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2008; Volume 9, No 4, April



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Ontario Provincial Conference on Palliative Care and End of Life Care
Sponsored by the Ontario Palliative Care Association

Location: Renaissance Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Center
Date: April 13-15, 2008

For information and registration:


17th International Congress on Palliative Care 

Dear Colleague,

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 17th International Congress on Palliative Care, to be held September 23-26, 2008 at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Canada.
Presented by the Palliative Care Division of the Departments of Medicine and Oncology of McGill University, this biennial Congress has grown to become one of the premier international events in palliative care.  Healthcare professionals, therapists, volunteers and all those involved in care for the dying come to renew themselves as providers of care and to obtain the inspiration that will help them shape the palliative care of the future. Since the first Congress in 1976 under the leadership of palliative care pioneer Dr. Balfour Mount, there has been increasing agreement in the field that palliative care should be provided from diagnosis, hence the shift to “Palliative Care” from “Care of the Terminally Ill” in the title of the 2008 Congress.
This year’s outstanding programme will feature five plenary sessions, four day long Concurrent Seminars, research fora, and over 80 workshops and symposia.  In 2008 for the first time, the Congress will be a trilingual event, with simultaneous interpretation of selected sessions, including all Plenaries, into Spanish as well as French.  There will also be a special focus on palliative care as a basic human right and how to develop and support programmes and initiatives in Africa, Asia and Latin America.  

Poster abstracts may be submitted until May 28, 2008. 

The early registration deadline is March 24, 2008.   For more information, to register or to submit an abstract, please visit or call 450-292-3456 ext. 227. 
We look forward to welcoming you in Montreal!

April O’Donoughue
17th International Congress on Palliative Care
2008 Congress Secretariat
c/o O’Donoughue & Associates Event Management
75 chemin Mountain
Mansonville, Québec, Canada J0E 1X0
Tel: +1 (450) 292-3456, ext. 227
Fax: +1 (450) 292-3453
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Children’s Hospice International’s 19th World Congress

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Abstracts for Children’s Hospice International’s 19th World Congress is now open. This year the Congress' theme is: Innovations in Pediatric Palliative Care: From Policy to Bedside and Beyond!

We solicit your participation by submitting an Abstract for our Planning Committee’s review. For your convenience we have attached the abstract form. It, along with the Call for Nominations for CHI Achievement Awards and Scholarship information also can be found on our web site at


We hope to see you in San Francisco, CA, USA in November!

Children’s Hospice International

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