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Join us on Friday, October 4 for an extraordinary event that will leave you inspired and invigorated!

The BC Centre for Palliative Care‘s highly anticipated biennial All Together Symposium – Nurturing Partnerships. Reimagining Palliative Care.  promises a full day of invigorating experiences, educational workshops, and valuable networking opportunities. This is an unparalleled opportunity to engage with national and international experts in the field of palliative care and compassionate community initiatives!
Immerse yourself in this unforgettable gathering of trailblazers and become an integral part of reimagining palliative care and building new partnerships to bring together palliative care clinicians and compassionate communities across British Columbia.
All Together! community leaders, dedicated volunteers, healthcare administrators, skilled clinicians, renowned researchers, and dedicated frontline workers, equip yourselves with the most effective practices and tools necessary to make impact in palliative care!
Be part of something extraordinary on Friday, October 4, 2024!

Submit your Presentation Proposal

Are you passionate about palliative care or compassionate communities? Do you have an innovative idea to spark change?

We’re inviting health professionals, researchers, community organizations, volunteers, and community members to submit presentation proposals. The All Together Symposium (ATS) brings together diverse organizations and communities from across British Columbia, and is an ideal venue to showcase your dedicated and innovative work.

Submission is now closed!


Dr. Kelli Stajduhar

RN, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS, FCAN Professor & Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in
Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging and Community Health School of Nursing and Institute and Aging and Lifelong Health University of Victoria

Dr. Kelli Stajduhar is a Professor in the School of Nursing and Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria. She has worked in oncology, palliative care, and gerontology for 30 years as a practicing nurse, educator, and researcher.  Her clinical work and research have focused on health service needs for those at the end of life and their families, and on the needs of people who experience structural inequities at the end of life. Dr. Stajduhar is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and the Canadian Academy of Nursing, and is the Canada Research Chair in Palliative Approaches to Care in Aging and Community Health.  In 2022 she was awarded the Barer-Flood Prize in Health Services and Policy Research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and in 2023 was named Hood Fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Connect with Kelli Stajduhar on social media: 
     Email: [email protected]
     X/Twitter: @KStajduhar   @access2care
     YouTube: @palliative_approaches
     Instagram: @palliativeapproaches

Dr. Hsien Seow

PhD, Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care and Health System Innovation and Professor, McMaster University.

Dr. Hsien Seow, PhD, is the Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care and Health System Innovation and a Professor in the Department of Oncology, McMaster University. He publishes health care and policy research focused on improving care for patients with serious illness. He is the co-author of Hope for the Best, Plan for the Rest: 7 keys for navigating a life-changing diagnosis, and the co-host of The Waiting Room Revolution podcast.

Connect with Hsien Seow on social media: 
     X/Twitter: @HSeowPhD      @waitingroomrev

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All Together Symposium 2024 will be held at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver

BC Centre for Palliative Care is a provincial non-profit organization established and funded by the BC Ministry of Health to accelerate the spread of innovations and best practices in palliative care in British Columbia.

We do not do this alone — We work with partners in the health system and community along with researchers and policy makers.

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Join us for an inspiring day of compassion, learning, celebration and networking.