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The abstract book will be published as a special edition of Palliative Medicine and will be available online prior to the congress. You can access the abstract book directly from the congress website home page

The congress has been accredited by EACCME with 16 points. To receive these, it is necessary to scan your badge every day of the congress before 10.00 am CET.

This year, for the first time, we will have an EAPC Congress app!  The app enables you to stay up to date at all times during the congress.

You can:

· Create your personal agenda,

· View the e-posters,

· Find your way around the venue and much more.

The app is free to download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store:

1. Install: Search the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for “Conf2Go” and install the app

2. Enter the congress code “EAPC2023” and download the content.

3. Use all existing content – programme, e-posters, floorplan and much more.

Please get your congress badge at the registration desk in the entrance hall.

Registration is also possible on Wednesday, 14th June, 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm CET.

Please scan your badge every day during the conference to make sure you are eligible for CME credits.

Don’t forget to visit the EAPC blog with contributions from some of the leading clinicians and academics involved in adult and paediatric palliative and end-of-life care.

You can find the EAPC stand (number 4) and a stand for the EAPC Reference Groups and Task Forces (number 5/6) in the exhibition hall. We look forward to meeting you!

The first sessions in the morning are designed as more informal meetings between experts and participants, the ‘breakfast title’ refers to the early hour and the more conversational style of the session. Unfortunately, no food will be served…But you are welcome to bring some coffee.

Bring your own bottle – and refill: water dispensers are available throughout the venue

The certificate, which includes the relevant CME credits will be available after the congress has ended. Any attendee who wishes to obtain their certificate must complete the congress evaluation form.

Please install Conf2Go in the Apple Store or Google Play Store and look for “EAPC 2023”.

A virtual tour through the congress venue is available here:

Participation is free for registered EAPC congress delegates

All posters can be viewed at the congress at our four e-poster stations/tablets and via our congress app.

The congress has been accredited with 16 points. To receive these, it is necessary to scan your badge every day of the congress before 10.00 am CET

Please join us in the “Willem Burger HAL” – you will find some sweets and treats as well as a photobooth, a photo-wall (for your socials…), morning yoga sessions and the Science Slam (!) on Thursday. Vote for your favourite photo in this year’s photo competition, meet friends and colleagues……

All members of the EAPC Head Office Team are wearing orange lanyards.

To receive a certificate of attendance you must complete an evaluation form after the congress

In case you do not feel well, need a band-aid…… please contact the DeDoelen duty manager

+31 6 – 10 88 62 50

Individual members of the EAPC who live and work in Europe and who have registered to attend can join the EAPC General Assembly on Friday, 16th June, 6.00pm-7.00 pm in the “Van Rijckevorsel and Ruys Zaal”

EAPC invites you to join our get-together on Thursday, 15th June, 6.00 pm-7.00 pm in the exhibition hall. (Closing time of the venue is 7.30 pm CET).

About Rotterdam can be found in the entrance hall – look for the bike of “Visit Rotterdam”

The abstract book will be published as a special edition of Palliative Medicine and will be available online prior to the congress. You can access the abstract book directly from the congress website home page

Award for best paper of the year, see programme

Stations are located in the Foyer Grote Zaal and the Willem Burger Hall

Please note that the sessions in the following rooms:

“Groote Zaal, Willem Burger Zaal, Mees and Van Velde Zaal, Eduard Flipse Zaal”

Will be live recorded via steady cam. The audience is not part of the recording. Recordings will be available after the congress.

In case you have lost something or left your jacket in the venue, please contact the registration counter.

Attention: De Doelen is not responsible for and does not store lost and found items after the congress!

Lunch boxes will be handed out in the Foyer Grote Zaal on Thursday and Friday from 12.30 pm CET.

If you indicated any special dietary requirements needs (food allergy), please get your box at booth number 2 (!)

Looking for something/someone? Want to share your favourites……? Our message board is located : Willem Burger Hal, next to the Photobox.

Please check the interactive programme for programme updates, (room-) changes and more

Live recordings from Plenary and Parallel sessions will be available after the congress.

Live recordings are done via steady cam, speakers only, with no audience participation.

Thank you to all of our volunteers. If you need help, you can find them easily as they are all wearing an orange T-Shirt with a “?” on the back!!!

All EAPC congress delegates can avail of a 30% discount on palliative care titles from Oxford University Press:

Please spend some time looking at this years’ entries in the “Willem Burger Hal” – vote for your favourite photo by giving them a “red dot”. The winner(s) will be announced during the Closing Plenary on Saturday.

All e-posters are available to via congress website and app. Some have an additional short videos explaining the authors’ research.

Thanks to our prize sponsors. We have a number of books and other prizes to give away.

Please note that all times shown are Central European Time

About EAPC, the Reference Groups or Task Forces? Please come and meet us at booth Number 4 and 5/6.

You can register prior to the conference but also in the venue at the registration counter. If you have registered as an undergraduate student or as a participant from a Low-Middle Income country, please provide all necessary documents.

Willem Burger Hall, 15.6.2023, 18.00 – 19.00 CET. Do not miss the fun, listen, learn and vote for your favourite slammer!

If you need some quiet time for yourself, to reflect or pray, the Silent Room in “De Leeuw Kamer” Is open from 9 am to 6 pm on Thursday and Friday. Please note: NO electronic devices, no smartphones, no laptops. The room is not a work space.

Take pictures in the photobox or in front of our photo wall in the Willem Burger Hal.

Room: Zeelenberg Zaal, Opening hours (CET!)

Wednesday, 14th June, 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Thursday, 15th June, 8.00 am – 6.00 pm

Friday, 16th June, 8.00 am – 6.00 pm

Saturday, 17th June, 8.00 am – 11.00 am


Please upload your presentation at least 2 hours prior to the session.


ALL PRESENTERS on Thursday, 9.00 am – 12.30 pm: Please contact the centre on WEDNESDAY!!!

We have a range of sponsors and not-for-profit exhibitors for our congress. We would like to thank them all for their support and urge you to visit them in the Grote Zaal Foyer & Feestzaal

We would love you to tweet about the congress, the presentations, the experience and recommendations… our hashtag is #EAPC2023. Follow us @EAPCvzw

Escalators and elevators will get you to all floors

You can easily recognize the volunteers – check the orange T-Shirts! They will assist speakers and chairs in the session rooms, show you the way, help with registration

Water dispensers can be found in the Grote Zaal Foyer, Feestzaal, Willem Burger Hall

Code is EAPC2023

All Workshops are free and you can join on a first come, first serve basis. Presenters may define the number of attendants.

Xtra 😉 fun with: the Photobox in the EAPC Hall meet and greet (Willem Burger Hall) ! Create memories here (props provided) !! Be part of the voting audience for the science slam. Check out our photo competition, grab a red dot and vote for your favourite.

On Friday and Saturday morning, 8.00 – 8.45 am CET, we offer a yoga class in the “Willem Burger Hall”

Here you can find the “Speaker help center” from Wednesday to Saturday.

Please note:

The 18th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Rotterdam the Netherlands, 15/06/2023 – 17/06/2023 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 16 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.