Events round-up

Categories: Education.

We round up key events and courses taking place over the next few months.

University of Glasgow Dementia Conference 2018

The University of Glasgow Dementia Society is hosting its second annual conference with a full line up of speakers from various fields including dementia, old age psychiatry and psychology. There will be a variety of talks throughout the morning on different aspects of research and care, and the opportunity to participate in relevant workshops to enhance understanding and knowledge of topics in and around dementia. The event is open to everyone with an interest in dementia, students and health care professionals.

The conference takes place on November 24 at The New Lister Building at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. For more information visit Doctors Academy

Liberty Protection Safeguards: Implementation of the 2018 Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

This conference will update delegates on the implications of the new Bill and the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards. Sessions will cover strengthening monitoring, ensuring compliance, implications for health services and liberty protection at the end of life.

It takes place on December 14 at De Vere West One Conference Centre in London. For more information visit Liberty Protection Safeguards or email kerry@hc-uk.org.uk

Decision Making and Mental Capacity: Implementing the 2018 NICE Guidance

This conference focuses on implementing the recently published 2018 NICE Guidance on Decision Making and Mental Capacity, and improving the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act in Practice in line with the new recommendations.

It takes place on January 14 at De Vere West One Conference Centre in London. For more information visit Decision Making and Mental Capacity or email judi@hc-uk.org.uk

Care of Dying Adults in the Last Days of Life: Improving Care and Ensuring Adherence to the NICE National Quality Standard

Through national updates and practical case studies this conference will focus on improving care of adults in the last days of life. Sessions will focus on putting personal experience first, monitoring adherence against the national NICE standards in practice, alignment of care with the preferences and needs of the dying person and those important to them, predicting and recognising last days of life and managing uncertainty, and developing individual care plans and goals.

The conference will take place on January 18 at De Vere West One Conference Centre in London.  For more information visit Care of Dying Adults or email judi@hc-uk.org.uk

Reducing & Managing Pressure Ulcers at the End of Life: Second National Conference

The prevention and management of pressure ulcers at the end of life must be balanced alongside the patients’ preferences, presenting ethical dilemmas such as when prevention and active management should stop in the last days of life. This national conference focuses on the reduction and management of pressure ulcers at the end of life, from risk assessment to controlling pain and discomfort.

It takes place on January 21 at De Vere West One Conference Centre in London.  For more information visit Managing Pressure Ulcers at the End of Life  or email judi@hc-uk.org.uk

Cottage Hospice: Collaboratively researching a new model of care

This one-day conference will report on a collaborative, action research project between Lancaster University and Hospice in the Weald. The study, taking place over the past two years, used action research methods to track the development of Cottage Hospice from business planning to build. Cottage Hospice is an innovative model of end of life care aimed at putting hospice care back into the heart of communities. Among the confirmed speakers are Dr Libby Sallnow, Palliative Care Physician at St Joseph’s Hospice, Rob Woolley, CEO of Hospice in the Weald, and Dr Helen Barnes, Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University.

It takes place on December 11 at Hospice in the Weald in Pembury, Kent. For more information visit the conference’s Eventbrite page

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