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

When and where

30 November 2018
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE

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.

Programme highlights will include:

  • knowledge of changing demographics of palliative care patients
  • understanding of recent guidelines/legislation
  • evidence-based practice for management of harder to reach groups
  • ethical dilemmas in palliative medicine with a specific focus on these population groups
  • impact of guidelines/evidence on clinical practice.

The Specific groups identified are black and ethnic minority patients/carers (BAME), LGBT groups, Teenage young adult and their transition through health care, patients/carers with specialist learning needs, those with pre-exisiting psychiatric and psychological problems, the homeless.

Excellent conference, useful, relevant and well-organised

Previous conference delegate, Dr Rachel Foster, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Who should attend?

This one day conference is designed to appeal to palliative medicine physicians, who will gain a deeper understanding for the specific challenges in palliative medicine relating to harder to reach population groups.

Sponsorship and exhibition

For information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact jo.summers@rcplondon.ac.uk.

RCP events

The RCP runs a comprehensive programme of conferences on a wide range of topics, offering delegates:

  • cutting-edge clinical education
  • CPD credits, helping delegates to prepare for revalidation
  • opportunities to network
  • updated skills and knowledge.
Programme

Palliative Care

Programme organiser: Dr Amy Proffitt, Barts Health, Association for Palliative Medicine

09.30 Registration and coffee

09.55 Welcome and opening remarks
          TBC

Session 1: Setting the scene – why are some groups hard to reach ?
Chair: Dr Iain Lawrie, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

10.00 Dr Amy Proffitt, Barts Health, Association for Palliative Medicine

10.45 Discussion

11.00 Coffee

Session 2: building strong sustainable palliative care for children and those with disability
Chair: Dr Amy Proffitt, Barts Health, Association for Palliative Medicine

11.20 Together for short lives
          Lizzie Chambers

11.55 Discussion

12.05 Dying with learning disabilities
          Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wijine University of Kingston and St Georges

12.40 Discussion

12.50 Lunch

Session 3: Hard to reach groups
Chair: Dr Iain Lawrie, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

13.50 Palliative Care for BAME groups in the UK
          Dr Jonathon Koffman, Cicely Saunders Institute

14.25 Discussion

14.35 We treat everyone the same- LGBT palliative care in the UK
          Professor Kathryn Almack, University of Hertfordshire

15.10 Discussion

15.20 Tea

15.40 Palliative care and the homeless
          Niamh Brophy, St Mungos Homeless charity

16.25 Discussion

16.40 Closing remarks by the chair

16.45 Close of conference