Palliative Care Grand Rounds - Novel (Cryotherapy) and Not So Novel (Percutaneous Cordotomy) Procedures in the Management of Intractable Cancer Pain

Join us for Palliative Care Grand Rounds on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 to be held via Zoom Videoconferencing from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Leandro Cardarelli Leite, MD and Dwight Moulin, MD will present, "Novel (Cryotherapy) and Not So Novel (Percutaneous Cordotomy) Procedures in the Management of Intractable Cancer Pain."

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. To appreciate the indications, potential benefits and complications of percutaneous cordotomy.
  2. Understand the role of cryoablation for pain palliation. 
  3. Become familiar with possible risks and complications of the intervention.


25% interaction will be included in each session.

Overall Learning Objectives for 2023-2024 Palliative Care Grand Rounds:

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify barriers and trends in palliative care and their impact on patient care.
  • Apply pertinent and relevant palliative medicine know ledge and guidelines to their practice.
  • Discuss the challenges of providing palliative care w ith other primary care physicians, medical trainees, and allied health professionals throughout Southw estern Ontario.

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Our process to receive MAINPRO+ credits has changed as follows:  In order to have your attendance recorded, please email

Supported by the Department of Family Medicine of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London and the Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Program.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 10.0 Mainpro+ credits.

The 2023-2024Palliative Care Grand Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent participating in the educational program.

*This program has no commercial support.


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