Meet The Congress Team

Scientific Planning Committee Co-Chairs

Scientific Planning Committee Members
 

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Hitesh Bhanabhai

MD CM, CCFP

Physician, MUHC Supportive and Palliative Care Services

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Bessy Bitzas

N, PhD

Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University

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Manny Borod

MD

Director of Palliative Care Services, McGill University Health Centre

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Linda Crelinsten

RN, MA

Assistant Director of the Arnold and Blema Steinberg Medical Simulation Centre in the McGill Faculty of Medicine and a volunteer on the Council

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Vincent Dagenais-Beaulé

Pharmacist, Pharm.D., M.Sc.

Montreal Jewish General Hospital

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Zelda Freitas

MSW

Senior Advisor -CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

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Suzanne O’Brien

MSW

Executive Director, Hope and Cope at the Jewish General Hospital

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Kimberley Widger

RN, PhD, CHPCN(C)

Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

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David K. Wright

PhD, RN, MSc(A)

Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

Affiliate faculty member, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University

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Devon Phillips

BFA

Program Advisor, Palliative Care McGill

Maryse Bouvette 

Palliative Care Advanced Practice Nurse, Ottawa, ON, Canada 

Shirley Bush 

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, ON, Canada 

 Franco Carnevale 

McGill University

Montréal, QC, Canada 

 Harvey Chang 

Jewish General Hospital

Montréal, QC, Canada 

 Rose DeAngelis 

St-Raphaël, Palliative Care Home and Day Centre, Montréal, QC, Canada 

Dominique Dion 

CIUSSS de l’Est de l’Ïle de Montréal 

Montréal, QC, Canada 

 James Downar 

University of Ottawa

Ottawa, ON, Canada 

 Justine Farley 

Palliative Care Physician

Montréal, QC, Canada 

 Marie-Laurence Fortin 

Jewish General Hospital

Montréal, QC, Canada 

 Pierre Gagnon 

Université Laval

Québec, QC 

 Justine Gauthier 

Montreal Neurological Hospital

Montréal, QC, Canada

 Hinda Goodman 

Jewish General Hospital

Montréal, QC, Canada 

 Jeffrey Hall 

Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Montréal, QC, Canada 

 Marc Hamel 

McGill University Health Centre

Montréal, QC, Canada 

 Leonie Herx 

Queen's University

Kingston, ON, Canada 

Cory Ingram 

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN, USA 

Anna Voeuk 

Queen's University School of Medicine

Kingston, ON, Canada 

 Jean Zigby 

Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, QC, Canada

Lawrence Lee 

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, Canada 

 Elizabeth Mac Namara 

Jewish General Hospital

Montréal, QC, Canada 

 Dale MacCandlish Weil 

Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence

Kirkland, QC, Canada 

 Judith Marchessault 

Mount Sinai Hospital, Montréal, QC, Canada 

Anita Mehta

Montréal, QC, Canada

Arshiya Kaffash

McGill University

Family Medicine Resident CLSC Cote des Neiges, Montreal, Quebec
Student Representative for the McGill International Palliative Care Congress

R. Sean Morrison

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

New York, NY, USA 

Elena Neamt 

Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence

Kirkland, QC, Canada 

Andree Neron

Montréal, QC, Canada

 Antoine Payot 

CHU Sainte-Justine

Montréal, QC, Canada 

 Jordi Perez 

McGill University Health Centre

Montréal, QC, Canada 

 Adam Rapoport 

Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, ON, Canada 

 Deborah Salmon 

McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, QC, Canada 

 Hal Siden 

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Vancouver, BC, Canada 

 Erica Srinivasan 

University of Wisconsin

La Crosse, WI, USA 

 Deborah Ummel 

Université de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, QC 

 Antonio Vigano 

McGill University Health Centre

Montréal, QC, Canada 

 

Program Committee

 Carla Alexander 

University of Maryland

Baltimore, MD, USA 

 Ann Berger 

The National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center

Bethesda, MD, USA 

Yvan Beaussant

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA, USA

 Myra Bluebond-Langner 

University College London, Institute of Child Health London, UK 

 Gian Domenico Borasio 

University of Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland 

 Ira Byock 

Providence Institute for Human Caring

Torrance, CA, USA 

 Susan Cadell 

Renison University of Waterloo

Waterloo, ON, Canada 

 Tanguy Châtel 

Société française d’accompagnement et de soins palliatifs

La Celle Saint-Cloud, Yvelines, France 

Harvey Max Chochinov

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

 Shelly Cory 

Canadian Virtual Hospice

Winnipeg, MB, Canada 

 Betty Davies 

University of Victoria

Victoria, BC, Canada 

 Mellar Davis 

Geisinger Medical Center

Danville, PA, USA

Johanne de Montigny  

Montreal, QC, Canada 

Luce Des Aulniers 

Montreal, QC, Canada

Deborah Dungeon

Kingston, ON, Canada

 Betty Ferrell 

City of Hope

Duarte, CA, USA 

Bettina Husebø

Bergen, Norway

Stein Husebø 

National Dignity Center, Care for the Frail Old, Bergen, Norway 

 Tom Hutchinson 

McGill Programs in Whole Person Care

Montréal, QC, Canada 

 Louise La Fontaine 

Université de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, QC, Canada 

 Stephen Liben 

The Montreal Children's Hospital

Montréal, QC, Canada 

 Mary Lynn McPherson 

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Baltimore, MD, USA

Jeff Moat

Ottawa, ON, Canada 

 Balfour Mount 

Emeritus Professor of Palliative Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada 

Sue Morris

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA, USA

 Robert A. Neimeyer 

University of Memphis

Memphis, TN, USA 

 Claire Oppert 

Hopital Sainte Perine (Paris)

Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France 

 David Praill 

Chair, ehospice, London, UK 

 Kelli Stajduhar 

University of Victoria

Victoria, BC, Canada 

 Ros Taylor 

Royal Marsden Hospital

London, UK 

 Anna Towers 

MGill University Health Centre

Montreal, QC, Canada 

Senior Advisory Committee