22-23/01/2021: online virtual conference
This online conference included several streams: Osteopathy and Psychology (Dr Hilary Abbey, Rebecca Fassam / Dr Phil Bright, Reno Pelekanou); Osteopathy and paediatric care (Dr Julie Ellwood, Prof Dawn Carnes, Rosalind Ward), Osteopathic Education (Dr Stacey Clift, Dr Phil Bright, Kabir Kareem, Helena Bridge), Osteopathic Consultations (Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi, Dr Oliver Thomson, Rachel Heatley, Meghan Reed), Osteopathic Examination (Steven Vogel, Devan Rajendran, Lara Herrera Quintela / Dr Phil Bright), Osteopathic clinical practice and research (David Hohenschurz-Schmidt, Austin Plunkett, Dr Carol Fawkes, Prof Dawn Carnes).
02/03/2019: Clinical Conundrums
Uncertainty is common in clinical practice, and tolerance of uncertainty is an essential skill. Patients seek
information from their clinician in order to make informed decisions about their care. But uncertainty around this information might be difficult to communicate, and the patient’s perspective may vary from the clinician’s.
Lack of experience can contribute to uncertainty and fear that clinicians experience when handling patient complaints. However, experience alone is no guarantee of protection, since a lack of knowledge regarding common complaints is itself associated with attracting patient complaints. Regulators are obliged to make serious complaints a matter of public record, but minor complaints might be resolved within the clinic, so learning from these incidents is less straightforward.
Speakers included: Dr Jeremy Howick (Director, the Oxford Empathy Programme, University of Oxford), The roles of placebo and empathy in the clinical encounter; Dr Alan Taylor (Assistant Professor Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation at Nottingham University), The neck: cervical artery dysfunction and clinical uncertainty; Dr Dave Newell (Director of research at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic), The role of contextual effects in musculoskeletal practice; Dr Dawn Carnes (Director of NCOR) Concerns and complaints in the osteopathic profession; Dr Phil Bright (Head of Research at the European School of Osteopathy) Which exercises are right for my patient?; Dr Moira Kelly (Honorary senior lecturer in medical sociology at Queen Mary University London) Patient-centred decision making.
2016: Helping patients to help themselves: improving the management of persistent pain
This conference included an overview of the management of persistent pain, a session on how to help your patients without giving them advice, and workshops: cognitive behavioural approaches. The presenters included Dr Dawn Carnes, Dr Paul Vaucher, Steven Vogel, Liz Steed, Dr Oliver Thomson, Hilary Abbey, Carol Fawkes and Austin Plunkett.