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Palliative Care Events Calendar

CAPC provides a timely listing of upcoming events related to palliative care. If you would like to submit information about an upcoming palliative care conference or seminar, please send us an e-mail.

CAPC Events

CAPC National Seminar
Mark Your Calendars!
Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL
November 13—15, 2014

Other Events


NHPCO’s Virtual Conference: Hot Topics in Palliative Care
July 8-10, 2014

Join other hospice palliative care professionals as they enhance their knowledge by attended a 3 day online virtual conference. Register now for this cutting-edge virtual learning event and walk away with:

  • The knowledge to enhance or develop a community-based palliative care program
  • A deeper understanding of the pharmacological treatments as well as complementary therapies used in palliative care
  • Insight into the role palliative care plays for individuals with advanced heart failure and dementias
  • Knowing what key relationships are important to cultivate in order to ensure the success of your palliative care program

For Details Visit the NHPCO Website

Recent Developments in Phase I Oncology Trials: Implications for Ethics, Palliative Care, and Society
July 15-16, 20414

The subject of this symposium will be a critical re-examination of ethical issues in phase I oncology trials. Given recent developments in cancer research and medical care, this symposium will provide a unique, timely and much-needed opportunity to bring together researchers, oncologists, ethicists and palliative care specialists to discuss the following questions. 1) How have phase I trials changed in recent years, and what are the implications of that ethically? 2) What kinds of people volunteer to participate in these trials, in terms of their attitudes and beliefs about treatment, and their prognosis? 3) Has the assessment of risks vs. benefits been affected by the evolution of phase I trials, and should it be? 4) What are the empirical data on patients' ability to provide truly informed consent? 5) Should palliative care specialists be involved in the phase I trials, and if so how? These topics will be examined in the context of the trajectory travelled by cancer patients, from exhausting standard treatment options, to phase 1 trial participation, to end-of-life decision-making and care.

The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care
August 6-8, 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia

The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality and Safety will feature a variety of innovative and successful programs dedicated to collaborative efforts with patients and families. Significant numbers of patient and family leaders—who have extensive experience in partnering with health care professionals—will assemble with health care administrators, clinicians, medical educators, researchers, architects, and others from across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and other countries.

Presentations during the conference aim to provide the most current insights and strategies in advancing the practice of patient- and family-centered care. Key themes are:

  • Leadership for Advancing the Practice of Patient- and Family-Centered Care
  • Developing and Sustaining Effective Partnerships with Patient and Family Advisors/Leaders
  • Partnering with Patients and Families Within and Across Care Settings
  • Better Together: Changing the Concept of Families as Visitors in Hospitals and Other Health Care Facilities
  • Education for Interprofessional and Collaborative Practice
  • Research Methods and Quality Improvement Approaches

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Questions? Contact Racquel Codling, Director, Special Projects and Educational Programs, ("a href=""> at IPFCC, or call 301-652-0281.

Contemplative End of Life Care Certificate Program
Online Session: September 2 – December 21, 2014
Residential Session: October 1 – October 10, 2014, near Ithaca, New York

CE’s in nursing, social work and chaplaincy

This certificate program combines 15 weeks of online learning with an 8-day residential retreat. It brings together best practices of hospice and palliative care with authentic and practical contemplative resources inspired by the acclaimed classic, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Taught by leaders in contemplative and palliative care, the course recognizes and nurtures a deeper understanding of the emotional and spiritual dimensions of living and dying, and the deeply human aspects of caregiving. It strengthens communication and skills that lead to better care for patients and families, and authentic self-care for clinicians. Participants develop and strengthen existent core competencies in:

  • Transforming difficult situations;
  • Responding effectively to patient and family needs;
  • Facilitating the process of healing relationships, resolving unfinished business, and saying goodbye;
  • Strengthening resilience, healing exhaustion and cultivating awareness and compassion through meditation, mindfulness and contemplative practices;
  • Enhancing interpersonal skills needed for effective inter-professional communication and collaboration.

The Contemplative End of Life Care Certificate Program is relevant for:

  • Administrators and supervisors who want to support and strengthen their teams;
  • Professionals and trained volunteers who seek to enhance clinical skills, communicate more effectively and nurture authentic work-life balance;
  • Individuals who want to learn from leaders in palliative medicine, contemplative end-of-life care, social work and other areas, and expand their specialization in end-of-life care; and
  • Physicians, nurses and other healthcare members who want to offer genuine, loving care.

Visit our website for more information –
Learn more about the Faculty and Special Guest speakers

Questions? Contact Crystal Cullerton-Sen, Director or call 1-866-511-CARE.

Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology 2014, The 17th International Symposium
September 18—20, 2014
Green Valley Ranch
Las Vegas, NV



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