This submission to the Standing Committee on Human Resources and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) overviews recommendations to support aging well in place, age-friendly communities and dying well. 10 pages. Last reviewed June 2018.

October 2-5, 2018 Montreal, Quebec. Register today for this unique opportunity to meet, share experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues from 60 countries, representing all disciplines. In-depth workshops and seminars covering all aspects of end-of-life care, from the most current scientific developments in pain and symptom control to the large existential questions, to hands-on experiential sessions addressing practical issues faced everyday. To review the program click here. To register click here.

Wednesday, June 13 from 9:30-11:30 AM at the James Reid Funeral Home located on 1900 John Counter Blvd, Kingston. This Family talk series is intended for parents and adult children to learn about future planning options. Please RSVP before June 10 by calling 613-544-3411. Click here for more details.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 1-2:30 PM EDT. This accredited online event by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association will be presented by Mary Schulz and Michael Gordon, which will examine end-stage dementia (including Alzheimer’s) and palliative care for those afflicted. Topics will include pain management, disease complications, and best practices. The online event can be accessed online via phone and web. Cost is $55. Register here.

Wed. June 20th from 12-1pm EDT join Robin Urquhart of Dalhousie University for this webinar presentation about a study which aimed to create an "identification rule" using information from the electronic medical record (EMR) of patients to notify doctors when a patient is nearing end of life. For more information or to register click here.

Thursday, May 31 from 1-2 PM EST. Join presenters Julie Darnay and Deborah Sattler for this webinar where participants will learn how to a start Compassionate Community movement in their community, gain insights as to how Compassionate Community approaches can complement Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly initiatives and discuss opportunities for collective action. To learn more or to register click here.

Friday April 20, 2018 from 8-9am EST join presenter David Campbell for this session of Regional Palliative Care Rounds. Objectives of this session include exploring the ethical arguments for and against respecting Advance Directive requests for MAID, to identify the philosophical complexities of personal identity and how it changes through time and appreciate the ethical, philosophical, and practical challenges of respecting Advance Directive requests for MAID. Click here for a live event link via OTN Webcasting. To learn more about these rounds, please visit our website: http://meds.queensu.ca/programs/palliativecare/regional_rounds.

Join Hospice Palliative Care Ontario's for their annual conference this April 22-24 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to delirium in older adults. Topics include risk factors related to hip fracture, the HELP program, delirium at the end-of-life, delirium in dementia, non-pharmacological interventions, nutrition and frailty. 3 pages. 

This clinical update provides information regarding the successful management of delirium at the end of life.

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