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Innovation Challenge 2022

Celebrating Innovation that is leading progress in Palliative Care

$1,000 CAN cash prize

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Submission deadline:
September 6, 2022

McGill International Congress on Palliative Care
Friday, October 21, 12:30-2:00PM


This year at Congress we will be naming the second "International Palliative Care Innovator of the Year" who will receive the Canadian Virtual Hospice prize of $1,000 CAN.

We are seeking people who have introduced change that has improved hospice and palliative care in their health facility or program, community, country or beyond, including those innovations that have helped to maintain the meaning of palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remember, small and simple can be meaningful and impactful.

The challenge:

Six finalists will be chosen through a peer-review process to compete in a high-energy power hour of innovation on Friday, October 21, 12:30 - 2:00 PM.
Finalists will have 6 minutes to capture the attention of the voting audience and our panel of eminent palliative care judges. The use of creative modalities including art, music, images and video is encouraged.

Traditional Powerpoint presentations will be disqualified. 

The winner will be named "International Palliative Care Innovator for 2022" and will receive $1,000 CAN and a trophy from Canadian Virtual Hospice. Trophies will be provided to the first and second runners up.

To participate:

Submit your innovation using the online form below before midnight GMT September 6, 2022.


  1. You work or volunteer in hospice and palliative care anywhere in the world;

  2. Your innovation has improved hospice and palliative care in your health facility, community, country or beyond in some way;

  3. You will be available to attend the Innovation Challenge in person on Friday, October 21. 

Submission deadline:

  1. September 6, 2022, 12 midnight GMT;

  2. Submission are date- and time-stamped;

  3. Submission function times out at the deadline, i.e., no submissions are accepted after 12 midnight September 6, 2022.​

To submit your innovation, CLICK HERE.

Other important dates:

  1. September 23, 2022: Notification of the 6 finalists;

  2. September 30, 2022: Deadline for finalists to register for Congress (early bird rates apply);

  3. October 21, 2022: Finalists compete in the Innovation Challenge.


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