A view over Edinburgh from Arthur's seat in Holyrood park, Scotland

Inaugural SPICT International Conference 2018

Changing practice, promoting research and learning together

SPICT Conference Programme – Updated Jan 2018

SPICT Conference Programme

Registration & refreshments: 8.45 – 9.20

09.30-09.40 Welcome Liz Grant Professor of Global Health and Development, University of Edinburgh
Plenary Chair: Sandra Campbell              Scottish Clinical Lead for Palliative Care
09.40-10.00  Early Palliative Care

What does it look like and how can we make it a reality?

Scott Murray St Columba’s Professor of Primary Palliative Care, The University of Edinburgh
10.00-10.20 SPICT goes Global


Kirsty Boyd SPICT Programme Lead, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, The University of Edinburgh




SPICT in Practice

Advance Project 

Think Ahead care planning

Geoff Mitchell
 Professor of General Practice and Palliative Care, The University of Queensland, Australia.         Brendan O’Shea Director Postgraduate Resource Centre, Irish College of GPs


Short papers Chair: Dr Dan Munday – Consultant in Palliative Medicine (Nepal)
Chloe Furst (Australia): SPICT as a predictor for starting ‘goals of care’ discussions  
Reine De Bock (Belgium): Validation of SPICT in a geriatric hospital population
Milind Arolker (UK): Identification with SPICT for care planning with ReSPECT  
Bruce Mason (UK): Searching GP records using SPICT derived clinical indicators       
Sarah McLaren (UK): Developing an electronic SPICT alert for use in hospitals


Workshops/ Special Interest Groups


Workshop 1a
Translating SPICT
Workshop 1b
Implementing SPICT

Workshop 2a/b

Searching GP records & SPICT in the community
Workshop 3a/b  SPICT-4ALL in care homes

Workshop 4a/b
SPICT in hospitals

Workshop 5b
SPICT Research & Development 

Special Interest Group 1
SPICT-LIS (low income settings) 

Special Interest Group 2
SPICT in prison healthcare



16.00-16.15 Highlights –  Mark Hazelwood – Scottish Partnership Palliative Care
16.15-16.30 Way ahead – Kirsty Boyd, Scott Murray
 19.00-21.30 Scottish Supper and Ceilidh