19th International Congress on Palliative Care

October 9, 2012 - October 12, 2012

19th International Congress on Palliative Care

October 9-12, 2012 – Palais des Congrès, Montréal, Canada

You are invited to attend the 19th International Congress on Palliative Care, to be held October 9-12, 2012, at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Canada.

Presented by Palliative Care McGill since 1976, this biennial Congress has earned its well-deserved reputation of being one of the world’s preeminent gatherings of palliative care professionals and others with an interest in the field.


A unique opportunity to meet, share experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues from 60 countries, representing all disciplines involved in palliative care

Practical, in-depth workshops and seminars on a broad range of topics covering all aspects of end-of-life care, from the most current scientific developments in pain and symptom control, to the large existential questions, to hands-on experiential sessions addressing practical issues faced every day

Renowned speakers who expand your knowledge, deepen your understanding, and inspire you to renew your commitment to palliative care

All sessions structured to allow ample time for dialogue, questions and thoughtful interaction with speakers and fellow participants

Reflections – a brief interlude of images and music at the start of each Plenary – providing a unique and moving experience that leaves a lasting impression.

Among the highlights:

Inspiring speakers such as:

Dr. Balfour Mount, McGill University, Canada;
Dr. Susan Folkman, University of California, USA;
Dame Barbara Monroe and Dr. Nigel Sykes, St. Christopher’s Hospice, UK;
Prof. Danai Papadatou, University of Athens, Greece;
Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov, University of Manitoba, Canada;
Dr. Serge Marchand, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada;
Dr. Serge Daneault, Hôpital Notre-Dame, CHUM, Montréal, Canada.

All-Day Seminars on

The Process of Whole Person Care: Interactive Session Using Standardized Patients

Focus on the Nursing Experience: Bridging Humanism and Professionalism

Master Class on Clinical Management of Advanced Neurodegenerative Diseases

Pediatric Palliative Care (two-day seminar)

Special Seminars on:

Pharmacotherapy and Palliative Care: What We Need to Know

Fundamentals of Palliative Care Nursing

Turning Good Intentions into Good Work: Skills Development for Volunteers and Coordinators in Palliative Care

Sessions on Hospice Design, Leadership Challenges, Palliative Care in Japan, Palliative Care and Family Physicians, Palliative Sedation, and much much more…

Over 250 workshops, proffered papers, research forums, special seminars, and 300 posters.

For more information on the Congress,

visit www.pal2012.com, e-mail info@pal2012.com or call +1 450-292-3456 ext. 227.

Registration is available online or by mail or fax.

We look forward to welcoming you in Montreal!