McMaster University

McMaster University

Hamilton LEAP - April 20 & 21, 2018 (Friday & Saturday)

Hamilton Resident LEAP - July 20 & 21, 2018 (Friday & Saturday)

Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative End of Life Care ( LEAP)
Regional Weekend Course (Friday/Saturday) 8:00am-4:30pm
@ Homewood Suites Hamilton - 40 Bay Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 0B3

The Division of Palliative Care at McMaster University is pleased to be the host organization for Pallium’s “Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End of Life Care” (LEAP) Regional Weekend Course.

Please find the course outline and the application form below. This course provides an opportunity for active learning about current best-practice in caring for patients with life-threatening and life-limiting illness, with a special focus on family practice and community settings.

This nationally accredited course emphasizes reflection and learning about palliative care in a collegial, retreat-based format. It has been designed with input from, and for, health professionals (i.e. physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, etc). It is aimed at health professionals who are committed to providing quality care, especially pain and symptom management. Due to the collaborative and interprofessional context of the course, it is particularly valuable for Family Health Teams, Family Health Groups, Family Health Networks and Community Health Centres. We encourage multiple registrations from the same practice to support team-based approaches to palliative care.

Due to the small group learning and retreat based format, attendance is limited to 30 participants. A cheque payable toMcMaster University for $315.00 (for non MDs) or $375.00 (for MDs) plus your completed application form will be required prior to consideration. This cost includes the course materials, food and venue as well as access to the Pallium web-based portal and your certificate of completion. Please complete the registration form and follow the directions for submission. You will receive notice of acceptance into the course and further instructions regarding access to the web-based Pallium Learning Management System, which will have all the pre-course surveys.

This course has been accredited for26.5 Certified Group Learning Credits of the “MAINPRO+” system for College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) members. All participants, regardless of discipline will receive, upon completion of the course requirements, a certificate of completion, indicating the hours of continuing education, which can be applied to the Quality Assurance Programs of a number of professional colleges that regulate practice.

Kathleen Willison, RN, MSc, CHPCN(c)
Clinical Nurse Specialist
LEAP Coordinator
Division of Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario


Course Registration Form JULY 2018



Course Outline

Course Registration Form APRIL 2018  

Forr inquiries, please contact:

Tracy MacKinnon
McMaster University
Division of Palliative Care, Dept of Family Medicine
David Braley Health Sciences Centre

Mailing Address:

100 Main Street West,DBHSC, 2nd Floor,
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1K1
Phone: (905)-525-9140 ext. 28507

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