Call For Presentations

Proposal process | Submission deadline | Categories| Presentation formats | Review process

Be part of something extraordinary!

Are you passionate about palliative care or compassionate communities? Do you have an innovative idea to spark change?

We want to hear from you!

We’re inviting health professionals, researchers, community organizations, volunteers, and community members to submit presentation proposals. The All Together Symposium (ATS) brings together diverse organizations and communities from across British Columbia, and is an ideal venue to showcase your dedicated and innovative work.

ATS 2024 will feature internationally renowned keynote speakers and noted community and healthcare experts. We will also highlight innovative approaches that focus on integrating the palliative care approach throughout the patient and family journey.

As a presenter, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Showcase your project
  • Collaborate with peers
  • Network with national, provincial, and international experts in compassionate communities and palliative care initiatives
  • And (if your proposal is accepted) receive free registration to the symposium!

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to be part of something transformative and engaging. Submit your presentation proposal today and help us build bridges between healthcare and community in palliative care!

Presentation Proposal Process

Read below to find out more about how to submit a presentation proposal. Be sure to review the following documents when you decide to submit a proposal:

Submission Deadline

Applications for presentations will be closed at midnight on April 30, 2024. You will be notified about the status of your presentation proposal submission in June 2024.  

Categories

When submitting a presentation proposal, you will be asked to submit under one of two categories, depending on the stage or purpose of your work. Please ensure you have reviewed the requirements and scoring criteria for each category!

  1. Learning & Results
    This category highlights initiatives, projects or programs that are underway or complete with demonstrated results and lessons to share. Please note that this category is not limited to successful projects. Unsuccessful projects can still provide much learning, and we encourage projects with any results – good or bad – to be submitted into this category. 
  2. Ideas & Inspiration
    This category is for initiatives, projects or programs underway that show promise or are innovative but have yet to produce results. This includes submissions from those who are seeking input and collaboration on a project, or those who are hoping to spark inspiration for innovation. 

Presentation formats

You can choose which presentation format(s) you would like your proposal to be considered for during the submission process. 
However, due to limited time and space, we may be unable to offer everyone their desired presentation format, so we encourage you to select any format you are interested in, not only your first choice!

This way, we will be more likely to give you a presentation opportunity,  even if your proposal is not selected for your preferred format. Please note, we will not consider presentation proposals for formats that are not selected in your submission.

Please review the information for each presentation format below before making your selection.

1.  Workshop 
Engage with an audience using both instructional and discussion-based content to help participants go deeper in their learning. Workshops are limited to three presenters. 
Time allotted for Workshops: 40 minutes

2. Standard Presentations
Present your content using slides, video, or other media in a 30-minute oral presentation. Standard presentations are limited to three presenters. Question and answer periods are included at the end of each presentation. 
Time allotted for Standard Presentations: 30 minutes + 10-minute Q&A

3. Brief Presentations
Present your content using slides, video, or other media in a 15-minute oral presentation. Brief presentations are limited to three presenters. Question and answer periods are included at the end of each brief session, and two brief sessions will be grouped together for each concurrent session period.
Time allotted for Brief Presentations: 15 minutes + 5-minute Q&A

Proposal Review Process

Submitted presentation proposals will be anonymized and scored by a group of reviewers including palliative care experts, researchers, community members, and public partners. Each presentation proposal will be reviewed and scored twice. Scoring will be based on the presentation selection criteria for each category, so please ensure you have thoroughly read the scoring criteria for your category prior to making your submission.

The proposal review committee will then work to develop a balanced program that includes a variety of topics related to the theme of bridging palliative care and community. 

You will be notified about the status of your presentation proposal submission in June 2024.