SCCO Conference 2018

Cutting through: Research, the new CPD environment and remaining true to Still and Sutherland

Location: Wokefield Estate, READING
Duration: 2 days
Price: £410 (non-residential [£360 Fellows/Members])
£490 (residential* [£440 Fellows/Members])
Day delegates: £225 [£200 Fellows/Members]
Entry criteria: Open to all qualified osteopaths
Next delivery: 30 June—1 July 2018
Leader: Karen Carroll

KarenCarroll-action.jpgThe aim of this conference is to give you confidence in thinking about research, critically appraising it and beginning to do simple research in our practices, an increasing requirement for osteopaths in the light of the new CPD requirements in easy, bite sized chunks.

As well as guiding you through the new terms and skills needed for the new CPD requirements, there will be presentations on ongoing and new evidence based research in Cranial Osteopathy in supportive surroundings with all the elements we enjoy – a mix of lectures and practical workshops, experts to inspire you, a beautiful venue (bring your swimmers and golf clubs!) and plenty of time for meeting friends.

Our various workshops have been designed to support and give us practise in 'objective activities' and tips on methods of enquiry and undertaking research into Osteopathy - an "all you need to know” user friendly guide. There will be time to socialise (or have 'peer discussion' as it now called!) at lunch and in the evening.

Our hope is for us all go back to our practices with enthusiasm and new skills to 'dig on', feeling more confident reviewing research, being aware of potential new methods for researching osteopathy and being more competent at demonstrating compliance with the new CPD requirements; knowing some of the new research being undertaken by our cranial colleagues in support of evidence based osteopathy.

Speakers

  • Ben Katz, iO President, will open the conference with a review of Osteopathy’s “State of the Nation”.
  • Jo Wildy will inspire us as to how osteopathy can be researched without losing its identity.
  • Pete Cockhill will give an exclusive update on his exciting new BabyCheck research project. 
  • Anne Jaekel will share obstacles and solutions to the difficulties of researching osteopathy with a traditional research model.
  • Karen Carroll will share her experiences of the steps in researching retrospective data for paediatric osteopathy.
  • Steve Bettles from GOsC will introduce the new CPD scheme.
  • Steve Vogel will talk on using case reports to share osteopathic practice and knowledge.
  • Workshops on how to find evidence, how to convert an idea into a small research project, reflective practice and PROMs / audit in practice.

Practicals

Our various workshops have been designed to support and give us practise in 'objective activities' and tips on methods of enquiry. There will be time to socialise (or have 'peer discussion' as it now called!) at lunch and in the evening.

We are already familiar with peer observation and case discussions, but we can all benefit from practical workshops to demystify and rehearse the various 'objective activities'. Our hope is that we will all go back to our practices with enthusiasm and new skills to 'dig on', feeling more confident and competent at demonstrating compliance with the new CPD requirements as cranial osteopaths.


De Vere Wokefield Estate

wokefield-header.jpgThe De Vere Wokefield Estate (formerly Wokefield Park) is a beautiful 18th Century mansion house hotel near Reading in Berkshire. It is just 10 minutes from J11 of the M4 and 40 minutes from Heathrow Airport. There are fast, direct trains into London Paddington from Reading station. Full details of the venue can be found by clicking here.

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