The call for papers for 2024 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract.  

On this page you can find out what you need to know if your work has been accepted for poster or oral presentation at our National Conference

About the call for papers


Submitting an abstract through our call for papers gives you the chance to showcase your work at our National Conference.

Successful applicants display a poster or give an oral presentation at the conference, allowing them to share their work with others working in palliative and end of life care.

Accepted abstracts are also published in an online supplement of BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. This provides an extra opportunity to share your work. Not only that - it allows those interested in your work to get in touch or further build on what you have documented. 

Accepted abstracts: Key information


Key dates and deadlines

Please find below the key dates and deadlines relating to submitted abstracts.

Invitations to present issued to successful authors Week commencing 15 July 2024
Deadline for authors to confirm acceptance of invitation to present 1 August 2024
Deadline for submission of PDF version of any posters 6 October 2024

Accepted posters

Poster exhibition arrangements

Our guide to taking part in the poster exhibition explains all you need to know about displaying your poster. This includes arrangements at the conference venue and how to make sure that a copy of your poster is featured on the conference app.  

Poster competition

There will be a poster prize awarded on 28 November, courtesy of the BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care journal. 

The poster prize will be judged by a Hospice UK panel who will consider content, design, and innovation. 

Accepted oral presentations

If you have accepted an invitation to give an oral presentation, the call for papers team will be in touch with you to confirm the date and time of your slot within the conference programme. 

Call for papers terms & conditions


Any abstracts submitted to the call for papers must be original. We cannot consider abstracts about work that has been presented or published in any form elsewhere.  

In submitting an abstract you, and any other authors of the abstract, agree to Hospice UK’s terms and conditions. You also agree to the terms and conditions of BMJ’s standard licence to publish for abstracts.  

By submitting an abstract to be reviewed, the author(s) are indicating that at least one of them will attend the conference to present the work. Any authors attending will have to pay the delegate registration fee by the required date. 

Meet the call for papers team


The core call for papers team at Hospice UK are:

  • Melanie Taylor, Head of Information.  
  • Stuart Duncan, Project Officer
  • Julie Kinley, Clinical Lead for Evidence and Research.
  • Candice Lewis, Head of Membership Events.