Rich Networking Opportunities

Networking is frequently mentioned by participants as one of the most worthwhile aspects of this Congress and an important reason for attending.
The Congress offers many opportunities to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and to meet new acquaintances from over 60 countries who share your passion and vision for advancing the goals of palliative care.

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Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 18

Join fellow participants over a glass of wine or refreshment of your choice and sample some of Montréal’s most delectable culinary treats. A great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and to meet new ones in a relaxing ambience.

Included in the registration fee

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Evening Event

Thursday, October 20

Additional fees applicable

The highly acclaimed Orchestre symphonique de Montréal under Maestro Kent Nagano will perform a classical concert especially conceived for our participants.

Since its founding in 1934, the OSM has distinguished itself as a leader in the orchestral life of Canada and Québec. A cultural ambassador of the highest order, the Orchestra has earned an enviable reputation internationally through the quality of its many recordings and tours. The OSM carries on that rich tradition under the leadership of its Music Director, Kent Nagano, while featuring innovative programming aimed at updating the orchestral repertoire and deepening the Orchestra’s connection with the community. The OSM is an artistic organization of international calibre that seeks to present the world's repertoire of symphonic music and concert artists of international stature to the broadest possible audience. The OSM plays a social and institutional role, investing in the development of every form of symphonic and classical music in its own milieu. The OSM is a professional organization that encourages innovation and excellence.

Kent Nagano is renowned for interpretations of clarity, elegance and intelligence. He is equally at home in music of the classical, romantic and contemporary eras, introducing concert and opera audiences throughout the world to new and rediscovered music and offering fresh insights into established repertoire.

Networking Lunches
Thursday, October 20 : 12:30 - 14:00

Participants who have pre-registered and paid ($30) for this Dim Sum lunch will find their ticket in their registration package. Please present the ticket to one of the servers in the restaurant. Tables will be set up by profession (Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Administrators, etc.).

The Restaurant Kim Fung is located in Chinatown, a 5-10 minute walk from the Palais des Congrès. For directions and information on last-minute availability of lunch tickets, please visit the Congress Services Desk.


An array of products, publications and services of interest to those involved in Palliative Care.

See Our Exhibitors

Book Signings

Authors of recent publications that are relevant to the field will be on hand to sign copies of their books and chat with attendees.

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Guided Poster Walks

Experts in different aspects of Palliative Care will lead guided walks through the posters on display, focussing on those of particular interest or which raise issues of special concern. Opportunity for discussion with authors.

  • Wednesday, October 19
    Times TBC
  • Thursday, October 20
    Times TBC
  • Friday, October 21
    Times TBC

Morning Walks

Start the day in the company of like-minded colleagues who like to clear the morning cobwebs with a brisk stroll in the crisp October air!

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Related Meetings

Bringing together much of the Canadian and international Palliative Care community, the Congress provides an excellent opportunity for organizations to hold meetings in Montréal. The Congress Secretariat will help to find a venue and publicize the meeting.

  • International Palliative Care Family Carer Research Collaboration (IPCFRC)

    OPEN MEETING Thursday, October 20,
    13:15 - 13:45
    Room 516 DE
    Chair: Professor Peter Hudson (Australia)

    The purpose of this meeting is to describe the functions and outcomes of the IPCFRC and to welcome those potentially interested in joining the collaborative. All congress delegates welcome to attend.

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Student Section

An opportunity for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students, as well as postdoctoral fellows to meet colleagues who share common interests in death, dying and bereavement, and to establish networks for future research and clinical collaborations.

See Student Activites