de Souza Institute
Categories: Nursing, Interprofessional, Oncology, Palliative, Primary Care

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Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care- Oncology (EPEC-O) Course (EPEC03MAR19)

This one day interprofessional workshop covers a comprehensive curriculum in palliative and end-of-life care topics, including core competencies in symptom management, ethical issues and communication skills in palliative care. The program is adapted by EPEC™-O Canada from the original EPEC™-O (Education in Palliative and End-of- Life Care for Oncology) course funded by the National Cancer Institute. It is developed specifically for clinicians caring for people with cancer in hospitals, and communities.


  • College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+: This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 7.0 Mainpro+ credits.

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 7 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Course Syllabus

The course will cover key interventions and strategies in caring for patients and families requiring palliative and end of life care. Topic examples include comprehensive care and assessments, communication, psychosocial issues, and end of life care.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe a holistic approach addressing hospice palliative care needs
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in evidence-based symptom management and end-of-life care
  3. Apply a person-centred approach involving the interdisciplinary team, patients and families 

Course Requirements

In order to receive CME credits, 0.25 de Souza credits and a certificate of 7.5 hours, participants must complete the following:

  1. An online pre-workshop knowledge survey completed 1 week prior to attending workshop (30 - 45 minutes);
  2. Attend the 1-day workshop
  3. An online post-workshop knowledge survey completed within 2 weeks of workshop (30-45 minutes)


Workshop date: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: 700 Bay Street, 19th floor, Suite 1903, Toronto, ON 



This course is designed for any health professional caring for palliative care patients.


The registration period will end on March 11, 2019

Space is limited, so please register early. 

For more information, please view our Cancellation & No Show policy.

Last Day to Register
Mar 11, 2019
Course Starts
Mar 18, 2019
Fee (CAD)

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Course Ends
Apr 8, 2019
Last Drop Date
Mar 22, 2019
Learning Hours
de Souza Designation Credits
0.25 credit under Developing Professional Practice and Leadership