Past ADA events and activities

October 2015

9 Oct: GP training, E Riding of Yorks

13 Oct: ADs talks and writing clinics at an Open Day of arts and events on ‘How Do End-of-life Decisions Happen?’, Hamilton House, Bristol. More Info.


14 Oct: AD talk at ‘End-of-life Decisions’ conference for healthcare professionals, and policy makers, Hamilton House, Bristol

16 Oct: ADs workshop, Quaker Meeting House, York


20 Oct: GP training, E Riding of Yorks

23-25 Oct: AD talks and writing clinics in and around Tavistock, Devon (contact us for details)

November 2015

5-6 Nov: Talks and information stall at event on 'Coma, consciousness and decision making', Badby Park, Daventry, Northants


10 Nov: GP training, E Riding of Yorkshire

December 2015

2 December: Cumbria & N Lancashire NHS ABI teams - training on best interests, PDoCs and ADs


14-15 Dec: Contribution to ESRC-funded seminar series 'Towards a European Understanding of Advance-Decision Making', School of Law, University of Leeds

January 2016

19 January: Calderdale Advocacy Service 'Dignity in Care' event

April 2016

14-17 April: AD talks and writing clinics in and around Tavistock, Devon (more details to follow)

23 April: Workshop on Advance Decisions/Directives for Friends at the End and the Humanist Society of Scotland. 2-4 pm, Renfield St Stephens Centre, 260 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JP.  All welcome. See more

27 April: Talk on ADs for U3A, - Quaker meeting house, York

May 2016

7-8 May: Information stand, talk and AD-writing 'clinic' as part of York 'Before I Die' Festival (satellite event to national Dying Awareness week, 9-15 May) - see above.

10 May: One-day training course on ADs (Part 1), British Psychological Society offices, London (For psychologists and other healthcare professionals).  Further details/bookings:

11-14 May: Information stand and poster presentation at World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies Congress, Amsterdam. 

25 May: Talk on LPAs for U3A, Quaker meeting house, York

June 2016

28 June: Training clinical psychologists, Bensham Hospital, Gateshead

July 2016

11-12 July: Presentations at the BPS Faculty of the Psychology of Older People Conference, Oxford

21st July: One-day training course on ADs (Part1), London

August 2016

10 August: Talk to 'Ageing Without Children', York, 5.30 p.m. Cross Keys (open to public)

September 2016

1-2 Sept: Presentation at ESRC-funded seminar series on Advance Decisions, School of Law, University of Leeds.

28 Sept: One-day training course on ADs (Part 2), British Psychological Society offices, London (For psychologists and other healthcare professionals)  Further details/bookings:

29 September: Talk to clinical psychologists, St Mary's Hospital, London

October 2016

7 October: Talk at St Leonard's Hospice, York

29 October: Talk to 'My Death, My Decision', London (open to public)art1), London

29 October: Talk to 'My Death, My Decision', 2 pm, Conway Hall, London (open to public)


November 2016

5 November:  Talk on Advance Decisions (jointly with Compassion in Dying) at 'Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying', Gloucester

12-15 November: AD talks and training in and around Tavistock, Plymouth and Totnes (some open to public, contact us for details, if interested)

16 November: Talk on Advance Decisions (jointly with Compassion in Dying) at 'Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying', Cardiff 

January 2017

28 January: Talk on Advance Decisions (jointly with Compassion in Dying) at 'Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying', London, Venue TBC


February 2017

11 February: Talk on Advance Decisions (jointly with Compassion in Dying) at 'Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying', Frome, Venue TBC


March 2017

22 March: Talk on Advance Decisions for U3A, York

28 March:  Address to the Cross Party Group on End-of-Life Choices, Scottish Parliament, Glasgow


April 2017

4-5 April:  Contribution to Expert Seminar on End-of-Life Decision-Making, Green Templeton College, Oxford University

26 April: Talk on Lasting Powers of Attorney for U3A, York

26 April: Talk on Advance Decisions for Leeds Bereavement Group

*29 April: Christian Perspectives on Death & Dying At the Oxford Quaker meeting house, St Giles


May 2017

3-5 May: Workshop at British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference, Brighton

* 8-14 May: Events in York for Dying Matters Awareness Week. These include:

*11 May: Information stall at York Theatre Royal

*14 May: Workshop 2-4 pm at Briar House, Museum Street, York

20 May: Talk on Advance Decisions for Northumbria Quakers, Sunderland Meeting House

29-31 May: Contribution to intensive workshop in Berlin, on international perspectives on advance decision making


June 2017


9 June: Attendance at conference on Consent, the Mental Capacity Act, and Medical Treatment, London

12 June: Talk at Barts Health NHS Trust Annual Bereavement Conference, London

July 2017

1 July: Contribution to conference on Christian Perspectives on Death & Dying, York Medical Centre (please add Eventbrite link: )

25 July: Talk at Hartrigg Oaks retirement community, York


September 2017

*12 September: ADA materials available from 'Ageing Without Children' stand, York 50+ Festival, St Sampsons Centre, York, 10-3.

13-15 September: Contributions to International Conference on End-of-Life Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

19 October: Continuing Professional Development Workshop for British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology Wales, Newport, Wales

*open to the public (contact us for details)

October 2017

23 October: One-to-one support for writing Advance Decisions at Hartrigg Oaks retirement community, York

November 2017

13 November: One-to-one support for writing Advance Decisions at Hartrigg Oaks retirement community, York

23 November: Contribution on Advance Decisions to BPS Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (West Midlands) workshop: “Death is an awfully big adventure”, Penn Hospital, Wolverhampton

27th November: Celia Kitzinger gives Ernest Goulding Memorial Lecture, ‘Sanctity of Life v Self-Determination’, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dublin

December 2017

13 December: Training session at Advocacy Centre North, Newcastle

January 2018

18 January: Talk at the Leicestershire Medico-Legal Society

April 2018

25 April: U3A, York, Workshop on Lasting Powers of Attorney

May 2018

12 May: 'Workshop for York's Dead Good Festival')

23 May: U3A York, Workshop on Advance Decisions

July 2018

*1 July 2018: Workshop for Poppin' Our Clogs Festival, Scarborough

18 July 2018: Keynote at Advance Care Planning Conference, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Sept 2018

5 Sept 2018: 'Conversations about Death & Dying'. CPD event for legal, health & social care professionals, COSLA conference centre, Edinburgh. Bookings:

Oct 2018

*12 Oct 2018: Advance Decisions workshop, York (contact us for details)

26 Oct 2018: 'The Value of Death', meeting in Bristol, for Lancet Commission on the Value of Death

Nov 2018

20 November: *Presentation at Northants Acquired Brain Injury Forum, 2 pm, Park Inn, Northampton NN1 2TA. [Link:]

24 November: *Workshop on end-of-life planning at Friends at the End AGM, 11 am, Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow G1 1TF. [Link:]

29 Nov 2018: 'Dilemmas Faced in the Management of Complex Brain Injury', educational day in Manchester, for The Priory Group

May 2019

10 May:  We presented on: “Missed opportunities for death and decision making for incapacitated patients” at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Neuroanaesthetic and Critical Care Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (NACCS) 9-10 May. University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow. (200  anaesthetists and critical care doctors)

11 May: “Dying for Life” – Dying Matters Awareness Week, Cambridge. Presented on Advance Care Planning – advance decisions, advance statements and lasting power of attorney, Arthur Rank Hospice (audience – 60 members of the public)  

14 May: Study Day organised at the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, London. We ran a workshop on Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration and Advance Care Planning. (Attendees: 40 SLTs)

15 May: Celia Kitzinger contributed to the “Let’s Talk about Dying” event for Dying Matters Awareness Week. She presented on Advance Care Planning (advance decisions, advance statements, lasting power of attorney). University Hospital Leicester  (Audience consisted of 200 doctors and nurses, mostly working within palliative care).
25-26 May: Celia Kitzinger worked as a Guide for the Academy of Medical Sciences ‘Departure Lounge’ project, in Lewisham Shopping Centre.
June 2019
25 June: Celia Kitzinger gave a presentation at the Annual Conference  of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers, The Vox Conference Centre,  Birmingham. About 200 case managers attended this conference. The focus of the presentation was the new guidance on clinically assisted nutrition and hydration from the British Medical Association and Royal College of Physicians.
27 June: Sue Ryder conference on Human Rights at the End of Life. Jenny Kitzinger discussed the importance of Advance Decisions as one tool to help defend human rights. Further info: We also had a display and information stall available to the delegates. There were 120 attendees, working across health and social care.
28 June: Future Care Planning conference.  We attended the day and contributed to workshop discussions about future care planning in Wales – with around 100 health care practitioners
September 2019


3 September: Derick Wade and Celia Kitzinger will be speaking  jointly about advance decisions and best interests at the National Conference of the Court of Protection Practioners' Association Leeds.

24 September: Celia Kitzinger will be running  a session on the CANH Guidelines at a Study Day at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, Wale (organised by the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board). The day will involve about 70 staff members including GPs, hospital doctors, nurses,  and care homes staff.  Please contact Ms Deryn Evans to book your place –


October 2019

2 October: We’ll contribute the the study day for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group [PENG] (a specialist group of the British Dietetic Association). Celia Kitzinger will be talking about the new CANH guidance, and more generally about the decision making that should take place with regards patients lacking mental capacity, including the role of advance decisions and lasting power of attorney (The Studio in Birmingham; attendees approximately 120 dietitians)

10 October: Person centred working in Dementia Care: All Wales Forum. We’ll be talking to clinical psychologists about advance care planning for people with dementia, covering advance decisions, advance statements and power of attorney.  Aberystwyth University.

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