The Hospice is proud to announce a partnership with Families First to support the Education Centre, a community training program run by the Hospice Centre of Excellence. For the last thirty-six years, the Hospice has provided ongoing, continuing education to health care professionals, volunteers and caregivers throughout Windsor-Essex, striving to share our research and innovation in standards of palliative care excellence. The Education Centre was formally inaugurated in 2012 and provides two ongoing educational series throughout the year with Families First providing sponsorship and catered meals for each participant.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club program is specifically targeted to health care professionals and provides continuing education in palliative care techniques and standards of excellence. This training is offered once each month, covering a variety of relevant topics and bringing together leading health care professionals throughout the region. All sessions run from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings unless otherwise noted. A light breakfast is provided courtesy of our partners at Families First. Registration is FREE by email registrations@thehospice.ca.

Fall 2017 Breakfast Club Schedule

DateTitlePresenterOTN Event Link
Sep. 14A Review of Opiod ToxicityKathleen Milne, MD, CCFPwebcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=72610841
Oct. 12Spiritual Well-Being and Professional PracticeBridget Murphy, BA, MTSwebcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=59197728
Nov. 16Prescribing & dispensing on cannabis
to community members
Dr. Daniel Schecterwebcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=59198137
Dec. 7PRN: What it MeansKelley Phillips, BSN, RN, CHPCN(C)webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=59198555

Click here to download a printable PDF of the Fall 2017 Breakfast Club Schedule

Living with Hospice

The Living with Hospice series provides education for health care professionals, caregivers and volunteers, especially focusing on care techniques and coping mechanisms. Offered once each month in the evenings, this well-attended series is holistic in nature, creating an inter-professional model of care. All session run Thursday evening from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. A light meal will be provided courtesy of our partners at Families First. Registration is FREE by email registrations@thehospice.ca.

Fall 2017 Living with Hospice Schedule

DateTitlePresenterOTN Event Link
Sep. 28Palliative Care -
What Does That Even Mean?
Dr. Joshua Shadd, MCISc,CCFPwebcast.otn.ca/mywebcast? id=72634319
Oct. 19Who is Suffering and
What You can do about it!
Rev. Paul Sharrow & Joe Perry, MSW, RSWwebcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?
id=72634480
Nov. 15Medical Cannabis: Overcoming Stigma
and Improving Quality of Life
in the Palliative Care Patient
Dr. Daniel SchecterTBC

Click here to download a printable PDF of the Fall 2017 Living with Hospice Schedule

Missed a Session?

You may catch up on any of the Hospice Education Series via OTN webcast. Please click the OTN event link next to the session to visit the archive.