2019 FHT conference to promote research, best practice and positive body image

Friday 29 November |The King’s Fund | 11 Cavendish Square, London

This November, the FHT’s highly acclaimed annual conference will once again focus on ways to support the integrated healthcare agenda – from building an evidence base for complementary therapy interventions, to looking at how therapists can help to promote positive body image and esteem.

Confirmed speakers include Dr John Hughes, director of research for the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, UCLH NHS Trust, and co-chair of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM). John will be providing delegates with an overview of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and how the data can be used to evaluate treatments and support integrated healthcare.

Dr Fiona Holland, a qualified massage therapist and senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Derby, will be discussing the impact of negative body image across different populations and encouraging therapists to consider creating a pro-esteem environment to benefit wellbeing and promote healthier self-talk and body-supportive behaviours.

Other guest speakers will be providing case studies of how complementary therapies have already been successfully integrated into conventional healthcare. This includes Gwyn Featonby and Sarah Grant from the NHS Natural Health School, based at Harrogate District Hospital (HDFT), which was developed to create a self-sustaining model of care for cancer patients, delivered by therapists trained to the highest standards.

Speaking about this year’s event, FHT President, Christopher Byrne, says: ‘Following on from a hugely successful conference last year, we’re confident that this year’s programme will once again educate and inspire delegates who are passionate about working in and supporting integrated healthcare. I personally can’t wait to hear from the amazing experts we have joining us. I’m also looking forward to learning about new and exciting areas our members are working in, during the networking breaks.’

Rounding off the day’s programme, the winners of the prestigious 2019 FHT Excellence Awards will be announced, to further celebrate examples of best practice.

Early bird prices are available until 31 August at just £75 for FHT members (£95 for non-members), after which tickets will cost FHT members £85 (£105 for non-members).

To book or for more information, visit fht.org.uk/conference

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