Travel date: October 18, 2022
Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: McGill International Palliative Care Congress
Origin: Buffalo, New York, USA / Destination: Virtual Attendance, Canada
This meeting renewed my personal commitment to teach those I touch in training to know of the global context and need for advocacy, and increased awareness of the international stage for provision of palliative care.
I was honored with the award of a scholarship to attend virtually. The poignant and passionate presentations and panel discussions were grounded in the shared humanity of relieving suffering of persons who are seriously ill. I will commit myself to advocate for all clinicians in training where I work to think globally as advocates.
Although there was tremendous benefit to attending the sessions virtually, the loss was the ability to network, and I would strongly encourage in person attendance for any future scholarships.