About this event

  • Date and time Mon 27 Sep 2021 from 2:00pm to 28 Sep 2021 at 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Digital Health

Learn more about the role of digital technologies and data in dying and end-of-life care in this two-part webinar. 

As consumers, the digital world has brought convenience, connection, and delight. As patients, it offers education, empowerment, and transformation. However, has this potential been realised when it comes to dying and end-of-life? COVID-19 has highlighted the limitations of digital communication in meeting our complex social hard-wiring. The global pandemic has also brought end-of-life considerations and nuanced debates about medical evidence into everyday conversation. 

What is the impact of big data and digital technology on a cradle-to-grave health service? What services do we need to create to enable control in the final days of our lives? How can we craft a digital legacy for our mourners and descendants? Could digital technologies change our definition of life worth living? In this two-part webinar, we will explore these questions and more with leading experts in the field.      

Delegates will:

  • Understand how technology has allowed those at the end of life to communicate with family
  • Be aware of the impact of social media on the social experience of death and mourning
  • Evaluate the extent to which end-of-life decisions are captured effectively in the UK
  • Discuss how COVID-19 has affected palliative care teams and what changes are likely to persist
  • Appreciate how new data may have changed arguments around assisted dying
  • Explore how digital technologies may be able to reduce physician burden in high mortality or moral hazard situations

Save 20% when you book to attend both days using voucher code TEP62MULTI

CPD accredited: A CPD certificate will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time of Day 1. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

Join in the conversation online using #RSMDigiHealth

Follow us on Twitter: @RoySocMed

Agenda

Day one: View the programme here 27 September 2021

Welcome and introduction

Dr Paul Wicks, Committee Member, Digital Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Saying goodbye in the time of COVID-19

Professor Elaine Kasket, Psychologist, University of Wolverhampton and Author of All the Ghosts in the Machine: The Digital Afterlife of Your Personal Data and 
Dr Joel Meyer, Intensive Care Consultant, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Discussion
Comfort break
Expressing our last wishes in a digital world

Professor Julia Riley, Clinical Lead, Coordinate My Care and
Dr Matthew Allsop, University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds

Discussion
Technology of the future and beyond: If our bodies won’t cooperate can we become cyborgs or take our minds to the cloud?

Adrian Tchaikovsky, Author of Shadows of the Apt fantasy series

Discussion
Closing remarks

Dr Paul Wicks

Close of meeting
Day two: View the programme here 28 September 2021

Welcome and introduction

Dr Paul Wicks, Committee Member, Digital Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine

What did the data teach us about end of life care during COVID-19?

Professor Irene Higginson, Professor of Palliative Care, King's College London and
Professor Nancy Preston, 
Professor of Supportive and Palliative Care, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University

 

 

Discussion
Comfort break
Have data and digital tools advanced the arguments around assisted dying?

Professor Katherine Sleeman, Laing Galazka Chair in Palliative Care and Honorary Consultant in Palliative Medicine, King’s College London and
Dr David Nicholl, Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology, City Hospital Birmingham

What role can digital technology play in palliative care for oncology?

Dr Joseph Greer, Associate Professor of Psychology and Co-Director, Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School

 

Discussion
Closing remarks

Dr Paul Wicks

Close of meeting

Location

Online

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

Man searching computer

Join the RSM and get unlimited digital learning and e-resources access

The RSM has an extensive digital learning and online e-resources platform. As a member you'll enjoy unlimited digital learning any time you need and access to e-journals, e-books and 6 huge medical databases to support your clinical decision-making and research.

Our e-resources are updated continuously to ensure you receive the cutting edge knowledge you need. 

 

Become a member