Abstract submission deadline:
17th June 2018
Early registration deadline:
3rd June 2018
Abstract acceptance notification:
3rd August 2018
Congress registration closes:
14th October 2018




24th October 2018
08.00 – 8.30 for pre-Congress workshop participants
09.30 – 16.00 for Congress delegates

25th, 26th, 27th October 2018
08.00 – End of sessions

N.B. Registration for the Congress is possible exclusively through the online registration system. It will not be possible to register on the day of the Congress.



Auditorium Antonianum
Viale Manzoni
, 1 – 00185 – Rome
Tel/Fax: (+39) 06 45582593


Fondazione Maruzza Onlus
Via del Nuoto 11 – 00135 – Rome
Tel: (+39) 06 3290609 | Fax: (+39) 06 36292743



For the congress workshops, plenary and parallel sessions, the official language is English. Simultaneous translation to Italian is foreseen only for plenary sessions.


Requests for letters of invitation for visa purposes should be directed to the Organizing Secretariat. Please note that such letter cannot grant any financial support.

Clothing is informal for all occasions


The time zone in Italy is
European Time (GMT +1)

International participants may require visas in order to enter Italy. 
Participants are requested to check with their consulate or diplomatic mission in their home country or with their travel agency for visa and health certificate requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.




The delegates’ certificates of participation will be available for download after the Congress following the completion
of the feedback/evaluation questionnaire. You will receive an email with the link.


For details regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Congress Secretariat.


In October, the weather in Rome is moderate, however it may rain.



Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino International Airport – Rome’s main airport is modern, large, rather efficient, and well connected to the centre of the city by public transportation. However, late-night arrivals may limit you to an irregular bus into town unless you can afford a taxi.

Ciampino International Airport – Located to the southeast of the capital, this is the city’s low-cost airline airport, serving Easyjet, Ryanair and Wizzair flights, among others. This small airport is closer to the city centre than Fiumicino but has no direct train connection.

For information about getting to and from the airports
please visit:


Many modes of transportation are available in and around Rome. For more information please visit:


The Organizing Secretariat cannot accept responsibility for accidents or damage to participants or accompanying persons before, during or after the Congress. Participants are urged to make their own arrangements with respect to travel and health insurance.

The Congress Secretariat and Organizers of the 4th Global Gathering Maruzza Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care are in no way responsible for the content of third party websites to which external links are provided on this website.