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SPPC Annual Conference

SPPC Autumn Season 2020

This year's Annual Conference was replaced by the SPPC Autumn Season - four bite-sized virtual events, together with a poster display and competition.

Virtual Poster Exhibition

12th -29th October, online

Over the years, the poster display and competition has formed an integral part of networking and best practice sharing and learning at our Annual Conferences. 2020 was no exception, with an unprecedented number of entries for the Partnership's virtual poster display and competition.

You can view the poster exhibition here: SPPC Virtual Poster Exhibition.

Winner of the Derek Doyle Poster Prize

Each year we award the Derek Doyle Poster Prize to the poster that gets the most public votes. As many people will know Derek was a key figure in Scotland, the UK and globally in the development of palliative care – instrumental in establishing palliative medicine as a speciality, first chair of the Association for Palliative Medicine, first Vice-Chairman of the European Association for Palliative Care and a founding member of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care.

This years winners were:

1st place: Parlez-vous prognostic indicators? How health and social care occupational therapists in Fife are driving integrated system-wide change in palliative care services by Claire Howie and Alison Watt, NHS Fife/ Fife HSCP

2nd place: Your service, your way: Breaking down barriers and developing reciprocal links between the hospice and multiple ethnic minority communities in Govanhill, Glasgow using Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) by Christina Inglis and Janette McGarvey, Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

3rd place: Anticipatory Care Planning in care and nursing homes in Inverclyde by David Lynch, Ardgowan Hospice.

Steps to Better Bereavement

30th September 2020, 10.30 – 1pm

This online seminar featured presentations by:

Small group discussions followed focusing on how Scotland can improve people’s experience of bereavement. The outputs of those discussions will feed into the new position paper on strategy SPPC is developing for the sector. View the full programme for the event here: Programme.

Shaping the Future, Sharing Ideas

8th October, 10.30 – 1pm

Five years on from the publication of the Scottish Government Strategic Framework for Action for Palliative and End of Life Care, it is important to take stock and look forward to what is next for palliative and end of life care in Scotland.

This interactive workshop was an opportunity to input to the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care's work to inform future strategy development relating to palliative and end of life care, serious illness, dying and bereavement.

Arts Symposium

20th October 2020

The arts team at St Columba's Hospice Care organised an online symposium bringing together arts therapists, community artists and other arts practitioners to explore the role of the arts in palliative and bereavement care. The symposium also featured an online arts exhibition showcasing examples of creative arts projects and work that is happening in hospices across Scotland.

SPPC Poster Parade

29 October 2020, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

This event showcased new and innovative work from across Scotland in a series of rapid-fire presentations with Q&A. Featuring a selection of posters from the SPPC virtual poster exhibition.

Photo credits:

Leaves: Herr Bohn; Posters: Yonghuyun Lee; Leaves & person: Artur Rutkowski; Wall: Marija Zaric; Paints: Anna Kolosyuk; Carnival: Christian Wiedige

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