19th International Congress on Palliative Care (PAL 2012)

Venue: Palais des Congrès

Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Event Date/Time: Oct 09, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 12, 2012
Registration Date: Aug 01, 2012
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Description

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.

WHAT MAKES THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON PALLIATIVE CARE SO SPECIAL?

• 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.

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

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...

Venue

201 rue Viger ouest
Montréal
Québec
Canada
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