Leading by Example in a Team Based World

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario’s

April 2020 Conference is Virtual!


Hospice palliative care is in growing demand and the need to come together and share knowledge, best practices and innovation is more important than ever.  As such, HPCO is ensuring that our annual conference can go forward and safely include even more participants, by holding the event – virtually!

The HPCO team can deliver a great virtual conference to you.  We have the technical capability to host up to 18 simultaneous virtual workshops with up to 300 people in each session, and virtual plenary sessions with up to 1,000 delegates. Recent experience in delivering online Person Centred Decision Making events, with almost 300 attendees, has demonstrated our technology is capable of providing a high quality experience.

The decision to go virtual was made in light of the rapidly evolving situation of COVID-19 and with ongoing monitoring and reviewing of the most recent guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and the Public Health Agency of Canada. We believe this is the most responsible thing we can do to help limit further spread of the virus, while still bringing people together in a high value experience.  

Past delegates tell us that they value the conference as a high-quality experience of learning, knowledge sharing, and networking. In this current climate we can no longer guarantee that we can provide that experience in person in a way that does not potentially compromise public health and safety.  As such, we are excited to bring you Leading by Example – Virtually!

Award Presentations

Recognizing and honouring volunteers and professionals for their outstanding contributions and excellence in hospice palliative care is a hallmark of HPCO’s annual conference. Rather than attempt to present virtually, HPCO is considering a gala awards dinner in the fall of 2020.