EAPC 18th World Congress 2023 – call for proposals for Parallel Sessions!

Prof. Dr. Sandra Martins Pereira and Prof. Dr. Agnes Csikós, Co-Chairs of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Scientific Committee World Congress 2023, invite you to get involved in planning the content for the Congress.

The EAPC board are currently planning the 18th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care – “Equity and Diversity in Palliative Care”. The exact location will be confirmed soon but we are very excited at the prospect of hopefully meeting in person again! The Scientific Committee is seeking proposals for themed Parallel Sessions from individuals, EAPC Taskforces, European Research Projects and other groups who are interested in presenting at #EAPC2023.

The theme of the Congress is “Equity and Diversity in Palliative Care”. The EAPC 2023 World Congress aims to draw attention to the utmost need and goal of creating equity of fair access, opportunity, and advancement in palliative care for all people in need of this care. Sometimes, diversity is used as a euphemism for “outside the majority” or “different from the dominant group”. Yet as human beings, diversity is part of who we are. We are inherently diverse, and evidence shows that when reflecting on and discussing palliative care, there is no “one size fits all”. Promoting equity and taking diversity into account is therefore not only the theme of the 18th World Congress of the EAPC but should also be at the heart of palliative care practice, organisation, research, education, advocacy and policy.

On behalf of the scientific committee, we would like to invite you to prepare and submit a proposal for a Parallel session on this important theme.

Parallel sessions are selected by the Congress Scientific Committee. They are allocated 90 minutes, with three nominated speakers (either 20 minutes per talk and 10 minutes discussion per speaker or 30 minutes discussion with all the three speakers). To foster equity and diversity within our programme, where possible, speakers should be from different countries, have different backgrounds and experiences. Please click here for more information about Parallel Sessions.

The Scientific Committee will assess all proposals taking into account the state-of-the art and science of palliative care, as well as the range and balance of topics. Feedback from evaluations completed by delegates of previous congresses will also be taken into consideration when planning sessions.

The EAPC has a limited budget for the support of invited speakers. Please, note that the acceptance of your Parallel 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 invited speakers in other sessions. If alternative funding is available (for example, from EU Projects), please indicate this on the Parallel Session Proposal Form.

Each group/individual can submit up to a maximum of three forms. If interested, please download and complete the Parallel Session Proposal form available here.

The submission deadline is March 15, 2022. Please email the completed proposal form to: scicom@eapcnet.eu

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your proposals.


EAPC 18th World Congress 2023

Information about Parallel Session proposals

Parallel Session Proposal form

More posts and news about the 18th EAPC World Congress 2023 will be published soon! Please stay tuned.

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