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Cardiff Programme

We are now pleased to release the agenda for Nursing in Practice Cardiff 2017, your annual nursing event that will be taking place at the All Nations Centre on the 23rd November with a brand new programme of educational and insightful seminars.

You can earn up to 5 CPD hours for this event.

Don’t miss your chance to attend – register today!

8:45 Registration and networking
9:20 – 9:30

Chair’s opening remarks

Helen Lewis, Independent Specialist Nurse and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

9:30 – 10:10

Post-traumatic stress disorder: A practical approach

  • Recognising the symptoms.
  • What defines a traumatic event?
  • Therapeutic interventions – pharmacological and psychological.

Helen Lewis, Independent Specialist Nurse and Advisory Board Member, Nursing in Practice

10:10 – 10:50

Helping to protect the elderly through shingles, PPV and influenza vaccination

  • The impact of vaccines at a population level.
  • The potential impact on quality of life.
  • Cost/health economics associated with vaccine preventable diseases.

Dr Avinash Sharma, Care of the Elderly Consultant, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Sponsored by MSD

10:50 – 11:25

Exhibition and networking

11:25 – 12:05

Managing chronic urticaria in primary care: More than just an itch?

  • Discussing the impact of chronic urticaria on the patient’s quality of life.
  • Review of the treatment options.
  • When to refer and which patients are appropriate for referral.

Emily Carne, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Lead CNS in Immunology and Allergy, Immunodeficiency Centre for Wales, University Hospital of Wales Cardiff

Supported by Novartis

12:05 – 12:50

Managing urinary incontinence in women

  • Risk factors and primary care assessment tools.
  • Stress, urge or mixed?
  • Outlining the available therapy options.

Debbie Yarde, Clinical Lead – Bladder and Bowel Care Service, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

12:50 – 13:50

Exhibition, networking and lunch

13:50 – 14:35

Recognising lipoedema and supporting patient care

  • What is lipoedema and how it differs from lymphoedema and obesity.
  • Patient perspective on living with lipoedema.
  • Best Practice Guidelines on managing lipoedema – supporting and advising patients.

Kris Jones, Director/Clinical Nurse Specialist, LymphCare UK, Nurse Advisor, Lipoedema UK

@KrisKrisjones9   @LymphCareUK   

Kate Forster, Trustee, Lipoedema UK

@KateFrstr @LipoedemaUK

14:35 – 15:00 Exhibition and networking
15:00 – 15:45

Obesity: Is emotional eating the missing link?

  • Addressing the psychological barriers to weight loss.
  • The myths of weight loss motivation.
  • Practical how-to’s for time limited consultations.

Jen Nash, Clinical Psychologist and Chartered Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society, Editorial Board Member, Journal of Diabetes Nursing


15:45 – 16:30

Delivering personalised care to end of life patients

  • Supporting patients with long term conditions in the community.
  • Communication about prognosis and treatment preferences.
  • Treating depression in seriously ill patients.

Tracy Livingstone, Director of Clinical Innovation and Governance, Nightingale House Hospice


16:30 Close of conference

*Please note that the programme is subject to change.

**We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this meeting. These include Boehringer Ingelheim, Chiesi, Grünenthal, MSD, NAPP, Novartis, Orion, Pfizer. Unless stated in your programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.