience)
2:40 – 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 – 4:00 pmQuestions and Discussion
Lay Panel, Expert Panel and Attendees
4:00 pmClosing Comments

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

8:00 – 9:00 amContinental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 amConference Closing
From Consensus to Action: Next Steps in the Palliative Care Matters Initiative


Recap of the Scientific Approach
Konrad Fassbender, PhD, Chair of the Expert Panel; Scientific Director, Palliative Institute, Covenant Health

Creating Change – Palliative Care Matters Final Report
Thy Dinh, PhD, MSc, BHSc, Director, Health Economics, The Conference Board of Canada

Why Palliative Care Really Matters
Patrick Dumelie, CEO, Covenant Health
9:30 - 9:45 amPreamble to the Reading of the Consensus Statement: How We Got Here

Fred Horne, Conference Co-Chair
9:45 – 10:00 amReading of the Consensus Statement

Don Newman, Chair, Lay Panel
10:00 – 10:30 amOpen Discussion / Q&A
10:30 amConference Adjourned