2012 events 

End-of-Life Care in 2012: Science or Art?

7 December 2012, 76 Portland Place, London

A study day to review various aspects of EOLC to highlight “best practice” and evidence based practice. The themes for the study day include new developments in EOLC, EOLC in non-malignant disease, and ethical issues in EOLC.A study day that will be of benefit to all healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of EOLC, irrespective of their specialty or place of work. 


End of Life Care Workshops

7 and 30 November, 4 December 2012

The Royal College of Nursing together with the National End of Life Care Programme are running a series of regional workshops on end of life care.

The workshops are aimed at registered and non-registered nurses who work with people at the end of their lives and will focus on end of life planning and care, the mental capacity act and the preferred priorities for care.

For further details on venues, see 

See the Royal College of Nursing website.

Changing Expectations of Death Seminar

23-25 November 2012, The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire

This conference will look at the medical, social and philosophical implications of attitudes to death. Discussions will cover end of life care, demographic changes in life expectancy, the provision of death services, advancements in medical technologies and the changing role of spirituality both in providing end of life care and in coping with loss.

For more information, see Changing Expectations of Death website.

National Children and Adult Services Conference

24–26 October 2012, Devonshire Park Centre, Eastbourne

An event important for councillors, directors, senior officers, directors of public health, policy makers and service managers with responsibility for children’s services and adult care in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors.  It’s also an important opportunity for those with an interest in social care, children’s services and education. The conference will consist of a mix of keynote/ministerial addresses and sessions by key players in the adult, child and education sectors. There will also be opportunity to take part in breakouts and networking sessions.

The Conference Planning Committee will be particularly interested in bids relating to innovation. A bid form for fringe and policy session is available and must be returned by 27th February 2012.


The Ask North of England Cancer Conference

12–13 September 2012, Hilton Hotel, Blackpool

This conference offers an invaluable opportunity for NHS practitioners, local authorities, health visitors, voluntary organisations, patients, carers and other key stakeholders to access the latest Government initiatives, hear about advances in treatment, engage in dialogue and consider how to transform cancer care services in the UK to match the highest standards in Europe.


End of Life Care Matters for people living with dementia Conference

19 September 2012, The Abbey Centre, Central Westminster, London

A one day conference which looks at the Namaste Care Philosophy and its links to advanced dementia medical issues and interventions.

See Dementia Care Matters website.

The Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association (PSPA) Study Day for Health and Social Care Professionals

24 September 2012, Governor’s Hall, St Thomas’s Hospital, London

A study day which will looks at the care and management of PSP, with emphasis on a multidisciplinary (MDT) approach. As well as an introduction to the new Care Pathway for PSP and demonstration on how supporting documentation enables best practice guidance to support health and social care professional in achieving the Standards of Care for people with PSP.

  • To help the MDT become aware of the impact of living with PSP/CBD
  • To provide PSP Association information covering all aspects of PSP
  • To understand the role of the MDT in supporting people living with PSP/CBD, allowing access to available services

For further details on the course, see the PSPA website.

7th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

 7-9 June 2012, Trondheim, Norway

The EAPC World Research Congress is the place to meet researchers, clinicians and colleagues from around the world, and to present new data, listen to and discuss presentations, gain new ideas and new insights into complex challenges. A major part of the scientific programme will be based on the submitted abstracts.

See the European Association of Palliative Care Website.

The National Council for Palliative Care

1420 May 2012, Dying Matters Awareness Week

This year’s theme is ‘Small Actions, Big Difference’. During the week, a range of ideas and materials will be made available to raise awareness, promote conversation about end of life care issues and help you get involved.

Find out about Awareness Week events from the Dying Matters website.

Marie Curie Annual Palliative Care Research Conference

23 March 2012, The Royal Society of Medicine, London

This year's conference will focus on the 'challenge of symptom control in advanced progressive disease: what we can do?'.

For more information, contact oswin.taylor@mariecurie.org.uk

The National Council for Palliative Care

Beating the Barriers – Meeting the needs of people with heart failure at the end of life

22 March 2012, Prospero House, London

A conference which looks at the current position around cardiovascular disease and showcases good practice models to improve end of life care for people with heart failure. The conference will also highlight the work of the Heart Failure Group, ICD deactivation in specialist palliative care, with presentations from the British Heart Foundation and Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Caring Together programme.

See the The National Council for Palliative Care website.

End of Life Care Commissioning

9 February 2012, ICO Conference Centre, London

15% discount for delegates booking through the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network - quote EOLCIN15% when you book

An event bringing you up-to-date with commissioning for high quality end of life care in the new commissioning landscape. Supported by the National Council for Palliative Care.

See the End of Life Care Commissioning website.

Dignity Action Day

1 February 2012

Dignity Action Day asks everyone to give the gift of time to take action to promote dignity for people receiving care services in their communities. By supporting Dignity Action Day you can:

  • raise awareness of the importance of Dignity in Care
  • provide someone with an extra special day
  • remind society that everyone has a role to play in respecting the dignity of those in your community
  • be part of a national celebration and demonstrate solidarity for Dignity in Care

Information about how to take part and pledge your time can be found on the Dignity in care network website.

Later Life: Quality Care Matters

25 January 2012, The Barbican, London

The Uk's population is getting older. With this unprecedented demographic change comes a significant rise in demand for health and social care services. The Health and Social Care Bill sets out the government's plans to reform the NHS, making it more resilient to the impact of our ageing population. Integration is a central focus of the health reforms, and there is considered to be a real opportunity to address the issue of integrating health and social care around older people's needs.

For more information, contact events@public-sector-events.org.uk

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