Current Issues in Palliative Care

Venue: Institute of Physics

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: May 02, 2007 End Date/Time: May 03, 2007
Registration Date: May 03, 2007
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08.30 - 09.00 Registration & refreshments
09.00 - 09.10 Welcome & introduction
Dr Jack Tinker
Editor-in-chief, British Journal of Hospital Medicine
Mrs Candy Cooley
Macmillan Palliative Care Manager, Worcestershire PCT & Consultant Editor, International Journal of Palliative Nursing

09.10 - 09.45 Keynote address: Where now for end of life care? Prof Mike Richards
National Cancer Director

09.45 - 10.15 Education and training issues surrounding the End of Life Initiative
Dr Caroline Sanders
National Primary Care Research and Development Centre (NPCRDC), University of Manchester

10.15 - 10.50 Management of dyspnoea in the community
Prof Sam H. Ahmedzai
Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Sheffield

10.50 - 11.20 Refreshments

11.20 - 12.05 Relief of symptoms in end stage neurological conditions
Dr Valerie Stevenson
Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London

12.05 - 12.50 Palliative care for patients with renal failure
Dr. Fliss Murtagh
Research Training Fellow, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King's College London

12.50 - 13.50 Lunch

13.50 - 14.35 Advance directives
Dr Ash Samanta
Consultant Rheumatologist, University Hospitals Leicester
Mrs Jo Samanta
Lecturer in Law, De Montfort University, Leicester

14.35 - 15.05 Ethical issues surrounding CPR
Prof Sam H. Ahmedzai
Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Sheffield

15.05 - 15.35 Ethical issues surrounding hydration and palliative sedation at the end of life
Mr Robert Becker
Senior Lecturer in Palliative Care, Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury

15.35 - 16.00 Refreshments

16.00 - 16.30 Effective communication in palliative care - importance of collaborative practice
Mrs Alison Bellamy
Education, Training and Development Manager, The Heart of Kent Hospice

16.30 - 17.00 Truth telling in palliative care nursing
Ms Susan Shaw
Head of Education, St Richard's Hospice, Worcester

Close of Day One

Day 2 - Thursday 3 May 2007

08.45 - 09.15 Registration & refreshments
Prof Sheila Payne
Help the Hospices Chair in Hospice Studies, University of Lancaster & Consultant Editor, International Journal of Palliative Nursing

09.15 - 10.00 Interventional techniques for pain control
Dr Andrew Lawson
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

10.00 - 10.45 Latest developments in the management of neuropathic pain
Dr L. Caroline Stirling
Consultant Palliative Medicine, Camden and UCLH Palliative Care Team, London

10.45- 11.20 Evidence based pain management
Mr Phil Wiffen
Co-ordinating Editor, Cochrane Pain and Palliative Care Group, Oxford

11.20 - 11.50 Refreshments

11.50 - 12.30 Palliative care for patients with dementia
Prof Mari Lloyd-Williams
Academic Palliative and Supportive Care Studies Group (APSCSG), University of Liverpool

12.30 - 13.10 Palliative care for patients with heart failure
Mrs Yvonne Millerick
Heart Failure/Palliative Care Project Nurse, Glasgow

13.10 - 14.10 Lunch

14.10- 14.40 Complementary therapies for pain and symptom control in cancer patients
Dr Jacqueline Filshie
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey

14.40 - 15.10 Homeopathy and palliative care
Dr Sosie Kassab
Director of Complementary Cancer Services, Royal London Homeopathic Hospital

15.10 - 15.40 Refreshments

15.40 - 16.40 Exploring the decision making process for inpatient hospice admissions
Dr Anne Naysmith
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Pembridge Palliative Care Centre, St Charles Hospital, London
Dr Chris Farnham
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St John's Hospice, London

16.40 - 17.20 Future funding of palliative care services
Mr Peter Tebbit OBE
Consultant in Palliative Care Policy, Worcester

17.20 - 17.30 Closing Comments

Close of conference


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