Events round-up

Categories: Education.

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

AVSM National Conference

The Association of Volunteer Service Managers (AVSM), the independent membership group that supports volunteer managers within end of life care environments, are holding their annual conference next month.

The conference exists to support those responsible for volunteers within a hospice or palliative care setting. Past delegates have said:

“This is one of the first conferences where I have taken back definite plans.  I found it one of the most useful conferences I have ever attended.”

“I am able to gauge where I am nationally – being up to date and trying new things.”

There will be a variety of sessions as well as an opportunity to share personal successes and key learnings.  Bookings can be made via AVSM, for queries email

The conference will take place at Jury’s Inn in Birmingham on October 30 – 31


Power of Music in Health and Social Care Conference

Next month the University of Nottingham will host its first Power of Music in Health and Social Care Conference. This one day conference brings together care partners interested in the role music has in quality of living and care.

The event is for anyone who wants to learn more about the role music plays in care, including care providers, family and volunteer caregivers, musicians, faith-based and community agencies, policymakers and the community.

There will be interactive workshops showcasing local performers and projects, including Opus Music and the Nottingham People’s Choir. Key speakers also include Dr Corene Hurt-Thaut, Dr Ming Hung Hsu and Gareth Gates.

The event takes place on Friday 12 October at the East Midlands Conference Centre. For more information and to register visit University of Nottingham


Improving End of Life Care for People with Dementia

A conference addressing how to improve end of life care for people with dementia will be held in November at the De Vere West One Conference Centre in London.

Dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales, and in England it is estimated that around 676,000 people have dementia. In the whole of the UK, the number of people with dementia is estimated at 850,000. The conference will demonstrate, through national updates and practical case studies how end of life care for people with dementia can be improved. This event will update delegates on the new NICE National Clinical Guideline for Dementia and implications for end of life care.

The conference takes place on November 12. For more information and to book visit Improving End of Life Care for People with Dementia or email Judi.

ehospice readers can benefit from a 20% discount by quoting ref HCUK20HTH  when booking. (*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Full T&Cs available upon request.)


Getting It Right for Patients

In November LOROS Hospice in Leicester are hosting Getting It Right for Patients, a discussion on quality and safety in end of life care.

This conference aims to bring cultural challenge and original thinking to issues around patient safety and quality in care at the end of life, in order to best meet the needs of patients and their families.

Speakers will include acclaimed journalist and author Matthew Syed, palliative care expert and author of With the End in Mind Dr Kathryn Mannix, and Pip Hardy, co-founder of Patient Voices.

The event takes place on November 9. For more information visit LOROS Hospice

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