Call for Abstracts

Scaling up availability, accessibility, quality, and equity Call for Abstracts

On behalf of Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) and the Palliative Care Association of Uganda (PCAU) the Scientific Committee is calling out for abstracts relating to Cancer and Palliative Care.

The Committee welcomes papers on any of the following topics/tracks.

All the tracks will have cross-cutting themes e.g.: communication, research, Peadiatrics, and care of special groups e.g. refugees, albinos, survivors, and Research.

  1. Innovations and new technologies – Digital Health and several technological innovations are rapidly growing in cancer and palliative care. Therefore this track will cover areas such as digital health, data science, mhealth, telehealth and telemedicine, virtual reality, biotechnology, and digital legacy.
  2. Education, advocacy, policy, and the law – Providing cancer and palliative care awareness and information requires available, accessible, quality, and equitable services and so training and capacity building, continuous advocacy, availability of policies, standards, and guidelines as well as governing laws are all very vital. Therefore this track will explore all of these issues.
  3. Health promotion, prevention, and early detection – Providing patient and family-centered care requires the development and implementation of strategies and interventions in the community focused on early detection, prevention, and health promotion. This track will explore some of these issues including primary health care, community health, universal health coverage, lifestyles, diagnostics, and vaccinations.
  4. Family and community involvement and empowerment – Involvement and empowering families and communities both formally and informally are key in cancer and palliative care. Thus, this track will explore issues such as family-centered care, family caregivers, geographical and cultural issues, home-based care, and the transition from health facility to home, end-of-life care at home, bereavement care, advance care planning, and community outreach.
  5. Clinical care and symptom management – The clinical context of cancer and survival rates are varied with complex trajectories and symptoms. There have been advances and several approaches to pain and other symptom management with a better understanding of the role of palliative care throughout the disease trajectory. This track will explore clinical care, pain, and symptom management of children and adults from diagnosis, during treatment till the end of life for cancer and other conditions.
  6. Psychological, social, and spiritual care – The perspectives, holistic needs, and experiences of patients and their caregivers are different and can change along their disease trajectory. . This track will therefore explore the emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects of care.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their work at the 4th Uganda Conference on Cancer and Palliative Care which is being held on the 14th and 15th of September 2023. The conference will be held in person. Abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book and will be available on the Conference, UCI, and PCAU websites.

Timely submission of abstracts is critical to the success of the conference programme. The deadline for submitting Abstracts is 5pm (Ug time) on the 28th May 2023.

The Scientific Committee will contact authors regarding their submissions by the 1st July 2023.

Please find the Abstract guidelines attached and they can also be found on the website. Abstracts must be submitted via the conference website and abstract submission will be open from the 3rd May 2023.

The Scientific Committee looks forward to receiving Abstracts in response to the call, your participation in this effort will contribute to the success of the 4th Uganda Conference on Cancer and Palliative Care.

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3rd May, 2023