Dr Sébastien Moine, Chair of the EAPC Scientific Committee, Berlin 2019, invites you to get involved in planning the content for the Congress.
The 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care – ‘Global Palliative Care – Shaping the Future’ – takes place from the 23-25 May 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The Scientific Committee is seeking proposals for Parallel and ‘Meet the expert’ sessions from individuals, EAPC Taskforces, European Research Projects and other groups for the congress programme.
On behalf of the scientific committee, I invite you to prepare and submit a proposal for either a:
- Parallel session: Parallel sessions are allocated 90 minutes, with three speakers (20 minutes per talk and 10 minutes’ discussion). Where possible speakers should be from different countries; or
- ‘Meet the Expert’ session: Meet the Expert sessions take place early in the morning and are 45 minutes in duration. Two experts chair the session and each gives a short, well-prepared presentation (without slides). These sessions are purposely interactive and open discussion is encouraged.
Proposals should include the following information:
- Content (title, proposed speakers).
- Lead coordinator and their contact details (email).
- Target audience for the proposed session.
- Information on what delegates should expect to gain from the session.
- Any matching funding (for example, out of European Union (EU) Projects) that could finance (all/partial) expenses for speakers.
The submission deadline is 5pm (Central European Time) on 31 January 2018. Please email the completed proposal form to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EAPC has a limited budget for the support of invited speakers. Please note that acceptance of your Parallel session or ‘Meet the Expert’ session proposal does not automatically result in all costs being covered. Whilst the EAPC will endeavour to cover travel costs within Europe, we are unable to fully support speakers travelling from outside of Europe. The EAPC cannot cover the costs for session chairs unless they are an invited speaker in another session. If alternative funding is available (for example, from EU Projects) please indicate this on the Session Proposal Form.
The Scientific Committee will assess all proposals taking into account the art and science of palliative care and the range and balance of topics. Feedback from evaluations completed by delegates of previous congresses will be taken into consideration when planning sessions.
The Scientific Committee may also make suggestions regarding the proposals in terms of content or speakers.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your proposals.
More posts about the 16th EAPC World Congress will be published soon!