Register now for the 8th World Research Congress of the EAPC

Categories: Research.

Every second year since 2000 the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) has held a World Research Congress, where cutting edge research from a variety of professions is presented and discussed.

At the last congress in Trondheim in 2012, 1172 participants from 49 countries attended.

This year, more than 600 presenters will attend to showcase their research as oral presentations or posters. The programme overview is now available – over the three days, there will be three plenary sessions, 15 parallel oral communication sessions, and two sessions looking at the 12 highest ranked posters from the 500 on display.

Register now on the Congress website.

Pre-congress seminar

The European Palliative Care Research Centre (PRC) and the European Association for Palliative Care Research Network (EAPC RN) are arranging a pre-congress seminar for 2 and 3 June.

The seminar will be interactive, focusing on methodological and theoretical aspects of research projects.

Researchers at PhD or post-doctoral levels are invited to give short presentations of their projects and get comments and feedback from senior researchers. The project could be under planning, ongoing or in the phase of analysis. The presentations will be selected based upon submitted abstracts.

Abstract submission deadline is 23 March. Find out more on the Congress website.

Travel grants

The Foundation Open Society Institute (OSI) has allocated funds to support delegates from low income countries to attend the Congress. 

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have an abstract accepted for oral or poster presentation
  • represent the priority countries of the International Palliative Care Initiative of the Open Society Foundation (Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Romania, South Africa, Tajikistan, Uganda, and Ukraine).

The deadline to apply for a grant is 25 April. Further information in available on the Congress website.

The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) has also announced travel bursaries to support early career researchers on the island of Ireland to attend the Congress. The closing date for applications is 3 March 2014.

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