Palais des congrès de Montréal
October 18-21, 2022
3. Orientation session availability
We want to ensure that you have the best possible experience and this begins with providing you with the information you will need to feel confident in your role. It is therefore essential that you participate in one of these orientation sessions. If you are unable to, please contact Charlotte Blanchet at to discuss an alternative. 
4. Your availabilities to volunteer


  • If you select two or more consecutive/overlapping time slots, we will make sure that you have time for a meal and/or breaks.
  • Please consult the full congress schedule to make your session choices. 
  • Remember that when you commit to 16 hours or more of volunteering, you can attend free of charge all sessions when you're not on duty.

Agreement with VolunteersThe principle of this agreement is that a volunteer is invited to attend the conference at no charge in exchange of a minimum of 16 hours of volunteer time, between Tuesday Oct. 18 and Friday Oct. 21. 

Please list the sessions you'd like to attend and we will try to accommodate your request (either by having you available to attend or monitor the session). And while we will try and accommodate everyone’s indicated preferences, we cannot guarantee we will be able to assign you to the session you have indicated. Priority will be given to :

  • those who give more than 16 hours
  • those who take on early hours (6:30 am - 9:00 am)

If there is one or more session(s) you absolutely do not want to miss, simply ensure that you provide us with 16 hours or more of availability in other timeslots than this specific session.

Volunteers cannot be remunerated, and the conference cannot cover the cost of transportation, parking or meals.  Beverages will be provided.


By choosing to attend the McGill International Palliative Care Conference and/or any related activity, you:

  • Acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present;
  • Voluntarily take on responsibility for all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the McGill University or any of their affiliates, executive committee and conference committee members, employees, agents, contractors, exhibitors, sponsors, or volunteers liable for any illness, injury, disability, or Public Health restrictions including, but not limited to, mandatory quarantine requirements.
  • Agree to follow all provincial, local, and property-specific protocols such as, but not limited to, capacity limits, screening, face covering, physical distancing, and collection of contact information if, when and where required.

Recommendations to all in-person attendees:

  • Bump elbows rather than shaking hands;
  • Wash/Sanitize your hands frequently;
  • We encourage you to wear a face covering indoors at all times except while actively eating and/or drinking;
  • Do not attend if you show any sign of COVID-19 related symptoms or if you are unwell.
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