Palliative Care for All - GIPPEC Symposium on Palliative & End-of-Life Care for Muslims

January 18th    08:00am - 05:00pm


The symposium intends to explore the palliative care needs of Muslim patients and families, identify barriers to quality palliative care in Canada, and examine how Canadian clinicians can incorporate the needs of Muslim patients in their practice.


  1. Describe the religious and cultural beliefs and traditions of Muslim patients’ and their families at the end of life in Islamic and Muslim countries.
  2. Describe the current context of palliative and end-of-life care available for Muslim patients in Canada.
  3. Identify the barriers to providing high-quality palliative and end of life care in Canada and discuss the clinical application to remove barriers.

Speaker and Symposium Program Director

Dr. Ahmed Al Awamer

Palliative Care Education and Oncology Palliative Care Fellowship Lead, Princess Margaret Cancer Center

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Staff Palliative Care Physician, University Health Network


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Aasim Padela

Emergency Medicine Physician, Health Services Researcher, and Bioethicist

University of Chicago

Presentation Title: Vulnerability and Disparity at End-of-Life for Muslims

Symposium Agenda

Coming soon.


Cost: $25.00

Deadline: January 15th @ 04:00pm


Venue:   BMO Education & Conference Centre on the Toronto Western Hospital Campus - Krembil Discovery Tower, Main Floor

Address:  60 Leonard Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8


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