This one-day conference is designed for researchers, scholars, physicians, students and other health care professionals with an interest in mindfulness and contemplative studies. By attending this conference, the participant will gain knowledge of the role of these philosophies and practices in understanding integrative oncology interventions, conscious aging, death and dying, and self-transcendence. The therapeutic potentials of yoga, research of contemplative practices in palliative care and concepts of self-transcendence within various spiritual traditions will be explored. Participants will hear keynote speaker, Dr. Linda Carlson on mindfulness based interventions for cancer patients and survivors and a talk from bhikkhu Ajahn Viradhammo on transcendence and wellbeing.
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 4.5 hours. This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Ottawa’s Office of Continuing Professional Development for up to 4.5 Mainpro+ credits.