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19/03/2018
Annual General Meeting
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  |  Carewest Colonel Belcher ., Calgary Alberta

Registration is now open

Tickets: $35 (Early Bird $25 until March 12)

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting at
Carewest Colonel Belcher
1939 Veteran’s Way NW. Calgary

Monday, March 19th, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Doors open at 5:30 for registration
Turkey Dinner at 6:00 pm
Presentation at 7:00 pm
Annual meeting 8:15 pm

After dinner, Erin Forsyth will present

When Death is Near

We all want to help when somebody we care about is dying but it can be difficult to know when is the right time to intervene, what is normal vs cause for concern, and what we can do to be supportive through the journey. When Death is Near will review physical and existential needs that are commonly encountered by people in their final days to weeks of life and things we can all do to support them to live as well as possible to the very end.

Erin Forsyth was first exposed to palliative care in 2001 while completing the final practicum of her Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan, she knew from that time that palliative care was where her passion lay. Over the past 16 years, Erin has worked as a Registered Nurse in a variety of palliative settings including bedside nurse on the Intensive Palliative Care Unit (IPCU), Consultant with the Acute Care Palliative Consult Service, Clinical Nurse Educator for Santuari Hospice, and Clinical Nurse Educator for the IPCU. She is currently the Manager of Hospice Operations & Hospice Access for the Calgary Zone.

Erin has been a guest speaker at a number of local, national, and international conferences including the Cecily Saunders Institute in London, England. She has spoken on topics including Nutrition and Hydration at the End of Life; Delirium, Dyspnea, and Fatigue in Palliative Care; Ethics in Palliative Care; Patient and Family Centered Palliative Care; and Implementing Outcome Measurement Tools in Palliative Settings. She has recently had a poster displayed at the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference in Ottawa and at a Quality Improvement Summit in Calgary. She is currently completing her Masters of Nursing at the University of Calgary with research focused on Interprofesssional Collaboration in Palliative Care Teams.

In her free time Erin loves spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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