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October 15 - 18, 2024

McGill International Palliative Care Congress

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Welcome to Palliative Care McGill

Palliative Care McGill is an interdisciplinary network of clinicians, educators, researchers, allied-health professionals, volunteers and support staff who work together across five teaching hospitals to provide top-quality palliative care, education, and research.

The Mission of Palliative Care McGill is to improve the field of palliative care and enable persons with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses and their families to live with optimal quality of life. Palliative Care McGill aims to achieve these objectives by becoming a center for academic excellence through the following four axes:

  1.  Interdisciplinary research
  2.  Interdisciplinary education 
  3.  Support to social policy development and community outreach
  4.  International collaboration                                                                  


Volunteering in palliative care is a uniquely rewarding experience. As members of the palliative care team, volunteers are given the opportunity to accompany patients at the end of life and their families within the supportive environment of an experienced interdisciplinary team.

To become a palliative care volunteer, a mandatory training session must be completed.

Join our volunteers

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Learn about our network of care

What's New

Congratulations to Dr. Bernard Lapointe, who has has been appointed an Officer in the Order of Canada. This honor, amongst the highest in this country, was conferred to him by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada. Congratulations Dr Lapointe! Please listen to Dr Lapointe's recent interview on CBC Canada here and read the article in the McGill Reporter here.




McGill Council on Palliative Care - Upcoming Events

Welcome to Dr. Justin Sanders as the Kappy and Eric M. Flanders Chair in Palliative Medicine effective October 1, 2021.  Please see here for more details.

Resources in English and French on advanced care planning in the time of COVID-19:

File Advanced Care Planning Resources 2020

Please see recent publications. PDF icon recent_publications.pdf





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