Invited Speakers

Kimberly Acquaviva
George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
Sharon Baxter
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, Kemptville, ON, Canada
Hitesh Bhanabhai
McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, QC, Canada
Ian Bos
Plymouth, NS, Canada
Eduardo Bruera
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Ira Byock
Providence Institute for Human Caring, Torrance, CA, USA
Kenneth Candido
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Franco Carnevale
Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Lynna Chandra
Trustee, Yayasan Rumah Rachel (Rachel House), Palliative care for children in Indonesia, West Jakarta, Indonesia
David Clark
Sociologist, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
David Currow
Professor of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Paul Daeninck
CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Rose DeAngelis
West Island Palliative Care Residence, Kirkland, QC, Canada
Teresa Dellar
West Island Palliative Care Residence, Kirkland, QC, Canada
Luce Des Aulniers
Anthropologist, Associate Professor, Faculty of Communication and Interdisciplinary Studies on Death, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
Father Laurence Freeman
Catholic Priest, Benedictine Monk, Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, UK
Zelda Freitas
CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, Côte Saint-Luc, QC, Canada
Jean-Marie Gomas
Chair, Scientific Committee, Société Française d'Accompagnement et de soins Palliatifs; Head of the Palliative Care Unit, Hôpital Sainte Perine, Paris, France
Tanya Gutierrez
Clinique Pelvi-Santé, Brossard, QC, Canada
Philippa (Pippa) Hawley
BC Cancer Agency Vancouver Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Emmanuel Hirsch
Professor of Medical Ethics, Université Paris-Sud, Paris, France
Bettina Husebø
Associate Professor, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Tom Hutchinson
McGill Program in Whole Person Care, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Thupten Jinpa
Celebrated author & principal translator to H.H. the Dalai Lama; Adjunct Professor, Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
John Lantos
Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
Stephen Liben
The Montreal Children's Hospital, Montréal, QC, Canada
Mary Ellen Macdonald
The Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Mary Lynn McPherson
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD, USA
Robert (Bob) Neimeyer
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA
Suzanne O'Brien
Hope & Cope, Montréal, QC, Canada
Sheila Payne
Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Barbara Pesut
Canada Research Chair, Health, Ethics and Diversity, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada
David Praill
Chair, eHospice, London, UK
Therese Rando
Psychologist, Clinical Director of The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss, Warwick, RI, USA
Patricia (Paddy) Rodney
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Okello Kelo Sam
Former child soldier, Founder of Hope North Uganda, a school for former child soldiers using music to help children deal with grief, Uganda
Danial Schecter
Cannabinoid Medical Clinic, Toronto, ON, Canada
Hsien Seow
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Hal Siden
BC Children's Hospital, Canuck Place Children's Hospice, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tamara Sussman
McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Vicky Tagalakis
McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Sarah Tevyaw
West Island Palliative Care Residence, Kirkland, QC, Canada
Sally Thorne
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mark Ware
Montreal General Hospital, Montréal, QC, Canada
Alain Watier
Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Sandra Watson
West Island Palliative Care Residence, Kirkland, QC, Canada
Elaine Wittenberg
California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA