21st International Congress on Palliative Care – Call for abstracts

Categories: Education.

Organized under the auspices of Palliative Care McGill, McGill University, the Congress will once again welcome the worldwide palliative care community.

Multidisciplinary colleagues from over 60 countries will gather to share experiences, exchange ideas, learn from world renowned experts, and refresh their skills, all while renewing their commitment to providing the highest standard of care.

Plenary speakers 

We are pleased to announce our exciting roster of plenary speakers: 

  • 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 
  • 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 
  • On dignity – Eric Fiat, Philosopher, Institut Hannah Arendt, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, Champs-sur-Marne, France 
  • On the importance of music – Maestro Kent Nagano, Music Director, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • On the future of palliative care from a global perspective – David Praill, Former Chief Executive, Hospice UK, London, United Kingdom 
  • On caring – M.R. Rajagopal, Chairman, Pallium India, Kerala, India
  • 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, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States

All-Day Seminars

The always popular All-Day Seminars will again offer focused, in-depth discussions of a range of topics including: 

  • Clinical Master Class: They are still dying of cancer aren’t they? Updates on palliative modalities for managing cancer patients (In collaboration of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians)
  • Research Methodology: Developing and evaluating innovative and/or complex programs/interventions
  • Whole Person Care: Bringing your whole person to whole person care
  • Pediatric Palliative Care: Rethinking the ‘pediatric’ in pediatric palliative care: an interprofessional examination of the child in research and practice
  • Nursing: Building strength in palliative care nursing: knowledge, action, and self-care.

Call for abstracts

Abstracts on all topics related to palliative care are welcome.  A full list of subject categories as well as submission instructions can be found on the Symposium website. Click here to go straight to the abstract submission page. 

Submission deadlines

Oral presentations (workshops, proffered papers, research papers): 31 JANUARY 2016

Poster presentations: 31 MAY 2016

New mobile-friendly website

A newly redesigned, mobile friendly website has been launched! It contains complete details about the exciting Congress programme and other features that make this one of the premier international events in the field of palliative care. Be sure to visit us at www.pal2016.com.