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Interprofession Seminar Series: Role descriptions

Interprofessional Seminar Series

Schedule for 2020

For details, please click here.


The Interprofessional Education in Palliative Care Committee offers an Interprofessional Seminar Series in Palliative Care, an exciting new education series on dying and end of life issues.

Learn about the needs of seriously ill and dying patients and their families; the components of care to assist them (physical, psychosocial, and spiritual); the ways that interprofessional teams work together to provide care in an interprofessional setting.

Undergraduate students from health sciences faculties like medicine, nursing, midwifery, OT/PT, social work, child life specialists, radiation therapy programs, and others are encouraged to participate.

You may attend all sessions, or only those that interest you. Faculty of Health Sciences students can register for EXPOSURE IPE CREDIT. Students will need to attend a minimum of 3 sessions in order to obtain credit.


To provide students with opportunities to learn about:

  • The needs of seriously ill and dying patients and their families
  • The components of care to assist them (physical, psychosocial and spiritual)
  • The ways that interprofessional teams work together to provide care


Eight seminars are held yearly.  Each seminar will be presented by IPE faculty.  The format will consist of a presentation for approximately 90 minutes, followed by discussion for 30 minutes with a questions and answers period.

The seminars will incorporate features that meet the criteria of exposure and immersion type IPE learning.


The palliative care topics will include Philosophy and ethics, Physical Care, Psychosocial and Spiritual care, Care at home etc. Topics that generally cover the field of palliative/hospice care.


For information regarding a previous Interprofessional Seminar Series, please click here.

Further inquiries about the program may be directed to:

Education Program Associate
Phone: (905)-525-9140 ext. 20494


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