7th Annual Conference on Dementia & End of Life: Rising to the Prime Minister's Dementia Challenge

4 September 2012
Booking is now open for this national event, organised in by a partnership of some of the leading organisations in dementia and end of life care.

"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.

Delegate rates:
£150 for NCPC Subcribers
£300 for Non-Subscribers

For more information, or to register for this event, please contact Kate McNaboe (k.mcnaboe@ncpc.org.uk or 020 7697 1520).

Alternatively, print off the event programme and return the completed booking form to Kate McNaboe at the details provided.

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