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Submissions

General submission rules

Every three years, this Conference acts to foster international and multidisciplinary collaboration in research and clinical and community practice across cultural and geographical boundaries on promoting a good death and bereavement for a better world.

Abstracts must be allocated to a specific topic:

A. Grief, Bereavement and Mourning B. Loss
1. Concepts/Theories/Models 1. Death/Non-Death
2. Process/Mechanisms 2. Traumatic/Violent Death
3. Mediators/Risk Factors 3. Natural Disaster/Pandemics
4. Diagnostic Categorization/Trajectories 4. Refugees/Migrants
5. Assessment/Measurements 5. Terrorism/War
6. Qualitative/Quantitative Research 6. Pet
7. Death Education 7. Siblings
8. Professional/Caregivers 8. Spousal
9. Ritual/Funeral Practices 9. Infertility
10. Death/Social Media 10. Perinatal
11. Historical/Contemporary 11. Parental
12. Cultural/Social 12. Intellectual Disorders
13. Religious/Spiritual 13. Suicide
14. Ethical/Legal 14. End-of-Life
15. Family/Community/Gender 15. Dying Process
16. Lifespan/Development Issues
C. Interventions
1. Supportive Social/Community 2. Expressive art techniques
3. Support Groups 4. Mind-body
5. Counselling 6. Psychotherapies
7. Internet Based Technologies 8. Biological therapies

Please note that abstracts must be SUBMITTED up to the deadline in order to be sent reviewed for inclusion in the Scientific Programme.

Please prepare the abstract according to the suggested forms.


Specific submission rules

Symposium

Panel of international professionals developing a topic

- Brief description of the session (max. 250 words) MUST accompany the proposal. This is for evaluation purposes only and should not be considered an abstract.
- It is compulsory to have 1 chairperson, 1 co-chairperson and 4 speakers per session.
- It is highly desirable that a symposium should include no more than two speakers of the same nationality.
- It is imperative that Chairpersons and proposers obtain the acceptance of every speaker in their session prior to submission.
- Following acceptance of the Symposium each speaker must submit an abstract of his/her presentation.
- All members of the symposium should be self-financed and registered for the Congress.

Click here to see an example of the form to be used for the symposium proposal.

Deadline for submission of proposals for symposia is: April 1st, 2017.

Notifications regarding the status of your symposium proposal will be sent by April 11th, 2017.

To submit your abstract online click here.


Oral communications and poster presentations
Research, theoretical or practice report

- Max 250 words; the preferred format is as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion/Conclusions.

Deadline for submission of proposals for oral communications and posters is April 25th, 2017 (New Date).

Notifications regarding the status of your oral communications and poster presentations will be sent by May 2nd, 2017.


Clinical, experiential and practice presentations

Clinical presentations: a case study from the presenters on professional experience
Experiential presentations: anecdotal with practice and educational insights
Practice presentations: innovative interventions insights

- Max 250 words; the preferred format is as follows: Introduction, Case report, Conclusion.

Deadline for submission of proposals for clinical, experiential and practice presentations is April 25th, 2017 (New Date).

Notifications regarding the status of your clinical, experiential and practice presentations will be sent by May 2nd, 2017.

Click here to see an example of the form to be used for submission of the abstract for poster, oral communication, clinical, experiental and practice presentations.

To submit your abstract online click here.