22nd International Congress on

Palliative Care

October 2 - 5, 2018

Palais des Congrès, Montréal, Canada



 
 






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ENGAGE WITH

2,000 palliative caregivers in Montréal to find new and emerging practices, insights and innovations for better and more compassionate care for your patients and families

EXPERIENCE

Eureka moments, stimulating exchanges and moving inspiration created by the convergence of passionate leaders in the field of palliative care from over 60 countries

DISCOVER

Ground-breaking research, recent developments and cutting edge theories in pain and symptom control, psycho-social and cultural issues, education, ethics of end-of-life care and much more...



Inspiring Plenaries
Global Palliative Care

David Clark
Sociologist, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Okello Kelo Sam
Former child soldier, Founder of Hope North Uganda, a school for former child soldiers using music to help children deal with grief, Uganda


Care as a Value

Emmanuel Hirsch
Professor of Medical Ethics, Université Paris-Sud, Paris, France
Luce Des Aulniers
Anthropologist, Associate Professor, Faculty of Communication and Interdisciplinary Studies on Death, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada


Caring for the Frail Elderly

Bettina Husebø
Professor, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Jean-Marie Gomas
Chair, Scientific Committee, Société Française d'Accompagnement et de Soins Palliatifs; Head of the Palliative Care Unit, Hôpital Sainte Perine, Paris, France
What's been said...

“This conference feeds my soul.”

“There is the utmost respect for all disciplines and their contributions.”

“I keep thinking about the energy of the Congress!"

“I found it invigorating, affirming and a celebration of palliative care.”

“Thank you for bringing varied arts, humanities, spirituality to us through many mediums, as each resonates differently and stimulates us in so many ways.”

“A unique conference which is why I keep coming back.”

In-Depth Seminars and Workshops
on a Broad Range of Topics
ALL-DAY SEMINARS

CLINICAL MASTER CLASS
    Innovative Approaches to Pain Management
  • Kenneth Candido, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Eduardo Bruera, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
  • Pippa Hawley, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Mark Ware, Montreal General Hospital, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Paul Daeninck, CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Bettina Husebø, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE
    Rethinking the "Palliative" in Pediatric Palliative Care:
    An Interprofessional Examination of "All Things Palliative" in our Research and Practice
  • Franco Carnevale, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Mary Ellen Macdonald, The Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Hal Siden, BC Children's Hospital, Canuck Place Children's Hospice, Vancouver, BC, Canada

PSYCHOSOCIAL ISSUES
    Anticipatory Loss – an all-day workshop with
  • Therese Rando, Psychologist, Clinical Director, The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss, Warwick, RI, USA

PALLIATIVE CARE 101
    Using a Palliative Approach to Care: Any time, Anywhere, for Everyone!
  • Hitesh Bhanabhai, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Zelda Freitas, CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de- Montréal, Côte Saint-Luc, QC, Canada
  • Tamara Sussman, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Maeve Blake, Rose DeAngelis and Sarah Tevyaw, West Island Palliative Care Residence, Kirkland, QC, Canada

NURSING DAY
    Human Relationships: Exploring the Threads of Quality Palliative Nursing Care
  • Elaine Wittenberg, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Patricia (Paddy) Rodney, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Kimberley Acquaviva, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION, ADVOCACY AND VOLUNTEERS
  • Ira Byock, Providence Institute for Human Caring, Torrance, CA, USA
  • David Praill, Chair, eHospice, London, UK
  • Sharon Baxter, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Ian Bos, Plymouth, NS, Canada
  • Suzanne O'Brien, Hope & Cope, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Teresa Dellar and Sandra Watson, West Island Palliative Care Residence, Kirkland, QC, Canada

WHOLE PERSON CARE
    Mindful Medical Practice
    Experience an innovative course developed for McGill medical students
  • Stephen Liben, The Montreal Children's Hospital, Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Tom Hutchinson, McGill Program in Whole Person Care, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada


Plus ...
  • RESEARCH FORUMS
  • INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS
  • GUIDED POSTER WALKS
  • much, much more...
Over 250 oral presentations and 400 posters
Make Connections

Reconnect with old friends and colleagues and meet new acquaintances from over 60 countries who share your passion and vision for advancing the goals of palliative care.