À propos du Congrès

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Conference (CHPCA Conference) is the country’s premier hospice palliative care conference. The conference will return to an in-person format this year at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel from October 12 – October 14, 2023. 

Bringing together hospice palliative care professionals of all stripes, the CHPCA conference program offers a wide variety of sessions and topics. This biennial multi-day learning and networking event features cutting-edge presentations and research findings with a mix of applied and academic discussions.  

The 2023 CHPCA conference will focus on the following streams, including the latest research, knowledge translation, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on these topics. Please see our abstract guidelines to see stream sub-themes: 

  • Clinical Practice 
  • Underserved Populations and Equity: including Pediatrics, Indigenous Community, and Long-Term Care 
  • Health Systems, Public Health, Compassionate Communities, and Integration 
  • Advance Care Planning, and Grief and Bereavement 
  • Policy, Advocacy, and MAiD 
  • Leadership and Management 

The CHPCA Conference is a unique opportunity for attendees to connect with nearly 500 hospice palliative care professionals from a variety of disciplines and roles in hospice palliative care including:  

  • Physicians 
  • Nurses  
  • Pharmacists 
  • Hospice palliative care specialists 
  • Allied healthcare professionals 
  • Caregivers 
  • Volunteers 
  • Spiritual advisers  
  • Social workers  
  • And others! 

Join us this fall for three plenary sessions, dynamic challenge issues panels, workshops, oral presentations, poster sessions, and connecting with other hospice palliative care professionals from across Canada. 

The conference will also feature pre-conference symposiums on October 11th and 12th. 

Stay tuned for more program details.