#hpco2017 HPCO’s Annual Conference

Accessing Compassionate Care
Integrating Hospice Palliative Care Across The Continuum

Sunday, April 23 to Tuesday, April 25, 2017
in Richmond Hill, ON

HPCO is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 2017 conference is now open.
Please download and review the Guide for Authors before submitting your abstract.

The deadline for workshop presentation and oral paper abstracts is November 15, 2016.
The deadline for poster display abstracts is December 15, 2016.

Supporters & Exhibitors

HPCO’s annual conference is Ontario’s premier opportunity for industry stakeholders to network with delegates including system planners, clinicians, researchers and other stakeholders from multiple sectors.

The conference is the province’s largest gathering of hospice palliative care expertise and influencers. HPCO is now booking exhibits and support opportunities. Don’t miss out!! Check out this year’s opportunities today. Exhibits sold out early two years in a row!

Program Highlights

Accessing Compassionate Care – Integrating Care Across the Continuum gathers renowned industry experts and leaders who share cutting-edge, evidence-based research, hospice palliative care innovations and expertise with like-minded system planners, researchers, policy makers and multidisciplinary, front-line practitioners from across the health care spectrum. 

Check out highlights of the 2016 conference where delegates, including conference co-chair, Sandy Buchman MD share their perspective.

The inspiring program presentations included thoughtful keynote presentations, a return of the popular HIT (Health. Innovation. Technology.) Talks and The Carmelita Lawlor Lectureship.

Registration – Opening January 2017

We are pleased to confirm the registration fee for HPCO’s 2017 annual conference is not increasing this year, ensuring this educational conference remains accessible for members of Ontario’s palliative care community.

  • HPCO Members  Full Conference $655;  One day only $320 *
  • Non-members  Full Conference $785;  One day only $395 *

Note: Non-members who register for the full conference receive a one-year individual membership to Hospice Palliative Care Ontario. Learn about the benefits of membership.

* One-day only rate does not include the banquet and entertainment feature.
* Additional tickets are available for $80 per person.

Other Registration Fees
Approved Lead Presenter $400;  Students (full time) $400; Volunteers $395

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient registration and is responsible for refunding registration fees only.

Please contact conference@hpco.ca or Anna LeCoche, Executive Assistant & Project Coordinator, for any additional questions at 416-304-1477 or 1-800-349-3111 ext. 22.

Accommodation & Location

HPCO’s 2017 Conference will be held at The Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel and Convention Centre in Richmond Hill.

This venue has proven to be a popular one that suits HPCO’s conference delegates. We are pleased to be working with the team at The Sheraton Parkway again this year.  HPCO has secured a block of rooms and special room rates for #hpco2017 conference delegates.

Directions to The Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Convention Centre.

Program Advisory Committee Co-Chairs

Sandy Buchman MD, CCFP, FCFP
Education Lead, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital

Sandy Buchman

Dr. Sandy Buchman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and practices as palliative physician care physician providing home based palliative and end of life care.

He practiced comprehensive Family Medicine for many years with a special interest in Primary Cancer Care, Palliative Care, HIV/AIDS and Global Health – including volunteer experiences in South America and Africa.

He is the Education Lead at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital. He was President of The College of Family Physicians of Canada, 2011-2012 and The Ontario College of Family Physicians 2005-2006.

Vivian PapaizVivian PapaizRN, MN, CHPCN(C), CVAA(C), CCHN(C)
Nipissing University and Canadore College

Vivian is the Program Manager for the Collaborative BScN Program and the RPN to BScN Bridging program with Nipissing University and Canadore College.

As manager of these nursing programs, her interests lie in supporting a strong nursing education for students and has a particular interest in fostering palliative education in the undergraduate program. Vivian is also a faculty member at Georgian College and Coordinator of the International Nursing program. Prior to this Vivian has also held other positions as VON Canada’s national palliative care lead, Regional Practice educator, and manager of nursing and home support programs. Her focus is to support students in the pursuit of nursing education, preparing thoughtful, reflective, creative, critical thinkers for a career of exceptional practice.

Vivian is a member of the Palliative Care Consultants Network of Ontario, The Nipissing Serenity Residential Hospice Board, and the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) Board of Directors. Vivian has her Masters degree in Nursing with a focus on Teaching, Education and Leadership holds three national certifications including palliative care, venous access, and community nursing, and is the 2016 recipient of the Dorothy Ley Award of Excellence in Hospice Palliative Care.