Download the book of abstracts:  ABSTRACT BOOK FOR 2ND ICPCN CONFERENCE


Abstract submission is now closed.

Please click here to access the abstract submissions page.

General guidelines for abstract submission

  1. Abstracts can be submitted in English or Spanish.
  2. The deadline for abstracts submission has been extended to 27 November 2015.
  3. Authors must indicate the preference for ORAL or POSTER presentation.
  4. Abstract must include the complete Surnames and First names of every author (indicating the presenter and the order of the authors), Institution, Country and the email address. The number of authors must not exceed 8 (eight)
  5. All co-authors must agree with the results stated and have consented to be included as authors.
  6. You must mention if the material within your abstract has been presented at other national or international meetings, and if so, it will not be eligible for any awards.
  7. Papers that have been published in scientific journals (full text) will not be accepted.
  8. The Scientific Committee assumes that the work involving humans or animals, or material derived from them, was approved by an institutional ethics committee, and you need to confirm this when submitting the abstract.
  9. Authors must specify any relationship (employment, consulting, fees, conference fees, classes, courses, commercial shares or copyright) they may have with any organisation with direct or indirect financial interest on the topic or the materials dealt with in the presentation. If there were a conflict of interest, authors must indicate so at the end.
  10. Abstracts of empirical studies, secondary analysis and systematic reviews should be structured as follows:
    • Background
    • Aims
    • Methods (design, data collection, analysis)
    • Results
    • Conclusion/Discussion
  11. Abstracts for non empirical work should be structured as follows:
    • Aims or goal of the work
    • Design, methods and approach taken
    • Results
    • Conclusion/Lessons learned
  12. The Oral Papers will have 15 minutes in total, this allows for 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for discussion.
  13. The Scientific Posters will be displayed on the date, room and time that will be communicated by the Secretariat.
  14. There may be an option of presenting your posters and the details for this will be communicated at a later date, following review of the abstracts.


Thematic Areas

Abstracts can be submitted in the following thematic areas:

  1. Pain and symptom management, including non pharmacological therapies
  2. Psychosocial aspects of care including grief and bereavement
  3. Spiritual care in clinical practice
  4. Ethics
  5. Education for children’s palliative care
  6. Perinatal palliative care
  7. Children’s palliative care and Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
  8. Transition from children’s to adult palliative care services
  9. Family and volunteers perspectives
  10. Organisation of services, including the role of schools and other organisations

Online submission of abstracts

Please note, if your abstract is not designated as “Completed” it has not been submitted and will not be reviewed.

Review and notification of acceptance/rejection

  1. All abstracts are peer reviewed and ranked by experts in the thematic area selected.
  2. The Scientific Committee will make the final decision on the definite type of presentation
  3. All decisions made by the Scientific Committee are final and cannot be appealed
  4. All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book which will be available for download from the website.
  5. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be emailed at the beginning of February 2016.
  6. Accepted abstracts are official communications to the Conference; the presenting author MUST REGISTER at the time of acceptance of the abstract and agrees to attend the Conference and present the abstract as scheduled.

Please click here to access the abstract submissions page.


Poster size: Please note that posters must be presented in portrait format and the size should not exceed 150 cm length X 90 cm width.


  1. Prizes will be awarded for the: “Best Oral Presentation” and the “Best Poster”
  2. The presentations will be judged by the session chairs in the case of the oral presentations and a team of judges in the case of the poster prize.
  3. Other prizes may also be awarded at the discretion of the judges.
  4. The decision of the judges is final and cannot be appealed.