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LAST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for Poster Submissions, 20th International Congress on Palliative Care

Type of Event

Event Starts

Tue, 09/09/2014 (All day)

Event Ends

Fri, 09/12/2014 (All day)

Event Location

Montréal, Québec, Canada

20th International
Congress on Palliative Care

40 years of Sharing, Inspiring,

for Poster Submissions

Deadline: April 30, 2014

The deadline for submitting
abstracts for poster presentation  at the International
Congress on Palliative Care
, to take place September 9-12, 2014, at the
Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Canada, is April 30, 2014

Abstracts on all aspects of
end-of-life and palliative care are welcome.  A full list of subject categories as well as submission instructions can be found on the Congress
website (

Click here to go directly to the
Abstract Submission page

The Congress will mark its 20th
anniversary this year
and will also celebrate the
important contribution of McGill University to Palliative Care worldwide over
the last 40 years.  In addition to a top-notch scientific programme, this
year will include exciting social events, increased networking opportunities
and morning self-care activities, as well as a retrospective of images and
memorabilia from past Congresses.
Presented by Palliative Care McGill, McGill University, this biennial Congress has grown to become one of the premier international events in
palliative care.  It offers a unique opportunity to meet, share experiences and exchange ideas with colleagues from 60 countries, representing
all disciplines – nurses, physicians, social workers, physical and occupational
therapists, music therapists, pharmacists, pastoral care persons,
administrators, volunteers, psychologists… all those involved in palliative
care come to renew themselves as providers of care and to obtain the
inspiration that will help them shape the palliative care of the future.

The Congress will present renowned speakers who will deepen your understanding and inspire you to renew your
commitment to palliative care, including Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa; Irene Higginson of the Cicely Saunders Institute, London, UK; Sheldon Solomon, professor at Skidmore
College, Saratoga Springs, New York; Carlo Leget, Tilburg School of
Humanities in The Netherlands; Tanguy Châtel, Sociologist, Paris; and Nicole
Poirier, Director of Carpe Diem in Trois-Rivières, Québec, and many

In-depth workshops and seminars will address 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.  Topics include:

  • Whole Person Care for Persons with Cognitive
  • Nurses Caring for Patients at the End of Life:
     Educating, Supporting, Innovating
  • Clinical Master Class: Non-Malignant Disease and the
    Patient with Multiple Comorbidities  
  • Two Day Seminar on Pediatric Palliative Care    
  • Palliative Care Emergencies: Nursing Implications
  • Integrating a Palliative Approach Across Settings –
    What It Means in Practical Terms. The Canadian Experience
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Best Practices in Measurement for Service Development
    and Evaluation
  • What Do We Know about Visceral Pain and What Are the
    Gaps in Knowledge?
  • Bereavement
  • Cutting Edge Research in Palliative Care

and much more…

In all, over 250 workshops,
proffered papers, research forums, and special seminars, and more than 300
posters will be presented.
 The Detailed Programme will be mailed in early May and will also be available as a
downloadable pdf on the Congress Website.

For more information, to register or
to submit an abstract, please visit or call
+1-450-292-3456 ext. 227.  

The early registration deadline is August 1, 2014.  

We look forward to welcoming you in September!

For more information, contact the Congress Secretariat:

20th International
Congress on Palliative Care
2014 Congress Secretariat
c/o O’Donoughue & Associates Event Management
75 chemin Mountain
Mansonville, Québec, Canada J0E 1X0
Tel: +1
, ext. 227
Fax: +1

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