SRR Winter Meeting - King's College London

04 Feb 2014

Theme: Researching Rehabilitation in Palliative Care and Long Term Conditions

When: February 4th 2014

Where: Kings College London, Cicely Saunders Institute, Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, Bessemer Road, Denmark Hill, SE5 9PJ

Hosted by: Dr Stephen Ashford & Prof Lynne Turner-Stokes
King’s College London and Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Northwick Park Hospital.

The 2014 Winter meeting was a resounding success – a big thank you to Dr Stephen Ashford, Prof Lynne Turner-Stokes and the team for organising this. Some words from Stephen the host.

The SRR 2014 Winter Meeting, held at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London was hosted by Dr Stephen Ashford and Professor Lynne Turner-Stokes and was attended by over 70 delegates.  The theme of the meeting was ‘Researching Rehabilitation in Palliative Care and Long Term Conditions’.

The first symposia, presented by Professor Turner-Stokes, Lucy Silvester and Philippa Nott showcased the current findings from the United Kingdom Rehabilitation Outcomes Collaborative (UK ROC).  Symposia two presented by Professor Irene Higginson, Dr Matthew Maddocks and Dr Andrew Wilcock considered new models of working at the interface between palliative care and rehabilitation and provided examples of research practice to explore this further.  The interface was clearly illustrated with examples of a rehabilitation program provided by a palliative care service to those with life limiting disease and the resulting benefits to outcome and function produced.  From the macro to the very specific, muscle rehabilitation using exercise and neuro-muscular stimulation was considered for those with cachexia, again with potential benefits for functional outcome.    

The meeting, with a research school the evening before on ‘International Research’, was a real success with a high degree of engagement from attendees in discussing the presented work and some excellent peer reviewed paper presentations and posters.

You can watch the International Research seminar by selecting the presenter you wish to watch:

Islay Mactaggart

Maria Zuumond​

CPD Event Approval Code 83496 (6 credits)

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