Canada here we come... 'Palliative care IS public health' #PHPC17

The 5th International Public health and Palliative Care conference ( #PHCP17) is shaping up to be a diverse and dynamic meeting!

To be held in Ottawa Ontario, Canada in Sept of 2017, the conference will build on the momentum of the last 4 conferences and aims to take delegates to their next level of expertise around palliative care as public health. The 5 main themes of the conference directly draw from the main tenets of a public health approach, and each of our renown international keynote speakers will address one of these themes.

We hope for lots of abstracts for workshops, papers and posters too! 

Abstracts close January 9th 2017 -  so make haste!

What is new to this conference? There is so much….

  • facilitated poster viewing,
  • at least 10 international scholarships available for delegates via an application process,
  • a true partnership with Canadian citizens,
  • PHPC from a Canadian First Nations perspective, name but a few.  

Also new at this conference is a  “meet the expert” component,  which we call Fireside Chats. Each chat will allow you to get up close and personal with an international expert,  really delve into their ideas, in a casual seating area, replete with some iconic Canadian food pairings.

And finally, new to this 5th conference…lots of Canadian delegates- from Palliative Care, Public Health, Health system leadership and others.

We are also ensuring that we provide access to delegates and speakers from LMIC in new and innovative ways. We hope to offer two community site visits in the local Ottawa area for interested delegates and our conference organizers are offering to help arrange other site visits in other parts of Canada at the request of individual delegates.

All, in all, it should be a great few days. Right after #PHPC17 is the annual Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference so delegates can get a discount on attending both conferences which will be held at the same venue. Stay tuned for more updates as conference details emerge.

And finally....

Would you like to become a #PHPC17 Conference Ambassador?

Can you help with marketing of the conference in your own town, group or country?

Just send me an email and we'll add your name to our distribution list.


Denise Marshall  BSc., MD, CCFP(PC), FCFP