5TH April – Nothing about me without me; how to really involve people in end-of-life care – National Council for Palliative Care NCPC (UK) – London. This conference looks at bringing the patient into the end-of-life care process. Case studies and presenters will illustrate ways in which a patient centred approach has been adopted in caring for patients with from a diverse range of backgrounds.
April 6th & 7th – 18th Moving points in palliative care conference – Diverse needs at end of life; traditions, transitions and transformations – Our Lady’s Hospice Education centre Harolds Cross. This year the focus of the moving points conference will be on the increasing diversity and change in end of life care needs. The conference programme features speakers from a range of disciplines including Psychology, Physiotherapy and Psychiatry. Speakers include; Dr Tony Bates, founder of Headstrong, Christy Kenneally, who will give the keynote address and Dr Joan Mc Carthy, co author of the Ethical Framework for end-of-life care who will discuss ethical viewpoints in end-of-life care provision.
1st & 2nd June – 1oth annual Kaleidscope conference – Palliative care; the human experience’ Dublin Castle
This years St Francis Hospice Kaleidoscope conference will address the human experiences of palliative care from patient family and healthcare practitioner perspectives addressing topics such as bereavement, talking about death and dying, self care for palliative care workers and supporting people with dementia and intellectual disability with grief.
22nd-24th June – International Society for Advanced Care Planning & End-of-Life Care Conference. London
This conference will address the growing prominence of advance care planning and the emerging trends in advanced care planning policy and practice.
June 25th & 26th ‘Death & dying in the digital age‘ University of Bath Centre for Death & Society. This conference explores how new technology and digital interaction affects the dying, the bereaved and how we communicate about death and dying.