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This week's reflection

This week's reflection

I believe the second half of one's life is meant to be better than the first half. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the second half is enjoying it.

Frances Lear

Palliative Care Education and Research Days, October 27-28, 2014

July 17, 2014

A Legacy of Pride and Progress:
Leading Practice Through a History of Excellence
October 27th & 28th, 2014
Edmonton, Alberta
Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall 

Legacy of Pride and Progress Syllabus

We are pleased to announce our plenary speakers:

  • Sharon Baxter, MSW - Executive Director, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, Ottawa ON
  • Dr, Eduardo Bruera, MD, FAAHPM - Department Chair, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston TX
  • Dr. Neil MacDonald, MD - Professor, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal QC
  • Dr. Cheryl Nekolaichuk, PhD, R.Psych. - Associate Professor, Palliative Care Medicine, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB
  • Dr. Nigel Sykes, MD - Medical Director, St. Christopher's Hospice - Hon. Senior Lecturer, King's College, London England

To register for Covenant Health’s Palliative Care Conference, visit

The Fantasyland Hotel is offering a special room rate for conference attendees. When you call to inquire, please inform them that you are a Covenant Health Palliative Care Conference attendee —you can call the reservations department for more information at 780.444.3000 or toll-free at 1.800.737.3783. The special rate is available until Sept. 26, 2014.