Monday, November 3rd, 2014

HPCO Conference - Call for Abstracts Now Open!

Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) is pleased to invite you to participate at the 2015 Annual Conference by submitting an abstract for a workshop, oral paper, or poster presentation.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Congratulations Valrie Hursefield, our latest de Souza APN Designate!

de Souza Institute is pleased to announce Valrie Hursefield as our 3rd de Souza APN Designate!

With 15 years of experience, Valrie is a Clinical Nurse Educator in Palliative Care Medicine at William Osler Health System in Etobicoke. It is especially fitting that Valrie is obtaining the designation before World Palliative Care Day, October 11th 2014. She is a shining example of nursing excellence in hospice palliative care.

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Mindfulness Training Program – October 20th-24th

Mark Coleman, founder of the Mindfulness Institute will be facilitating a 5-day Mindfulness Training Program at Hart House, University of Toronto.

“Mastering Mindfulness – Personally and Professionally with Mark Coleman”

October 20-24th, 2014 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

CANO Nurse of the Year Nominees

Nurses from the de Souza learning community are nominated for CANO’s Nurse of the Year Award

Each year, the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO-ACIO) receives nominations from patients, professionals and the community across Canada for the Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Nurse of the Year Award. The award signifies an oncology nurse’s unique ability to deliver the highest level of nursing excellence and leadership.

Embodying the spirit of the award, members of the de Souza Institute’s learning community have been nominated by their colleagues:

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Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Funding and Guidance for your de Souza Designation!

  • Funding available! Are you pursuing your de Souza Nurse, APN or Scholar Designation?  

Don't forget about your Clinical Fellowship! A clinical fellowship is vital in providing direct experience and specialized application of the skills needed in cancer care systems.