21st International Congress on

Palliative Care

October 18-21, 2016

Palais des Congrès, Montréal, Canada


Attend the Can’t-Miss Event in the Field of Palliative Care

2,000 palliative caregivers in Montréal to find new and emerging practices, insights and innovations for better and more compassionate care for your patients and families


Eureka moments, stimulating exchanges and moving inspiration created by the convergence of passionate leaders in the field of palliative care from over 60 countries


Ground-breaking research, recent developments and cutting edge theories in pain and symptom control, psycho-social and cultural issues, education, ethics of end-of-life care and much more...

Inspiring Plenaries
On Pain: Historical Reflections
Joanna Bourke
Professor of History, Birkbeck College, University of London, Author of “The Story of Pain”, London, United Kingdom
Grief Opens a Path That the Life without Sorrow Does Not Know
Johanne de Montigny
Psychologist, Montréal, QC, Canada
On Caring
M.R. Rajagopal
Chairman, Pallium India, Kerala, India
On Dignity
Eric Fiat
Philosopher, Institut Hannah Arendt, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Champs-sur-Marne, France
The Importance of Music in Our Lives
Kent Nagano,
Music Director, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada
The Future of Palliative Care from a Global Perspective
David Praill
Former Chief Executive, Hospice UK, London, United Kingdom
Emotion, Hope, and Parental Sense of Duty
Chris Feudtner
Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Phildalephia, PA, United States
A Path to Resilience
Amit Sood
Professor of Medicine, Chair, Mayo Mind Body Initiative; Director of Research and Practice, Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program; Chair, Mayo Medical Student Life and Wellness Committee; and Associate Director, General Internal Medicine Research Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States
What's been said...

‘My favorite conference - wonderful, inspiring, visionary, and academic, all at the same time’

‘Very helpful and empowering’

‘Great learning, meeting others of like commitment and interests’

‘My fourth congress and never disappointing. Bravo!’

‘Very encouraging to continue toward better and more compassionate care for my patients and families’

‘I am leaving with my soul fed, ready to be vigilant for the balance of art and science, and with renewed excitement for the future of palliative care. Thank you.

In-Depth Seminars and Workshops on a Broad Range of Topics
Clinical Master Class
They Still Are Dying from Cancer, Aren’t They? – Updates on Palliative Modalities for Managing Cancer Patients
In collaboration with the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians
Research Methods:
“Developing and Evaluating Innovative and/or Complex Programs/Interventions”
“Rethinking the ‘Pediatric’ in Pediatric Palliative Care: An Interprofessional Examination of the Child in Research and Practice”
Nursing Issues:
Building Strength in Palliative Care Nursing: Knowledge, Action, and Self-care
– For experienced palliative care nurses
Whole Person Care:
Bringing Your Whole Person to Whole Person Care
  • Pharmacotherapy and Palliative Care
  • Fundamentals of Palliative Care Nursing – for newcomers to the field
  • much, much more...
Over 250 oral presentations and 400 posters
Make Connections

Reconnect with old friends and colleagues and meet new acquaintances from over 60 countries who share your passion and vision for advancing the goals of palliative care.

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