Abstract submission – Conference 2023


Abstract submissions closed on Friday 14th July 2023

Authors will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of their Abstract via e-mail no later than Friday 21st July 2023. 

Presenting authors must register for the Conference to present the poster. Full details will be provided on notification of abstract acceptance.

Submission Instructions

Abstracts themes:

  • Palliative care in primary care
  • Palliative care in hospital
  • Palliative care in care homes
  • Palliative care in hospices
  • Palliative care across settings
  • Palliative care and other clinical sub-specialties
  • Communication
  • COVID-19
  • Disparities and equity
  • Education and ethics
  • Humanistic care and ethics
  • Methodological issues in research and quality improvement
  • Palliative nursing
  • Psychosocial interventions and issues
  • Bereavement issues
  • Public and population health and policy / compassionate communities
  • Symptom management
  • Nutrition
  • Service organisation in palliative care

Instructions for writing:

  • Abstract title should not be more than 200 characters (including spaces)
  • Keep abstract text under 2000 characters (including spaces)
  • Make the abstract as informative as possible
  • The use of tables, graphs and other image types is not permitted
  • Use generic drug names
  • Abbreviations are permissible provided that the term is spelled out in full the first time it appears, with the abbreviation shown in parentheses following the term
  • Do not put the title or the text of your abstract in all caps
  • Do not identify author(s) or institution(s) in text
  • Proofread your abstract carefully

For scientific studies, research or research-based projects, organize the body of the abstract as follows: 

(a) Objectives, (b) Methods, (c) Results, (d) Conclusions

Conclusions must be supported by data. 

Preparing your poster: 

  • All posters have to be in English.
  • A0 or A1 paper size is accepted.
  • Keep all elements of your poster (pictures, tables, graphics, drawings, photos) simple. 
  • Remember that the visitor has to be able to read the text from a distance of up to 1.5 m. 
  • Ensure that the poster speaks for itself and does not require extensive explanations. 
  • Plan your layout in such a way that viewers can move their eyes from left to right and from top to bottom with appropriate breaks. 
  • Try to prepare a poster in one part. 
  • References can be presented in smaller font size. Include no more than six references.
  • It is also useful to have A4 sheet handouts similar to the poster; please consider creating these. This provides a useful ‘take-away’ resource. Please make sure you provide your contact details on the handout.

Posters will be on display all day on 27th September 2023. Mounting material to hang your poster will be provided by our team. Registration opens at 08.30am and the first talk begins at 09.00am; please ensure you arrive in time to set up your poster before 09.00am.

Poster presenters are requested to be present at their poster during the Poster Networking Session during breaks. Delegates will have the opportunity to meet with the abstract authors to discuss their posters and ask questions.