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CoM 2014 Multi-disciplinary Student Summer School

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health mapSelf Care and Resilience: How can we care?

Join us for a unique chance to network across healthcare disciplines in two days of lectures, lateral thinking, workshops and new ideas.

Students say our Summer School sends them back to their courses with renewed passion for their careers.  We always have more applications than places.

Each year our unique multi-disciplinary summer school brings together students from over 11 different disciplines (from podiatry to medicine, nursing to social work) together with service users, academics, leading innovators and clinicians on an equal footing for this exciting two day residential event to explore issues that will be of significant importance to the sustainability of healthcare. The theme of this year’s event is self care and resilience (which includes patients, communities as well as health and social care professionals).

Date: 5th – 6th September 2013

Event title: Self care and Resilience: How Can We Care?

Venue: King’s College School of Nursing and Midwifery


The focus of 2014’s event is self care and resilience. NHS England recently recommended that we all become self care practitioners in order to reduce pressure on stretched health and social care budgets. Indeed with 80% of ‘care’ in the UK taking place in informal settings strategies to maximise the huge potential of ‘people’ as a health resource seem crucial. But how? is the question

Evidence suggests that initiatives need to address social and psychological influences on well-being and use opportunities presented by prevention and education, communities and social prescribing. Building resilience on both a community and individual level is a key part of the jigsaw. As the recent scandals where patients were harmed through neglect demonstrate, the wellbeing of health and social care professionals is vital. The pressure of stretched budgets is far reaching.

Who should attend?

This unique two day residential conference is aimed at all health and social care students in the UK studying any discipline at degree level or above (including medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, social work and all of the allied health professions).

Event highlights

Innovative research, expert patients, renowned academics, insights leading innovators from community projects, expert clinicians, unique multi-disciplinary networking, workshops with expert service users and a poster competition with cash prizes!

Confirmed speakers
  • Professor Norman Ball, Deputy Dean of KCL School of Nursing 
  • Anya De Iongh, Patient Leader, Service User Mentor and Self Management Coach, My Health Dorest Leading Innovators 
  • Professor David Peters, Westminster’s Centre for Resilience 
  •  More to follow soon…

Delegate places are highly subsidised at only £75 (actual value £265) for the two days including all catering, accommodation in central London and the Summer School Dinner.

There will also be a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed poster competition with generous cash prizes for students to showcase research/projects. First prize is £150. Find out more about our poster competition here

Application process

Students are invited to apply for a subsidised place through the ballot application system which ensures that the event is truly multi-disciplinary. All applicants will be notified about whether they have won a place by 1st August at the latest.

To register your interest or send a complete application form email:

Download the application form

Find out more about our poster competition here

Watch the film from last year’s Challenging Dementia Summer School or read an article from a delegate that attended