Do you have a ‘new palliative care dimension’ to bring to Helsinki in 2021? Call for parallel sessions now open!

Professor Fliss Murtagh, Chair of the Scientific Committee for the 17th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, welcomes proposals for Parallel sessions at #EAPC2021.

Professor Fliss Murtagh.

We welcome you to join us for the 17th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care ‘Exploring new dimensions’– which will take place from the 20 to 22 May in Helsinki, Finland.

As we begin this New Year of 2020, it may seem that 2021 is many months away. However, the Scientific and Organising Committees are already hard at work planning for your EAPC 2021 World Congress in Helsinki, Finland.

We are shaping an exciting and innovative scientific programme. To help with this, the Scientific Committee are now seeking proposals for Parallel sessions from individuals, EAPC Task Forces, European Research Projects and other groups, for the congress programme. We invite you to propose the Parallel sessions that you would like to hear and contribute to. Do you have a new dimension, or a different approach, to present and discuss with colleagues?

We especially welcome proposals for Parallel sessions from new groups and individuals who have not previously applied, and the inclusion of speakers from outside of palliative care, where relevant.

Members of the Scientific Committee: #EAPC2021

How to apply for a Parallel session

All details about proposing Parallel sessions can be found at The submission deadline is 5 pm on 31 January 2020. Please email the completed proposal form to

We will assess in detail all proposals that are submitted, and select for inclusion based on the science and art of palliative care, and the overall range and balance of topics for the programme. We also take into account the evaluations completed by delegates of previous congresses.

Helsinki in festive mood.

Helsinki – the city that is really a village

Helsinki is a wonderful city. It sits on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, and has been described as ‘the city that is really a village’. That is absolutely right; it is welcoming, friendly, and accessible. The people are certainly forward-thinking and innovative, with some of the best technology, design, and shopping anywhere in Europe. Helsinki is easy to travel to, and easy to travel around; even I – not the most up-to-date with technology – managed to download the app and buy a train ticket in the time it took me to walk from the station entrance to the platform. I was also surprised to find it very affordable, both for travel and for daily expenses. The congress venue is excellent, and there are many added attractions in the city – come and join us in May 2021, and do take an extra day or two to explore this fascinating place if you can.

But most of all, we look forward to receiving your Parallel session proposals and welcoming you to Helsinki in 2021. See you there!

Save the date: 17th EAPC World Congress, Helsinki, 20 to 22 May 2021

Find out more here… and please submit your proposal for a Parallel session!


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