Thu 30 Jan, 2020
To:Fri 31 Jan, 2020


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General Medicine for Palliative Care Physicians

This annual course complements the Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management courses.

In the delivery of palliative care services, palliative medicine physicians come across patients with general medical problems in addition to palliative and end of life care problems. How good are you at dealing with these? Do you need to update your knowledge and skills in these areas?

This course addresses general medical topics with the majority of speakers drawn from outside the field of palliative medicine.

Location: St Anne's College

Educational Credits: 10 CPD points were granted fro this course in 2018


56 Woodstock Road
St Anne's College

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Chaired by Dr Mary Miller
Dr Mary Miller
Consultant in Palliative Medicine (1997 – now)
Lead for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust EOLC project ‘Improving care of the Dying’
Director OxCERPC

Mary qualified from University College Cork, Ireland in 1988. Mary trained and worked in palliative medicine in Ireland, Sweden and the UK before starting as a consultant in palliative medicine in Oxford in 1998.
Mary has a strong interest in education; she completed a Diploma in Learning and Teaching at Oxford University 2005, was Training Programme Director and Regional Specialty Adviser (2002 – 2008) and has led the Oxford Advanced Courses in Pain and Symptom Management since 2005. Since the inception of OxCERPC in 2017, Mary and the team are focusing on building an exciting portfolio of courses, building research readiness and reaching out to practitioners across the globe.
Mary was Clinical Lead at Sobell House between 2009 and 2016. Mary now leads the end of life care project across OUH. This Quality Improvement project is the largest in her portfolio of QIPs.

Course Programme

This is in development.
Speakers are being invited to cover the following topics:
Pleural disease, Amyloid disease, the gut biome and health, common ENT problems, Dementia, management of incontinence, swallowing assessment and feeding at risk, common eye disease, Duchennes muscular dystrophy, the acute abdomen.
(Please be aware this may change).

The 2019 programme was:

Course Aims

The conference aims to refresh and build your knowledge and skills in medicine and aims to enable you to transfer your knowledge back to your clinical care

By attending the conference you will
• Have an opportunity to enjoy learning with your colleagues
• Develop knowledge and skills to support your clinical judgments
and enable discussions with your patients and those they love
• Have an opportunity to discuss with the expert and your colleagues
so that you can apply specialty knowledge to palliative medicine
• Be supported to bring your learning back to your organisation
• Have an opportunity to network with your peers

Key benefits include:
• A high standard of professional knowledge
• Excellent teaching
• Time for questions, discussion and building your networks
• Support to set educational goals for the coming year
• Superb value for money
• Experienced and enthusiastic administrative staff
• Focus on participants, not profit – any surplus ploughed back into

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