Submission Topics:
Presentations on topics related to palliative care for all age groups, including but not limited to: Care of patients with life-threatening, life-limiting or terminal illness, end-of-life decision making, grief and bereavement, pain and/or symptom management, psychosocial / spiritual factors, role of interdisciplinary teams, and caregiver issues in palliative care with an emphasis on wellbeing.

Types of Presentations:

• Individual speaker

• Symposium (2-3 speakers).  Note: Presentation content for all members of
symposium must be included in a single abstract submission (i.e.,
symposium presentation must be comprised of a single study or topic).

Presentation Length:
All presentations will be scheduled for 60 minutes, including time for questions from the audience.

Audio/Visual Equipment Provided:
Laptop, projector, projector screen, and microphone.  Flip board or white board available upon request.

Submission Format:
Please be prepared to submit the following information on the abstract submission page:

1. Title of your presentation

2. Author(s)

3. Primary affiliation(s)

4. The following information for the PRIMARY author to whom all correspondence will be sent:

• Mailing address

• Phone number

• Fax number

• Email address

5. Abstract (see requirements below)

6. Learning objectives

7. 3-5 References/citations

8. Presentation type

9. Curriculum Vitae(s) for all presenters

10. Special requests/accommodations

11. Associated discipline


Abstract Requirements:
Please submit one 100-word abstract (to be used in conference program if selected to present) and one 300-word abstract (to be evaluated by selection committee) that provides background information on your topic. For example: the rationale and clinical utility of evidence-based theories, the generalizability of applied concepts, the feasibility of novel interventions. For empirical studies, please provide: your research question(s), population, sample size, methodology, results, interpretation, clinical implications, and applicability to allied healthcare professionals. Presenters will be allotted 60 minutes to present (including audience discussion).

The call for proposals opens on April 21, 2017. Abstracts must be received no later than 5:00pm PST on June 16, 2017 to be considered. No late submissions will be accepted. All potential presenters will be notified via email of the selection committee’s decision by June 30, 2017.

Please email or call 503-972-7090 with further questions.