HIGHLIGHTS

Gala Dinner & Entertainment

One of the highlights of the Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference is the highly anticipated Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, followed by our high-energy comedic and musical guests! This year’s entertainment is fun, exciting and will guarantee a night to remember! Martha Chaves, Canadian Comedian, will kick off our night with fun and laughter. Back by popular demand, top-notch Canadian band, Arden and the Tourists, to entertain and finish off the evening with dancing!  For more information, check out our flyer.

We’d like to thank the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO) for sponsoring the appetizers at the Reception and Entertainment for the evening.


The Symposium on Palliative Care for Homeless & Vulnerably Housed Populations

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) is pleased to present the pre-conference Symposium on Palliative Care for Homeless & Vulnerably Housed Populations. The full-day event, being held prior to HPCO’s 2018 annual conference on Saturday, April 21st, will be held in the Thornhill Room at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites.

Registration will be available from 8:00am – 8:30am, followed by the full day program from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

For more information click HERE.


The Biennial Provincial Symposium on Paediatric Palliative Care

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and The Hospital for Sick Children’s, SickKids Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT) are partnering to present The Biennial Provincial Symposium on Paediatric Palliative Care.  The full-day event, scheduled to follow HPCO’s 2018 annual conference, will be held onsite at the Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, in the Daniels Hollywood Theatre, Room 1246, 1st Floor, Black Wing – Main Auditorium. Take the elevators located in front of Shoppers Drug Mart (by University Ave entrance) to the 1st floor. Make a left down the hall towards the Daniels Hollywood Theatre.

Registration and a Continental Breakfast will be available from 8:00 – 9:00 am, followed by the full day program  from 9:00 – 5:30 pm.

For more information click HERE!


The Reflection Room

Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Monday, April 23 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. 
Saint Elizabeth invites you to visit a new version of The Reflection Room to pause, reflect and share your experiences with dying and death. Does an experience stand out in your memory? Have you been inspired by others? Have you had experiences with family members or friends? Add your reflection to the wall and see the collective story that we are all building which will be shared during the conference and beyond. Drop by and see us in the Gormley Room, Lower Level.

Visit us online at thereflectionroom.ca 

Complementary Therapy “Taster” Sessions

One of the highlights of the HPCO Conference are the 15-minute Complementary Therapy “Taster” Sessions where conference participants can sample various complementary therapies on Sunday, April 22 from 11:00am – 5:00pm and on Monday, April 23, 8:30am – 4:30pm while attending the event.

This popular perk provides delegates with increased awareness regarding various complementary therapies and an appreciation for the role of the complementary therapies in the hospice palliative care setting.  The “Taster Sessions” will be held in the Buttonville Room on the main floor of the hotel. Take a break and pamper yourself!


HPCO Member and Student Orientation

Once again at the Annual HPCO Conference, we’ll be hosting a New Member and Student Orientation welcome session. Please join us for light refreshments in the Grand York Ballroom on Sunday, April 22 from 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about HPCO, meet President & CEO Rick Firth and network with other new members and students. We look forward to seeing you there!