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Palliative care for children and families - introducing the principles

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Time: 12.30pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Boardroom H2.7, Level 2, Hunter Wing, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
Price: £30.00
Speaker(s): Various Speakers from Shooting Star Chase, Kingston and St George's and Katrina McNamara from Together for Short Lives

Palliative care for children and families - introducing the principles

Jointly hosted with Shooting Star Chase, this half day event will enable you to gain an introduction to palliative care for infants, children and young people and is presented by a range of leading experts in the field.

Palliative care has developed as a small but distinct area of practice internationally in recent years as the number of children requiring such care increases.  Attributed, in part, to advances in technology and treatment, many of these children would previously have not survived but are now living, requiring intense and sustained care and support not only for the duration of the child's life, but also for several years beyond.

The programme for the event is as follows (subject to change):

  Time

 

  Topic

  12.30pm-1.00pm

  Registration, poster viewing, networking and refreshments

  1.00pm-1.10pm

  Jean Shapcott KU/SGUL

  Suzie Gannon David Burland

  CEO of Shooting Star Chase

  Welcome and Opening

  1.15pm-1.35pm

  Katrina McNamara

  Together for Short Lives

  Palliative Care for Children - the context of care and practice

  1.40pm-2.25pm

  Dr AK Anderson Paediatric Palliative Care Consultant Royal Marsden and Shooting Star Chase

  Care of the child – management of symptoms

  2.30pm-2.55pm

  Dr Jim Richardson

  (KU/SGUL)

 

  Culture as an aspect of palliative care for children

 

  3.00pm-3.25pm

  Break, poster viewing, networking and refreshments.

  3.30pm-4.10pm

 

  Dr Jayne Price (KU/SGUL)

  Dr Toni Menezes (Shooting Star Chase)

  Child and family support – evidence from research?

  4.15pm-4.35pm

  Mr Bob Peet

  A parents story

  4.40pm-5.00pm

 

  Dr Chris Tye (KU/SGUL)

  Closing remarks

Information about services and resources to aid in caring will be also available.

The event is open to anyone interested in or involved in providing care to children with life-limiting conditions and their families across care settings whether on a regular or less frequent basis.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Jess Simons
Email: j.simons@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Directions

Directions to Boardroom H2.7, Level 2, Hunter Wing, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE:

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