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Inaugural SPICT International Conference 2018

Changing practice, promoting research and learning together

Friday 2nd February 2018
Pleasance Conference Suite, 60  The Pleasance, University of Edinburgh,  EH8 9TL
Time: 09.30-16.30
(Supper & Ceilidh: 7.00-9.30pm)
Cost: £150

Registration has now closed

Come and join us if you are:

  • A clinician from any discipline or specialty who is delivering palliative care in the community, care homes, hospitals or prisons in the UK or elsewhere
  • A health or care professional who wants to learn more about how to identify people for early palliative care and proactive care planning
  • An educator delivering training on palliative care and anticipatory/advance care planning
  • A researcher already using SPICT™ in your work or planning new projects
  • A team translating SPICT to help promote early palliative care in your country
  • A manager looking to introduce SPICT™ in your service or organisation
  • A policy maker seeking to improve equity of access to  palliative care
  • A representative from a patient support group or charity promoting public awareness about supportive and palliative care


  • Plenary presentations:
    • Professor Scott Murray (Edinburgh): Making early palliative care a reality
    • Dr Kirsty Boyd (Edinburgh): SPICT international programme
    • Professor Geoff Mitchell (Australia): Advance project – care planning in primary care
    • Dr Brendan O’Shea (Ireland): Acceptability of using SPICT with ‘Think Ahead’ in routine GP practice
  • Short papers and posters
  • Workshops:
    • Using SPICT™ in hospitals, the community and in care homes
    • SPICT™ Research & Development
    • Translating SPICT™ and using it to promote early palliative care
    • SPICT-LIS™
    • SPICT-4ALL™
  • Special interest groups:
    • SPICT-LIS (Low Income Settings)
    • SPICT in prison healthcare
  • Partner organisations:
    Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care; Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie
  • Networking with colleagues
  • Scottish themed evening event with supper and dancing.



Download your programme

UPDATED 1st February 2018. Also includes information on the workshops and special interest groups.

SPICT conference programme, workshops and special interest groups


The Pleasance, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TL, UK

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