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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.

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

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