Innovation Challenge 2020

Celebrating Innovation That Is Leading Progress in Palliative Care

Are you or your team innovators?

Do you have compelling research, a best practice, an approach, a tool or resource that's made a difference?

New this year: We will be naming the first "International Congress Innovator of the Year" who will receive the "Canadian Virtual Hospice Prize" of $1,000 CAN.

We are seeking people who have introduced change that has improved hospice and palliative care in their health facility or program, community, country or beyond.

Remember, small and simple can be HUGE and impactful.


Submit your innovation using the online form below before midnight Eastern Time, June 30, 2020.

The Challenge:

Six finalists will be chosen through a peer review process to compete in a high-energy power hour of innovation on Wednesday, October 3, at 12:40 – 13:50. An interdisciplinary team of peer reviewers from the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States and Canada will select the 6 finalists. Finalists will have 6 minutes to capture the attention of the voting audience and our panel of eminent Palliative Care judges. The use of creative modalities including art, music, images and video is encouraged. Traditional Powerpoint presentations will be disqualified.

The winner will be named “International Congress Innovator of the Year for 2020” and will receive the $1,000 prize sponsored by Canadian Virtual Hospice.


• You work or volunteer in hospice and palliative care anywhere in the world.
• Your innovation has improved hospice and palliative care in your health facility, community, country or beyond in some way.

Submission Deadline:

June 30, 2020, 12 midnight ET

Other Important Dates

August 20, 2020

6 successful finalists notified

September 4, 2020

Deadline for finalists to register for the Congress (early bird rates will apply)

October 3, 2020

Finalists present their innovations

And the winners are ....

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