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Academic Partner to the UK Dementia Congress

Published: Tues 11 Oct 2016
Academic Partner to the UK Dementia Congress

1-3 November 2016, The Brighton Centre

The School of Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford is Academic Partner to the 11th UK Dementia Congress which will be held at The Brighton Centre from 1st - 3rd November 2016.  If you’ll be attending this event, please come and meet us at our exhibition stand.

Student discount

We have arranged discounts on the regular congress attendance fees for students enrolled on a University of Bradford Dementia Studies degree course or module.  The discounted fees are £10 on 1st November and £138 per day on the following two days. To find out more and book your place please visit the event website.

Programme

University of Bradford staff and students will be taking part in the following sessions:

Tuesday 1st November

18:00-18:20 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION – including two University of Bradford students.

Wednesday 2nd November

12:00-13:10 PARALLEL SESSION:
SYMPOSIUM: REDUCING AVOIDABLE HOSPITALISATIONS FROM CARE HOMES

This symposium will describe an NIHR-funded programme grant investigating early detection and management of health changes in care homes. The symposium will be chaired by Professor Murna Downs (University of Bradford). Individual talks will focus on how the input of family carers has shaped the programme (Barbara Woodward-Carlton, PPI); our approach to implementation (Professor Katherine Froggatt, Lancaster University) and developments on our feasibility study (Alex Feast, University College London).

12:00-13.10 PARALLEL SESSION:
STAFF DEVELOPMENT IN CARE HOMES

‘The What Works? study 1: What does existing research tell us about effective dementia training and education design and delivery?’ - Professor Claire Surr (Leeds Beckett University).
‘The What Works? study 2: assessing the extent and quality of dementia education and training in England’ - Dr Sarah Smith (University of Bradford).
‘Revitalising a dementia qualification for care staff’ - Jill Conroy (The Fremantle Trust).
‘Closing the gap: Training, care practice and organisational policy’ - Michal Herz (University of Worcester).
 
Thursday 3rd November

15:00-16:10 PARALLEL SESSION:
RAISING AWARENESS IN YOUNG PEOPLE

The workshop will focus on Dementia Detectives which is currently being delivered to young people in secondary schools and the University of Bradford. Attenders will be involved in considering key messages and effective approaches for raising awareness amongst young people. The workshop will be led by Dr Sahdia Parveen (University of Bradford).

16:50-18:00 PARALLEL SESSION:
ADVANCED DEMENTIA/CARE AT END OF LIFE

‘Dementia Friendly Hospices: Embedding a sustainable model to develop skills, knowledge and confidence of hospice staff across Yorkshire and the Humber’ – Lindsey Collins (University of Bradford) and Jane Chatterjee (St Gemma’s Hospice).

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