Rennie Grove Peace Announces Conference Line Up

Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care has announced the speakers for its annual Palliative Care Conference, taking place on Wednesday 18 October. The conference, which will this year explore the theme of ‘excellence in palliative care’, is an opportunity for healthcare professionals working within palliative and end of life care to come together and learn more about best practice, latest research and new developments in the field.

The conference will take place virtually, which means it is open to healthcare professionals around the country and has allowed the team to secure an esteemed list of speakers from across the UK.

The event will be opened and chaired by Dr Sarah Klinger, the Medical Director at Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care (RGPHC) and a consultant in palliative medicine. She will be joined by:

Mark Hazelwood, Chief Executive at the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC) whose talk is titled ‘Reason to be Cheerful, part one’
Melanie Nugent, Head of Clinical Education and Practice Development at Marie Curie who will talk about a systems approach to a co-designed career development and progression framework in palliative and end of life care
James Norrish, Founder of the Digital Legacy Association, Digital Legacy Conference and MyWishes talking about how technology can change the way society thinks about and plans for death
Professor Mark Taubert, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Honorary Professor at Cardiff University will talk about his experience of making virtual care a reality in a cancer centre
Jonathan Koffman, Professor of Palliative Care and Associate Director of the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre will address inequalities in palliative care and how to improve access for minoritised communities
Jo Hockley, Senior Research Fellow in the Primary Palliative Care Research Group at the University of Edinburgh will take delegates through her experience of supporting practice-based learning in relation to death and dying for care home staff

The annual conference is now in its 26th year, and 2023 is the first event since the merging of Rennie Grove Hospice Care and Peace Hospice Care to form Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care.
Sophie Ebeling, Head of Learning & Development at Rennie Grove Peace Hospice Care, says:

“We’re delighted to announce the line up for our first conference as a merged organisation. The aim of our merger is to reach more people, with a greater range of services and strengthen our voice in the national conversation around palliative and end of life care. This conference is a fantastic platform for enabling that conversation by bringing together some of the most influential speakers in the sector, and professionals from across the country, to share learnings, reflections and best practice, to support the delivery of palliative and end of life care across the UK.”

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