managing epilepsy: improving outcomes

Friday 5th July 2013
Keyworth Centre, Southwark campus - View map

The UK's leading medical charity for epilepsy, Epilepsy Society, and London's largest Faculty of Health and Social Care come together to deliver their first joint conference to help to shape epilepsy services to ensure the best provision of services and outcomes for people with epilepsy.

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I can afford to study part-time - With no upfront fees for new undergraduates

This event delivers expert talks alongside showcasing successful strategies for patient involvement and communication and facilitating the interactive sharing of models of best practice.

This conference will:

  • enhance your understanding of the commissioning landscape for epilepsy services
  • assist you to develop tools for improving epilepsy service delivery
  • discuss strategies for delivering patient-centered epilepsy care and management
  • offer excellent opportunities for networking with other health and social care professionals within epilepsy services

Attendance at this conference can be used towards your CPD points or revalidation by providing you with a reflective paper to complete for your portfolio.

Delegate rates

Early bird rate (up to end of 30 April): £100 per person
Standard rate (from 1 May onwards): £120 per person
Epilepsy Society professional members rate: £80 (please contact Epilepsy Society on 01494 601 392 for your promotional code).

Draft programme

Registration with tea and coffee
Welcome address - Professor Judith Ellis, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Care, LSBU

plenary session 1 - mapping the epilepsy landscape
Introduction by the Chair - Dr Richard Roberts
Keynote address: Compassion in practice - the national vision for nursing - Deborah Wheeler, Head of quality assurance, NHS Commissioning Board (South)
Setting the 'epilepsy' scene - Professor Ley Sander, Interim Medical Director, Epilepsy Society
Questions and summary from the Chair

Coffee break

plenary session 2 - focusing on the individual
Introduction by the Chair - Greg Rogers
Supporting individuals in treatment choices and promoting adherence - Anthony Linklater, Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
The value of nurse specialists in long term conditions - Dr Alison Leary, Reader in Advanced Nursing Practice, LSBU
Questions and summary from the Chair

Lunch break - including opportunity to visit sponsor stands

breakout sessions - see below for topics
Breakout session 1 - Four sessions run simultaneously. Choose one of four (see below)
Comfort break and move to next breakout session room
Breakout session 2 - Four sessions run simultaneously. Choose one of four (see below)

breakout session topics

You will be asked at registration on the day to choose two topics in total to attend from the following choice of four topics:
  • Commissioning effective epilepsy services: sharing best practice - Julie Richardson, Deputy Director of Services, Epilepsy Society
  • Emergency medication in the community: sharing experiences and best practice - Jennifer Nightingale, Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, Epilepsy Society
  • Epilepsy-specific social work issues - Sally Garrett Smith, Social Worker, Epilepsy Society
  • Motivational interviewing and the challenges of the 10 minute appointment - Professor Jane Wills, London South Bank University

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