Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness (PDoC) - Full Conference Experience
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26/09/2019 to 27/09/2019
When: 26/09/2019
7:00 pm

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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

Thursday evening

19.00 Pre-conference, 3 course dinner with Keynote Speaker, Dr Kate Allatt

Bed and Breakfast at the Future Inn, Plymouth


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, plus an inspirational talk from Dr Kate Allatt

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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