Patient Group Pavilion - Submission Guidelines & Form

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Submission Guidelines & FORM

The Patient Group Pavilion (PGP) at the 2018 WCC aims to facilitate knowledge transfer and promote effective collaboration amongst patient associations and communities in a very relaxed and informal atmosphere.

The speakers and attendees should feel comfortable to talk about their experiences, stories and findings, and easily interact with each others.

To help you put together your example of best-practice sharing at your best, we have created a set of guidelines here below that we encourage you to read carefully.

You will then be able to submit your proposal at the end of this page.
 

Submission Process
  • All proposals should be submitted from 28 August to 31 Oct 2017 until 24:00 CET – late submissions won’t be considered
  • The proposals should be written in English only and processed through the online submission form at the end of the page
  • Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed
  • Notification of proposal acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent to submitters by mid-January 2018
  • The co-chairs will schedule the selected proposals in the PGP programme according to the daily theme they address. A notification will be sent to the presenter.
  • The PGP programme schedule will be available online as of mid-February 2018
Content of your proposal

As we look at crafting a high quality educational programme that resonates with the international audience of the Congress, we will give preference to proposals that include the following criteria:

  • In line with one of the PGP programme themes - a series of topics are proposed under each theme to ease your submission
  • Relate to the main WCC programme tracks
  • Topic of global interest and not relevant to one institution only
  • Clear objectives and outcomes, including implementation processes and results (if feasible)
  • Pragmatic and solution oriented examples
  • Evidence based practice
  • Innovative ideas or approaches
  • Cross-sector, cross-country or cross-organisational collaboration
  • Methods/tools that might be replicated and/or adapted by the other participants
Short recap of the PGP daily themes and schedule

Congress Day 1: Organisational framework

  • Six sessions of 1h per day: three in the morning and three in the afternoon (timeline tbc)
  • Three presenters max at each session
  • A chair to moderate the Q&A after your presentation

Congress Day 2: Navigating cancer care

  • Six sessions of 1h per day: three in the morning and three in the afternoon (timeline tbc)
  • Three presenters max at each session
  • A chair to moderate the Q&A after your presentation

Congress Day 3: Patient voices

  • Four sessions of 1h per day: three in the morning and one in the afternoon (timeline tbc)
  • One chair and three presenters max for each session
  • A chair to moderate the Q&A after your presentation
Your presentation

Onsite, your presentation should last 10 minutes maximum and will be followed by a 10 min discussion with the audience. The next presenter will then take the stage. Please consider those elements while submitting your proposal.

Style and tone of your presentation

Focused, storytelling, informative and dynamic are critical success factors for a presentation that engages the audience. Your proposal may reflect these elements too.

Material

We encourage you to use visuals such as videos, infographics or pictures to illustrate your point. We also recommend you use as less slides as possible and privilege a live interaction with the audience.

Submit your proposal