and to support carers through the journey of illness and bereavement.
Seminar: "How to identify people for palliative care"
Dr Patrick McDaid, Macmillan Palliative Care GP Facilitator, London and creator of The Quick Guide to Identifying People in Need of Palliative Care.
1.00-2.00pm on Thursday 6th June 2013 in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG.
If you wish to attend the seminar please email: Morag.Edwards@ed.ac.uk Download the seminar flyer here.
The International Public Health and Palliative Conference has been growing in its number of participants since the first conference was held in 2009 in Kerala, India. Up to 250 delegates will gather together for the 3rd International Public Health and Palliative Conference to be held in Limerick, Ireland between 25-27 April, 2013.
A new Marie Curie advert journeys through the span of life from baby to death. The Guardian says "This Marie Curie advert may herald an age of death acceptance. We need to adopt a collective, unhysterical responsibility for how death happens in the detail".
See the Guardian article, with a link to the advert video, here
Speakers included Sir Harry Burns (Chief Medical Officer for Scotland), Professor Scott Murray (St Columba's Hospice Chair of Primary Palliative Care, Edinburgh), Elizabeth Ireland (Scottish Government Clinical Lead for Palliative Care), Richard Smith (former editor of BMJ), Bruce Guthrie (Professor of Primary Care Medicine Dundee) and Alex Jadad (Canada Research Chair in ehealth Innovation).
"Palliative Care: Making a Difference Internationally" a 5-day CPD course, ran from 18th-22nd February 2013. See 'teaching' page for details of our teaching work.
Integrating and strengthening palliative care in Africa: a new website for the three year Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) project - seeing the Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh work in conjunction with the African Palliative Care Association, Makerere Palliative Care Unit and the national palliative care associations in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia www.integratepc.org
The Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT™) has a new home - please visit the new SPICT website to register, download your copy and to join the growing SPICT forum.