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The Family-Centred Care Conference: Connecting it all Together (AFTERNOON SESSION)

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Monday, 30 April 2018 from 12:50 to 16:00 (BST)

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Afternoon Session ONLY
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18h 19m Free  

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The Family-Centred Care Conference: Connecting it all Together

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Registration for the afternoon starts from 12.50hrs.

Welcome to the afternoon of the ‘Connecting it all Together’ conference. The afternoon begins with Swimming Upstream; Autism Spectrum Disorder – A Journey, with Catharine Southern speaking to students about raising her son, Miles, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Miles is happily employed as a Commis Chef and has just celebrated his 21st Birthday.

  • Twitter round up

The use of Twitter to communicate about the conference is encouraged throughout the day. An update of the conference Twitter activity will be provided by Jennifer Jackson. 

  • Family Centred Care: Considerations at the End-of-Life. After a short break, Margaret Harper, Palliative Care Nurse, focuses her talk on elements to consider in a family-centred care context when providing end-of life care.

There will be a final round-up of conference Twitter activity and the raffle prize draw will then take place.


Start time








Swimming Upstream; Autism Spectrum Disorder – A Journey



Catharine Southern

Expert Parent



60 mins




Twitter round-up


Jennifer Jackson


10 mins



Comfort break   #kclciat18

10 mins




Family Centred Care: Considerations at the End-of-Life



Margaret Harper

Palliative Care Nurse


60 mins




Twitter round-up


Jennifer Jackson


10 mins







Raffle prize draw




Shelley McLetchie-Holder

& Sheryl Gettings


10 mins


Your CIAT18 conference day closes but……. keep Tweeting!         #kclciat18


Speaker biographies


Sheryl Gettings @SherylGettings 

Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Child & Family Health, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

Sheryl’s varied paediatric nursing experience includes neonatal surgery, complex and continuing care, and leading nursing care as clinical nurse specialist (CNS) for children dependent on home parenteral nutrition, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), London. Sheryl pursued her growing interest in psychological medicine, moving to a CNS role in the Centre for Interventional Paediatric Psychopharmacology, GOSH; assessing children with complex neurodevelopmental disorders. Whilst carrying out research there for her Masters Degree in Applied Psychology, Sheryl created the Sibling’s Views Questionnaire (SVQ) with colleagues (Gettings, Santosh & Franco 2017). The SVQ is now freely available online for non-commercial use via University CollegeLondon’s XIP site. Each of Sheryl’s publications can be accessed through her KCL PURE research web link. Sheryl promotes creativity and innovation in nursing education and this year, became involved in King’s Service Strategy, as part of King’s Strategic Vision 2029.



Ms Catharine Southern

Expert Parent

Catharine is the parent of Miles, who is now 21 years old and happily employed as a Commis Chef. After a lengthy period experiencing challenges in the areas of communication, speech delay and social interaction, Miles received a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s Syndrome when he was nine years old. Catharine is head of procurement within the public sector and has successfully held demanding roles for most of her career.



Margaret Harper

Palliative Care Nurse, St Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham

Margaret trained as a General Nurse, Midwife and Sick Children's Nurse, specialising in neonatal intensive care. She entered nurse education in 1988, first teaching the Paediatric Intensive Care Course at Great Ormond Street Hospital and then the Special and Intensive Care of the Newborn Course at University College Hospital. Over a period of 25 years her teaching interests included research, ethics, care of the sick newborn and breastfeeding. Margaret also served as a nurse member of the Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Child Health Research Ethics Committee between 1996-2004. Margaret retired from teaching in 2013 with the intention of returning to clinical practice. She is currently working as a bank staff nurse at St Christopher's Hospice in Sydenham realising a lifetime ambition of caring for terminally ill people. Margaret also more recently began working as a bank staff nurse in the Neonatal Unit at Lewisham Hospital where she intends to conclude her career in the specialist area that stimulated her interest so many years ago. Margaret is planning to write about the challenges and rewards of caring for people at both ends of the lifespan.

Jennifer Jackson @JJackson_RN

PhD student, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London

Jennifer is a Registered Nurse, with a clinical practice background in critical care, and a passion for social justice. As a doctoral researcher at King’s College London, she is studying organizational resilience in nursing. She believes in supporting healthcare professionals to provide safe care through organisational efforts. In Canada, Jennifer worked in tertiary facilities in clinical practice, education, research, and management. Jennifer also connects innovative technology with clinical education. Her most recent example is leading the development of a video game, Resilience Challenge, for clinical education. Jennifer also has extensive experience with social media and using different platforms, including hewebsite, to educate and inspire.



Lydia Parbury and Guy Gantley @LydiaParbury and @GuyGinRichmond

Expert Parents

Lydia Parbury (Jonathan’s mother) taught for five years before joining The British Council where she stayed for 22 years. After some unpaid leave to bring up her other son she worked as a special needs and disability adviser to Foreign and Commonwealth Office families for 16 years. Guy Gantley (Jonathan’s father) worked as full time professional economist until Jonathan's major illness in 2009. He then took time off before returning to part-time work until his retirement in 2016.


Shelley McLetchie-Holder @ShelleyMcLetch3

Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Adult Nursing, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

Shelley received her Bachelor’s degree from King’s College London and her Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning from London Metropolitan University. After eighteen years working as a health visitor, community practice teacher, practice educator and a health visitor manager, she is now fully engaged within Higher Education. Her passion for teaching and learning encouraged this move. Shelley has a special interest in early intervention and support for families with babies and children of all school ages. She also has an interest in exploring student motivation and enhancing student learning. Her personal values include commitment, respect and integrity. Shelley participates fully in many cultural activities and is an active participant of the Notting Hill Carnival. She is a trustee of the Trinidad and Tobago Healthcare UK Forum, where she leads on Education and Training. Walking and utilising the features the Grand Union Canal is her favourite hobby and she is a wife, and mother to two daughters.





How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, you can provide evidence of your ticket either on your phone or a printed copy.


Do i need to book for both the morning and afternoon session?

Yes you do.


Lecture capture included?

Lecture capture can't be guaranteed.


What happens I’m running late?

For the morning, students should make every effort to arrive between 9.30 and 9.55am to register and take their seats before the conference begins at 10am. 

Similarly, for the afternoon, registration should be complete before the afternoon session begins at 13.20hrs.  Attendees will need to present their tickets at the door of B5 in paper form or an e-copy on their phones and they will be registered using the online Eventbrite system.  If there is a valid reason for lateness such as unavoidable train delays they will be permitted entry but need to be courteous to other students and to the speakers by quietly finding a seat.


Is the session compulsory?

The conference forms the final day of the family-centred care module and as with any timetabled module sessions attendance is expected.


Will lunch be provided? 

Attendees will need to provide their own lunch as on any normal college day.


Will the session be rearranged?

This is a one-off event and features several 'special guests' giving up their personal time to be there to offer valuable insights to students.  Students unable to attend the day for a valid reason such as illness should complete the online absence notification form as usual and should ask a friend who is attending if they would be willing to take notes during the conference on their behalf.


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Franklin-Wilkins Building
150 Stamford Street
SE1 9NH London
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Monday, 30 April 2018 from 12:50 to 16:00 (BST)

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