Learn seven principles on how to become a better advocate for yourself or others to receive optimal care in the healthcare system.
DATE: Thursday, September 21st, 2023
TIME: 9 AM to 4 PM
LOCATION: Niagara-On-The-Lake Community Centre
Join Niagara-On-The-Lake Community Palliative Care and the Niagara North Family Health Teams for a day of learning and self-advocacy for navigating the healthcare system in Niagara.
We are excited to welcome our keynote speakers for the day, Dr. Hsien Seow, PhD, & Dr. Samantha Winemaker, co-hosts of The Waiting Room Revolution podcast and co-authors of the book ‘Hope for the best, Plan for the rest: 7 keys for navigating a life-changing diagnosis‘.
We will also have Community Tables set up around the event of various organizations, information and more for people to connect with. These include NNFHT OT/Care for the Caregiver, Memory Clinic & Dietitians, the Alzheimer’s Society, Hospice Niagara, Wellspring Niagara, and Home & Community Care Planning.
Everyone is welcome to register for this event! The day will include a complimentary lunch and break-out rooms in the afternoon.
To learn more or to register, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
- 9-11:30 am | Dr. Hsien Seow, PhD & Dr. Samantha Winemaker
- 12-1 pm | Complimentary Lunch | Lunch & Learn for Physicians Dr. Hsien Seow, PhD & Dr. Samantha Winemaker
BREAK OUT ROOMS
- 1:30-2 pm
- Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
- Advanced Care Planning
- 2:15-2:45 pm
- Bereavement Support
- Spiritual Care
- 3-4 pm | Q & A Speakers Panel
Dr. Samantha Winemaker is a community-based palliative care physician in the Greater Hamilton region and Associate Professor at McMaster University. Dr. Hsien Seow is a Professor and the Canada Research Chair in palliative care and health
system innovation at McMaster University. They are the co-hosts of The Waiting Room Revolution podcast and co-authors of the book, ‘Hope for the Best, Plan for the Rest: 7 keys for navigating a life-changing diagnosis.‘