World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

In order to spread hospice and palliative care awareness/knowledge and as a platform to honor international leaders in the field of hospice palliative care, NICE (via the EoLITT) is hosting the 2020 edition of the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Special Lecture online in collaboration with the Institute for Life Course and Aging (ILCA) and Pallium Canada on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from Noon to 1 PM.

Esme Fuller-Thomson, PhD, Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and Director of the Institute for Life Course and Aging, will provide a short overview on recent Institute developments and introduce the honoree.

Dr. Sandy Buchman, Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto and Freeman Family Chair in Palliative Medicine/Medical Director of Palliative Care, North York General Hospital is the distinguished 2020 Special Lecturer. His talk will address hospice and palliative care service provision in time of crisis and link to the theme of the World Day: My Care – My Comfort.

To secure a spot for the live online lecture, please RSVP by Tuesday, October 27, 2020 using the button below. An archived version of the webcast will be made publicly available online via ehospice Canada after.

For further information on the NICE End-of-Life Issues Theme Team and its activities, please visit our webpage  and/or contact Christopher Klinger, PhD (Chair) by clicking here.