General Information

General Information:


During the Conference a wide range of organizations providing health care services will set up displays for your viewing pleasure. We will also feature a poster display highlighting various activities/innovations/research in palliative care.

Conference Program

The Conference program is subject to change. The organizers provide an advanced online version of the program and reserve the right to make changes as required. A program-at-a-glance will be available on site during the conference. Note: We are attempting to minimize our paper use for the Conference.  Please take the booklet of session descriptions to the conference as these will not be available on-site.

Personal Information

Personal information supplied on the registration form is collected under the authority of Section 3 of the Lakehead University Act and will be used and disclosed only for the proper administration of courses and other activities officially authorized by CERAH, as a unit of Lakehead University.   

Questions about this collection, use, and disclosure may be directed to Director, CERAH, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5E1; telephone: (807) 766-7271 or

Personal Property

CERAH accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal property.

Dress Recommendation

It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and bring a sweater or a jacket as the temperature in the meeting rooms can fluctuate.

Scented Products

In recognition that many people have severe allergies to scents, we ask that you not wear scented products to the conference so that all may attend in comfort and safety.

Special Needs

Persons with special requirements (wheelchair accessibility, food allergies) should contact Deb Riddell at or phone (807) 766-7271 prior to October 17, 2018.


Photographs may be taken during this event, which may or may not include your recognizable image.  By participating in this event, you consent to being photographed and authorize the University to use the photographs in print, digital or web-based format for its promotional and archival purposes.  If you do not wish to have us use your photo, please advise us by e-mail at


Hospice/Palliative Care volunteers must register through their Volunteer program to receive the volunteer rate. Students must provide proof of full-time enrollment via email or fax to receive the student rate.

Location and Hotel Accommodation

The Conference is being held at the Airlane Hotel & Conference Centre, 698 W. Arthur Street., Thunder Bay, ON  Phone: (807) 473-1600 or Central Reservations 1-855-516-1090.  The cost of hotel accommodation while attending the Conference is not included in the Conference registration fee and  participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements.  Be sure to mention the Group Code:CERAH5 and book your room before October 12th in order to receive the discounted rate ($130.00 Single or double occupancy, plus tax).


Free parking is available at the Airlane Hotel & Conference Centre for conference delegates.

Smudging Advisory

Smudging will occur at the conference venue as part of the opening and closing ceremonies.  We invite anyone who does not wish to be present for smudging to visit the quiet room and/or exhibit hall during this time.