Published on: October 28, 2016
Father Abraham Varghese

Father Abraham Varghese

The biennial international congress held in Montreal is something of an institution. Initiated by the palliative care pioneer Dr Balfour Mount, it attracts wide international attendance every time. This year’s congress was held at Montreal convention centre from 18 to 21 October 2016.

Pallium India participated in 5 events. Our volunteer, Father Abraham Varghese (Abeyachan) presented a poster on spiritual care in Kerala and Dr M. R. Rajagopal gave the closing plenary talk ‘On caring – Today, Tomorrow’. Pallium India also participated in 3 different workshops; one on politics of programme development led by Dr Rajagopal, one on mentoring in palliative care led by Dr Eduardo Bruera and one on the relevance of Kerala’s community participation in western society by Dr Ann Broderick.

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