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MAY 20‌16
 
IN BRIEF
 
WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY IS MAY‌ 3‌1
 
On May‌ 3‌1, the World Health Organization is marking World No Tobacco Day by calling on countries to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products.

The Partnership works with partners to promote greater integration of tobacco control in cancer control, and we recently prepared a high-level summary of issues related to plain packaging. This overview may be helpful for cancer control partners interested in learning more about plain packaging.
 
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  GET READY FOR PLAIN PACK PACKAGING
 
 
 
 
 
Image provided by Len Wagg, Photographer, Communications Nova Scotia.
PARAMEDICS PROVIDE KEY SUPPORT TO PALLIATIVE PATIENTS
 
With funding from the Partnership’s Palliative and End-of-Life Care Initiative, a new training program in Nova Scotia and PEI is helping equip paramedics with the skills to manage pain symptoms in palliative patients. It allows more people to remain in their homes at a critical time, supports family members in times of crisis and diverts end-of-life and palliative patients away from over-burdened emergency care centres. The program builds on the success of a similar program in Alberta. Read more on page 20 of the May issue of Hospital News.
 
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CANADIAN Virtual Hospice
TOOLS ADDRESS PALLIATIVE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE KNOWLEDGE GAPS
 
With funding from the Partnership, the Canadian Virtual Hospice and its pan-Canadian partners have developed new knowledge tools to address palliative and end-of-life care knowledge gaps.

LivingMyCulture.ca, Indigenous Voices: Stories of Serious Illness and Grief, MyGrief.ca and Methadone4Pain.ca are knowledge tools that inform and empower patients and educate health care providers.
 
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Paul Grundy
NEW TEAM MEMBERS
 
Dr. Paul Grundy joined the Partnership as Expert Lead, Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology in April 20‌16. Dr. Grundy has been on the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta since 198‌8 and is currently a Professor of Pediatrics and Oncology. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Senior Medical Director with CancerControl Alberta, a division of Alberta Health Services.
 
 
 
 
 
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