10th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Wednesday 18 April 2018
Call for Presentations Now Open
The focus will be issues affecting long term care and dementia care in Scotland and we now invite proposals for oral presentations and posters
Deadline: 15th December 2017
Wide range of opportunities for presentations
At least three parallel sessions will run concurrently, so there will be plenty of opportunities for presentations on any aspect of support, care and treatment for older people requiring care including those living with dementia, their families and care staff, in any of the service settings below:
Care homes // Home care // Community settings // Acute hospital settings // Extra care // Assisted living // Sheltered housing
About the 10th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress
The 10th Annual Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress, organised by Caring Times and the Journal of Dementia Care, will take place on 18 April 2018 in Edinburgh.
Caring Times and the Journal of Dementia Care have been running care and dementia based events in Scotland for over fifteen years. We are delighted with the success of the concept behind the Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress which is to bring together on one occasion all those involved in the various strands of care for elderly people, for the purpose of networking and learning with each other, from each other and about each other.
The Congress is held on one very busy day. It includes two plenary sessions featuring keynote speakers of importance to all delegates, and divides into specialist parallel sessions for the rest of the day to cater for everyone’s interests. There are plenty of networking opportunities and a large exhibition.
Submitting your Proposal
9th Scottish Caring & Dementia Congress 2017
The morning plenary chaired by Jim Pearson, Director of Policy & Research at Alzheimer Scotland, started with Julie Christie, Dementia Centre UK region manager, HammondCare, who gave an overview of the organisation’s work in Australia and the UK. The Scottish Dementia Working Group talked about their project on using iPads to enhance their communication and campaign effectiveness. Jeanette Maitland of Scotland’s National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) gave an engaging presentation on the group’s priorities for the year and their project to develop qualities of resilience in carers of people with dementia.
The conference then continued into exhibition viewing and then onto four breakout sessions including session on Community connections for care homes, staff development and training, a SWOT analysis of the care home sector and a symposium run by the Care Inspectorate.
After lunch and further exhibition viewing the delegates moved into the second plenary of the day chaired by Professor Graham Jackson, University of the West of Scotland on the ‘New National Care Standards for Scotland’ given by Rami Okasha, Executive Director of Strategy and Improvement at the Care Inspectorate.
Delegates completed the day with four final breakout sessions on quality of life in care homes, ‘wander-walking’ in care settings, early support for people living with dementia, home support for carers and people living with advanced dementia.
The conference saw 17 exhibition stands made up of difference organisation offering a range of products and services:
- Danfloor Ltd / Clairmont / Care Inspectorate / Hammond Care / Renray Healthcare / Viewpoint / Boots Care Services / E-Cred / Your Mobility / Disclosure Scotland / University of West Scotland / Alzheimer’s Scotland / Find Signage Ltd / Dementia UK / CPI / Creative Conversations / Teal
Presentations Delivered at Congress 2017
Morning Parallel Sessions
Afternoon Parallel Sessions
For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact Pat Petker:
or telephone: 020 7720 2108 ext 203