The conference features a range of speakers with a huge depth of experience in palliative care and related fields. The theme for this year is ‘From Worms, Butterflies and Veils to Outcomes’ which encapsulates the topics that will be covered by the speakers.
The four confirmed speakers and their topics are:
- Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport
- Sheldon Solomon, professor of psychology at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York – The Worm at the Core (the implications of death anxiety for the practice of palliative care, for raising public awareness of end of life issues, and for leading lives of courage, creativity and compassion)
- Miriam Johnson, professor of palliative medicine, Hull York Medical School – Lifting the Veil on Breathlessness (acknowledging that many people with refractory breathlessness manage this very common and difficult symptom largely without recourse to clinical help and discussing what can be done to help them)
- Fliss Murtagh, reader and consultant in palliative medicine, Kings College London – Everyone’s Talking About Outcomes (examining what precisely they are, why they are important, and what and how we should measure in palliative and end of life care)
There will also be a brief presentation from the winner of the poster prize, which delegates will vote for on the day.
The SPPC recently issued a call for posters, with the closing date for submissions being 21 August 2015.
Attending the conference costs £105 for SPPC members and £145 for non-members. There are discounts available when booking groups of five or more delegates.
Find out more about the conference, including how to book, on the SPPC website.