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2019 Programme

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FRIDAY 26th APRIL 2019


09:30 Welcome, introduction to conference Ema Swingwood, Vice-Chair (ACPRC)

09:45 Technology in healthcare. Where are we and where are we heading? (TBC) Ian Culligan, Chair (ACPRC) and Healthcare Change Manager, Bupa

10:15 Do you want to be a digital ninja? Using digital to implement the NHS long-term plan Stephanie Mansell, Consultant Physiotherapist – The Royal Free Hospital, London

10:35 Use of technology to empower patients and healthcare professionals Avril Copeland, Founder and CEO of Tickerfit 10:50 Questions to the panel

11:00 COFFEE / TEA BREAK Opportunity to visit trade/charity stands and critical care poster displays

11:30 Leadership in physiotherapy, an international perspective Emma Stokes, President of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT)

11:45 Leading the way – the role of a consultant in the community Sam Pilsworth, Consultant Physiotherapist – Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

12:05 Inspiring yourself and others (title to be confirmed) Rachael Moses, Consultant Physiotherapist – Consultant Physiotherapy – Royal Preston Hospital.

12:25 Questions to the panel

12:30 LUNCH

13:30 Critical Care update Helen Sanger and Gareth Cornell, Critical Care Champion (ACPRC)

13:50 Management of blunt chest trauma Ceri Battle, Consultant Physiotherapist, Morriston Hospital, Swansea

14:10 Abstract presentations

14:40 Questions to the panel

14:50 COFFEE / TEA BREAK Opportunity to visit trade/charity stands and chronic care poster displays 

15:15 Innovative pulmonary rehabilitation services Matthew Maddocks, Senior Lecturer, Kings College London

15:35 Pulmonary rehabilitation accreditation Professor Sally Singh, Coventry University

16:00 Singing for Lung Health Phoene Cave and Adam Lewis

17:25 Summing Up and Close (Ian Culligan)


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09:30 REGISTRATION (For Saturday delegates only) Coffee (all participants) with opportunity to visit trade/charity stands

10:00 TBC

10:30 The future of evidence-based practice Dr Roger Kerry, Associate Professor – University of Nottingham

11:00 NIV, the future of quality improvement Vicky Mummery, A&E Emergency Practitioner – St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

11:20 Questions to the panel

11:30 COFFEE / TEA BREAK Opportunity to visit trade/charity stands and chronic poster displays 

12:00 SLT/live scoping (See what you say: Looking at normal laryngeal Function) Claire Slinger, Consultant Speech and Language Therapist & & Hannah Wilson, Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist -Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Preston Hospital

12:30 Laryngeal dysfunction (implications for exercise) Dr James Hull, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

12:50 Inflammation (title to be confirmed) Ross Edgar, NIHR/HEE Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow – University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

13:10 Questions to the panel

13:15 LUNCH

14:00 Life post-transplant – a patient’s perspective

14:20 Physiotherapy for sports – TBC

14:45 The Life of Breath: movement approaches in chronic breathlessness Professor Jane MacNaughton, Medical Humanities – Durham University

15:15 Questions to the panel

15:30 Closing comments Ian Culligan, Chair (ACPRC