End of life care and practitioner development & wellbeing

19th-20th March 2015, Leeds

The 2015 BPOS conference was hosted at Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University) on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March 2015.  The dual-theme of the conference was ‘End of life care and practitioner development and wellbeingand we welcomed an excellent range of speakers. Keynote speakers included on day 1 Prof. Mike Bennett (University of Leeds UK) and Dr Stephen Barclay (University of Cambridge), with Dr Max Henderson (Kings College London) giving the keynote on day 2.

The final conference programme is available here

A fantastic variety of oral presentations and posters were given on both days.  On day 2 there were two workshops offered as part of the programme: "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy" (facilitated by Dr Nick Hulbert-Williams) and a panel debate on "Challenging clinical issues and decisions in end of life care".

Conference abstracts are available in the journal Psycho-Oncology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pon.2015.24.issue-S1/issuetoc