Advanced Learning of Pallative Care (ALPM)

June 1, 8:30am - June 3, 3:45pm, MDT

Venue/Accommodation, Travel


The Westin Edmonton
10135 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7
Online or call 1-800-WESTIN-1, and mention: CSPCP 13th Annual Conference to received the preferred rate.

Book Within the Block!
You play an important role in the financial viability of the ALPM. Here’s how you benefit from booking at the Westin Edmonton:

  • Conference rate of $199*/night (upon availability until May 2, 2017)
  • Free wifi access
  • All conference sessions take place at the Westin Edmonton
  • Help CSPCP meet contractual obligations
  • Link to the Westin’s online reservation page will be available upon completing your conference registration

WestJet is pleased to offer participants of ALPM 2017 a 10% discount off the base fare for travel to Edmonton anywhere WestJet flies in North America, from May 24, 2017 to June 10, 2017.

To book a reservation, visit, identify your travel needs, and enter the coupon code ATMG8WH. If using a travel agent, be sure to give them the travel agent code:  YYC01.

Air Canada
Air Canada is pleased to offer participants of ALPM 2017 a 10% discount** off the base fare for travel to Edmonton anywhere Air Canada flies in North America, from May 23, 2017 to June 10, 2017. No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the United States.

To book a reservation, visit, and enter the promotion code VJV4JFQ1 in the search panel.

2017 ALPM Conference


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This program has been reviewed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is awaiting final certification by the College’s Alberta Chapter.

Registration now open

The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians will hold its 13th Annual Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference at the Westin Edmonton from June 1-3, 2017. The conference is a key learning event not just for palliative care physicians, but for family doctors and other physician specialists who want to enhance their knowledge of palliative care.

Who Should Attend?
• Palliative Medicine Physicians
• Physicians with an Interest in Palliative Care
• Residents and Medical Students

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Eduardo Bruera: Early Integration of Palliative Care Services: When and How?
Robin Fainsinger: I’m a clinician – I’m Never Doing research! Engaging the Reluctant to Achieve the Impossible
Serena Lewis: Applying a Generational Scope to Our Palliative Care Practice: Does Age Matter?
Charles Von Gunten: Respect: Earning our place at the table. Towards a cultural change in medicine.

Conference Objectives
• apply acquired knowledge in advanced palliative medicine to treat patients living with a wide range of life-threatening illnesses;
• educate medical colleagues (practicing physicians and learners), other health care professionals, patients, families, and the general public about palliative care; and
• recognize the importance of advocating for improved access to palliative care in local, regional, and national settings.

Please note that due to the advanced medical content at this conference, registration is open to physicians only. We encourage professionals from other disciplines to attend one of Canada’s excellent interdisciplinary palliative care conferences: The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference or the International Congress on Palliative Care.