OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017
9:30 – 10:45 AM

THE PATIENT AND CAREGIVER VOICE IN IMPROVING ACCESS TO HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE

Sunday’s opening keynote presentation at the Conference will include patients and caregivers sharing their experiences and perspectives on accessing hospice palliative care and how the care impacted their lives. As a special feature, the presentation will include an interview with a palliative care provider suffering from ALS and the importance of receiving palliative care on her quality of life.

Charlene Spector, Regional Manager from ALS Society of Canada will also be involved with the presentation. Dr. Sandy Buchman, Education Lead of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Mount Sinai Hospital will be a presenter and moderator for this keynote session.

SANDY BUCHMAN MD, CCFP (PC), FCFP

Education Lead, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Buchman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and practices as a palliative care physician providing home based palliative and end of life care.

He practiced comprehensive Family Medicine for many years with a special interest in Primary Cancer Care, Palliative Care, HIV/AIDS and Global Health – including volunteer experiences in South America and Africa.

Dr. Buchman is the Education Lead at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Mount Sinai Hospital, and he was President of The College of Family Physicians of Canada, 2011-2012 and The Ontario College of Family Physicians 2005-2006.

Dr. Sandy Buchman, is also the Program Advisory Committee Co-Chair for this year’s Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference.

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