Platinum Sponsors

Sovereign Order of St John of Jerusalem
Gold Sponsors
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Cancer Society
Sanofi Aventis
Sanofi Aventis
Caregiver Health Break Sponsor

Mountain View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery


Silver Sponsors

Marks Pharmacy

Marks Pharmacy



Bayshore Home Health



Paladin Labs



Dignity Memorial

Bronze Sponsors


BCIT School of Health Sciences






Philips Lifeline


Life & Death Matters


BC Bereavement Helpline


Raising the Torch – Expanding the Vision
May 14-15, 2010
Annual Conference
Sheraton Guildford, Surrey, B.C.

Annual Conference

Professional and Volunteer Care Providers Working in Hospitals, Hospices
Residential Care, Community Care, Chronic Disease Services, Critical Care,
This Conferences is for you!

We invite all physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals
to join with Hospice Palliative Care providers,

, lay leaders, and Hospice volunteers for two days of
educational sessions and networking opportunities.

Click Here for
Exhibitors Prospectus
Click Here for
Conference Brochure

Click Here to
Become a Sponsor


Did you know?

  • 2/3 will die with 2 or more chronic diseases after months or years in a state of vulnerable frailty - only 1/5 of us will die with a recognizable terminal phase
  • Those sick enough to die, but not sure to die within months, will not be referred to palliative care programs but would benefit from a palliative approach to care
  • 260,000 die each year in Canada – projected to increase to 430,000 in just 20 years
  • For each death that occurs 5 others are affected – 1.5 Million this year in Canada


Workshops & Streams: 

Palliative Care Beyond Cancer; Education, Research and Program Development; Leadership and Advocacy; Psychosocial/Spiritual Care; Care of the Dying; Pain & Symptom Management; Care of Families and Children; and Caring Through Hospice Societies.

 Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Graeme Rocker, Respirologist, Canadian Researcher End of Life Network, Queen Elizabeth Health Science Centre, Dalhousie University
  • Bev Foster, Executive Director Room 217 Foundation, performer & music educator
  • Dr. Sara N. Davison, Nephrologist, Bioethicist, University of Alberta
  • Barbara Morningstar, Program Director, Surrey Hospice Society
  • Camara van Breemen, Clinical Nurse Specialist & Certified Play Therapist Canuck Place Children's Hospice & Nurse Practitioner Murrayville Family Practice Group
  • Antony Holland, One of Canada's most acclaimed actors,  performing Tuesday's with Morrie

For More Information: Call 604-945-3574 or email or  Click Here for On-Line Registration

To Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor:  To become a sponsor contact, Dan Levitt, Director, Fundraising and Development, Tel: 604-341-0445 - Email:


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