When:  May 7, 2013, 12 to 1:30 pm ET

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Invitation to Join a Webinar on Advance Care Planning

Individuals and teams who are actively involved in planning and developing Advance Care Planning (ACP) initiatives in their organizations/regions were invited to attend a webinar on May 7, 2013 on ACP. This information session was hosted by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) and organized in partnership with a steering committee of healthcare leaders who are advancing ACP in diverse sectors.

The objectives of the webinar were:

  1. To present an overview of the current ACP landscape in Canada
  2. To highlight examples of innovative tools and partnerships
  3. To consider opportunities for working together to improve ACP in Canada

The following steering committee members participated in the webinar:

  • Dr. Daren K. Heyland, Founding Director of CARENET; ICU staff physician and Director of the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit at Kingston General Hospital; Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Queen's University 
  • Sharon Baxter, Executive Director of the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)
  • Louise Hanvey, Project Director of Advance Care Planning in Canada – an initiative of the CHPCA and CARENET
  • Dr. John You, McMaster University, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Joint Member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics; Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences; Attending Staff, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
  • Dr. Doris Barwich, Program Medical Director, End Of Life Care, Fraser Health; Clinical Assistant Professor , Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Family Practice University of British Columbia 
  • Carolyn Tayler, Director End of Life Care Fraser Health; BC Center of Excellence for End of Life Care
  • Dr. Rob Fowler, Senior scientist, evaluative clinical sciences, Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute; Physician, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Assistant professor, department of medicine and interdepartmental division of critical care medicine, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Jessica Simon, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Palliative Care, Dept of Oncology and of Internal Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Physician Consultant to Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care designation, Alberta Health Services.




Daren Heyland
Scientific Director, Clinical Evaluation Research Unit, Kingston General Hospital

Linda Piazza
Director, Collaboration Partnerships, CFHI

Stephen Samis
Vice-President, Programs, CFHI