LATE BREAKING ABSTRACTS for the EAPC World Research Congress Online.

COVID-19 and the Palliative care response.

The 11th EAPC World Research Congress will take place online in autumn 2020.  Palliative care has played a key role in the COVID-19 pandemic.  With this in mind we have reopened our abstract system specifically for abstracts relating to COVID-19 and the Palliative Care response.

Each abstract will be reviewed by at least two members of the congress scientific committee comprising of experts from a range of professions and countries.

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

Abstracts should be submitted to:

Closing date:    31st July 2020

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