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2019 Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine (SOHPM) Abstracts Program

  • The Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine (SOHPM) seeks abstracts focused on the experiences and care of fetuses, infants, children, adolescents and young adults with life-threatening or life-shortening conditions and their families.
  • Four types of abstracts will be considered for acceptance: 1) original research, 2) innovative programs 3) **quality improvement projects and 4) case reports/series.
  • Submission of abstracts to scientific meetings (such as this poster symposium at the National Conference & Exhibition) does not preclude concurrent submission of the abstract and related report of the study or program description to a journal for publication. Work that has been published prior to the due date for submission of this call for abstracts should not be submitted and will not be considered.
  • The SOHPM is particularly keen to promote the career development of medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty. All are encouraged to apply. Presenting authors who are within 10 years of medical school graduation will be considered for the young scholar abstract award.
  • The SOHPM is also committed to the core value of interdisciplinary care, and welcomes submissions of abstracts from nursing, social work, child life, psychology, pastoral care, and other disciplines.
  • Submission by members and non-members of the SOHPM are welcome. Abstracts authored by individuals who are not members of the SOHPM, however, do require a sponsor who is a member; it is the responsibility of the individual submitting the abstract to identify and collaborate with a sponsor, who in turn is responsible to assure adherence to all guidelines. Authors who are in search of a sponsor may contact Daniel Mahoney ( for advice.
  • All abstracts that involve human subjects research must have received local Institutional Review Board approval prior to conducting the research, and must state so in the abstract.
  • Do not include the name of your institution or any other identifying information within the abstract. Abstracts containing identifying information will be disqualified.
  • Most accepted abstracts will be presented as a poster. At least one author is required to be present to display the poster. Authors of the top three abstracts will be asked to deliver a brief oral presentation (with PowerPoint) summarizing the abstract and highlighting key issues/findings.
  • Authors selected to present must register and pay for the meeting (as well as any additional travel and housing expenses). The SOHPM does not have funds to cover these costs for authors of abstracts.
  • Presenters of accepted abstracts should notify Daniel Mahoney ( and Alex Kuznetsov ( as soon as possible if they must cancel their presentation.

This year, we will be accepting abstracts describing quality improvement projects. These abstracts may be eligible for free MOC Part 4 credit through the AAP’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Portfolio. Additional details are available here.

If you created an account in a different program, you may use the same username and password. If this is your first time submitting, please create a new account.

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Questions? Organizer: Beth Sholtis -