Featuring this year’s Gillian MacMiaheal Lecturer in Palliative Care:
Dr. Sara Davison
Nephrologist Professor in the Dept. of Medicine, University of Alberta
Gillian MacMichael Lectureship in Palliative Care
The Gillian MacMichael Lectureship in Palliative Care is the result of a partnership between the family of Gillian MacMichael, the Gillian MacMichael Endowment Fund of the QEII Health Sciences Centre (QEII HSC) Foundation and the Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association (NSHPCA). The partnership will invite and fund a visiting speaker annually to enhance the educational content of the annual NSHPCA conference.
The lectureship is funded through a generous endowment established by Stephen and Arlene Waymire in memory of their late niece, Gillian MacMichael. During her battle with cancer, Gillian was cared for at home and at the QEII Health Sciences Centre by the Capital Health Integrated Palliative Care Service, in collaboration with other healthcare providers.
The purpose of this lectureship is to ensure healthcare professionals have an ongoing opportunity to learn about palliative care from respected people in the field.
Conference topics include:
- Panel discussions on physician assisted death and treatment options in complex chronic/oncologic cases
- Workshops in advance care planning (two streams)
- Volunteer workshops/sessions
- Treatment options for symptom management