Call for volunteer mentors

Hospice UK’s national conference is the flagship event for the end of life care sector. Offering inspiration, creativity and lively debate, the programme offers revitalising opportunities to connect and share.

This year we had exciting new mentoring opportunities to support those who are less familiar with writing abstracts.

Applications closed on 4 March. We have been delighted with the responses and will contact applicants soon.

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Help shape the content of our conference

We are delighted that Hospice UK’s national conference attracts submissions from authors who are experienced in writing abstracts, through to those who are newer to the process.  To help those who are less experienced in writing for publication, we are seeking volunteer mentors who could share their knowledge and experience in writing abstracts and help mentees increase the chance of their work being accepted for presentation.

The mentor programme is entirely independent of the formal abstract review and selection process.

What's involved?

Mentors are asked to consider a maximum of four abstracts, offering one-time feedback on the writing and format of an abstract. You may be asked questions about the formal requirements of abstract writing or on points relating to clarity of writing, data presentation etc. You will not be required to advise on research methods or analysis, nor correct grammar or spelling.

The call for papers open in March and closes on 16 May. The busiest period for calls on your time is likely to be in the two weeks approaching the closing date of the call for papers.

Our mentors

To participate in this programme, mentors are required to have presented at least three abstracts (either oral or poster) at national or international conferences, and have co/authored at least one paper accepted by a peer-reviewed journal within the last five years.

Applications closed on 4 March. Thank you to all who applied. We will contact applicants soon.

If you would like to discuss your application further please contact us.

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