21st International Congress on Palliative Care


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Palais des Congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Centre)

201, Viger Avenue West, Montreal, QC, Canada Map

One of the world’s preeminent gatherings of palliative care professionals, presented by Palliative Care McGill, McGill University, since 1976. Over 250 oral & 400 poster presentations.

Presented by Palliative Care McGill, McGill University, this biennial Congress is one of the premier international events in palliative care. It offers a unique opportunity to meet, share experiences and exchange ideas with 2000 colleagues from 60 countries, representing all disciplines involved in palliative care.

Nurses, physicians, social workers, pharmacists, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, music and art therapists, pastoral care providers, administrators, volunteers… all come to renew themselves as providers of care and to obtain the inspiration that will help them shape the palliative care of the future.

Includes practical, in-depth workshops and seminars on a broad range of topics covering all aspects of end-of-life care, from the most current scientific developments in pain and symptom control, to the large existential questions, to hands-on experiential sessions addressing practical issues faced every day.

Over 250 oral and 400 posters presentations.
Rich networking opportunities, self-care activities, music and time to reflect!


Inspiring Plenary Speakers:
• Joanna Bourke, University of London
• Chris Feudtner, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
• Éric Fiat, Institut Hannah-Arendt, France
• Johanne de Montigny, psychologist, Montréal
• Maestro Kent Nagano, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
• David Praill, ehospice, UK
• MR Rajagopal, Pallium India
• Amit Sood, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

In-depth Seminars:
• Palliative Modalities for Managing Cancer Patients
• Pharmacotherapy & Palliative Care
• Building Strength in Palliative Care Nursing
• Fundamentals of Palliative Care Nursing
• Pediatric Palliative Care
• Whole Person Care
• From Personalized Medicine, Patient-Centered Care to Person-Centered Care
• Bereavement

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