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Congress Highlights

Extraordinary times, extraordinary speakers, extraordinary ideas. 

R. David Bourke Lecture
What's Past is Prologue: Healing Relationships and the Future of Palliative Care
Sponsored by The McGill Council on Palliative Care

Dr. Justin Sanders

Kappy and Eric M. Flanders Chair of Palliative Care

McGill University


Opening Plenary: On Caring and Impermanence

Dr. Sunita Puri

Medical Director of Palliative Care, Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center University of Southern California

Author, That Good Night

Prof. Fliss Murtagh

Professor of Palliative Care, Hull York Medical School

Associate Director, Wolfson Palliative Care Research Center


The Public Face of Palliative Care

Dr. Ira Byock

Founder and Senior V.P.  for Strategic Innovation, 

Institute for Human Caring at Providence St. Joseph Health

Dr. Theresa Brown

Nurse, Writer, and NY Times Bestselling Author of The Shift

Dr. Hsien Seow

Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care and Health System Innovation 

Associate Professor, Dept of Oncology, McMaster University

Co-host, The Waiting Room Revolution

Dr. Samantha Winemaker

Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Palliative Care

Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University

Co-host, The Waiting Room Revolution


Care After the Pandemic

Dr. Eric Fiat

Professor of Philosophy and Applied Medical Ethics

Université Gustave Eiffel, Paris, France

Dr. Christian Ntizimira

African Center for Research on End-of-Life Care (ACREOL)


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Palliative Care: Looking Ahead

Dr. Lucas Morin

Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health

CHU Besançon, France

Prof. Corey Andrew Labrecque

Faculté de théologie & sciences religieuses, Université Laval

Québec City, Québec, Canada

Dr. Anna Collins

St. Vincent's Hospital

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences

University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

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