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Serious Illness Conversations Guide goes virtual at the Learning Institute

It’s 2020, so like so many events where large groups would traditionally gather, this year’s Learning Institute, hosted by Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA), is going virtual. As a result, you can benefit from some top-calibre educators and mentors without boarding a plane.

This year, the Serious Illness Conversation (SIC) stream will be co-led by a team from BCCPC: Kathleen Yue, Gillian Fyles and Elizabeth Beddard-Huber. The BCCPC team will co-lead three workshops over the course of the conference:

1. Train the Trainer offers full-day training for multi-disciplinary facilitators across Canada to run core workshops on the use of the Serious Illness Conversation Guide within their provincial jurisdictions.
2. Clinician Workshop is a 2.5 hour workshop that teaches clinicians to use the structured conversation guide.
3. Adapting the SIC Guide for Patients from Diverse Communities led by Justin Sanders (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Ariadne Labs), Nicole Wikjord (First Nations Health Authority), Elizabeth Beddard-Huber (BCCPC) and Kathleen Yue (BCCPC) will engage participants in discussions and activities to help consider the rationale and practical considerations for adapting clinical tools, using experience gained from adapting the SIC Guide.

The 2020 CHPCA virtual Learning Institute takes place November 12-13. You can register at CHPCA’s website.

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association’s (CHPCA) Learning Institute brings together health care professionals from across the country for an intense learning weekend. The program is directed towards intermediate and advance learning levels and is facilitated by the best faculty in Canada, along with recognized international leaders.