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 2 at 17:30

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. To purchase additional tickets, click here.

Networking Lunch
Tuesday, October 2
12:30 – 14:00

Meet others from around the world who share your interests in palliative care.
Space is limited. Tickets ($33 CAN) must be purchased in advance – Click here to purchase.
Dedicated Poster Session
Thursday, October 4
12:30 – 14:00

Posters covering all aspects of Palliative Care will be displayed throughout the Congress. This session is your chance to meet the authors of your favourite ones.

Click here to purchase a boxed lunch for this activity.


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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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!

See Full Self-care Programme

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

Related Meetings

David Bourke Memorial Public Lecture
What Mortality Can Teach Us About Living

Tuesday, October 2 at 19:30
McGill University Campus

Ira Byock, Founder/Chief Medical Officer, Providence Institute for Human Caring, Torrance, CA, United States

Dr. Byock is a leading palliative care physician, author, and public advocate for improving care through the end of life.

Congress participants are welcome to attend this free public lecture.

However, since space is limited, please RSVP at

For information about the CHPCA, please visit

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Open Meeting of the International Palliative Care Family Carer Research Collaboration (IPCFRC)

Wednesday, October 3, 13:15 – 13:45

Palais des Congrès (room TBA in the on-site programme)
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 participants welcome to attend.

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