Programme

  • We are now decided on our programme topics. Chairs and speakers will follow shortly

  • The meeting is in English

  • The format is relaxed symposium-style

  • We will deliver a concise update on issues of interest to patients, relatives and carers, issues which in turn should be of importance to all stakeholders

  • The programme is deliberately broad-based allowing delegates to inform themselves across a number of related topics.

 

Overview of topics:

  • Participatory and personalised medicine

  • Updates in healthcare & technologies

  • The patients’ perspective

  • Improving communication between patients and HCPs

  • Coping with illness

  • Disease prevention

  • Patient support groups

  • Involvement in teaching and research

  • Economical and ethical issues

  • Working with pharma and medtech industry

  • Needs of an ageing population

  • Palliative medicine.

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Parallel sessions

  • Delegates are free to choose from parallel sessions taking place simultaneously across 3-4 meeting rooms. There will also be discussion groups, research presentations and an exhibition area

  • Each session will be delivered by 3-5 experts in their field under the direction of a respected lead, whose role will be keep speakers to time (10-12 minutes), allow plenty of opportunity for questions and conclude with a short keynote address.

Networking

  • An essential feature will be the opportunity for formal and informal networking between speakers and delegates. The day will end with a relaxed drinks and canapé event with musical accompaniment.