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Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness (PDoC) - Conference Day

Course Date: 27 September 2019, 08:30 - 16:30

Duration of Course: Full Day (CPD hours: 7.00)

Location: Future Inn, Plymouth, PL6 5ZD

Price: £79.00 per Delegate

Available Places: 118

Delivered by the Plym Neuro team at Livewell Southwest, the Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness conference is a must for anyone working with individuals who have sustained a severe brain injury resulting in a disorder of counscousness.

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

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

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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