Online registration is now closed. You may, however, register on site. See registration hours below.

Congress Secretariat
c/o O'Donoughue & Associates Event Management Ltd.
75 Mountain Road, Mansonville, Québec, Canada J0E 1X0
Tel: 450-292-3456, ext. 227
Fax: 450-292-3453


Why You Should Register NOW...

The Canadian dollar is currently very low in relation to the US dollar and several other currencies. The last time it was this low was about 12 years ago. So we hope you will take advantage of the significant savings while you can.

Below are some of our registration rates converted at today’s (March 5, 2016) rates to give you an idea of the savings:

Early bird rate for Full Congress (until March 31)
$ 780 CAD = $ 532 EUR = $ 586 USD = $ 411 GBP

Gaining Approval to Attend

To help you demonstrate the importance and value of attending to your supervisor, we have a draft of a letter for you to use as a starting point. You can download this template here and tailor it to your needs.

Registration Fees:

All fees are shown in Canadian funds and include all taxes. They provide access to sessions, the Welcome Reception, the Exhibit Hall and Congress publications.

Before March 31st Before Aug. 1st After Aug. 1st
Full Congress - Regular $780 CAN $875 CAN $995 CAN
Full Congress – Student* $375 CAN $400 CAN $455 CAN
Full Congress – Developing Countries** $400 CAN $400 CAN $455 CAN
Individual Days $250 CAN $290 CAN $315 CAN
Individual Days – Student* $170 CAN $170 CAN $200 CAN
Individual Days – Palliative Care Volunteer $85 CAN $85 CAN $85 CAN

* Please provide proof of full-time student status (copy of current student card or letter from your programme director)

** Rate available ONLY to participants residing in countries listed as “Low” and “Lower middle” income by the World Bank (click here to see the list of countries). Proof of residence required.

† Offered only to palliative care volunteers only; does not include a bag. Please provide a letter on letterhead from your volunteer coordinator in order to qualify.

Cancellation Policy

Participants unable to attend the Congress after having paid their registration fees must provide a written request to receive a refund (less 25% administration charges) no later than August 19th, 2016.

Requests received after this date will not be considered.

All approved refunds will be issued after the Congress.

On-Site Registration

On-site registration will be accepted. Participants wishing to register on site are advised to arrive early.

Registration Hours

Monday, October 17 15:00 to 17:00
Tuesday, October 18 07:30 to 18:30
Wednesday, October 19 07:00 to 17:30
Thursday, October 20 07:00 to 17:30
Friday, October 21 07:00 to 14:00

Accompanying Persons

Participants may purchase additional tickets for their accompanying persons to attend the Welcome Reception. The cost per ticket will be $40 CAN and will include a glass of wine or beverage of their choice and light refreshments. It will also be possible to purchase tickets for the networking lunches and the concert of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal to take place on Thursday, October 20. Please visit this page closer to the event for more information.

Thursday Evening OSM Concert

We are pleased to provide you with information regarding purchasing tickets for the special evening event to take place on Thursday, October 20, during the 2016 International Congress on Palliative Care – a concert to be presented by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

The concert will begin at 8:00 pm and will be held in the beautiful Maison Symphonique, home of the OSM, which opened in 2011 to wide critical acclaim for its remarkable acoustics and visually stunning decor.

The concert is entitled Kent Nagano Celebrates the Montréal Metro, and will feature the celebrated orchestra under the baton of Maestro Nagano, and renowned Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk.

The programme will include works by:

  • José Evangelista, World premiere, OSM commission to mark 50th anniversary of the Montréal Metro
  • Robert Schumann, Cello Concerto in A minor, op. 129
  • Robert Normandeau, World premiere, electroacoustic work, OSM commission to mark 50th anniversary of the Montreal Metro
  • Richard Strauss, Ein Heldenleben, (A Hero's Life)
Concert goers will also have the opportunity to attend, at no additional charge, a Grand Preconcert Talk, at 7:00 pm, with host Matthieu Dugal and guest José Evangelista, composer.

Through an arrangement with the OSM, registered Congress participants are entitled to a 20% discount on the regular ticket prices.

To order, please contact the Congress Secretariat.

See Useful Information

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