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Professor Kenneth Fearon Memorial Symposium

Cancer Cachexia Conference

Professor Ken Fearon, who was Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and an Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, died suddenly on the 3rd September, 2016, aged 56 years.

As well as being a pioneer in the field of ERAS, Prof Fearon was as a leading light in the field of cancer cachexia, with over 170 peer-reviewed publications focused on the topic.

On the 6-7th September 2018, the Professor Kenneth Fearon Memorial Cancer Cachexia Symposium will be held at Edinburgh University.

Our objectives for this special meeting are to:

INFORM: provide updates on the latest research in the field of cancer cachexia
INSPIRE: encourage new collaborations and research into understanding, treating and preventing cancer cachexia.

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Date: Thursday 6th September to Friday 7th September
Venue: Royal College of Surgeon’s

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Guildford Advanced Courses: 7th Guildford Advanced Pain & Symptom Management 

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.

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Date: Tuesday 4th September to Wednesday 5th September

Monday 24th September to Tuesday 25th September

Venue: University of Surrey, Guildford/ Midland Hotel, Manchester

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NETs Basics 2018 is now open for registration. It is a national course under the aegis of UK & Ireland NET Society (UKINETS) and is accredited by the RCP for CPD.

It is a one-day course for trainees and consultants including general gastroenterologists/hepatologists wishing to gain confidence in the diagnosis, investigation and management of patients with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), including gastroenteropancreatic NETs, in a multidisciplinary setting.

The course is being delivered by an expert multidisciplinary faculty and there is ‘mock MDT’ practice in small groups. It ran for the first time last year with excellent feedback and this year will be held in in London on the 13th September, at the Education Academy in Whitechapel. Registration is highly subsidised so the fee (£25) to attend is very low and the more different disciplines involved (gastroenterology, oncology, palliative care, surgery, endocrinology, etc.) the better the discussions. Please do pass this on to any trainees or other interested colleagues in your specialty or local or regional networks as they would be welcome to register to attend.

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Date: Thursday 13th September
Venue: Education Academy in Whitechapel

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15th Supportive Care For The Renal Patient

This annual multi-professional renal palliative care course uses a mixture of lectures and small group case discussions to explore end of life care for patients with renal disease. The meeting is aimed at consultants and trainees. Numbers are limited, so please apply early.

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Date:Thursday 13th to Friday 14th September
Venue: W12 Conferences, Hammersmith Hospital, London
Cost:From £125 per day

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Prestigious scholarship opportunity for 2019

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.

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.

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.

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Contact number: 0207 8485435
Venue: Kings College London

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

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.

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

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Date: Thursday 27th September and Friday 28th September
Venue: John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

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Hospice 23
Weaving together – Holistic Care at the End of Life

Weaving Together Holistic Care at the End of Life’ is a unique residential conference, organised by the charity hospice23.  It runs from 12-14 October 2018 at Hothorpe Hall in Leicestershire and is relevant to anyone working in an end of life setting.  The concept of Holistic Care will be explored from multi-professional and international perspectives, and its main themes will encompass communication, diversity and building integration. The aim of the conference is to stimulate debate and ‘out of the box’ thinking, whilst also providing a context for personal reflection, renewal and restoration. Speakers from a range of backgrounds and experiences will utilise a variety of teaching and learning approaches including presentations, small group discussions and experiential workshops. Delegates will have opportunities to:

  • Review individual and organisational practice
  • Synthesise bodies of knowledge too often kept in discrete boxes
  • Challenge, shift, develop, support and affirm their own practice

Because of its intentionally small size (maximum 50 delegates) and diversity of delegate disciplines, the informal reciprocal sharing of ideas among participants is a rich and important part of the weekend experience.  Opportunities for spiritual practice, rooted in the Christian foundation of Hospice 23 and suitable to those of all faiths and none, will be offered in the programme. Because of its tranquil setting and surroundings, its pacing and content, the conference allows a sense of retreat, reflection, restoration and rejuvenation, facilitating transformational learning.

 

 

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Date: Friday 12th October to Sunday 14th October
Venue: Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire

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Palliative care in the hard to reach groups – bridging the gap

This 1-day conference will showcase up-to-date evidence and research findings in palliative medicine for harder to reach population groups with a unique and dynamic programme presented by clinical experts.

The programme covers the key practical and ethical issues needed to assist clinicians with decision making and good symptom control. There will also be discussion about recent guidelines and the impact of changing patient demographics on service provision and medical training.

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Date: Friday 30th November 2018
Venue: Royal College of Physicians, London

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Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management Courses 2019

13-14 June: Newcastle

26-27 June: Nottingham

4-5 July: Oxford 1

11-12 July: Oxford 2

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 into education

Feedback from participants in 2018:

‘This was my first Advanced Course and it will not be my last’

‘I learnt lots that I am taking back home to put in to practice’

‘I loved the community of learning – I am refreshed and enthused’

Please phone (+44 1865 225886) if you need any further information or help

Hope to see you at the Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management courses.

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Date: Various
Venue: Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford

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