Conference, Monday 29th – Tuesday 30th June 2020

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

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Join us as we share expertise from world renowned keynote speakers and innovative approaches to improving the lives of patients with heart failure and palliative care needs.  Reflecting on research, experience and emerging practice, this event provides the ideal opportunity to drive discussion and unlock ideas together.

Who should attend? 

We welcome clinicians from cardiology and palliative care backgrounds, allied healthcare professionals and others.

Packed programme of topics include:

  • Complex Symptom Management including Breathlessness & Oedema
  • Holistic Assessment
  • Ethics
  • Devices and Deactivation
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Palliative & Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Spiritual Care
  • Care of the Carer

To see the full schedule, click here.

World class keynote speakers include:

Dr Desai – Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospitals Birmingham

Dr James Beattie – Consultant Cardiologist and Heart Failure Lead, member of the British Society for Heart Failure and the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology and Trustee of the National Council for Palliative Care

Professor Miriam Johnson – Professor of Palliative Medicine at Hull York Medical School, Director of the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre at the University of Hull

Alex Hough – Physiotherapy clinician and lecturer, and author of ‘Hough’s Cardiorespiratory Care’

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  • Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice Educational Study Programme - T&Cs and further information

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    • For further information about our Study Days and dates of courses please telephone the Education Administrator on 0121 472 1191 ext 465.

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    • Your course reservation will only be confirmed by letter or e-mail after we have received your application form and confirmation of payment.  Joining instructions will be sent out approximately two weeks in advance of the course date.


    • If you are self-funding, our standard charge is £75.00 for a Full Day Study Session per person inclusive of VAT.
    • Cheques should be made payable to St Mary’s Hospice (Trading) Limited and sent to the address overleaf. Please telephone for information regarding discounts for multiple bookings.
    • If you wish to be invoiced please advise us on company letter headed paper. Reservations will only be accepted on receipt of payment.

    Cancellation Charges

    The following cancellation charges apply:

    • 29 + days =     40% of the course fee
    • 15-28 days =   50% of the course fee
    • 1-14 days =     100% of the course fee
    • No Show =      100% of the course fee

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