7th Annual Conference on Dementia & End of Life: Rising to the Prime Minister's Dementia Challenge
"Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face today – and it is one that we as a society simply cannot afford to ignore any longer."
The Prime Minister, David Cameron
7th Annual Conference on Dementia & End of Life: Rising to the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge
Date: Tuesday 4th December 2012
Location: 15 Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ
In March 2012, the Prime Minister launched a national dementia challenge - a programme of work that aims to deliver major improvements in dementia care and research by 2015. Now the 7th Annual Conference on Dementia & End of Life, organised by partnership of some of the leading organisations in dementia and end of life care, brings together the three key aspects of the dementia challenge:
• Improving health and social care
• Creating dementia-friendly communities
• Better research
These three themes will be used to identify current challenges and showcase existing good practice.
This conference will:
- Provide a valuable forum for people working in dementia care and end of life care
- Feature keynote sessions on end of life care in the dementia challenge, with influential and authoritative speakers
- Use seminars to share innovative good practice from around the country
- Highlight the power of partnership working to improve services
- Use video and drama to explore the impact of good communication, early discussion and planning, drawing heavily on the personal experiences of people affected by dementia
-Launch a new DVD and other materials to support end of life and dementia care
Who should attend?
- Anyone caring for someone with dementia
- Commissioners, Chief Executives & Directors of Services from primary and secondary care
- Local authority, social care and housing providers
- Health and social care policy makers - Care home staff, palliative care and dementia specialists across all sectors
- General Practitioners, Community and District Nurses
Expert speakers include:
• Eve Richardson, Chief Executive, National Council for Palliative Care & Dying Matters Coalition
• Sarah Pickup, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services & Co-Chair, Dementia Health and Care Champion Group
• Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, Department of Health
• Dr Liz Sampson, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit
• Jeremy Hughes, CEO, Alzheimer’s Society and Co Chair of Dementia Friendly Communities Champion Group
• Ian Sherriff, Trustee, Alzheimer’s Society and Researcher into Dementia, University of Plymouth
• Others to be confirmed.
View the full event programme, including a full list of speakers, here.
£150 for NCPC Subcribers
£300 for Non-Subscribers
For more information, or to register for this event, please contact Kate McNaboe (firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7697 1520).
Alternatively, print off the event programme and return the completed booking form to Kate McNaboe at the details provided.