On April 30, 2015, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh offered live streaming of their symposium entitled ADVANCED ILLNESS & CHANGING NEEDS: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IMPROVES PALLIATIVE CARE FOR ALL. The four (4) session sympossium will inlcuded: How can earlier identification improve outcomes for people with advanced illness and changing needs, Integrated care for people with advanced neurological conditions, Evidence-based practice improves palliative care for all and working in partnerships with families in the last days of life.
This CME event was hosted by the Rophi Regional Medical Center Inc/Belmont Clinic Ltd at the Belmont Clinic Complex.
RCPE Representative Dr. Jose Humphreys facilitated the free webstreaming event which was supported by doctors and nurses particularly those with an interest in palliative care. A large contingent from the St. John Hospice was present. A maximum of six (6) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits were granted to participants.
The keynote lecture, Early palliative care within oncology improves quality of life and treatment outcomes, was delivered by Dr Vicki Jackson, Chief of Palliative Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Other speakers included Dr Paul Baughan, Dr Kirsty Boyd, Dr Venkata Chaitanya, Dr David Gray, Rev Dr Ewan Kelly, Mr Mel McEvoy, Dr Lucy Munro and Professor Robin Taylor. A number of similar accredited training sessions will be offered in the near future and all grades of doctors and nurses are encouraged to take part.
The Royal College of Physicians is responsible for overseeing standards for postgraduate specialty training in the UK. It is regarded worldwide as the standard for clinical excellence.