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Today’s healthcare professionals are in the vanguard of much needed change in how patient care is applied and evaluated in the work setting. Our Perioperative Care Conference 2018 gives perioperative practitioners the opportunity to discuss and learn more about the changing faces of perioperative care.

Hosted at the University of Derby and taking place over 2 days in March, this AfPP endorsed conference is ideal for professionals working in roles such as perioperative practitioner, health care assistant, students, managers and others working in the operating department setting. The conference is open to current students and alumni of the University of Derby, as well as those working in perioperative settings outside of the University.

Attendees can collaborate on topics influencing the changes in perioperative care through hearing from guest speakers, participating in poster presentations, simulated workshops and networking amongst the practitioners attending the event. This will aid learning about new products, impact on the delivery of surgery, anaesthesia and other medical advances.

To attend this event please click on the link below to register for a place.

Aims of the Conference

  • Offer opportunities to discuss the latest advancements in relation to safer practice within the perioperative environment
  • Provide the opportunity to network with fellow professionals working within perioperative practice and consider the ongoing developments across practice areas.

Core Content

With a focus on developments into safer practice, this conference will consider the lead role that those working in perioperative practice play in reducing potential errors in the operating theatres including wrong site surgery, never events and other human factors that can cause patient harm.

This conference is targeted at Perioperative Practitioners, Nurses and Operating Department managers who wish to expand their knowledge and discuss the latest developments in safer practices within perioperative care.

A keynote speech will be given by Mona Guckian-Fisher of the International Federation of Perioperative Practice on accountability and liability with other topics covered by the conference to include:

  • Medication management
  • Infection control
  • National safety standards for professional practice
  • Theatre optimisation and professional leadership
  • Safer surgery for patients with dementia
  • Human factors in safer practice

For those wishing to also develop further understanding regarding the opportunities of careers in Perioperative Practice, Andrew Lovegrove from Skills for Health will be offering his time to talk about the apprenticeships within the field.

Evening Entertainment

An evening meal at the student union bar at the Derby campus is included in the conference cost. You will be able to purchase drinks from the bar and it's a great opportunity to socialise with the other delegates and the university academic teams.



Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th March 2018


The conference will start at 9am on Monday 19th and finish at 5:00pm

On Tuesday 20th the conference will start at 9am and finish at 1:00pm


The University of Derby Campus, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB


Free to attend


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