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LEAP Core – Fort Frances

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Award-winning palliative care course for health care professionals.

LEAP™ Core is an interprofessional course that focuses on the essential competencies to provide a palliative care approach. LEAP™ Core is taught by local experts who are experienced palliative care clinicians and educators.

Who is it for?

LEAP™ Core is ideal for any health care professional (e.g., physician, nurse, pharmacist, social worker) whose primary focus of work is not palliative care but who provides care for patients with life-threatening and progressive life-limiting illnesses.

LEAP™ Core promotes teamwork, supports interprofessional collaboration, and fosters connections among providers in different agencies who work together (e.g., community-based family physicians, home care nurses and community pharmacists).

Course features

  • Interprofessional approach
  • Built by Canadian palliative care experts
  • Learners receive a LEAP™ certificate of completion and an electronic copy of the best-selling resource, the Pallium Palliative Pocketbook.

In-person features:

  • Two days, 14 hours in total
  • Face-to-face learning with group discussion and case studies.


This 2 credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Quebec College of Family Physicians, a continuing professional development–accrediting organization recognized by the Collège des médecins du Québec, for up to 28.0 Mainpro+ credits.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of LEAP™ Core, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of self-awareness when providing palliative and end-of-life care.
  • Identify patients who could benefit from a palliative care approach earlier in the illness trajectory.
  • Assess and manage pain; delirium; gastrointestinal symptoms, hydration, and nutrition; and respiratory symptoms.
  • Promote and undertake Advance Care Planning discussions.
  • Develop plans to address spiritual, religious, or psychosocial needs.
  • Initiate essential discussions related to palliative and end-of-life care in daily work.
  • Prepare patients and families for last days and hours.
  • Understand and apply the criteria to be met before initiating palliative sedation.

Topics covered include

  • Being aware
  • Taking ownership
  • Decision-making
  • Pain
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms, hydration and nutrition
  • Advance care planning
  • Delirium
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Psychosocial and spiritual care
  • Grief
  • Essential conversations
  • Last days and hours
  • Request to hasten death
  • Palliative sedation
  • Resources and quality improvement

To register for this course, please click HERE


May 1
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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La Place Rendez-Vous Hotel
1201 Idylwild Drive
Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3M3 Canada
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Lakehead University respectfully acknowledges its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Indigenous people. Lakehead Thunder Bay is located on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses, and is committed to a relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, reciprocity, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation. As a Centre we are committed to working towards reconciliation and decolonizing our work and have committed as a staff to educating ourselves in these areas both personally and professionally.