This time next month, our 2019 FHT Conference will be well underway at The King’s Fund, London, on Friday 29 November.
Like last year’s inspiring event, which was a finalist for Best New Association Conference or Event at the 2019 Association Excellence Awards, the conference will focus on the ways professional therapists like you can be a part of the future of integrated health and social care.
Experts in education, healthcare and research will be joining us on the day to deliver talks on a range of topics, including (pictured left to right):
Dr John Hughes – Director of research at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine and co-chair of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine. John will be providing an overview of patient reported outcome measures, their benefits and limitations, and how they can be used to evaluate treatments and further integrated healthcare.
Dr Fiona Holland – Senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Derby and a qualified massage therapist. Fiona will give an overview of the impact of negative body image across different populations, describe the benefits of developing and maintaining body esteem, and outline ways therapists can reinforce positive body image.
Gwyn Featonby and Sarah Grant – Members of an award-winning team that head up the NHS Natural Health School at Harrogate District Hospital (HDFT). They will explain how they improved HDFT’s existing therapy service and founded the first NHS-approved and owned therapy school.
Dr Laura Marshall-Andrews – GP who is passionate about patient-centred care and integrated medicine. Laura will give an overview of the therapy services available at an NHS GP surgery she founded, introduce the principles of ‘slow medicine’ and give tips on how therapists can link with health professionals in their community.
Suzanne Ruggles, MSc, DipHE, MFHT – Founder of the Full Circle Fund charity, which provides evidence-based support in hospitals. Suzanne will discuss how she set up an award-winning integrated therapy programme, the ground-breaking work it does, evaluating the service, and her collaborative reiki research with a leading hospital in the USA.
Tickets to the 2019 FHT Conference are just £85 for FHT members (£105 for non-members) and include a networking buffet lunch, drinks reception and refreshments.
Last year’s conference sold out early, so we strongly recommend booking soon if you would like to secure your place.