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June 2018

Living and Dying in Late Old Age: Fresh opportunities for palliative care

Date: Thursday 14 June 2018

Cost: Part funded places available for just £60 including VAT.

Venue: King’s College London, Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG

Living into late old age is a reality for many people today and is likely to become increasingly common. Assumptions about people in late old age and how care is constructed around them are often ill-considered and result in relatively poor quality of life and equally poor experience of care.

We are delighted to be hosting an event on Thursday 14 June about caring for people living into late old age, drawing on the expertise of a range of experts including:

Dr Caroline Nicholson, Senior Clinical Lecturer: Supportive and End of Life Care (Nursing), King’s College London and St Christopher’s Hospice

Professor Mike Bennett, Professor of Palliative Medicine, St Gemma’s Hospice and Director of the Academic Unit of Palliative Care

Dr Premila Fade, Consultant Geriatrician, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and End of Life Care Lead for British Geriatrics Society

Dr Kathryn Mannix, Consultant in Palliative Care and CBT Therapist

Professor Katherine Froggatt, Professor of Ageing and Palliative Care, University of Lancaster

Dr Sarah Russell, Head of Research, Hospice UK

Dr Katherine Tully, Southwark Nursing Home GP and Artist.

The programme is fantastic and will be accompanied by a new publication describing age-attuned palliative care and how it is best rolled out in organisations such as hospices.

This event is an opportunity for individuals and organisations delivering palliative care to gain new insights into ways and means that might change this scenario. If you are curious, committed to providing the best care for the very old and interested in seeing their world and ours differently, this is an important event to attend.

Flyer – Living and Dying in Late Old Age

For further details and to book, please click here


Integrating Palliative and Critical Care: Lessons from Recent Trials

Date: Wednesday 27th June, 4-5pm

Speaker: J. Randall Curtis, University of Washington

Abstract: Because of the severity of illness, the ICU is a setting where death is common and where clinicians must commonly make decisions about the value of starting or continuing life-sustaining treatments.  There is marked variability in approaches to decision-making about life-sustaining treatments in the ICU and in quality of palliative care provided.  We will review a number of recent studies examining interventions to improve palliative care in the ICU and discuss implications for clinical practice.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Curtis is a critical care and palliative medicine physician at the University of Washington where he is the Director of the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence. His research focuses on improving palliative care for patients with critical illness and patients with chronic illnesses as well as patients’ families.  He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed research articles and more than 150 editorials and chapters.

Location: Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, Denmark Hill Campus, SE5 9PJ

Website link: click here

Open Seminar Flyer

Oxford Advanced Courses in Pain and Symptom Management

14-15 June 2018 Newcastle
27-28 June 2018 Nottingham
5–6 July 2018 Oxford
12-13 July 2018 Oxford

This is the UK’s leading course for palliative care nurses, pharmacists, doctors and AHPs. It delivers cutting edge knowledge and skills to healthcare staff so they can provide their patients with the best possible care.

Key benefits include:

 Strong focus on participants
 High standard of professional knowledge
 Excellent teaching
 Time for discussion and building your networks
 Support to set educational goals
 Superb value for money
 Any surplus ploughed back in to education

Learn more and register to attend here

Please phone if you need any further information or help on 01865 225886

Hope to see you at the Oxford courses this summer.

Hospice and partners to host conference sharing latest updates in oncology

Health professionals who support people with cancer are invited to get up to date with the latest treatments and initiatives affecting their patients at a unique oncology conference hosted by a Lancashire hospice.

St Catherine’s Hospice near Preston is working with Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHTR) to present the Third National Oncology Update on Thursday 28 June – Friday 29 June 2018.

This year – building on the previous update in 2014 and the first in 2008 – the scope of the event has widened, and is aimed at a variety of health care professionals including doctors, clinical nurse specialists, GPs and district nurses.

Highlights of the programme include sessions on new treatments such as immunotherapy, and the conference keynote speech about Enhanced Supportive Care, as well as sessions about some of the more common cancers health professionals might come into contact with through their patients.

Dr Andrew Fletcher, medical director at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “This two-day conference is set to cover a vast amount of content, showcasing the expertise of colleagues at the forefront of oncology in the North West. It is a unique opportunity for professionals outside of a cancer specialism to gain a detailed and up-to-date understanding of the latest developments in the field.”


Click here to register

July 2018

Enhanced Supportive Care: Cancer Toxicity Management Conference at The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, M3 4FP

5-6 July 2018

Supportive care is increasingly seen at the forefront of the prevention and management of the adverse effects of cancer as well as cancer treatments. There has never been more of a need for oncology and supportive care services to interface seamlessly and provide a joined up approach for the care of our patients.

This two day conference will focus on the management of cancer pain, cancer toxicities, precision medicine, acute and long term toxicities, radiotherapy, radiology and surgery, palliative care and psycho-oncology. We will discuss the recognition and management of common and non-conventional toxicities from modern chemotherapy with panel discussions and debate.

Intended audience

Clinical nurse specialists, GP’s, oncologists, general physicians, emergency physicians medical trainees, research nurses, acute oncology nurses and all allied health professionals involved in cancer treatment options.

Fees: Consultants/Doctors £300   Nurses/AHPs/Other £200   for 2 full days attendance, 1 day attendance is also available

For further details, full programme and bookings:  Click here

Call 0161 918 7409 or email Education Events

September 2018

The MSc programme is designed for all health and social care professionals working in palliative care and related areas. The course has developed a national and international reputation educating students who work in palliative and end of life care from all over the world. It is designed to enhance students’ knowledge and skills in palliative care and to develop their future careers. This course has a strong focus on appraising existing research and evidence on palliative care. Click here if you would like to read about our programme in more depth:

Our flexible study programme offers a well-rounded curriculum and a qualification that has allowed many of our students to successfully progress into senior roles and publish high-impact peer-reviewed journals. Most importantly, it has led to changes in the lives of people with advanced disease and their families.

We also have a prestigious scholarship opportunity for 2019. This is for a UK-based student with an interest in conducting research in Advance Care Planning, which will each fund course tuition fees. Please find more information about the scholarships here

The course commences in January 2019.  The deadline to submit an application for the scholarship is 14th September 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, as we will be more than happy to answer your queries about the course.

Email us or telephone on 0207 848 5435.

Guildford Advanced Courses

The aim of this 2-day advanced course is to provide delegates with an up-to-date, evidence-based review of the management of pain and other common symptoms. The topics have been chosen because of their impact on the patients’ quality of life, and the lecturers chosen because of their knowledge of the subject matter. The lectures will be supplemented with relevant reading materials, including slide presentations, reprints of articles, and reference / further reading lists.

The course has been developed to address the educational needs of CNSs in Palliative Care, StRs in Palliative Medicine (particularly those about to undertake the SCE in Palliative Medicine), and Consultants in Palliative Medicine. The course organizers are Dr Andrew Davies (Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Guildford), and Dr Andrew Dickman (Consultant Pharmacist, Liverpool).

One course is being held at the University of Surrey in Guildford, and the other at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The two courses are identical in terms of lectures / lecturers.

4-5 September 2018 | University of Surrey, Guildford

24-25 September 2018 | Midland Hotel, Manchester

Guildford Advanced Course Programme 2018

Further information and registration

New Directions in Palliative Medicine
Challenge or Conform: Finding Consensus in an Evolving Specialty

27-28 September 2018
John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Join us at our annual conference at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh on 27 – 28 September 2018.  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.

Click here for more details

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


Website: Strathcarron Hospice Website

Education Email

October 2018

Undergraduate Medical Education Special Interest Forum

10th October 2018

University of Liverpool Cancer Research Centre

Theme: The Practicalities of Delivering Palliative Medicine Education

We are pleased to announce the sixth annual meeting of the APM Undergraduate Education Special Interest Forum, co-led by Professor John Ellershaw (Liverpool) and Dr Stephen Barclay (Cambridge). The meeting presents a much-needed networking opportunity for those involved in the planning and delivery of undergraduate palliative medicine education, and enables the sharing of ideas, developments, best practice and suggestions for education research, and RCP CPD approval is being sought.

The 2018 spotlight on the practicalities of delivering undergraduate palliative medicine education will explore the differing methods employed around the country and ways in which best practice can be replicated. Abstract submissions are invited relating research and innovation in undergraduate medical education

Programme and Registration

Abstract Submission form

2019 Events

SSAS and Trainees’ Study Day 2019 – The Future Direction of Palliative Care: Implications for SAS Doctors and Trainees

8 January 2019

North West Cancer Research Centre, University of Liverpool

Online Registration Now Open

For further information, please Click here

Please follow us on Twitter for further updates @APMStudyDays

Ethics Study Days 2019

21-22 January 2019

Severn Hospice, Telford

Online Registration Now Open 

For further information, please Click here

Please follow us on Twitter for further updates @APMStudyDays |#Ethics2019

Research Methodology Workshop 2019


An APM Study Day, organised by the Science Committee

Wednesday 20 March 2019 | Saint Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate

Web link information: click here

Web link to the booking form: click here

For printable flyer: click here

Twitter @APMStudyDays | #RMW2019

The APM’s Annual Supportive & Palliative Care Conference 2019

Hosted by the Association for Palliative Medicine

21-22 March 2019

Harrogate Convention Centre

Call for Papers opening September 2018

For further information, please Click here

Please follow us on Twitter for further updates @ASPConf2019 | #ASP2019

Instagram: apmonline_events 


The APM Supportive and Palliative Care Conference (ASP Conference), was held on 30 and 31 March 2017 at the Waterfront, Belfast

The End of Life Care Study Day was held in conjunction with the APMs Supportive and Palliative Care Conference in association with the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) 31st March 2017.

The Research Methodology Workshop was organised by the APM Science Committee and kindly supported by Marie Curie 29th March 2017

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