Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Edwards Hall, Suite 313
Fort Myers, FL 33965
2013 Conference Information:
The Southwest Florida Coalition Palliative Care and FGCU's Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs requests proposals for conference presentations at the 4th Biennial Body, Mind, Spirit: An Interdisciplinary Approach: Managing End-of-Life Care. The next Conference, to be held Fall of 2013 in Fort Myers, Florida, USA is dedicated to improving end-of-life care through research, education, and dialogue.
Presentations, workshops, or posters should focus on clinically, psychosocially or spiritually relevant topics, or specific methods related to interdisciplinary palliative care. Suggested topics, based upon past conference evaluation data, include Ethics, Psycho-social adjustments to EOL, Communication, Complicated Grief, Spiritual Needs, Cultural Issues, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Complementary Treatments such as Massage, Art and Music Therapy.
Presentations should be one hour in duration (including Q&A) and have broad interest across a variety of healthcare disciplines in a large-group setting. Workshops should be interactive, employ a variety of teaching modalities, offer handouts for home reference, and focus on teaching skills or concepts that can be grasped comfortably by groups of up to 25-30 in a 1.5-hour time frame. Poster presentations are limited to 24"x36" in size. Interdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged.
Acceptance Criteria: Presentation and workshop proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
Timeliness and applicability to the fields of palliative and hospice care;
Preparing the Abstract Submittal Form: Those interested in submitting a presentation or a workshop proposal should download the Guidelines for Submission and the Abstract Submission forms at: http://sites.google.com/site/swflcoalitionimprovingeol/