PROGRAMME

We are delighted to launch a paediatric palliative care break-out session at Current Issues in Palliative Care 2024.

Chaired by Professor Julia Downing, Chief Executive of the International Children's Palliative Care Network, this session will include specialised talks and advice focussed on end-of-life care for children and young people.

Best of all? it's included in your ticket with no extra charge!

Programme advisors: Professor Derek Willis, Dr Brian Nyatanga & Professor Julia Downing.

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Registration and refreshments
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Welcome and introduction
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Holistic assessment at end of life
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Sonja McIlfatrick MBE, Professor of Nursing and Palliative Care, Ulster University

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End-of-life care planning: What we can learn from people with learning disabilities
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Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Professor of Intellectual Disability & Palliative Care, Kingston University

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Reflecting on the ethical dilemmas of assisted dying
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Richard Huxtable, Professor of Medical Ethics and Law, University of Bristol

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Break - exhibition and poster viewing
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Main Programme

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Update in the Palliative Management of Motor Neurone Disease
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Caroline Barry, Palliative Care Consultant, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals

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The importance of integration and advance care planning
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Joanna Davies and Alex Hadjimichalis, Palliative Medicine Consultants, St George’s University Hospital

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Management of opioid-induced constipation
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Syed Qamar Abbas, Medical Director and Palliative Care Consultant, St Clare Hospice

Break-out: Paediatric Palliative Care

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The importance of advance care planning in paediatric palliative care
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Ella Aidoo, Paediatric Palliative Medicine Consultant, Evalina Children’s Hospital

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A collaborative approach: transitional care for young adults
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Finella Craig, Paediatric Palliative Medicine Consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital

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Outcome measurement in paediatric palliative care
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Lucy Coombes, Lead nurse children and young people’s outreach and symptom care team, The Royal Marsden NHS Trust


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Lunch - exhibition and poster viewing
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Managing terminal cancer pain and treatment side effects
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Marie Joseph, Consultant Lead in Palliative Medicine, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

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Findings and recommendations from the Better End of Life project
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Fliss Murtagh, Professor of Palliative Care and Director of the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre

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Break - exhibition and poster viewing
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Poster voting
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Panel discussion: crisis of staff - crisis of opportunity
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Chair: Professor Derek Willis, Medical Director, Severn Hospice

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Bereavement and grief: supporting families and informal caregivers
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Tommy Whitelaw, National Lead Person Centred Voices, The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE)

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Thank you and close of conference
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