No more abstracts will be accepted.
All presenters (both oral and poster) have to register for the whole conference.
The date and time of presentation will be informed to all presenters by 1st February.
Submission Rules
Type of Presentation format:
There are 2 categories of presentation for the scientific conference. Authors must clearly indicate the presentation preference.

  • Poster presentation only
  • Oral Presentation only
The Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to suggest the final presentation method.
More than 1 abstract can be submitted per author, however, the presenter accepted for oral presentation, will be permitted to present only 1 oral presentation. Other Abstracts by the author will be poster presentations.

Title of presentation: Please choose a brief title (maximum of 100 characters) that will indicate the content of the scientific data. Please refrain from using abbreviations in the title.

Language: All abstracts are to be written in English. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to REJECT abstracts where the English structure makes comprehension difficult.

Abstracts: Abstracts must contain original scientific data collected by the author(s).
Should be limited to a maximum of 250 words (excluding title and author affiliations) and should include the following:
  • Title of abstract
  • Names and contact details of author(s) organisation, city /country, email, phone numbers, and mailing address}. Please indicate by UNDERLINING the name of the presenting author.
  • The abstract must be presented with the following headings: Introduction, Aim, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Please avoid diagrams, illustrations, tables or any graphics in the abstract. (Please provide evidence of ethical approval and funding acknowledgements if any).
  • Abstract should not contain patient names, hospital ID numbers or any identifying information.
Preference of the Abstract Category: Abstracts must be allocated to a specific themed category that aptly defines your content of scientific contribution. (Themed Category list provided below).

  • All abstracts must be submitted via the OFFICIAL EMAIL / Online WEBSITE Portal.
  • Please note that the submitting author will be the corresponding author. Please ensure the details are the same as presenting author.
  • You will be notified of receipt of your abstract by email. If you do not receive an email within two weeks of submission or if you have any additional queries, please contact
Editing recommendation: Microsoft Word is apt for editing and character counts.
Requirement for presentation:
Adherence to above rules.
Primary presenter must register to attend the conference within a maximum of 2 weeks of acceptance of the abstract and be present at the time of the conference.
Authors must choose to enter their abstract from one of the below mentioned themed categories that define the content of their scientific contribution.
  • TRACK 1: Neurology Palliative Medicine
  • TRACK 2: Renal Palliative Medicine
  • TRACK 3: Oncology Palliative Medicine
  • TRACK 4: Respiratory Palliative Medicine
  • TRACK 5: Intensive Care Palliative Medicine
  • TRACK 6: Cardiovascular Palliative Medicine
  • TRACK 7: Theory of Change and Development of Subspecialist Palliative Medicine
  • TRACK 8: Best Care of the Dying Person: International Perspectives
  • TRACK 9: Palliative Care Education
SUB CATEGORIES to be indicated under the BROAD CATEGORIES
  • Communication
  • Ageing and Geriatrics
  • Bereavement, Grief and Loss
  • Care Delivery / System Development
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Education, Training and Supervision
  • Family Caregivers
  • Paediatric Palliative Care
  • Pain and Pain Management
  • Symptom Management other than Pain
  • Palliative Care in Non-cancer diseases
  • Policy or Programme Advocacy, Development and Evaluation
  • Psycho-Social Issue
  • Quality of Palliative Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Selfcare and Wellness
  • Spirituality
  • Volunteers
The presentation of the poster and the oral presentation would be allocated in accordance to the tracks of the conference.

Selection Criteria.
Abstracts will be evaluated by the scientific committee through a blind review process and scored based upon the following criteria:
Pertinence: Originality, Actuality, Useful Results
Structure: Introduction, Aim, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Word count.
Terms and Conditions
  • The scientific committee reserves the right to make the final decision about abstract acceptance and its scheduling into the program based on topics and time constraints.
  • All abstracts must be prepared using the abstract submission guidelines.
  • Each abstract submission must indicate if the material was published or presented in part.
  • A certificate of appreciation will be given to presenting Author (Only) to honour their presentation.
  • Presenters must not use the session as a marketing opportunity for products\equipment.
Points to remember for the Poster Presentation:
  • Please ensure that the title submitted in the abstract is the Title on the Poster.
  • Please ensure that you have the FONT size of the poster to view from a distance of 4feet. This has a great bearing on the display at the conference.
  • Please ensure the headings, subheadings and bodyhave descending font size.
  • Please make sure that the poster is designed in accordance to PHYSICAL DISPLAY 4 Feet (48 inches) height x 3Feet (36 inches) Width.
  • Please ensure that you carry with you the required TAPE/PINS FOR FIXATURE ON A BOARD PROVIDED AT THE CONFERENCE.
  • Please be present at your poster for the allocated time. If you are not there, you will not be able to present your work.
  • Please practice presenting your work, within the allocated time for presentation. The presentation would be for 5minutes and Q&A for 5 minutes.
  • The authors of posters should add the abstract id number on top right hand corner on poster
Points to remember for Oral Presentation:
Your Presentation should be:
  • 8 minutes of slides and oral presentation followed by
  • 2 minutes of discussion and questions hosted by the chair
  • Your slides should be sent to the allocated personnel a day prior to your presentation. You should also have a backup of your presentation on a USB drive.
  • Familiarise yourself to the audio-visual facility. Ensure that your power point is playing well and the transitions happen as planned.
  • On the day of the presentation, please be present at the allocated hall, 30 minutes prior to your allocated time.
  • Please remember that question and discussion time is not part of your presentation time.
  • Please practice your talk to be within the allocated time.
Points to remember while preparing your slides:
  • Ensure spellings are checked by atleast 2 colleagues.
  • Colour scheme and font size to the according to the guidelines.
  • Bring your own preferred pointer.
  • If requested for detailed tabulation and graphs should be produced.