Founded in 1998, the Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities (PCPLD) Network fosters exchange, collaboration and the dissemination of best practice in order to provide the best possible support for this patient group at the end of life.
This year, the Network’s annual conference will feature presentations on the latest developments, research and resources around end of life care planning for people with learning disabilities and highlight some award-winning work in end of life care.
Guest speakers include Dr Pauline Heslop, Manager of the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities, and Dr Claud Regnard, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, who is an expert in issues and developments around mental capacity and advance care planning and developed the well-known DisDAT tool.
The winners of the 2014 Linda McEnhill Award for excellence in end of life care for people with learning disabilities will be announced at the conference, and there will be a chance to hear presentations from last year’s winners.
There is still time to submit a poster abstract, which can be based on any aspect of palliative care of people with learning disabilities. Abstracts (maximum 300 words) should be emailed to Anne Garley by 30 September 2014.
Further details of the conference, including how to book, can be found on the PCPLD Network website.