Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
September 20-23, 2017: CHPCA -- Ottawa
September 20-23, 2017 – Ottawa: Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference -- Expanding Our Horizons: A Palliative Approach to Care. Click here for registration. Opening plenary from Kelli Stajduhar, CFN Network Investigator and Citizen Engagement Committee Member; panel participation from CFN Interdisciplinary Fellowship alumni Kathy Kortes-Miller and Doris Barwich, Network Investigator and Knowledge Translation Committee Member.
Join us on September 21 from 8:30 to 11:30 am for the CFN Research Satellite session: Integrating palliative care into the care of frail older adults: but when? Integrated palliative care has been most commonly described and used in patients with oncologic diagnoses, in whom, the end-of-life trajectory maybe more predictable. However, patients who are in late life from non-oncologic diagnoses may also have significant symptoms that reduce quality of life and there has been work and interest in the integration of palliative care earlier into the life course of these patients. The challenge to this approach is that the life course may be variable. This session will outline the challenges and possible solutions to the integration of palliative care in those living with frailty.