Agenda
(as of September 3, 2013)



Thursday, October 17, 2013
                
    
16:00 - 17:00 OPENING RECEPTION

17:00 - 19:00 PUBLIC LECTURE

A New Vision for Healthcare in the 21st Century
Dr. Gregory Fricchione

Director of the Division of Psychiatry and Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); of the MGH Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Program; and of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Behavioral Mental Health Service. He is also Director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH. Dr. Fricchione’s recent publications include Compassion and Healing in Medicine and Society. On the Nature and Uses of Attachment Solutions to Separation Challenges (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011).

Introduction by:
Dr. Balfour Mount – Emeritus Professor, McGill University, a pioneer of Palliative Medicine in North America, creator of the term Palliative Care and founder of McGill Programs in Whole Person Care

Friday, October 18, 2013

07:45 - 08:45 Focus on self-care through mindful meditation, writing, music or yoga

08:45 - 09:00 Pause and Reflection
Word of Welcome
Dr. David Eidelman, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

09:00 - 10:00 PLENARY SESSION 1:
PL1 Mindfulness and the Use of Self in Healthcare Practice
Dr. Craig Hassed - A leader since the 90's in teaching mindfulness to an entire medical class, as well as healthcare practitioners. A family doctor and faculty member at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia he has published numerous books including Know Thyself: The Stress Release Program and The Essence of Health.

10:00 - 10:30 Health Break and/or Optional Walking Meditation

10:30 - 12:00 CHOICE OF CONCURRENT SESSIONS (A01 - A04)

A01 Two 45-minute Workshops - Patient's Experience

A)      Staying Present to Youth with an Unknown Future
Meaghen Johnston1, Camara Van Breemen2, Susan Poitras2

1. Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2. Canuck Place Children's Hospice, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


B)      Understanding Patient Perspectives of Self-Care in the Management of Chronic Disease
Jean Burgess1, Roberta Clark2, Keith De'Bell3

1. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
2. University of New Brunswick, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
3. St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

A02 90-minute Workshop

Transforming Challenging Patients into Interesting People - Creative Writing as Burnout Prevention for Health Professionals
Hilton Koppe, North Coast GP Training, Lennox Head, New South Wales, Australia

A03 Proffered Papers - Whole Person Care in the Acute Setting
A series of 15-minute presentations, each followed by a 5-minute question period

A)      Doing 'Technological' Time in a Pediatric Hemodialysis Unit
Hilde Zitzelsberger1, Elizabeth Peter2, Patricia McKeever2, Adrienne Chambon2, Kathryn Morgan2, Karen Spalding3

1. University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
2. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3. Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


B)      The Intimate Partner Violence Nurse Specialist Role in a UK Emergency Department: Transcending Traditional Cultures of Care
Julie McGarry, University of Nottingham, Derby, United Kingdom

C)      The Expectations of Low and High Risk Pregnant Women Who Seek Obstetrical Care in a Highly Specialized Hospital
Roxana Behruzi1, Marie Hatem2, Lise Goulet2, William Fraser2

1. McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2. Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada


D)      Transforming the Intensive Care Culture Using the Palliative Approach
Diane Guay1, Cécile Michaud1, Luc Mathieu2, Jacinthe Pepin2

1. Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
2. Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

A04 Proffered Papers - Education
A series of 15-minute presentations, each followed by a 5-minute question period

A)      Workshops in Healing for Senior Medical Students: A 5 Year Experience
John Kearsley1,2, Elizabeth Lobb3,4,5

1. University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
2. St George Hospital, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
3. Calvary Healthcare Sydney, Kogarah New South Wales Australia
4. Cunningham Centre for Palliative Care, Darlinghurst, New South Wales Australia
5. University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Darlinghurst, New South Wales Australia


B)      Challenging Conversations in Healthcare: Simulation-Based Interprofessional Learning
Elizabeth A. Rider1,2, David M. Browning1,2, Sigall Bell1,2, Giulia Lamiani3, Robert D. Truog1,2, Elaine C. Meyer1,2

1. Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States
2. Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States
3. Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy


C)      Caring for the Lived Experience: An Exercise in Teaching Whole Person Care
Cory Ingram, Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato, Minnesota, United States

D)      Person-Centered Care In Mental Health Education and Practice Through Arts-Informed Narrative Inquiry
Jasna Schwind1, Gail Lindsay2, Sue Coffey2, Debbie Morrison3, Barb Mildon4

1. Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2. University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
3. Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
4. Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Whitby, Ontario, Canada

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 CHOICE OF CONCURRENT SESSIONS (B01 - B04)

B01 90-minute Workshop

Mindful Medical Practice, Part 1 - an interactive and experiential session
Craig Hassed

B02 90-minute Workshop

Bringing Our Whole Person to Whole Person Care: Fostering Reflective Capacity with Interactive Reflective Writing in Health Professions Education
Grayson A. Armstrong, Aaron Kofman, Joanna J. Sharpless, David Anthony, Hedy S. Wald1, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

B03 Proffered Papers - Whole Person Care
A series of 15-minute presentations, each followed by a 5-minute question period

A)      Group Art Therapy Program for Women Living with Breast Cancer
Katherine Laux1, Virginia Lee2, Sarkis Meterissian3, Gwynneth Gorman1, Sharon Wexler1

1. Cedars CanSupport, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2. McGill University Health Centre Cancer Care Mission, Montréal, Québec, Canada
3. Cedars Breast Clinic, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada


B)      When One is Sick and Two Need Help: Caring for the Caregiver
Ilja Ormel1, Susan Law1,2

1. St Mary's Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2. McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada


C)      Is the Whole Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts? Self-Rated Health and Transdisciplinarity
Martin Picard1, Robert-Paul Juster2, Catherine M Sabiston3

1. CMEM - Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia and UPenn, Philadelphia, PA, United States
2. Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
3. Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada


D)      Mind the Gaps
Graeme Kidd, Howick House Surgery, Eastern Bays Hospice, and Totara Hospice, Auckland NZ

B04 Proffered Papers - Interprofessionalism
A series of 15-minute presentations, each followed by a 5-minute question period
A)      Creative Team Building with Staff Through Mandala Making
Sondra Goldman, Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada

B)      Whole Person Team Care
Glen Komatsu1, Denise Hess3

1. Providence TrinityCare Hospice, Torrance, California, United States
2. Providence TrinityKids Care Hospice, Torrance, California, United States
3. Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center


C)      Patients' Stories of Interprofessional Whole-Person Care
Kateryna Aksenchuk1,2, Jasna K. Schwind1, Sherry Espin1, Beth McCay1, Jacqui Gingras1

1. Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2. University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


D)      Restoring Core Values: An International Charter for Human Values in Healthcare
Elizabeth Rider1, Ming-Jung Ho2, William T. Branch, Jr.3, Diana Slade4,5, Suzanne Kurtz6,7, Jack Pun Kwok Hung5

1. Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States
2. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
3. Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, United States
4. University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
6. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
7. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States

15:00 - 15:30 Health Break

15:30 - 17:00 PLENARY SESSION 2

PL2 Professionalism, Altruism and Self-Care in Clinical Practice
Drs Richard Cruess, Sylvia Cruess and Craig Hassed

Drs Richard and Sylvia Cruess - World leaders in medical professionalism and editors of Teaching Medical Professionalism the standard textbook on the topic

Panel discussion moderated by: Dr. Stephen Liben

17:00 - 17:30 Focus on self-care through mindful meditation, writing, music or yoga

19:00 - 21:00 Evening Session: Films that transform
Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality


A film followed by a moderated panel discussion featuring healthcare workers and film makers.

Narrated by Gabriel Byrne (Usual Suspects, Vanity Fair, Miller’s Crossing), this seven-time Best Documentary award-winning film (Silver Lake Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival) is the most comprehensive and mind-blowing investigation of humankind’s relationship with death ever captured on film. Hailed by many viewers as a “life-transforming film”, Flight from Death uncovers death anxiety as a possible root cause of many of our behaviors on a psychological, spiritual and cultural level.

Directed by Patrick Shen
86 minutes


Saturday, October 19, 2013

07:45 - 08:45 Focus on self-care through mindful meditation, writing, music or yoga

08:45 - 09:00 Pause and Reflection

09:00 - 10:00 PLENARY SESSION 3
PL3 Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends
Dr. Rita Charon - Internist and world expert in Narrative Medicine. Her book Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness published by Oxford University Press is the standard reference on the subject.

10:00 - 10:30 Health Break and/or Optional Walking Meditation

10:30 - 12:00 CHOICE OF CONCURRENT SESSIONS (C01 - C04)
C01 Two 45-minute Workshops - Communication
A)      Enduring Witness - The Inner Journey of a Compassionate Doctor
Hilton Koppe, North Coast GP Training, Lennox Head, New South Wales, Australia

B)      Therapeutic Conversations With Seriously Ill People and Their Families
Cory Ingram1,2, Ellen Wild2
1. Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine, Mankato, Minnesota, United States
2. Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, Minnesota, United States


C02 Two 45-minute Workshops - Whole Person Care as a Social Practice

A)      Researching Whole Person Care Using Qualitative Methods
Steven Jordan, McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, Montréal, Québec, Canada

B)      Making Sense of Collaborative Practices: Practice as a Social and Scientific Phenomenon
Marion Briggs, Northern Ontario Medical School, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

C03 90-minute Workshop

Who Am I? Exploring Our Professional Identities: A Workshop for Health Care Professionals
Christine Sanderson1, Lisa Marr2

1. Calvary Health Care Syndey, Beverly Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2. University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States


C04 Proffered Papers - Education
A series of 15-minute presentations, each followed by a 5-minute question period

A)      The Health and Wellness of Future Physicians: Barriers to Change and Innovations in Undergraduate Medical Curricula
Hamish Wilson, University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

B)      Compassion Training: The Missing Link in Healthcare Education?
Kirsten Deleo1,2,3, Angela Anderson4,5, Crystal Cullerton-Sen1

1. Spiritual Care Program, Berne, New York, United States
2. Sukhavati, Baad Sarrow, Berlin, Germany
3. Dechen Shying, Garranes, Allihies, West Cork, Ireland
4. Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
5. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


C)      Sharing and Supporting the Hopes and Dreams of Students and Faculty in a Canadian BScN Program
Sue Coffey1, Hilde Zitzelsberger1, Marianne Cochrane2, Katherine Cummings2

1. University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
2. Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


D)      Electronic Health Record (EHR) Training in Undergraduate Medical Education: Theory-Informed Development of a Longitudinal Curriculum for Empowering Patient- and Relationship-Centered Care in the Computerized Setting
Joanna J. Sharpless1, Paul George1, Shmuel P. Reis2,1, Julie Scott Taylor1, Hedy S. Wald1

1. Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
2. Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Safed, Israel


12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 CHOICE OF CONCURRENT SESSIONS (D01 – D04)

D01 90-minute Workshop

Narrative Medicine: An Experience of a Method
Rita Charon

D02 Two 45-minute Workshops – Creative Arts

A)      Music Therapy in Whole Person Care at the End of Life
Deborah Salmon, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada

B)      Using the Arts to Explore Whole Person Care
Peter Silberberg, Hilton Koppe, North Coast General Practice Training, Ballina, New South Wales, Australia

D03 90-minute Workshop

Facilitating Whole Person Care Using Video Reflexive Ethnography
Aileen Collier1,2, Mary Wyer2, Katherine Carroll2, Suyin Hor2, Brydan Lenne2,3, Rick Iedema2

1. Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2. University Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3. Sydney University, Sydney, Australia


D04 Proffered Papers – Mind-Body Medicine and Mindful Clinical Practice
A series of 15-minute presentations, each followed by a 5-minute question period

A)      Exercise-Never Too Late: The Meaning of Exercise for Advanced Palliative Care Patients
Roslyn Savage, Jill Gibbons, Kathy Potter, Calvary Health Care Sydney, Glebe, New South Wales, Australia

B)      Exploring the Relational Aspects of Patient and Doctor Communication
Richard Hovey1,2, Helen Massfeller2

1. McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2. University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

C)      Creating Significant Life Rituals in Neuro-Palliative Care
Lana Kim McGeary, McGill University Health Center, Montreal Neurological Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada

D)      Promoting Resilience with the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program in Patients With Chronic Illness
Qinyi Zhao1, Nicolò Bernardi2, Patricia Dobkin1

1. McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2. Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

15:00 – 15:30 Health Break

15:30 – 17:00 PLENARY SESSION 4
PL4 Bringing Wisdom at the Margins into Healthcare Practice
Drs Rita Charon, Craig Hassed and Richard Hovey
Panel discussion moderated by: Dr. Steven Jordan

17:00 – 17:30 Focus on self-care through mindful meditation, writing, music or yoga

19:00 – 20:00 Evening Entertainment

A Gift of Healing: a short movie followed by a surprise concert!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

08:00 – 09:00 Focus on self-care through mindful meditation, writing, music or yoga

09:00 - 10:30 CHOICE OF CONCURRENT SESSIONS (E01 – E04)

E01 90-minute Workshop

Mindful Clinical Practice, Part 2 – prior attendance at Part 1 not required
Craig Hassed and Patricia Dobkin

E02 90-minute Workshop

A Narrative Medicine Look at Whole Person Care
Rita Charon and Stephen Liben

E03 90-minute Workshop

Whole Person Care - How Do You Teach It?
Mark Smilovitch and Tom Hutchinson

E04 Two 45-minute Workshops – Mind-Body Medicine

A)      Healing the Feelings and Feeling the Healing: Hypnotic Approaches in Cancer and Palliative Care
Sylvain Néron1,2,3, Daniel Handel4

1. McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
2. Segal Cancer Center - Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada
3. Jewish General Hospital, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Montréal, Québec, Canada
4. National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, United States


B)      Self-Care and Self-Discipline through Qi Gong
Steven Aung, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

10:30 – 11:00 Health Break and/or Optional Walking Meditation

11:00 – 12:00 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION

PL5 Healing Healthcare
Dr. Tom Hutchinson – Nephrologist and Palliative Care physician, Director of McGill Programs in Whole Person Care and editor of the first academic book in this evolving field: Whole Person Care: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century published in 2011 by Springer.

12:00 – 12:30 Final Reflection and Goodbyes