Dr. Camilla Zimmermann is Head of the Division of Palliative Care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the University Health Network, and a Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Research Institute. She is also Professor of Medicine and Rose Family Chair in Supportive Care at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Zimmermann is internationally known for her research on palliative and supportive cancer care, particularly in the area of early palliative care. She has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and is co-editor of the textbook Supportive Oncology. Her research on early palliative care in patients with solid tumours and leukemia is funded by the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.
Dr. Zimmermann was awarded the William E. Rawls Prize by the Canadian Cancer Society for her research, which is focused on determining the best way to provide timely, integrated symptom management and supportive care for patients with cancer and their families.
Last year, Camilla Zimmermann, Head of Palliative Care at University Health Network, published a paper on the stigma of palliative care, identifying perceptions commonly associated with palliative care, including death, hopelessness and dependency. These perceptions work against early integration of palliative care resulting in patients...Read more »
The “Multidisciplinary Concepts in Palliative and Supportive Care Research” course, jointly hosted by the GIPPEC global institute and the Institute of Life Course of Aging at the University of Toronto, aims to provide learners an opportunity to explore a novel, interdisciplinary area of study.Read more »
On December 6-7, Dr. Stein Kaasa, chair of the European Palliative Care Research Centre and Professor Jon Harvard Loge from Norway visited the Department of Supportive Care and...Read more »
The 2nd annual GIPPEC symposium, held on November 15 and 16 in Toronto, focused on improving access to palliative and end-of-life care for the First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) communities.
Following a traditional smudging ceremony, the symposium kicked off with the keynote speaker, Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Chair in Northern and...Read more »
In this seminar, researchers will share their experiences of conducting collaborative research within Canada and in both North America and Europe. The seminar will provide great opportunities to connect, share...Read more »
Echoing the view of Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association, GIPPEC urges the public not to confuse assisted dying with palliative care.
While it's true that palliative care advocates believe in choices - people need to know their end-of-life options, and they need...Read more »
GIPPEC is working with our partners, Dr. Faith Mwangi Powell and Richard Powell, on a research project, measuring the quality of death and dying in the Kenyan hospices. Here we are filming to create elearning modules for training researchers to administer the questionnaire and collect data for the...Read more »
On October 2, 2015, we held the first GIPPEC Symposium, "The Last Year of Life: Beyond Aggressive Interventions or Assisted Dying," at the BMO Education & Conference Centre on the Toronto Western Hospital Campus. Thank you to everyone who turned out and engaged in the thought-provoking discussions.Read more »
Camilla Zimmermann, a member of the GIPPEC Executive, was recently awarded the Princess Margaret Research Instutute Best Clinical Paper for her cluster-randomised controlled trial of early palliative care for patients with advanced cancer. Congratulations Camilla!Read more »
|Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.||Trials||Sep 3rd, 2015|
|Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully (CALM): phase 2 trial of a brief individual psychotherapy for patients with advanced cancer.||Palliative Medicine||Mar 28th, 2014|
|Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM): a qualitative study of a brief individual psychotherapy for individuals with advanced cancer.||Palliative Medicine||Jul 26th, 2012|
|Provision of Palliative Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Overcoming Obstacles For Effective Treatment Delivery||Journal of Clinical Oncology||Nov 17th, 2015|
|Managing Cancer And Living Meaningfully (CALM): Randomized feasibility trial in patients with advanced cancer.||Sep 27th, 2021|
|Preliminary psychometrics of the Existential Distress Scale in patients with advanced cancer||European Journal of Cancer Care (Engl)||Sep 27th, 2021|
|“Double awareness” in psychotherapy for patients living with advanced cancer||Journal of Psychotherapy Integration||Sep 27th, 2021|