Thanks to the generous support of the Cancer Research Trust NZ, we are delighted to present the Palliative Care Lecture Series in 2021.

This education opportunity is designed for healthcare professionals with an interest in palliative care.

The lectures will be delivered via webcast on the first Thursday of every month from February to December 2021 from 7.30 to 8.30am.

Cancer Research Trust NZ provides funding to enable all member hospice sites and other registered sites across New Zealand to access the series free of charge.

You can access these lectures by attending at registered sites around the country.

Please contact us if you need details of your local registered site or if you are interested in registering your organisation as a site.


First lecture for 2021:

Title :                    Impact of Medical Assistance in Dying on Palliative Care

Presenters :        Dr Ahmed al-Awamer

Dr al-Awamer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a Royal College certified palliative physician and award-winning educator at the Supportive Care Department, Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto, Canada.

After completing his medical degree, Dr al-Awamer obtained a Master of Health Science (MHSc) degree in bioethics from the University of Toronto. In his various roles, Dr al-Awamer is the Director of Postgraduate Medical Education at University Health Network, Canada’s largest hospital and the world’s top 10 hospitals. He co-founded the Palliative Medicine Clinical Fellowship program at the University of Toronto.
He also leads Education at the Princess Margret Cancer Center’s Palliative Care Division and the previous Head of the Curriculum Committee at the Royal College Palliative Medicine Residency Program and DFCM’s Palliative Care Enhanced Skills Program.

In addition to his interest in medical education, Dr al-Awamer has active research and education initiatives in ethics and palliative care for Adolescents and Young Adults.


You can access previous lectures by clicking here.

Please contact us with any queries about these lectures.

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