Wednesday 28 November 2018

7.45am onwards
Registration and exhibition opens
7.45 - 8.35
Breakfast event

Using ECHO to establish new networks and communities of practice. Your questions answered #AllTeachAllLearn  - Members of the ECHO team and hospice Hubs from across the UK 

8.45 - 9.50
Hospice UK AGM followed by plenary session 3: Leading in challenging times 
Vicky Browning, Chief Executive, ACEVO  
Break to move rooms
10.00 - 11.15
Parallel sessions 5:

5.1  Palliative care for people experiencing homelessness - Dr Caroline Shulman, General Practitioner in Homeless and Inclusion Health; Dr Briony Hudson, Researcher, UCL Department of Psychiatry; Niamh Brophy, Palliative Care Coordinator, St Mungo’s     
Chair and contributor Caroline Bernard, Head of Policy and Communications, Homeless Link

5.2 Bereavement care for the 21st century - Alison Penny, Director of the Childhood Bereavement Network; Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead, Spiritual Care Lead, St Christopher’s; Bianca Neumann-May, Psychologist, St Nicholas Hospice Care; Dr Marilyn Relf, Chair, National Bereavement Alliance; 

5.3 What legacy are you leaving your hospice? - Meg Abdy, Project development and social research, Legacy Foresight; Chris Millward, Director of Consultancy, Legacy Voice 

5.4 Working together to meet the workforce challenge  - Jonathan Ellis, Director of Advocacy and Change and the Head of Learning and Workforce, Hospice UK; Joy Milliken, Clinical Director, St Margaret’s Hospice Care; Kate Heaps, Chief Executive, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice    
Chair and Contributor: Carole Walford, Chief Clinical Officer, Hospice UK        

5.5 Conference papers: Switching focus: finding new ways to support palliative care patients (4 abstracts selected via the Call for Papers) 

  • Supportive care in cirrhosis: how an MDT can improve care for patients with advanced liver disease - Dr Suzanne Ford-Dunn, Consultant Palliative Medicine, St Barnabas House, Worthing
  • A retrospective audit looking at the management of diabetic patients in their last days of life - Dr Jennifer Creed, Core Medical Trainee, Royal United Hospital, Bath 
  • Searching for the Holy Grail? Exercise and nutritional rehabilitation (ENeRgy) in patients with cancer - Dr Charlie Hall, Medical Research Fellow, St Columba’s Hospice
  • Virtual reality distraction therapy in palliative care: a feasibility study - Dr Mark Mills, Speciality Doctor in Palliative Medicine, Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool

11.15 - 12.00
Refreshments, exhibition and poster viewing

12.00 - 13.15
Parallel sessions 6:

6.1 As seen on TV: What we learnt from taking part in a television documentary series - 
Cheri Strudwick, Head of Marketing and Communications, Dr Russ Hargreaves, Head of Wellbeing and Angela Cooke, Head of Quality and Clinical Governance, ellenor
Chair and contributor: 
Claire Cardy, Chief Executive, ellenor   

6.2  Caring for LGBT people - Dallas Pounds, Chief Executive, Royal Trinity Hospice; Dr Kimberly Acquaviva, Professor, The George Washington University School of Nursing; Dr Katherine Bristowe, Principal Investigator, ACCESSCare, King’s College London; Claude Chidiac, Lecturer, St Francis Hospice

6.3  Reflections on families and caring in the 21st centuryProfessor Gunn Grande, Professor of Palliative Care, The University of Manchester; Dr Jenny Strachan, Chief Psychologist, St Columba’s Hospice

6.4 Hospices as learning organisations: embedding lessons learnt from major events - Liz Searle, Chief Executive, Keech Hospice; Claire Periton, Chief Executive, Helen and Douglas House;

6.5  Conference papers: Care settings and service design (4 abstracts selected via the Call for Papers)

  • Community volunteering in adult hospices: analysis of the extent, benefits and barriers - Dr Ros Scott, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Dundee
  • A re-design of day therapy services: from social groups to ‘specialist care’ and back again - Emily Stowe, Day Therapy Manager, St Clare Hospice
  • How do hospices facilitate social support? - Natasha Bradley, PhD Candidate, University of Liverpool 
  • HOLISTIC: Hospice-Led Innovations Study to Improve Care - Jonathan Ellis, Director of Advocacy and Change, Hospice UK 
13.15 - 14.15
Lunch, exhibition and poster viewing
Drinks reception for Hospice trustees
14.15 - 15.15
Parallel sessions 7:

7.1  Diversity in governance: what can it do for your hospice and how to achieve it - Kai Adams, Head of Charities & Social Enterprise, Green Park; Geoff Pringle, Chair, Hospiscare Exeter

7.2  Dementia: The role of hospices in bridging the gap - Michael Verde, Founder and President of Memory Bridge: The Foundation for Alzheimer’s and Cultural Memory; Liz Bryan, Director of Education and Training, St Christopher’s

7.3 How to use young people’s voices to improve palliative care for everyone Antonia Dixey, Chief Executive, The Participation People

7.4 Hard earned, easily lost: Your hospice’s reputation and how to manage it - 
Kenny Steele, Chief Executive, Highland Hospice; Debbie Raven, Chief Executive, Thames Hospice; Sue Wixley, Director of Communications and Campaigns, Hospice UK
Chair and contributor: 
Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive, St Ann’s Hospice 

7.5  Conference papers: Engaging patients and the wider public  (3 abstracts selected via the Call for Papers) 

  • Patient and Public Involvement (PPI): contributions to palliative care research - Dr Clare Gardiner, Research Fellow, University of Sheffield
  • End of life care and decision making: public knowledge, needs and preference in Wales - Dr Ishrat Islam, Research Associate, Cardiff University  
  • Lights, camera, action: the story behind the scenes of ‘The Hospice’ - Cheri Strudwick, Head of Marketing and Communications, ellenor     
Break to move rooms
15.20 - 16.10
Plenary session 4: Death stories: truth and consolation   

Dr Kathryn Mannix, Author and Campaigner; retired palliative physician

Conference closes

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