Hospice UK National Conference

Hospice UK conference 2017 is the flagship event for the hospice and palliative care community and for those interested in Leading, Learning and Innovating.

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Spanning three days and offering a wealth of plenary and parallel sessions, the conference showcases the latest thinking and developments in the palliative care world and provides an opportunity to hear from experts, network with peers and meet organisations who supply products and services to the sector.

We have designed the conference for clinical and non-clinical leaders alike – in the NHS and the voluntary sector, from chief executives to trustees, clinical directors to front line nurses and doctors, directors of income generation and communications to heads of business development. We are expecting some 800 delegates from hospices, NHS trusts and academia to join us on 22-24 November at the ACC in Liverpool for what will be the 12th year of the conference.

Every year, leaders and practitioners from across the sector tell us that the conference gives them a fresh perspective, leaving them feeling energised and inspired. Feedback from last year indicates that 91 per cent found the event excellent or good.

What people say about the conference

“My head is buzzing full of ideas to go back and say to colleagues: we must find out more about this; I want to do this; can we do this to improve patient care? Can we do this to do something different on fundraising?

“I’ve met so many people who’ve said they’re happy to share, who want to help.

“This is my first Hospice UK Conference and definitely won’t be my last!”
Debbie Abrahams, Chief Executive

“I love these conferences. It’s really useful to get together with other hospices to discuss and share practice.”
Tony Carpenter, Director of Marketing and Communications

“The whole event has been superb from start to finish. Many thanks.”
Chris Barnes, Palliative Care Specialist Nurse

What to expect

For a flavour of what you can expect at our 2017 conference, take a look back through the 2016 Twitter conversation, using the #HUKconf16 hashtag.

You can also download and review presentations from our 2016 annual conference and/or our 2015/2014 annual conferences. Abstracts and oral posters from the 2016 annual conference can be found in the BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care supplement, November 16.

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