Strathcarron Hospice is delighted to be hosting our 12th Annual Conference in Edinburgh from 2nd – 3rd of September 2024 “Palliative Care: Looking through a different lens".

This event attracts over 130 delegates from the UK and beyond from a diverse multidisciplinary backgrounds. It’s a fantastic opportunity to network with colleagues and hear about current developments and debates in Palliative Care.

This year, we will explore different models and how we might think differently moving forward when supporting people towards the end of life. We are looking forward to welcoming a range of speakers from throughout the UK who will update us on current research and how this applies to practice.



Registrations are now open - See Below!



Call for Abstracts

We are now welcoming abstracts for our 12th Annual Conference “Palliative Care: Looking through a different lens” relating to any aspect of Palliative Care from a wide range of professionals. Abstracts will be accepted that relate to work in progress, or completed work.

The deadline for submission is 12 noon on Friday the 31st of May 2024. See the instructions and guidelines in the link below.

Abstract Submission Guidance 2024

Abstract Submission Form 2024

Conference Programme 2024

Confirmed Speakers

Day 1 Day 2 

Dr Ben Hudson

Consultant Hepatologist

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Prof Sam H Ahmedzai

Emeritus Professor

The University of Sheffield, Editor-in-Chief of Current Opinion in Supportive Care in Cancer
Patron of UK Association for Supportive Care in Cancer, Patron of Shaheen Project for Improving Palliative Care in Pakistan
Honorary Vice-President, Society for Companion Animal Studies

Dr Nat Quail

Clinical Teaching Fellow & Honorary Clinical Lecturer

University Hospital Hairmyres

Dr Jennifer Vidrine

Consultant in Palliative & Supportive Care

Northern Centre for Cancer Care, Freeman Hospital

Dr Kathryn Mannix

 Consultant in Palliative Medicine in North England until 2016

Now Best Selling International Author

Dr Naomi Richards

Senior Lecturer in Social Science Director

Glasgow End of Life Studies Group, School of Social & Environmental
Sustainability, University of Glasgow

Prof Liz Forbat

Research Psychologist

University of Stirling and Family Systemic Psychotherapist in Independent Practice

Dr Lyndsay Cardwell

Community Lead Nurse

Strathcarron Hospice

Prof Max Watson

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Western Trust Visiting Professor, St John’s Bangalore
Honorary Consultant, Princess Alice Hospice, Esher

Cormac Russell

Founding Director of Nurture Development and a member of the
Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute, at DePaul University, Chicago

In addition to the plenary sessions there will be workshops, the chance to share your own work through poster or oral presentation and opportunities to network with colleagues.

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Students and Speciality Trainees can receive a 50% discount code - Email [email protected] with student ID or training number to qualify for discount before booking to receive your code.

Please note: An Administration fee of £40 will be payable for cancellations before Monday 17th of June 2024. Thereafter cancellations will not be refunded.

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh!

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Monday 2nd September - Day 1

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