Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and National Children and Adult Services (NCASS)

3 -5 November 2010, Manchester

An established event that sees an audience of approximately 1200 high-level attendees coming together for three days to discuss and debate the latest issues affecting children and adult services.

This event is vital to councillors, senior officers, policymakers and service managers with responsibilities for children’s services and adult social care in the statutory, voluntary and private sector. It is also an important opportunity for networking with partners and MP’s in related fields.

MS Trust Annual Conference 2010

7 - 9 November 2010, Kenilworth

Improving services for people with MS continues to be the ultimate priority for the MS Trust. Advances in technology and the pace of change requires healthcare professionals to be innovative and responsive in the delivery of care. Our varied conference programme will explore the possibilities for progress in light of political changes in both clinical practice and service development.

The MS Trust Conference is a unique event in the MS calendar. It provides fantastic opportunities to develop MS expertise, sharing ideas for innovative practice and to network with other health professionals who are committed to improve MS care.

2010 UK Dementia Congress

9 - 11 November 2010, Bournemouth

This Congress offers an exciting mix of plenary sessions, parallel session, workshops and posters as well as early bird and lunchtime special interest sessions. There will also be a dedicated Alzheimer's Society stream.

On the opening evening of Congress, our popular debate keeps up the tradition of discussing lively and controversial issues. The motion this year is 'Life-long care at home for people with dementia is an impossible dream', to be proposed by Martin Green of ECCA and opposed by campaigner and former carer Barbara Pointon.  

A FREE event to launch the new survey question module on social care for older people - Using, paying for and providing social care

12 November 2010, London School of Economics and Political Science, London

This FREE event celebrates the launch of a brand new survey question module on social care for older people. Up-to-date with new developments in social care, these questions have been developed by specialists at the PSSRU at LSE and the University of Kent, University of East Anglia and NatCen. This event will be of interest to those developing and administering national surveys, commissioners of research, academics, and local authority commissioners and performance managers seeking to design surveys.

English Community Care Association (ECCA)

17 November 2010, London

The ever increasing demands on public services mean that difficult decisions have to be taken on the allocation of resources. There is much talk about shared values and common objectives with commissioners and providers collaborating to provide integrated care, but are these the basis for a marriage made in heaven? This event will review the relationship from all sides and hopefully point the way to a long and happy partnership.

Primary Care Live

25 - 26 November 2010, Manchester Central (formally GMEX)

Access to the ‘Primary Care Live’ conference is free to all NHS health and care professionals and managers. It looks like an exciting event with over 200 speakers and 100 exhibitors, delivered through 12 different conference streams; so there is definitely something to suit everybody’s interests.

2nd National End of Life Care Conference

19 October 2010, The King’s Fund, London

The new coalition government’s drive towards greater efficiency and cost cutting will change practices in delivering end of life care. To maximise on resources available, and improve the quality of care for those nearing end of life, it is essential that the health and social care sectors continue towards a joined-up model of service provision.

Attend this conference and hear how others are taking steps towards removing barriers for patients to access services, providing support and joined-up working across the health and social care sector and improving quality of care, whilst driving short and long term efficiency savings.

6th Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

10-12 June 2010, The SECC, Glasgow

The conference will showcase the best of palliative care research from Europe and around the world. For further details and to register for this event, visit the EAPC website.

UKACR & NCIN Conference

17 and 18 June 2010, Hilton Birmingham Metropole

This is the first joint conference of the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) and the United Kingdom Association of Cancer Registries (UKACR), bringing together researchers, epidemiologists, clinicians, charities, the NHS and associated organisations to showcase the vital work being undertaken within the Registries and throughout the Network. The joint conference provides an opportunity to see how innovative uses of cancer data and information can improve quality and choice for cancer patients, whilst providing an essential resource for research.

To view the full conference programme and register, please visit the NCIN website.

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