Call for Abstracts

International Palliative Care Network Conference – 2016

Lecture Series and Poster Exhibition Call for Abstracts


E-Certificate issued to first authors of all accepted lectures and posters

  Deadline for submission is 11:59 PM EST (USA), August 15, 2016. 


Palliative Care Network (PCN) is now accepting abstracts to be considered for the International Palliative Care Network Conference (IPCNC) - 2016 - Lecture Series and Poster Exhibition. 

The FIRST of its kind in the world, the PCN platform gives you the opportunity to“MAKE THE WORLD YOUR AUDIENCE”.  IPCNC will be hosted on PCN’s online Community at no charge to participants. 

The IPCNC is a Virtual Conference with the goal of exchanging Palliative Care Education knowledge for FREE. 

  • Palliative Care professionals from all disciplines and regions of the world are encouraged to participate in presenting lectures and posters.  
  • Awards for select  categories.
  • Expand your audience-previous submissions to other conferences are accepted.
  • E certificate awarded to first author of posters and lecture presenters.  

Submit your work! 


How To Submit an Abstract: 

Review all information before submitting the abstract. 

Any deviation from the guidelines will result in the abstract not being reviewed.  

Abstracts must be in English. 

Abstracts submitted to other conferences/meetings are welcome. 

Authors should ensure that their abstracts provide sufficient detail so that reviewers will be able to fully evaluate the author's work. 

Identify preference for Lecture Presentation or Poster Presentation in the subject. 

Abstracts are to be submitted as a word document, Arial font with font size of 12. 

There is no limit to the number of abstracts that can be submitted.  

Submit your inquiries/ abstracts to  for review and consideration.



The abstract should be presented with the following:  




Results and Conclusions 

If poster, include Category. For poster categories:  click here

Word Limit:
Abstracts must contain a title with the author(s) name(s), institution and country of the individual who intends to present the lecture at the virtual conference. 

Abstracts must not be longer than 200 words (excluding title). 

Longer abstracts will not be reviewed and will be automatically rejected.



Deadline for submission is 11:59 PM EST (USA), August 15, 2016. 

Early submission is encouraged.

Abstract Selection: 

Accepted abstracts will be announced on the PCN Community Site by August 1, 2016.*  

*Dates subject to change 




By submitting an abstract you agree to the following terms: 

Any conflict of interest/funding for the activity presented must be mentioned when the abstract is submitted. 

Any Industry sponsored work that is submitted needs to be disclosed on the Lecture Presentation/Poster. 

Authors of all accepted abstracts must adhere to the terms set forth by PCN prior to their presentations.

Solicitation or promotion is strictly prohibited. 

PCN will have unrestricted license to print, reproduce, and distribute the Presentation (Lecture/Poster). PCN will have no editorial rights/no ownership of content. PCN copyrights the posters to allow unrestricted use and distribution of posters for educational purposes. 

Abstracts submitted for a Lecture Presentation may be invited to be presented as a poster and vice versa. 

Posters submitted by or on behalf of Industry related sponsors are not eligible for an award. 

Posters submitted by volunteers of Palliative Care Network are not eligible for an award or a honorable mention.

By submitting an abstract, you ,the author, acknowledge that the content of your Lecture Presentation/Poster is your original work and you are responsible for all its contents. Authors are required to get the necessary permissions for copyrighted materials and materials such as pictures etc. If any product, institution or entity is mentioned, it is the responsibility of the author to get the appropriate permissions prior to submission. 

PCN and the presenters are not responsible or liable for the information presented. 

The information presented in the Conference is purely for educational purposes. 

PCN reserves the right to eliminate an accepted Lecture Presentation/Poster from the Conference if the final version of the presentation(s) is not approved by the scientific panel or the guidelines are not followed. 

Your email address will be added to the PCN mailing list. 

*Terms are subject to change.


Final Method of Presentation: 


The selected abstracts need to be presented online in a power point lecture format with audio in English at the IPCNC-2016. 

The accepted Presentations must be limited to 20 slides and no longer than 20 minutes running time. 

The Presentation file size cannot exceed 10MB. 

The Conference will go live on the PCN Community Site in October 2016.

To reference lectures from 2015, click here.Log on to the community site to access them.


Poster must be submitted on the provided template in English. 

The PCN logo at the bottom must not be tampered with and the poster dimensions should be followed.  Alterations in logo or dimensions can lead to poster being eliminated from exhibition. 

Identify the Category that your poster fits best: 

Poster Categories:  click here

Reference to past posters:  click here.



January 15, 2016:   Call for abstracts 

July 15, 2016:         Deadline for abstract submission

August 1, 2016:       List of accepted abstracts for Lectures Series and
                              Poster Exhibition announced online 

September 1, 2016: All accepted/required materials must be submitted
                              for the Conference 

October 2016:         International Palliative Care Network Conference
                               – 2016 Lecture Series goes live 

November 1, 2016:  International Palliative Care Network Conference
                               – 2016 Poster Exhibition goes live 

December 2016:      Winners of the International Palliative Care  
                              Network Conference – 2016  Poster Exhibition 

*Dates subject to change

    • Jim Shalom
      Jim Shalom

      Name: Dr. Jim Shalom
      Affiliation: Bar Ilan Medical School Safad Israel
      Title: Integrating Palliative Care and Active Care in the Context of a Nursing Home;
      Where to Draw the Line?
      Aim: Present an approach to dealing with medical issues in a nursing home context.
      Method: Lecture format
      Results and conclusion: The model presented can be an assist tool for physicians working in nursing homes.
      Abstract: Caring for residents of nursing home often demands contradictory goals: A physician may deliberately refrain from invasive type interventions including refraining from hospital referral because the resident is carrying a heavy burden of chronic disease, is frail and has virtually no optimistic prognostic trajectory. Yet on another occasion the same caregiver for the same resident may institute active care such as in-residence parental antibiotics, provision of Oxygen, and / or provision of modern potent medications. Traditional medical textbooks and guidelines do not typically provide an approach framework nor do they necessarily help the physician ascertain when and how far to intervene and when not to actively intervene. They tend to emphasize what can be done rather than what should be done. They are more appropriate when dealing with younger physiologically responsive patients with a potentially good prognosis rather than frail feeble patients with an overall poor prognosis and short life expectancy. The dilemma questions may be relatively general such as should a resident be referred to the hospital because of significant deterioration in the absence of a particular medical problem. The presentation will offer a general model of care in a nursing home context.

      • Palliative Care Network
        Palliative Care Network

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