Walther Program Palliative Care Symposium

Call for Workshops and Oral Abstracts

During the symposium, there will be oral abstract presentations and workshops exploring the latest innovations in care for those at end of life.

We invite submissions for oral abstracts (15-minute presentation including time for questions), and workshops (75 minutes).

Oral Abstracts

Oral abstracts will be accepted in the following broad categories:

  • Interprofessional and team communication
  • Transitions in care; e.g., from curative to palliative care
  • Shared decision making
  • Communication with patients and family members

 Applications are limited to one single spaced page.  Please include:

  1. Abstract title
  2. Author(s)
  3. Background of the research
  4. Research question/hypotheses
  5. Methods
  6. Results
  7. Implications for practice

The goals of the workshop sessions are to 1.) highlight new skills or approaches to improving communication and relationships with patients considering or receiving palliative care, family members and caregivers; 2.) provide an opportunity for participants to explore and raise awareness of relevant or controversial topics in the field of palliative care; and 3.) evaluate new findings or methods in palliative care research, education and practice.

Applications are limited to one single spaced page.  Please include:

  1.  Author(s)
  2. Workshop title
  3. Behavioral objectives: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to…
  4. Methods to be used
  5. Session plan 
  6. Evaluation 

Please submit by Sept. 1 to Mary Lynn Hoffmann at hoffmaml@iu.edu