EAPC World Congress in 2021 – call for Abstract Submission is now open

Professor Fliss Murtagh, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 17th World Congress Online of the European Association for Palliative Care, invites you to submit your abstract now.

Connecting together and sharing our work is more important than ever…

Professor Fliss Murtagh.

I am delighted to advise you that Abstract Submission for the 17th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care in 2021 ‘Exploring new dimensions’ – is now OPEN!

All of us are experiencing growing demand, changing practice, and increasing challenges to the delivery of palliative care. The 17th EAPC World Congress ‘Exploring New Dimensions’ will give you the opportunity to be re-energised; to hear about exciting innovations and progress from within our palliative care community, and make new connections with others working in palliative care practice and research.

The EAPC World Congress provides an excellent opportunity to step back and reflect on progress, and to consider the best ways forward. This is your chance to connect with colleagues, and to be inspired and re-energised. As we begin this 2021, we are all – in different ways – reflecting on the challenges of 2020 and gathering our energies for 2021. So many aspects of life have changed and will remain changed for some time to come. Palliative care is more in demand than ever, and we need to connect with each other, to encourage, support and share learning about the best ways to improve and provide care.

Together we can do so much more!

Those of you who joined the EAPC World Research Congress in 2020 will have discovered (and perhaps been surprised by) what can be achieved in a virtual congress; your feedback was excellent and has helped us learn what works well and what needs improvement on a virtual platform.

Members of the Scientific Committee #EAPC2021 (in pre-COVID times!)

The Scientific and Organising Committees for 2021 have more time to plan and innovate for the virtual EAPC World Congress in 2021, which will be held from 6 to 8 October 2021. We are shaping an exciting and innovative scientific programme and have developed creative ideas to connect virtually. Be prepared for new social and networking opportunities, higher impact and reach for your posters and oral presentations, and a wonderful range of speakers to connect with.

Every abstract counts and helps to build an outstanding Congress!

How to submit your Abstracts

Abstracts can be submitted for oral or poster presentations; there will also be a new option to submit for ‘poster presentation with an accompanying two-minute video’ (we encourage you to choose this, to help your poster be more accessible virtually). All details about Abstract Submission can be found here. (And submit your Abstract here.) The Abstract Submission deadline is 14 February 2021.


We look forward to hearing from you, and best wishes for 2021.



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