31 August, 2018

13 October, 2018

15 November, 2018


Oral presentations and Symposia



The Organizers welcome abstracts for the following presentation categories. 

The preferred category of presentation should be specified on the online submission form.

A) Oral Presentations

B) Symposia

C) Workshops

D) Posters


Abstracts should be written according to the instructions below and will be reviewed for acceptance based upon their scientific merit.

1. Abstracts must be submitted using the above on-line submission link. Please do not fax, mail or email your abstracts as they will not be considered.


2. Abstracts may be submitted in English or Hebrew.

3. Each presenting author may submit up to one proposal in each presentation category.


4. The names and affiliations of all authors should be included in the abstract.


5. Empirical abstracts should include background on the research topic and a clear description of the objectives and methodology. Clinical abstracts should include a defined objective, clinical context, discussion and conclusions.


6. All abstracts should include relevant audience.


7. The submitting author will be informed in due time whether their abstract has been accepted and which category it was assigned to. We ask you to understand that as the number of slots for oral presentations is limited, some presenters may be asked to adapt oral presentations to posters.

8. Scheduling of abstracts in the final scientific program is dependent on payment of registration fees by presenting authors.

ABSTRACT CHANGESOnce you have submitted your abstract you can edit the document/authors/affiliations etc. by logging in again. Please note that this feature is only available up until the submission deadline of or until the abstract has been accepted.


ABSTRACT STATUS: You can check the status of abstracts submitted by logging in. Click on the abstract tab to track the review process. Once your abstract has been reviewed you will also receive an email notification. 


Keep note of your username and password so you can use these feature

Oral/Poster Presentation Guidelines


Abstract should relate to the following topics. 

When submitting your abstract you will be asked to choose three topics that best fit your proposal.

1. Concepts / theories / models of Grief

2. Coping processes and mechanisms of dealing with grief and      ---------bereavement

3. Qualitative and quantitative research in grief and bereavement

4. Educating and learning about loss and bereavement

5. Mourning customs in a multi-cultural world

6. Religious, social and cultural aspects of grief and mourning

7. Ethical and legal issues in loss and bereavement

8. Coping with loss across the life-cycle

9. Issues at the end-of- life: Ethical, moral and medical dilemmas

10. Traumatic death (homicide, suicide, motor-vehicle accidents, etc.)

11. Losses after natural disasters or epidemics

12. Dealing with the grief and loss of refugees and immigrants

13. The impact of terror and war related losses

14. People with special needs coping with loss

15. Supporting the individual and the community cope with loss and--------bereavement

16. Grief, mourning and the arts

17. Individual psychotherapies

18. Couple and family therapies

19. Group therapies

20. Professionally lead support groups

21. Self-help groups

22. Mind body interventions

23. Psychotherapy after loss

24. Social media and the Internet in coping with loss

25. Distance therapy in digital times

26. Family losses

27. Loss of a child

28. Loss of a sibling

29. Loss of a spouse or life partner

30. Loss of a parent

31. Loss of a grandchild

32. Child and adolescent loss

33. Ambiguous losses

34. Disenfranchised grief (losses that are not recognized by ---------------society

35. Spiritual and religious guidance and accompaniment

36. Losses and grief over non-bereavement experiences

37. Other topics not covered



Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words (excluding title and affiliations).



Symposia are allocated 45 minutes.


  • You may propose one symposium.

  • Each symposium should consist of 3-4 speakers, including the chair.

  • The Chair can deliver one of the talks.

  • Inclusion of symposia in the scientific program is dependent upon the payment of registration fees by the chair and all the speakers.


Proposals to organize a Symposium should include the following information pasted into the abstract text box:


  1. Symposium Title

  2. Full contact details of the submitter (chair) - title, name, academic affiliation, address, phone and email.

  3. Brief description of symposium and the topics to be addressed (100 words).

  4. The abstract of each presentation in the Symposium must be included. Please make sure to designate who will be the speaker of each presentation.

  5. Full names and email addresses of the proposed speakers.

  6. The proposal should not exceed 1300 words in total.


Workshop length should be 1.5 hours in total.


Proposals to organize a conference workshop should include the following information pasted into the abstract text box:


  1. Workshop Title.

  2. Full contact details of the proposed workshop presenters - Title, name, full academic affiliation, address, phone and email.

  3. Clear definition of the target population for the workshop (e.g., professionals or wider audience; school counselors; etc.), or mention "open to all"

  4. Brief description of the purpose of the workshop, method of presentation,  background information and the topics to be addressed (200 words)

  5. Any equipment/materials that course participants should bring

  6. Maximum number of participants. Please note that minimum number of participants is 15.

  7. Please make sure to attach your cv.


The Secretariat will be happy to assist you with any additional information.

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