06 Jul




Mary Ward House
5-7 Tavistock Place

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Optimising Outcomes: Managing the Rehabilitation Pathway for Treatment of Disorders of Consciousness

Bringing together experts in the field of Persistent Disorder of Consciousness for this not to be missed one day event.  The event will explore the early management, ongoing treatment, assessment, rehabilitation and ongoing ethical issues that touch the lives of clients in PDOC.  The day will explore the role of clinicians, families, case managers and court of protection.

This event will cover 

  • Early management and ethical considerations – DNA, CPR, Consent, the role of the family
  • SMART assessment, managing a team as a case manager, direction of therapy, the role of the family
  • Management of posture, tone, contractors, PDOC guidelines
  • Swallow, nutrition, consent
  • The role of the family and family support
  • Legal side of best interests, court of protection, when to engage case management, the role of the family
  • Assessment of emergence, what to look for, oral intake
  • Removal of nutrition, ethical issues and best interest

Competencies  – the event covers competencies 1-5

1 – communication

2 – strategy

3 – coordination and management

4 – monitoring

5 – duty of care

Learning Outcomes

Following this study day delegates will:

  • have an understanding of standardised, evidence based assessment of levels of disorders of consciousness
  • be able to explore the implementation of the Royal College of Physicians’ PDOC guidelines
  • enhance knowledge in respect to monitoring and assessment of emergence
  • be aware of ways to optimise clinical management of the patient in disorder of consciousness
  • be able to undertake goal setting appropriately in the context of facilitating change and  risk management
  • develop further understanding of advocacy, including facilitation of implementing legal frameworks around consent, mental capacity and best interests
  • develop further understanding of the theory and practice behind managing physical deterioration to prevent future complications
  • be aware of navigation of key ethical issues
  • deepen knowledge on collaboration with professionals and families caring for the PDoC patient

Confirmed Speakers

Dr Chris Danbury – Consultant Intensive Care Physician, University Hospital Southampton


Helen Gill-Thwaite MBEDr Karen ElliottGill-Thwaites & Elliott Consultants, Specialists in Disorders of Consciousness


Dr Stephen AshfordSenior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant Physiotherapist


Amy Pundole – Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist


Dr Sal Connolly – Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist


Dr Andrew Hanrahan – Consultant in Neurorehabilitation


Marketing Opportunities

We are proud of the continued success and added value offered to sponsors and exhibitors of our training and events programme. For our Optimising Outcomes: Managing the Rehabilitation Pathway for Treatment of Disorders of Consciousness, we are offering:

(All prices quoted are plus VAT)

Programme Advert

Programme Advert in delegate pack, Full Colour A4 page £100

Programme Advert in delegate pack, Full Colour ½ page £75

Location benefits from a prime location in Central London in Tavistock Place, south of Euston Road. The transport links are excellent 5 minutes’ walk from Euston Station, 8 minutes’ walk from St Pancras International and Eurostar terminals, 10 minutes’ walk from Kings Cross Station, 5 minutes’ walk from Russell Square and Euston Square Underground.

Nearest parking is Euston Station.


Contact Us

For further information on this event, please contact the BABICM office.


In the event of any changes to government guidance or local measures which prevent events taking place at the time, all delegates will be entitled to a full refund as per our usual terms and conditions.

For events that need to reschedule, all tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date; with refunds available for any delegates who cannot make the rescheduled date.


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