With speakers confirmed from many of the leading voices in the industry, Care Show Bournemouth (www.careshow.co.uk/bournemouth) has announced a stellar line up for its 2012 seminar programme. Taking place on 27th – 28th March 2012 at Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), this leading trade exhibition will provide two full days of free education for visitors from across the south of the UK. Event Director, Chris Edwards is particularly enthusiastic about the panel debates, of which there are more than ever before, saying:
“The thought leadership provided by our speakers is second to none and will be complimented even further with the inclusion of several insightful panel debates where audiences will have the chance to submit questions and take part in industry debate.”
Featured in the MyBusiness Seminar Theatre will be a panel discussion on the Southern Cross situation and how the new businesses emerging from its re-structure are doing. Martin Green, Chief Exec of the English Community Care Association (ECCA) will chair the debate with panellists including John Fahy, MD of Assisted Living South West and Bhavna Jones, Head of Service Development at HC One. The MyBusiness theatre will host two further panel debates; one on care home construction and one on the increasingly topical issue of long term care. Also within this ever-popular theatre, visitors will hear from N&C Phlexicare, Savills, Axis Partnership, Christie & Co and Shakespeares, each offering expert commercial business management advice.
The growth of social media within a businesses context has urged the Care Show team to organise a presentation in the Keynote Theatre led by a panel of experts covering best practice, dos and don’ts and the potential pitfalls of social media use which business users should be aware of. Visitors are encouraged to attend the debates with questions in mind as the floor will be opened for audience questions at the end of each session. The Care Show discussion group on LinkedIn also provides the perfect platform for pre-show debate and questions for the panels.
The Keynote Theatre opens with a presentation from Alan Rosenbach, Special Policy Lead at the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC seminars traditionally draw some of the largest audiences at Care Show, with professionals keen to hear the latest compliance and enforcement updates from this inspection organisation. The National Care Association will also feature in this theatre with Nadra Ahmed OBE providing an overview of what we can expect to face as an industry in the coming years and how to prepare for it. The Registered Nursing Home Association and Royal College of Nursing are both also set to address the Keynote audience.
Finally, the Best Practice & Dementia Care Theatre will host a multitude of thought leadership. This includes contributions from Silvie Silver of NAPA, outlining the ‘Go 4 Gold’ campaign they are running, aimed at increasing activity levels in the elderly. There will also be practical sessions regarding medication management, nurse call systems and fire safety.
With so much educational content throughout the show, visitors are advised to plan their trip carefully. The full seminar schedule and exhibitor list can be found on the website.