Public engagements

Life to the full: Palliative care in L’Arche and beyond
Live Online Seminar
WHEN? 4 November 2023, 16.00-20.00 (London) 17.00-21.00 (Paris) 09.00-13.00 (San Francisco)
45 min keynote talk. What ACTUALLY happens… in the room where someone dies? How do we accompany people just before and just after they die? How do we honour them and remember them, and how do we help each other at these difficult times? I will share with you the stories of Carol and Michelle, who died within days of each other. We will think together about what happened, who was told about their deaths (and how), and in what ways people were able (or not able) to be part of these huge life events. Followed by keynote talk by Michael Kearney; conversation between the speakers; and Q&A
COST? 50 euros per participants; 25 euros students; reductions or free for those who find it difficult to pay

BILD Growing Older With Learning Disabilities (GOLD) conference 2023
Preventing avoidable deaths: Stopping people with learning disabilities dying younger
WHEN? 8 November 2023, 09.15-16.40
WHAT? 09.30-09.50: Keynote by Irene Tuffrey-Wijne and the Staying Alive and Well Group (people with a learning disability)
Online only
COST? £39 – £156 +VAT

Here are recordings of some previous lectures and other engagements

Keynote lecture at the 2022 conference of the Australia & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine: “Intellectual Disability & Palliative Care – inclusivity, equity, collaboration”

Assisted Dying: People with Disabilities/Autism. Evidence to Quebec Select Committee (May 2021)