Healthcare, Innovation & Technology (HIT) Talks!

Back by popular demand from last year’s HPCO Conference, we will once again be offering this unique plenary presentation format on Monday, April 24 from 1:15 – 2:45 pm.   The HIT Talks are idea-focused, and meant to foster learning, innovation, inspiration and “out-of-box thinking”, and provoke conversations about hospice palliative care.    We’re pleased to have the following speakers, each presenting a compelling 20-minute HIT Talk:  C. Elizabeth Dougherty, B.S.W, M.S.W, R.S.W, C. Elizabeth Dougherty: Consulting   Across the Continuum: The Need for Innovative Approaches to Person and Family-Centred Care Nadine Persaud, B.S.W., M.S.W, R.S.W, PhD Student, Kensington Health Centre: Let’s Take Care of Us, Health Care Providers in the Palliative Care Field Keri-Lyn Durant, PhD Student, Arts Educator, MA, PGCE – Drama, QTS Lakehead University: Entertain, Educate, and Enthrall: Applied Theatre in Palliative and End-of-Life-Care

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 23 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, and on Monday, April 24 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 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!

Banquet Awards Dinner & Entertainment

In addition to a comprehensive and valuable educational programming, one of the highlights of the Hospice Palliative Care Conference is our Banquet Dinner and Awards Ceremony, followed by our entertainment where participants can enjoy a high-energy musical experience and dancing. This year is no exception, we’ve booked a top-notch Canadian band, Arden and the Tourists, to entertain us later in the evening. For more information on the band, 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 Reflection Room 

Sunday, April 23 from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Monday, April 24 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Saint Elizabeth invites you to visit 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