Palliative Institute
News Release
News Release

Registration for 32nd Annual Palliative Education and Research Day opens today

Conference will focus on theme of grief and personal loss

EDMONTON, August 30, 2021 – Covenant Health is proud to continually support and provide delegates with the opportunity to gather, share experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues representing many disciplines from all over Alberta, nationally and internationally with its annual online palliative care conference.

The Palliative Education and Research Day will be held this year on Monday, October 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This will mark the 32nd anniversary of this conference.

Registration for the conference will open on the conference website on Monday, August 30 and remain open until Thursday, October 21. The registration fee for this year’s conference is $20 plus services fees.

“The Palliative Institute is thrilled to be once again bringing together health care providers, researchers and community leaders to discuss best practices in palliative care,” said institute director Louise Kashuba. “Palliative Education and Research Day is a highlight of our calendar year, as it serves as a great opportunity to learn from leaders in a wide range of fields.”

Entitled My Grief – Your Grief – Our Grief: Grieving Together in Times of Loss, this year’s conference will focus on the theme of grief and personal loss pandemic. This year’s speaker lineup includes a musician and music therapist, a Zen Buddhist priest and teacher, and occupational therapist and a background in death and grief studies and a wide range of researchers and health care providers with a background in palliative care.

For all the details, please visit the conference website. Use of Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome is recommended, as issues are known to occur with Microsoft Edge while registering.

Covenant Health is Canada’s largest Catholic health care organization and a key partner in Alberta’s integrated health system. Covenant Health launched the Palliative Institute in October 2012, envisioning a future where every Albertan can make informed choices about their care and where caregivers have the knowledge, expertise and resources to support them. It is the institute’s role to serve as a knowledge broker and problem solver for patients and families, clinicians, policymakers, caregivers and researchers, and to lead informed public conversation about palliative issues.


Media Contact:
Benjamin Freeland, Communications Advisor
Covenant Health Palliative Institute
Phone or text: 780.886.3255