Dialog Box

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 6th Australian Palliative Care Research Colloquium will not be taking place this year.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any queries please email us at centre.palliativecare@svha.org.au or phone 94160000.

Call For Poster Abstracts
Call for Poster Abstract

The 6th Australian Palliative Care Research Colloquium is now accepting abstracts for poster presentations.

Please read carefully through the submission guidelines and dates below. All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings/program along with the contact details of the presenting author.

Abstract Submission Requirements

Abstracts must be relevant to palliative care. There are three main categories for abstract submission:

  1. Completed original research studies or program evaluations;
  2. In-progress original research studies or program evaluations;
  3. Development of novel research interventions or methodologies.

Please read the abstract guidelines and dates below before completing an abstract form.

The following information is also required for abstract submission:

  • Acknowledgement and source of funding (where relevant);
  • Presenting author’s name, institution and contact details (email, phone number);
  • Co-author(s) names, institutions and contact details (email);
  • Declaration by the presenting author that all co-authors are aware and have approved submission of the abstract.
Abstract Guidelines

Word limit: 350 words inclusive of the title and subheadings outlined below.

Title: The title should be succinct (i.e. 20 words or less) and clearly describe the nature of the research study. Please capitalise the first letter of each word in the title.

Background: Clearly state how the research study addresses a need in palliative care.

Aim(s): State the purpose of the research study.

Methods: Describe the study design, participants, setting data collection and the analytic approach.

Key Learnings: State what the key learnings have been to date from your research study, if it is still in progress.

Results (if applicable): Clearly outline the results stating p values/levels of significance for any statistical comparisons presented.

Conclusions: Outline the conclusions that can be drawn from your study results.

Research implications (if applicable): Describe what the study findings add to the current knowledge base in palliative care or what additional research work is needed.

Practice implications (if applicable): Describe how the study findings may impact on current clinical practice in palliative care.

Abstract Completion and Submission

Access the abstract submission form by clicking on the ‘Submit Your Abstract’ button below. Complete all the required fields on the form and press the ‘submit now’ button at the end of the form to submit your abstract. Abstract submission deadline is 5pm on Mon 24th Sept 2018.

For assistance with abstract submission, please contact Niki Kafle at the Centre for Palliative Care via email (centre.palliativecare@svha.org.au). 

Important Dates

Wed 20th June 2018  
Abstract submissions open


Mon 24th Sept 2018 
Abstract submissions close


Wed 26th Sept 2018 
Notification of acceptance or rejection


Wed 3rd Oct 2018
The presenting author of accepted abstracts must confirm acceptance by registering for the Colloquium to have abstracts included in the Colloquium Handbook.


Review of Abstracts

Abstracts will be assessed for suitability for poster presentation by the Scientific Committee of the Australian Palliative Care Research Colloquium.

Reviewers will be blinded to the names, contact details and organisations of authors submitting abstracts.  

The Scientific Committee strongly encourages the submission of abstracts focussing on novel methodologies in palliative care research.

Abstracts will be judged against the following criteria: significance and relevance, innovation, findings, implications for research and clinical practice and overall clarity.

Authors of abstracts accepted for presentation will be advised via email no later than Wed 26th Sept 2018.

Poster Format

Poster information (including size) will be provided once authors have been notified of the acceptance of their abstract. The presenting author of the abstract will be required to register for the Colloquium upon acceptance of their abstract.

At least one author of the poster abstract should be present at the poster during poster viewing times to allow for dialogue with Colloquium attendees.

Withdrawing an Abstract Submission

Should you need to withdraw an accepted abstract or are unable to attend the Colloquium please contact Niki Kafle on (03) 94160000 or via email: centre.palliativecare@svha.org.au  

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