Public engagements

19 February 2020

Tizard Centre:  Death, dying & learning disability
Seminar given by Prof Tuffrey-Wijne’s

Venue: TBC
Time: 17.00-18.00 followed by informal drinks reception

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26 February 2020

Royal College of Nursing:  Pain in older people
One day conference. Prof Tuffrey-Wijne’s talk: “Patient-centred pain management and end of life care for older people with a learning disability/cognitive impairment”

Venue: Cowdray Hall, RCN Headquarters, London
Time: 10.30-15.00 (Prof Tuffrey-Wijne’s talk: 14.20-15.00)

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20 March 2020

Palliative Care Congress 2020: Palliative care needs of people who have learning disabilities
Prof Tuffrey-Wijne will give a 1 hour masterclass

Venue: Telford International Centre
Time: 08.00-09.00

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29 April 2020

British Institute for Learning Disabilities Collaborative working with people with learning disabilities when talking about end of life

WEBINAR Free to join 
Time: 12.00-13.00 (UK Time)
Prof Tuffrey-Wijne will give a presentation followed by Q&A

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15 May 2020

End of Life Care Network, University Hospitals Leicester:  “Dying to be heard”
Conference for Dying Matters Week
Talk given by Prof Tuffrey-Wijne on “Involving people with learning disabilities in talking about dying”

Venue: City Hall, Leicester
Time: TBC

Information and booking: TBC


18-19 May 2020

ONCODEFI: Cancer in people with intellectual disabilities:
International conference and workshops
Sessions on 18th May can be followed via live stream free of charge (follow the link below for details)

Venue: Frambu Resource Centre, Frambu, NORWAY
Time: Two full days.
Prof Tuffrey-Wijne’s sessions are:
18th May, 14.00-14.45: Coping with cancer and how to break bad news (Presentation)
19th May, 09.45-11.15: The role of the family when someone with an intellectual disability has cancer (Workshop)

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11 June 2020

National Association for Hospice at Home Conference 2020  

Venue: Doubletree by Hilton, Conventry
Time: 11.45-12.45 (Prof Tuffrey-Wijne’s talk: 11.45-12.45)

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15 June 2020

Barts Health NHS Trust: Bereavement Conference
Prof Tuffrey-Wijne will give the morning keynote lecture at this conference  

Venue: Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London
Time: Full day

Information and booking TBC


16 September 2020

PCPLD Network Conference 2020:  End of life care for people with learning disabilities: Are we prepared?
Prof Tuffrey-Wijne will chair this one-day conference and contribute throughout the day.
Keynote speakers: Dr Kathryn Mannix and Baroness Ilora Finlay.

Venue: Radison Blu Hotel, Cardiff
Time: 09.30-16.30

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