Palliative Care, Culture, and the Clinic Symposium

January 14th - January 28th

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Palliative Care, Culture, and the Clinic Symposium

January 14, 2021
January 21, 2021
January 28, 2021

Join us for Palliative Care, Culture, and the Clinic, a multidisciplinary symposium intended to bring together experts in palliative and supportive care, health policy, global, and public health to examine the influence of culture and bio-medicine on resource allocation for palliative and supportive care, and the nature and form of cancer care in the last year of life.

Expert speakers and abstract submissions will address the impact of the economic divide on palliative care in both high and low-income countries, models of integration and collaboration that have fostered or hindered universal palliative care, and the status and recent shifts across cultures in stigma and attitudes to dying and death and to palliative care. The final day will identify solutions and new opportunities for collaboration to enhance universal access to high quality palliative care.

The symposium will consist of three half days with panel presentations and discussion. Attendees and speakers will be asked to consider what evidence and advocacy are needed to affect meaningful change in the quality of life of individuals with cancer in the last year of life, and their quality of dying and death.

Program

Day 1 January 14, 2021
9:00AM - 12:00PM EST

Theme: The impact of the economic divide in both high and low income countries on access at the level of health policy, political and economic factors, decision making, and resource allocation.

Day 2 January 21, 2021
9:00AM - 12:00PM EST

Theme: Stigma and integration

Day 3 January 28, 2021
9:00AM - 12:00PM EST

Theme: Solutions and new opportunities

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Location

Venue:   Virtual Symposium

Address:  Link available upon registration

Related Info

Gary Rodin

Director, GIPPEC

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto

Lesley Chalklin

Program Manager

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and GIPPEC

Camilla Zimmermann

Head of Palliative Care

University Health Network

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