Palliative Care, Culture and the Clinic, a multidisciplinary symposium

Thursday 14 January 2021

Join us for Palliative Care, Culture, and the Clinic, a multidisciplinary symposium intended to bring together experts in palliative and supportive care, health policy, global, and public health to examine the influence of culture and bio-medicine on resource allocation for palliative and supportive care, and the nature and form of cancer care in the last year of life.

January 14, 2021
January 21, 2021
January 28, 2021

Expert speakers and abstract submissions will address the impact of the economic divide on palliative care in both high and low-income countries, models of integration and collaboration that have fostered or hindered universal palliative care, and the status and recent shifts across cultures in stigma and attitudes to dying and death and to palliative care. The final day will identify solutions and new opportunities for collaboration to enhance universal access to high-quality palliative care.

The symposium will consist of three half days with panel presentations and discussion. Attendees and speakers will be asked to consider what evidence and advocacy are needed to affect meaningful change in the quality of life of individuals with cancer in the last year of life and their quality of dying and death.

Event Information

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
610 University Avenue
Toronto, ON ON M5G 2M9
UICC Member
This event is under the auspices of UICC
Last update: 
Monday 21 December 2020