#hpco2017 HPCO’s Annual Conference

Accessing Compassionate Hospice Palliative Care Across The Continuum

Sunday, April 23 to Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel and Convention Centre
Richmond Hill, Ontario

The Call for Abstracts is now Closed. We thank everyone who submitted an abstract for the workshop, oral paper and poster presentations.

HIT Talk Submissions are NOW OPEN!

Back by popular demand from last year’s Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference, we will once again be offering the HIT (Healthcare, Innovation & Technology) Talks, a HPCO version of a “Ted Like Talk” plenary presentation.  This session will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 1:15 – 2:45 p.m., and presented to all the conference delegates.

This session is part of the HPCO Annual Conference that is being held from Sunday, April 23 to Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel &Suites in Richmond Hill.

This session will include four 15 minute idea-focused presentations that foster learning, innovation, inspiration, leadership and provoke conversations about hospice palliative care.

We are currently going out for a Call for Submissions for individuals interested in being part of this unique plenary format and experience.  HPCO is accepting submissions up until FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017.

Click Here for information on the Submission Guidelines and on-line submission process.

Be part of this innovative plenary session platform and consider submitting your presentation idea. Feel free to forward this to any of your colleagues or team members, you think may be interested in participating.

If you have further questions, contact Ingrid Norrish at (905) 456-0438 or by email at inorrish@hpco.ca.

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 Hospice Palliative 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 Early February 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.

Additional Registration Fees

Approved Lead Presenter $400  

This fee is available to approved lead presenters at this year’s conference. As a lead presenter you will receive a special registration code and instructions from HPCO to use when you register.

Students (full time) $400; Volunteers $395

A limited number of student and HPCO member volunteer spots are available. The student rate is available to full-time students only (proof and student ID required). The volunteer rate is available to conference volunteers (once approved following the application process), hospice board chairs and other hospice palliative care volunteers.

Please contact Paula Neil by phone at (416) 304-1477 ext. 27 or by email at pneil@hpco.ca to confirm your qualification for this rate; and to receive a special registration code and instructions to use when you register.

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 Randy Markus, Conference Coordinator, for any additional questions at 416-304-1477 or 1-800-349-3111 ext. 23.

Accommodation & Location

she221ex-112564-exteriorHPCO’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 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.