Tuesday 27 November 2018

7.45am onwards
Registration and exhibition opens
8.00 - 9.00
Breakfast seminars:
  • Writing for publication
  • Apprenticeships as part of workforce development
09.15 - 10.15
Parallel sessions 1:

1.1 'A tale of two hospices’ partnerships, integration and merger? - Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive, Isle of Wight Hospice 

1.2 Clinical update - Professor Simon Noble, Clinical Professor of Supportive and Palliative Medicine, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport; Dr Nadia Yousaf, Consultant Medical Oncologist, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

1.3 Community engagement

1.4 TBC

1.5 Conference papers (3 abstracts selected via the Call for Papers)

Break to move rooms
10.25 - 11.25
Official opening and plenary session 1

Dr Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executive, St Christopher’s

Break to move rooms
11.35 - 12.50
Parallel sessions 2:

2.1 Access, justice and ethics - Ella McDermott, medical student, Bristol University; Jo Fernandes, Nurse consultant, Hospice of St Francis

2.2 Living well with dementia - Dr Karen Harrison Dening, Head of Research & Publications and Caroline Scates, Professional & Practice Development Facilitator; Dementia UK; Kerry Harrison, Patient Services Director, Heart of Kent Hospice 

2.3 Learning from ‘Building on the Best’ and the Emergency Care Programme

2.4 TBC

Conference papers (3 abstracts selected via the Call for Papers)

12.50 - 14.15
Lunch, exhibition and poster viewing
13.15 -14.15
Lunchtime session:

Research 'get together'

14.15 - 15.15
Parallel sessions 3:


3.2 Sustainability

3.3 Children’s paediatric palliative care

3.4 Upscaling innovation -  Carrie Deacon, Head of Social Action Innovation and Catherine Russell, Senior Programme Manager, Nesta; 

3.5 Conference papers (3 abstracts selected via the Call for Papers)

Break to move rooms
15.25 - 16.10
Plenary session 2

'A little more action, a little less conversation’: the importance of collaboration and high quality research’

Dr Lorna Fraser, Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, University of York; Director, Martin House Research Centre  

16.10 - 16.45
Refreshments and exhibition viewing

16.45 - 18.00
Parallel sessions 4:

4.1 Living with life limiting illness: children and young people - Lucy Watts MBE, patient advocate and leader; Dr Susan Madge, Consultant Nurse and Associate Director of the Adult CF Centre Royal Brompton Hospital; Sacha Langton-Gilks, bereaved parent, teacher and writer 

4.2 ECHO superhubs

4.3 Embracing ageing: innovation and reality - Jo Hockley, Research Fellow, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics; Dr Premila Fade, Consultant Geriatrician,  London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and End of Life Care Lead, British Geriatrics Society; Ali Somers, co-founder, Apples and Honey, Nightingale House

4.4 TBC

4.5 Conference Papers (4 abstracts selected via the Call for Papers)

19.30 - 23.00
Conference Dinner and presentation of Hospice UK Awards

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