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Rediscovering Holism: the future for Palliative Care


The 11th Palliative Care Congress 

9 - 11 March 2016

The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow




The 11th Palliative Care Congress was the biggest Congress to date and welcomed delegates from across the globe. We thank you for your attendance and hope you enjoyed Congress.

Read what attendees thought of the three day event. 


'Fantastic programme already underway - it's going to be exhausting - in a good way!' 


   Gillian Dickson, Together for Short Lives @WFDManager 



 'After a brain, soul and funny bone stretching day yesterday, looking forward to today's adventures at #PCC2016'

'Amazing conference. Real hearts and minds stuff'


    Sharon Hudson, @ShazzaHudson


    'Leaving #PCC2016. Great conference, excellent education, shared ideas and firm palliative medicine friends made...' 

    Amy Proffitt, @AmyProffitt5



'Thank you to the organisers, best congress I have ever attended.' 

'This was the best PCC I have attended was all summed up by the face of one of my colleagues at the end of day 3 whose face of educational and inspirational satisfaction was a picture to behold' 

    David Barclay, @dabarclay64



'Homeward bound; thank you @PCCongress for an absolutely brilliant conference with great speakers & topics.
See you next time!'


   Macmillan Cancer Support, @MacEoLCare


'@PCCongress. hard act to follow...thanks for such an amazing 3 days.
so much to think about and aspire to. :)' 


  Fiona Rawlinson, @FionaRawlinson1


Evaluation Form Feedback 

'First, the choice of plenary speakers was truly fantastic. They made the congress for me. Secondly, the clinical sessions were superb. The skill of the presenters were key to this. I was able to engage fully with the sessions and grasp the essence of what virtually everyone was trying to convey. This congress proved to me that such a forum can be captivating as well as educational, which is really what events of this kind should be about. Because the sessions did not try to be too "niche" I was able to come out of the event recharged and invigorated. Thirdly, I felt that I was able to get from this congress that which I would not easily be able to access elsewhere. Accordingly it follows that it worth the investment of my time and money' 


'It was a pleasure to attend this year's PCC and I am grateful to the organising committee. They were able to confirm that which I had long believed, namely, that a PCC "for everyone" is not only realistic, but achievable.'



'I can honestly say I wasn't bored at any point...Networking opportunities were excellent. The chairing of Derek Willis was excellent, keeping the mood light and positive. Ditto the contributions of all office bearers and helpers...' 




'A thoroughly brilliant congress with an excellent breadth of speakers from within and out-with our specialty. Very high quality of talks that gave a lot of food for thought. A strong sense of fun, friendliness and humility throughout, inspired by Derek at the helm. You can't overestimate the impact of spilled into the networking sessions and coffee breaks/ dinner, but was also present in the educational sessions themselves. It made the subject matter (however serious) feel accessible and engaging. I feel very fortunate to have been able to attend the three days of the congress' 




'The plenaries were really interesting and dealt with "grey" topics which left lots of room for thought' 




'I was not sure if I was going to attend the dinner despite having bought a ticket. It turned out to be a good decision on my part. The dinner was outstanding and completely exceeded my expectations. Well done.'










Highlights from PCC 2016 

PCC 2016 opens

Dr Derek Willis talks
about PCC 2016



Visit our Facebook page for PCC 2016 photos



'Question Time'
by Fiona Rawlinson 







'Looking at Posters'
by Fiona Rawlinson