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Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness (PDoC) - Full Conference Experience

Course Date: 26 September 2019 - 27 September 2019, 19:00 - 16:30

Duration of Course: Thursday evening, all day Friday (CPD hours: 7.00)

Location: Future Inn, Plymouth, PL6 5ZD

Price: £199.00 per Delegate

Available Places: 113

Including pre-conference dinner with Keynote Speaker, Dr Kate Allett, Bed and Breakfast at the Future Inn Hotel, Plymouth and the full day conference with buffet lunch.

If you would prefer to book the Conference Day only, please click here.

Objectives/Aims of Course

The conference offers an update on the terminology and definitions of PDoC, the assessment process, the role of neuro-imaging in diagnosis, legal aspects of best interest meetings and current withdrawal of nutrition and hydration guideline.

Course Programme

Thursday evening

19.00 Pre-conference, 3 course dinner with Keynote Speaker, Dr Kate Allatt

Bed and Breakfast at the Future Inn, Plymouth


8.30 Registration
9.00 Welcome introduction
9.15 PDoC definition / Setting the scene - Dr Gambino
9.45 Assessment Process and Plym Neurological Rehabilitation Unit pathway - Sally Hunt and Sally Stephenson
10.30 Break
10.45 Neuroimaging as a tool for explaining functional changes in brain injury - Prof Stephen Hall - University of Plymouth
11.30 Recent developments in assessment and interventions for people with PDOC - Dr Judith Allanson - University of Cambridge
12.15 Family Experiences - Dr Lizzy Atkins and Dr Joyce Alders
13.00 Lunch
13.45 Best Interest Decision Making for Patients with PDoC - Enable Law Speaker
14.30 Legal aspects and current guidance on the new guidelines on withdrawal of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration - Enable Law Speaker 
15.15 Break
15.30 Complex Discharge Planning - Plym Neurological Rehabilitation Unit Team
16.00 Questions & closing remarks - MDT

Course Deliverables

This course will provide a certificate of attendance as well as 7 CPD hours, plus an inspirational talk from Dr Kate Allatt

Who Should Attend (including pre-requisites)

The conference is open to anyone working with individuals and their families who have sustained a severe brain injury resulting in a disorder of consciousness.

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