25th June 2015

Education Centre (Dept 17), The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

Course description:

This two day event will provide up to date information on recontructive, restorative and oncological decision making. This aims to improve understanding, harness knowledge and explores rationales for different invertentions. We will discuss how to encourage a holistic focus on patient outcomes and quality of life.

Topics Covered and Learning Outcomes:

Day One:
  • Current surgical reconstructive techniques.
  • Oncology decision making.
  • Restorative dentistry and oral care.
  • Functional impact and outcomes.
  • Quality of life.
Day Two:
  • Radiological perspective on head and neck anatomy.
  • Timing and content of therapeutic interventions.
  • Working with lymphoedema and trismus.
  • Swallowing therapy workshops.
  • Psychological support and complementary therapy techniques.
  • Outcome measures.
  • Sources of support for therapists.

Key themes:
  • Impact on function.
  • Collaborative AHP working (acute to community).
  • Recognising and promoting the value of therapeutic interventions in maxillofacial pathway.
  • Improving evidence based practice.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Simon Rogers, Consultant Maxillofacial
Surgeon, Aintree Hospital

Dr Craig Barclay, Consultant in Oral/Facial
Rehabilitation, University Dental Hospital of Manchester

Targeted Audience:

Participants may attend one of both days. Day one is aimed at all members of the multidisciplinary team encountering maxillo-facial oncology patients at any point on the pathway. Day two is aimed at speech and language therapists but is relevant to all AHPs and specialists working with this client group e.g. physios, complementary therapists, dietitians, specialist nurses and lymphoedema specialists.

Course Fee:

Day One: £75.00
Day Two: £75.00
Both Days: £120.00

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