21st International Congress on

Palliative Care

October 18-21, 2016

Palais des Congrès, Montreal, Canada

Attend the Can’t-Miss Event in the Field of Palliative Care

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


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


Ground-breaking research, to find new and emerging practices, insights and analytics for better and more compassionate care for your patients and families

Inspiring Plenary Speakers
On Pain
Joanna Bourke
Professor of History, Birkbeck College, University of London, Author of “The Story of Pain”, London, United Kingdom
On Her Experience
Johanne de Montigny
Psychologist, Palliative Care, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, QC
On Caring
M.R. Rajagopal
Chairman, Pallium India, Kerala, India
On Dignity
Eric Fiat
Philosopher, Institut Hannah Arendt, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Champs-sur-Marne, France
On the Importance of Music
Maestro Kent Nagano,
Music Director, The Montreal Symphony Orchestra
On the Future of Palliative Care from a Global Perspective
David Praill
Chief Executive, Hospice UK, London, United Kingdom
On Medical Ethics, the Voice of the Child and Hope
Chris Feudtner
Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Phildalephia, PA, United States
On Suffering, Resilience and Palliative Care
Amit Sood
Professor of Medicine, Chair, Mayo Mind Body Initiative; Director of Research and Practice, Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program; Chair, Mayo Medical Student Life and Wellness Committee; and Associate Director, General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States
What's been said...

‘My favorite conference - wonderful, inspiring, visionary, and academic, all at the same time’

‘Very helpful and empowering’

‘Great learning, meeting others of like commitment and interests’

‘My fourth congress and never disappointing. Bravo!’

‘Very encouraging to continue toward better and more compassionate care for my patients and families’

‘I am leaving with my soul fed, ready to be vigilant for the balance of art and science, and with renewed excitement for the future of palliative care. Thank you.

In-Depth Seminars and Workshops on a Broad Range of Topics
Clinical Master Class (Title TBC)
In collaboration of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians
Research Methodology:
“Developing and Evaluating Innovative and/or Complex Programs/Interventions”
Whole Person Care:
“Rethinking the ‘Pediatric’ in Pediatric Palliative Care: An Interprofessional Examination of the Child in Research and Practice”
Nursing Issues (Title TBC)
– For experienced palliative care nurses
  • Pharmacotherapy and Palliative Care
  • Fundamentals of Palliative Care Nursing
    – for newcomers to the field
  • Bereavement
  • The Practice of Palliative Medicine in the Context of Hastened Death
Guided Poster Walks
And much, much more...
Over 250 oral presentations and 400 posters
Make Connections

Unite with 1,200 of the industry’s most connected practitioners from around the globe

Mix and mingle with newfound colleagues and old friends at the Welcome Reception

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