Hospice and university host first cancer impact conference

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A conference exploring the impact of cancer on the body, mind and spirit is a first for two Milton Keynes organisations.

Willen Hospice and the Open University have teamed up to organise the ‘IMPACT’ Conference, to be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

It is aimed at health and social care and allied health care professionals, and delegates will be welcomed from a range of backgrounds, particularly those involved in caring for cancer patients or working in palliative care.

The conference will examine the psychological impact on the staff responsible for providing sensitive and compassionate end of life care in these challenging circumstances.

A host of expert speakers will include Karol Sikora, Professor of Cancer Medicine, Dr Carol Komaromy, Open University Senior Lecturer and expert in end of life care and Emeritus Professor Leslie G Walker, University of Hull.

Registrations are open, with a discounted early bird booking rate available until December 31.

Full details can be found at www8.open.ac.uk/health-and-social-care/main/ or www.willen-hospice.org.uk/Media/Blog/OU-and-Willen-Hospice-Conference