Palliative Care and Heart Failure Virtual Conference
Tuesday 29th June 2021

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 virtual 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.

World class keynote speakers include:

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

Dr Haider J Warraich
Associate Director, Heart Failure Program, VA Boston, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Dr Purushottam Desai – Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospitals Birmingham, Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Packed programme of panel discussions and workshops include:

  • Heart Failure and Palliative Care: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Research priorities for advanced heart failure
  • Ethical decision making
  • Heart Failure in people with a history of migration
  • Heart failure needs assessment – evidence and practice
  • Breath-Body-Mind integration (BBMi): a holistic approach to living and working with breathlessness
  • Oedema management (drug and non-pharm)
  • Integration that works

For a full list of speakers, please view our Speakers Profiles and for further details about the talks and workshops, please view the current  Conference Programme.

Book your place today

We’re pleased to invite abstract submissions for virtual poster presentations (deadline for submissions is 30 April 2021).  Submissions should present a service development, research project or audit, which demonstrates collaborative working to improve quality of life for people with heart failure or carers.

For further information and to submit your abstract, please visit the University of Birmingham website.

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