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Abstracts accepted for presentation at Congress


Following the Abstract Review in November 2015, authors of all accepted submissions have been contacted and offered the opportunity to accept either an oral presentation as part of a Free Papers session within the conference Programme or to display their work as a poster or as part of the Artwork Gallery within the exhibition.

All Free Paper (oral) presenters have been advised of the date and time of their presentation.

All poster presenters have been advised their Poster Number and are asked to bring this information with them to Congress. Congress offers a short "Guidance on Producing a Poster" document for further information.  

If you are a presenting author and have any queries about your oral presentation, poster display or the Artwork Gallery, please contact the Compleat Conference team on +44 (0)1489 565 475.


Abstract Review

All submitted abstracts were reviewed by the Abstract Review Committees, which consisted of members of the Organising Committee, Advisory Panel and other invited review specialists.

Members of the Abstract Review Committees met on Thursday 5 November to discuss all abstract submissions and to agree which should;

 - be awarded an oral presentation within a Free Papers session of the Congress Programme
be offered the opportunity to present the abstract as a poster display or as part of the artworks “Gallery”
not be accepted on this occasion.


Outcome of the Abstract Review

Each first named author has now been sent an email notification advising the outcome of their abstract submission.

If you are a first named author and have not received your email notification, please call Compleat Conference on +44 (0)1489 565475. You will need to advise your abstract submission number and submission category, i.e. Research, Clinical Innovation & Audit or Artworks.


Presenting Author Registration 

In order for accepted abstract submissions to be published, the presenting author must register to attend Congress by Friday 8 January at the latest. Authors should note the following points; 

-accepted Bursary, Research and Clinical Innovation & Audit abstracts will be published in an online supplement of the Palliative Medicine Journal

abstracts may also be made available via the Palliative Care Congress website

presenting authors must register and pay to attend at least one day of the conference 


Oral Presentations

These will be scheduled within one of the Free Paper sessions of the conference Programme.  Oral presentations are for a maximum of 13 minutes, plus a further 5 minutes for questions. As a courtesy to all speakers and delegates, sessions will be run strictly to time.


Poster Displays

Posters should be on display throughout the two main days of the conference, i.e. Thursday 10 and Friday 11 March.


Posters should be presented in a portrait format and may be up to 2380mm high x 960mm wide.  Velcro will be provided. Pins must not be used.  When designing, please consider that if your poster is to the maximum size, delegates will find it difficult to read text at the very bottom.


Please note that it is not possible to provide tables or power in the poster area of the exhibition.  Posters are a 2 dimensional visual presentation and no audio visual support can be provided.


Presenting authors are solely responsible for their poster(s).


Abstract Categories

Submissions were invited under the following three categories;

Artworks – for display as part of the artwork “Gallery”

Clinical Innovation & Audit



Bursary Call for Papers

The call for bursary abstracts closed on Wednesday 6 May 2015. Members of the Organising Committee reviewed the submissions. Successful bursary applicants have been advised and have accepted. 








Guidance for Producing a Poster

Abstract Themes


Caregivers and the Family 
Clinical Supportive and Palliative Care 
Education and Training
Ethics and Practice
Research Methodology 
Service Development - Implementation and Evaluation

Clinical Innovation and Audit 
Caregivers and the Family 
Case Studies 
Clinical Supportive and Palliative Care 
Education and Training
Ethics and Practice
Global Palliative Care
Service Development - Implementation and Evaluation 


Submission Guidelines

Bursaries (now closed)

Research (now closed) 

Clinical Innovation and Audit (now closed)

Artwork (now closed) 

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