CONFERENCE 2018

BCHPCA Conference 2018 - LEADERSHIP and LEARNING

BCHPCA Invites You to CONFERENCE 2018

LEADERSHIP and LEARNING

Bringing together hospice staff and volunteers, community and faith organizations, researchers, schools, healthcare professionals and others from the broader community to learn from leading-edge programming; to hear about the impact of special projects; to explore new partnership opportunities and to network with old friends and new colleagues.

BCHPCA is offering a number of plenary and breakout sessions on Friday May 25th and Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at the newly-redecorated Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel, conveniently located in Richmond, near the Vancouver International Airport, the South Terminal and the Aberdeen Station of the Canada Line.

BCHPCA’s annual Awards luncheon is scheduled for Friday and the BCHPCA Annual General Meeting will be held at lunch on Saturday.  BCHPCA has again partnered with the BC Centre for Palliative Care (BC-CPC) to offer a stream of breakout sessions specifically for health care professionals.  There is also an opportunity for Hospice Society personnel to meet together during the Regional Meetings held on Friday afternoon and for clinicians to debrief with their colleagues.

RESULTS OF PAST YEARS’ EVALUATIONS

This year, you may notice a few changes to the CONFERENCE scheduling, these changes are a direct result of comments and recommendation made by previous years’ attendees.

  • There are some sessions that span two time blocks for a more in-depth study of the subject matter; this suggestion was made by a number of attendees.
  • The location for the social event this year is less than 10 kilometers from the hotel. In previous years, the late night return from the event and the long bus ride was a concern for some attendees.
  • We know that conference attendees love to visit with old friends and new acquaintances, but that sometimes means they are late for their next session. When there is no refreshment break planned, we have inserted a 10 minute “Transition Break” so that you can get to your next session and the presenter can start on time.

Your CONFERENCE 2018 registration includes: all plenary sessions and your choices of the concurrent breakout sessions, Friday and Saturday breakfast and lunch and all refreshment breaks. 2018 registrations fees:
 

BCHPCA Members 2 day registration $325.00
BCHPCA Members 1 day registration $180.00
Non BCHPCA Members 2 day registration $420.00
Non BCHPCA Members 1 day registration $225.00
Full time students/Volunteers 2 day registration $300.00
Full time students/Volunteers 1 day registration $165.00

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR VANDUSEN GARDENS and DINNER EVENT

VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver, BCOn Friday evening, we hope that you will join us for a visit to the 55-acre, world famous VanDusen Gardens featuring over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world. The Gardens offer numerous features, including the Elizabethan Maze, the Stone Garden, the Scottish Shelter, the Korean Pavilion, as well as Art in the Garden and a variety of wildlife. Later, we will dine at Shaughnessy Restaurant, located within the Gardens.

Ticket purchase for our VanDusen Gardens and Dinner event includes the brief charter bus trip (8.25km), entrance to the Gardens, a three-course dinner with a cash bar and the return trip. The timing should allow for a leisurely Garden visit in late May evening daylight; expected return to hotel is approximately 9:45 PM. Casual dress and comfortable footwear is recommended. Please purchase your tickets at the time of registration.

Hotel Accomodations

BCHPCA has negotiated a special rate of $145.00 (plus applicable taxes) for the BCHPCA CONFERENCE 2018 LEADERSHIP and LEARNING. This limited special guest room rate is valid until April 25, 2018 OR until the room block has been filled, after which time rooms and rates will be subject to availability at the time of booking.

Please note that there are high demand dates for guestrooms in Vancouver over the Conference dates, so please book early to secure the special rate.  
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Program at a Glance

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Friday & Saturday Session Details

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PLENARY SESSIONS and PRESENTERS (Click to view)
  Friday, May 25, 2018
0840
0850
Traditional First Nations Blessing
Elder and Knowledge Keeper, Shane Pointe
0850
0955
Unleash your ‘Super Power’… and be an Extraordinary Leader
Doris Orr, CPA, CA, CEC
Certified Executive Coach and Inspirational Speaker,
Powerful Paradigms Coaching
1010
1110
Be Uncomfortable, Be Better: How Discomfort Presents an Opportunity for Growth
Jeremie Saunders
Actor, Producer, and Host, Sickboy Podcasts
1335
1420
PLENARY – Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller – Who we are, What we do, and How can we help?
Dr. David G. Hunt, MD, FRCP(C)
Director, SOSJ Board of Director

 

  Saturday, May 26, 2018
0845
0915
PLENARY – Palliative Care - Ministry of Health Update
Presenter - Alix Adams, Director, Palliative and Dementia Care, MoH
0915
0945
PLENARY – Update from CHPCA
Margaret (Meg) Milner, RN, BSN, MA
Vice President, CHPCA
1330
1430
PLENARY – Medical Assistance in Dying in BC
Presenter(s) TBC

1450
1530

PLENARY - WSÁNEĆ Journey Home: Improving palliative care by engaging Indigenous and Non-indigenous care providers in reciprocal learning and relationship building.
Heather Hastings, BSN, RN
Community Health Nurse

BREAKOUT SESSIONS & PRESENTERS (Click to view)

Sessions A and B - are open to anyone wishing to attend, and include sessions related to Cultural Safety / Compassionate Communities / Volunteer and Partnership Opportunities / Advance Care Planning / New Initiatives / Continuing Education, etc.

Sessions C
– are open to anyone wishing to attend, and include sessions related to Fundraising / Digital Engagement for hospice societies.

Sessions D – The B.C. Inter-Professional Palliative Symptom Management Guidelines were released in November of 2017. They were created through a provincial collaborative effort, and are intended for care providers working with a general patient population, with basic needs. This conference stream of presentations and workshops is for clinicians of all disciplines, and is intended to provide a deeper dive into symptom management, with specific patient populations, psychosocial issues and more complex interventions.

 

Friday Sessions Title
1A
1120
1205
Compassionate Communities: Creating awareness, inspiring acts of kindness.
In a compassionate community, people are willing to have conversations about how to live well until end of life, and are motivated, by empathy and kindness, to offer support - practical, emotional and spiritual - to those who are frail, seriously ill, dying and bereaved. Learn about how two hospice organizations in BC are taking different approaches to creating awareness in their communities and inspiring acts of kindness to support others during sickness, dying and loss.
Kathy Kennedy, Community Development Specialist
Community Liaison for the Seed Grant Program
BC Centre for Palliative Care
and Hospice Society Co-Presenters (TBC)
1B
1120
1205
Working Together: The Patient Voices Network
Please join Teresa and a Patient Partner, as they provide a high level overview on the Patient Voices Network, Patient & Public Engagement, and demonstrate through real life examples how engaging patients can result in improvements in the delivery of health care.
Teresa Bissenden, Engagement Leader, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
Rebecca Meeks, Patient Partner, Patient Voices Network
1C
1120
1205
Legacy Giving 101
What is Legacy Giving/Planned Giving/Charitable Bequests/Gifts of Life Insurance? Where do I start? Five easy steps to realizing a legacy gift fundraising program at your hospice society.
Jane Westheuser, CFRE, Senior Advisor, Legacy Giving, Western Canada,
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Incoming Chair, Greater Vancouver Chapter, Canadian Association of Gift Planners
1D
1120
1205
Sexuality and Intimacy in Life-Limiting Illness
We will discuss reasons for sexual challenges related to illness and treatments, and ways health care providers can support people to maintain intimacy and positive self-perception.
Theressa Zapach, RN, BScN
BC Cancer Agency, Victoria, BC
2A
1430
1515
Cultural Safety Through Humility, part 1 of 2
Cultural Safety Through Humility for BC First Nations and what this means for us as practitioners.
Katie Procter, RN, Quality Care and Safety Manager
Office of the Chief Medical Officer, FNHA

PLEASE NOTE: Registrants for this session, should also register for 3A, part 2 of Cultural Safety Through Humility.
2B
1430
1515
Healthy Aging at Home, in Community
This session will focus on key learning concepts, capacity building and core services that non-profits, municipally run centres, multi-service agencies and municipalities (collectively known as the Community Based Seniors’ Services Sector) offer to support older adults in their communities. The session will hone in on a new distributed learning model and capacity building tool – CBSS Central as a mechanism to bring the sector together in a coordinated and sustainable way.
Barbara MacMillan, Community and Sector Development, Healthy Aging, UWLM
Kahir Lalji, Provincial Director, Healthy Aging, UWLM
2C
1430
1515
Donor Retention: The First Step to Building a Strong Fundraising program on a Limited Budget, part 1 of 2
A strong fundraising program is an essential part of building a thriving non-profit. But when you have a small team and limited resources it can be hard to know where to start with your fundraising. In this session we'll offer research and experience on the one fundraising activity you can focus on this year that will have a significant return on investment for your organization. You'll leave these sessions feeling encouraged, equipped and armed with practical tools you can start implementing first thing Monday morning.
Leigh Schumann, MBA
Principal, Fawkes + Holly

PLEASE NOTE: Registrants for this session, should also register for 3C, part 2 of Donor Retention: The First Step to Building a Strong Fundraising program on a Limited Budget.
2D
1430
1515
Existential Distress
Understand the nature of existential distress and how it can be addressed.
Lawrence T. Cheung, MCS Spiritual Health Practitioner
3A
1535
1620
Cultural Safety Through Humility, part 2 of 2
Cultural Safety Through Humility for BC First Nations and what this means for us as practitioners.
Katie Procter, RN, Quality Care and Safety Manager
Office of the Chief Medical Officer, FNHA

PLEASE NOTE: Registrants for this session, should also register for 2A, part 1 of Cultural Safety Through Humility.

3B
1530
1615
Supporting the Journey: the Douglas College End of Life Doula Program
This session presents the background and experience of the Douglas College program, and makes a case for the future of the end of life doula role in the support team for those who have embarked on the end of life journey.
Edith Kirkpatrick, Ed.D.,
Coordinator, Continuing Professional Education, Douglas College

Jennifer Mallmes,
Death Doula, Registered Care Aide
3C
1530
1615
Donor Retention: The First Step to Building a Strong Fundraising program on a Limited Budget, part 2 of 2
A strong fundraising program is an essential part of building a thriving non-profit. But when you have a small team and limited resources it can be hard to know where to start with your fundraising. In this session we'll offer research and experience on the one fundraising activity you can focus on this year that will have a significant return on investment for your organization. You'll leave these sessions feeling encouraged, equipped and armed with practical tools you can start implementing first thing Monday morning.
Leigh Schumann, MBA
Principal, Fawkes + Holly

PLEASE NOTE: Registrants for this session, should also register for 2C, part 1 of Donor Retention: The First Step to Building a Strong Fundraising program on a Limited Budget.

3D
1530
1615
Pain Management at Step 4 of the WHO Ladder
A discussion of minimally invasive procedures to manage severe pain at Step 4.
Dr. Pippa Hawley, BMed, FRCPC
Division Head of Palliative Care, UBC

 

Saturday Sessions Title
4A
1015
1100
Let’s Play the HELLO Game! Part 1 of 2
Initiating a conversation with those close to us about how we want to live and be cared for when we are seriously ill or near end of life can be hard. In this session, participants will play a Game that will help jumpstart meaningful conversations about what it means for each participant to live and die well. By asking thought provoking questions, this game allows you to stimulate the thinking about what matters most to you and engage in conversations with others at your level of comfort in a relaxed environment. Join us and have fun!
Melody Jobse, Community Liaison
BC Centre for Palliative Care

PLEASE NOTE: Registrants for this session, should also register for 5A, part 2 of Let’s Play the HELLO Game!

4B
1015
1100
Can You Feel the Pain in My Heart, too? Part 1 of 2
Caregivers to the dying are often misunderstood. This presentation explores the needs of those in this very demanding role along with better ways to offer emotional support.
Barbara Morningstar, Educator, Speaker
In Autumn's Cocoon

PLEASE NOTE: Registrants for this session, should also register for 5B, part 2 of Can You Feel the Pain in My Heart, too?

4C
1015
1100
Digital Engagement for Not for Profits
Hands-on training on how to use social media marketing to increase engagement, brand and cause awareness and how to use specific tactics like live streaming during your own and community events.
Alistair Henning, Chair, ArtScene, Vancouver

4D

1015
1100

CANNABIS
Considering the upcoming legalization of cannabis, it is likely more people will consider it for emotional and physical distress. This presentation will explore attitudes and knowledge of health care providers and the public and how these interact in palliative care.
Dr. Amrish Joshi, M.B.B.S, MMed
Community Palliative Physician, Vancouver Coastal Health

5A
1110
1155
Let’s Play the HELLO Game! Part 2 of 2
Initiating a conversation with those close to us about how we want to live and be cared for when we are seriously ill or near end of life can be hard. In this session, participants will play a Game that will help jumpstart meaningful conversations about what it means for each participant to live and die well. By asking thought provoking questions, this game allows you to stimulate the thinking about what matters most to you and engage in conversations with others at your level of comfort in a relaxed environment. Join us and have fun!
Melody Jobse, Community Liaison
BC Centre for Palliative Care

PLEASE NOTE: Registrants for this session, should also register for 4A, part 1 of Let’s Play the HELLO Game!

5B
1110
1155
Can You Feel the Pain in My Heart, too? Part 2 of 2
Caregivers to the dying are often misunderstood. This presentation explores the needs of those in this very demanding role along with better ways to offer emotional support.
Barbara Morningstar, Educator, Speaker
In Autumn's Cocoon

PLEASE NOTE: Registrants for this session, should also register for 4B, part 1 of Can You Feel the Pain in My Heart, too?.

5C
1110
1155
A Compassionate Alliance: from idea to action.
The Alliance will use the foundational work of the Quality End of Life Care Coalition of Canada to help guide its development. Using a community development model – we will invite key community organizations to join the Alliance and engage members in conversations around options for a mandate, ways of identifying provincial issues, prioritizing them and joint strategies to address them in support of compassionate care for all British Columbians living with serious illness and their caregivers.
Dr. Eman Hassan, Director of Public Health Initiatives,
BC Centre for Palliative Care

M.Y.Lorraine Gerard, Executive Director,
BC Hospice Palliative Care Association
5D
1110
1155

Palliative Sedation

Presenter TBC

 

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