Student Section


Welcome to the web pages of the Palliative Care Student Group (PCSG) and Student Section for the 22nd International Congress on Palliative Care. What an exciting time to be involved in the evolving interdisciplinary field of palliative/end-of-life care!

Students of palliative care come from various disciplines including art therapy, medicine, music therapy, nursing, psychology, social work, and spiritual care, to name a few. The Palliative Care Student Group seeks to bring together this diverse body of students through a designated Student Section at the Congress to network, raise awareness of student issues in palliative care, and learn from experienced palliative care practitioners and researchers as to how to make significant contributions to the field. Bachelors, masters, and doctoral students, as well as post-doctoral fellows who share common interests in death, dying and bereavement are welcome to participate in the Student Section activities.

We hope you will spend some time perusing our web pages here that detail some of the exciting events the Palliative Care Student Group has planned for this year’s Student Section at the Congress. Don’t forget to sign up for the Student Forum when you are selecting the sessions you will attend!

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or to offer any suggestions.


Student Forum

Date and details TBC

Informal Night Out

Date and activities TBC

Stop by the Student Welcome Table in the foyer near the registration area.

We look forward to meeting you!

Don't forget to sign-up.

Joining our group is easy! Just email us your name and affiliation to

Chair of the Student Section

Esther Laforest, RN, PhD Candidate
Ingram School of Nursing
McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada