The Scientific Committee for the EAPC Congress in Helsinki were delighted to receive 95 proposals for parallel sessions for the 2021 EAPC World Congress.  Proposals were received from countries around the globe, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malawi, Italy, the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Finland, Belgium……and many more.

 The EAPC would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who submitted a proposal; the standard was exceptionally high and we appreciate all the hard work and commitment that was shown in preparing the proposals. We received 24 proposals from EAPC Reference Groups and Task Forces.

 As the congress motto is „Exploring new dimensions“, most of the proposals were given to the thematic track „Innovation and new technologies“, followed by „Education and Advocacy“ and „Psycho-social and spiritual care“. One complete session was proposed as a video session.

 The scientific committee will now consider each proposal and undertake the hard task of choosing 20 parallel sessions from the 95 submitted. The decision of the scientific committee will be communicated to those submitting proposals by the end of June.

 Of course there will be further opportunities to present in Helsinki through the submission and selection of abstracts.  Abstract submission will open in the summer and closes on the 15th October 2020. We look forward to receiving these and to a great conference in Helsinki.