APM Events

The APM’s Annual Supportive and Palliative Care Conference

“Towards evidence based compassionate care”

In Association with the Palliative Care Congress
Hosted by the Association for Palliative Medicine

15-16 March 2018
Bournemouth International Centre

Call for Papers Now OPEN

Abstracts are invited for original research relevant to supportive & palliative care. Audits and service evaluations of a sufficient standard will also be considered. The main Call for Papers is open between Monday 4 September 2017 and Sunday 29 October 2017. Any enquiries regarding the format of abstracts should be made via email to: admin@aspconference.org.uk

Please visit www.aspconference.org.uk for more details

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Do you have a burning question or work related interest that you want to explore?

Are you interested in research and furthering your clinical or academic career?

If so, why not apply for a place on the September 2017 intake on our part-time, distance (blended) learning PhD in Palliative Care? Palliative Care is one of five programme streams, the others being:

  • Health Economics and Policy
  • Public health
  • Mental health
  • Organisational health and well being

The course comprises a two-year taught programme (modular based) followed by a three-four year research phase. It is delivered online with an annual, mandatory academy at Lancaster University campus in the autumn. We attract an international student cohort from a range of health and social care professions including: medicine, social work, nursing and the allied health professions, leading to a rich and diverse learning environment.

Join us!

Further information
Division of Health Research, Lancaster University
Email        Tel: +44 (0)1524 593936        Web

September 2017

6th Guildford Advanced Pain & Symptom Management Courses

Date: 5 – 6 September 2017
Venue: University of Surrey, Guildford

Date: 25 – 26 September 2017
Venue: Midland Hotel, Manchester

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Website: http://www.guildfordadvancedcourses.co.uk
Email address: guildfordadvancedcourses@gmail.com

Continuing Professional Development
CPD approval for this course is being sought from the Royal College of Physicians (London).


Supportive Care for the Renal Patient 2017

Date: 14 – 15 September 2017
Venue: W12 Conferences, Hammersmith Hospital, London

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For more information and to register online go to: www.w12conferences.co.uk


New Directions in Palliative Medicine
Finding Strength: Challenges and Opportunities for Patients with Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

Date: 28 – 29 September 2017
Venue: John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Join us at our annual conference at the John McIntyre Conference Centre at the University of Edinburgh on September 28th and 29th 2017. This year we will be considering some of the life-limiting disorders of the neurological system and aspects of psychiatric illness. As always the invited speakers are experts in their field and combine knowledge of the evidence-base as well as a wealth of practical experience. The conference is relevant to all healthcare professionals including general practitioners, neurologists and nurse specialists. For more information or to submit an abstract please visit our website

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Application for CPD Points will be made from the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.

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October 2017

Beyond Advanced Communication Skills

Date: 11 & 13 October 2017
Venue: LOROS Hospice, Groby Road, Leicester

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For more information contact Christina Faull at education@loros.co.uk

RCP approval applied for


Enhanced Supportive Care in Cancer

Date: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Venue: Education Centre (Dept. 17), The Christie, Manchester, M20 4BX


This event will focus on the new NHS England initiative ‘Enhanced Supportive Care’ (ESC). We will discuss how good supportive care provided early in a patient’s treatment can improve quality of life in patients with advanced cancer, lengthen their survival and reduce the need for aggressive treatments at the very end of life.


Dr Richard Berman FRCP

National Clinical Lead for Enhanced Supportive Care, NHS England and Consultant in Supportive & Palliative Care, The Christie

Further information

Visit http://www.christie.nhs.uk/esc

Fee £90 (£80 early bird rate before 31st Aug)

Register: https://supportive-17.eventbrite.co.uk

Email: education.events@christie.nhs.uk

Call 0161 918 7409 or Tweet @TheChristieSoO

December 2017




Conference: Compassion, Care And Clinical Excellence In Hospital Palliative Care

Date: Thursday, 7th December 2017
Venue: Liverpool Medical Institute, 
Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5SR, UK

A one-day conference bringing together national and international leaders in palliative and end of life care to share best practice and discuss key themes for the next five years:

  • Transforming healthcare through palliative and end of life care
  • Communication at the heart of compassion and care
  • Public engagement in palliative and end of life care

£130 per person
For registration details and guidance on
abstract submissions, please click here


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