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The Oxford Advanced Pain and Symptom Management Course

This course is amongst the UK’s leading courses for palliative care nurses, pharmacists and doctors. For over 30 years it has delivered cutting edge knowledge and skills to healthcare practitioners so they can provide their patients with the best possible care. Dr Mary Miller has led the course since 2008, developing a unique course each year.

In 2020, 350 delegates joined from across the globe. 40% joined the live recordings. Delegates fed back that they really enjoyed being able to watch the recording when it suited them or re watch the recordings to cement learning. In 2021 we are going to be virtual again - keeping you safe! It also affords an opportunity for us to ask international speakers - go global to bring you the best educators.

Dates : June 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th: Each Tuesday live lecture from 4.30pm (BST)
and July 2nd - afternoon programme of 4 lectures

Organisations get value for money as the course delivers high standards of professional knowledge, is educationally sound allowing staff time for discussion and supports staff in setting continuing educational goals for the year following the course.

HEE and the Specialty Advisory Committee have designated this course a recommended course. The course topics are linked to the curriculum.

Any profits generated are ploughed back into education - as we are a charity.

PLEASE NOTE: we no longer take bookings over the telephone. Please pay at checkout, or via online banking/PayPal. Thank you.


Location: Oxford

Educational Credits: We are applying for 10 CPD credits




Breaking news - great speakers confirmed!
1. Professor Eduardo Bruera: Speaking about pain management in patients with an addiction disorder - learning from the US experience.
2. Professor Irene Higginson: Speaking about breathlessness and BETTER-B study
3. Professor Holly Holmes: Deprescribing in palliative care
4. Professor Anthony Pickering: The opioid, gabapentinoid and cannabinoid pathways and they can be hacked
5. Professor Simon Noble: Clotting matters
6. Dr Emily Harrop: Managing musculoskeletal pain
7. Diabetes in palliative care - awaiting confirmation of the speaker
8. Covid and the bereavement tsunami - awaiting confirmation of the speaker
Please note: The programme may change.

Course Programme

Full details shortly:
June 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th: Each Tuesday live lecture from 4.30pm (BST)
July 2nd - afternoon programme of 4 lectures

Course Aims

The course aims to provide participants with:
- Knowledge to inform and update your practice
- Knowledge that is delivered by expert speakers
- Knowledge that develops between the speakers and the audience during questions and discussions
- Resources that can be used over the following 12 months to develop and extend your learning
- Resources that will support you to bring learning back to your workplace
- Resources that will help you develop your portfolio of evidence for appraisal and revalidation
- A means of ensuring your practice is at the cutting edge
- Time for thinking, questions and reflection

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