Early bird registration for the EAPC World Research Congress closes Thursday 1 March 2012

You have just two days left in which to take advantage of the early bird registration for the 7th World Research Congress of the EAPC in Trondheim. To get the reduced registration fee you must register by Thursday 1 March.

A record number of 678 abstracts have been submitted to the congress, with the top three topics being End-of-life care and quality of death, Pain and Symptoms other than pain. Of these, seven authors have been invited to give presentations in plenary sessions, 98 have been invited to give presentations in free communication sessions, and 528 are invited to have poster presentations. The programme also includes eight themed sessions with invited expert lecturers, topics being palliative sedation, palliative care in dementia, research methodology, cancer cachexia and more.

Furthermore, we will be proud to announce the winner of the Early Research Award, who will be invited to give a plenary lecture.

To ensure cheaper congress participation, and to access more information about the scientific programme and the congress, please visit the congress website.

Pre-congress seminar: limited number of seats available, register now

In the days before the 7th World Research Congress of the EAPC the EAPC Research Network and the European Palliative Care Research Centre (PRC) will host a pre-congress seminar. The prevalent symptoms in cancer patients, pain, dyspnea and cachexia, will be in focus, covering the topics basic mechanisms, assessment and classification as well as guidelines and treatment. The aim is to have a fruitful and exciting event that facilitates sharing of cutting-edge knowledge. Among the experts who will be present are: David Currow (AU), Augusto Caraceni (IT), Peter Lawlor (CA), Andrew Somogyi (AU), Robin Fainsinger (CA), Vickie Baracos (CA) and Amy Abernethy (US).

The seminar will have plenary and parallel sessions for a maximum of 60 participants. Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. A pearl in the Norwegian countryside, Jægtvolden Fjordhotell at Inderøya, will provide a peaceful and creative frame for this exciting seminar.

To make it a truly dynamic meeting, all registered participants are invited to give short presentations in the parallel sessions covering important aspects of the symptoms and topics in focus. A total of 18 slots are available for this. For more information, registration and submission of presentations, please click here.

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