Dr. José Pereira (left), Chief Scientific Officer and Dr. Kathryn Downer (right), National Director for Pallium Canada at the 8th National CPD Accreditation Conference
OTTAWA, October 18, 2016 – On October 17, 2016 at the 8th National CPD Accreditation Conference, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) announces Pallium Canada as the recipient of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program Award for 2016. Dr. José Pereira, Chief Scientific Officer and Dr. Kathryn Downer, National Director for Pallium Canada, attended the conference and proudly received the award on behalf of the Pallium Canada Team.
The award recognises the Learning Essentials Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) Courses developed by Pallium Canada as a Mainpro+® certified educational program that has provided an exceptional learning experience to practising or practice-eligible CFPC members. The LEAP Courses were evaluated by CFPC members and are recognised to be an innovative and important learning tool to the practice of family medicine. The Learning Essentials Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) are a suite of courses and workshops designed to build generalist-level palliative care competencies for health care professionals. LEAP Courses are developed by content experts and end users (both facilitators and learners) and undergo continual peer review and quality improvement.
The 8th National CPD Accreditation Conference occurring on October 17 & 18, 2016 in Toronto is jointly hosted by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
For more information on Pallium Canada and Palliative Care Education, please visit pallium.ca.
About Pallium Canada
Pallium Canada (pallium.ca) is a non-profit Pan-Canadian organization established in 2001 to develop Palliative Care-related educational programs and clinical decision-making aids for Health Care Professionals and Carers to build community capacity across urban and rural Canada. The foundational Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End-of-Life Care (LEAP) courseware and the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook 2nd Ed. (available in both languages) provide nationally standardized, competency based, peer-reviewed, continuing professional development and medical undergraduate /resident training in palliative care customized to general practice, Emergency Departments, Long-Term Care, Cancer Clinics, first responder (Paramedics) and additional care-settings. The Pallium App provides access to clinical decision-support tools, essential conversation tips, national resources, and a framework to input regional, provincial and national tools and resources.
Pallium Canada is catalyzing palliative care Compassionate Communities by developing learning essentials education and resources for corporations, schools, neighbourhoods/communities and carers.