The EAPC World Research Congress not only offers the opportunity to showcase world experts in palliative care, significantly the main part of the scientific programme is based on submitted abstracts. View the scientific programme for further details on the prioritised topics.

Each abstract is reviewed by at least two independent reviewers from our Advisory Board comprising of many experts from a range of professions and countries. We are grateful to all our colleagues who undertake this important work. According the abstract score all abstracts then prioritised as:

  • plenary talks
  • oral communication sessions
  • poster discussion sessions
  • poster presentations

Each abstract is reviewed by at least two independent reviewers from our Advisory Board comprising of many experts from a range of professions and countries.

Abstract Submission is now closed

Abstracts should meet the following criteria:

  • The abstract text cannot exceed 2000 characters (incl. space, excl. title and authors).
  • Abstracts must be written in English, explained abbreviations may be used (please carefully check the spelling and grammar). Problems with the intelligibility of abstracts will lead to their rejection.
  • The abstract text must not contain any information about the presenters or institutions involved, in order to facilitate the blind review process.
  • The number of authors should not exceed twelve.
  • References are not required. If supplied, they are included in the character count.
  • Although case reports will be considered by the scientific committee, such abstracts will be given a low priority.
  • No abstracts reporting on studies at a very early stage or study protocols will be accepted.
  • Generic drug names should be preferred. The use of trade names is discouraged, and should only be used when necessary.
  • Only one table may be included per abstract.
  • The main source of funding of a study should be indicated at the end of the abstract.
  • The abstract must not have been published at an international congress before.
  • The abstract must not have been published in any international or national journal.

Abstracts of empirical studies, secondary analysis and systematic reviews should be structured and should outline the:

  • Background
  • Aims
  • Methods (design, data collection, analysis)
  • Results
  • Conclusion / Discussion

Abstracts for NON empirical work must outline the:

  • Aims or goal of the work
  • Design, methods and approach taken
  • Results
  • Conclusion / lessons learned