SPICT International Conference – November 2017 update

Friday 2nd February 2018
Location: Teviot Row House, Bristo Square, The University of Edinburgh
Time: 09.30-16.30 (Supper & Ceilidh: 7.00-9.30pm)
Cost: £150

Book your place now for the inaugural SPICT International Conference:

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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
  • Short papers and posters (ABSTRACT SUBMISSION CLOSES NOV 30th)
  • 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 online
    • SPICT-4ALL™
  • Special interest groups:
    • SPICT for Resource Poor Settings/ Low & Middle Income Countries
    • 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.
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Please fill in the registration and payment form now to book your place.
We are asking everyone to tell us what workshops they’d like to attend.

If you want to offer to run a workshop or special interest group, please Contact Us

Download the provisional programme: Programme

Tell us what you’d like to present: Presenter Abstract Form