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FPOP Annual Conference 2018

Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at Churchill College, Cambridge

The theme of the conference will be “Ageing in Modern Times”. In the UK today, we have more people living longer with long term conditions, co-morbid mental health problems and dementia and our services are challenged with how to meet the needs of this group. At the same time we see the “baby boomers” who often do not feel that they are “older people” by traditional older adult service definition and they are challenging us to provide something that meets their needs better. Innovations in technology, advances in therapeutic practice / third-wave therapies, and outcomes of recent research can help us with meeting these challenges and to work in better, smarter ways.

This conference will be of interest to psychologists working with older adults, trainee psychologists and assistant psychologists working in the field. This conference will update attendees on the latest developments from the FPOP work streams in Dementia, Neurodegenerative disorders, and inpatients. Invited keynote speakers and workshops will include experts from areas such as leadership, functional mental health disorders and dementia care.

Conference Programme and Abstracts

Click here to download the full Conference programme. Please note, all speakers, timings, content and room allocations are subject to change.
Last updated: 11.00 Monday 18th June 2018.

Click here to download ::] the Workshop, Oral Presentation and Poster Presentation Abstracts.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Sharing good practice
  • Inspiring and innovating service developing services
  • Provide a platform for bringing aspiring psychologists wanting to work with older people

Who is the course intended for?

FPOP members, professionals working psychologically with older people and other interested parties, including students/ trainees.

Call for papers

Submissions are no longer being accepted for this event. Oral and Workshop submissions were accepted until 23:59 Monday 2nd April 2018 and Posters were accepted until 23:59 Sunday 15th April 2018.


Please note, there is no accommodation provided for this conference. If delegates need accommodation, they are required to make their own arrangements.

Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us.

Registration for this event will close at 09.00 on Monday 25th June 2018.

Delegate fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507


Monday 2nd July 2018

Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change. The full conference programme can be downloaded further up the page.

09:30Sarah Butchard - National FPOP Workstream Updates
10:10Keynote - Chris Allen - The path from individual therapy to co-production and community based projects
10:40Keynote – Frontotemporal dementia: a model of acquired disintegration of social cognition – in memory of Sinclair Lough
11:10Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing
11:30Parallel Sessions
13:00Lunch & Poster Viewing
14:00Keynote - Zoe Harris - Meeting the person beyond the medical condition: why it matters and how to achieve it
14:35Keynote - Bob Woods - ‘CareShare: an intergenerational programme for people with dementia and nursery children.’
15:10Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing
15:30Parallel Session
17:00Conference Close
18:30AGM Finishes

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Please note, all speakers, timings and content are subject to change. The full conference programme can be downloaded further up the page.

09:30Keynote - Reg Morris - Adapted ACT for a (mainly) older adult stroke population
10:15Keynote - Rachael Litherland - Conversations about dementia: stories of user involvement, activism and impact.
11:00Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing
11:20Parallel Session
12:50Lunch & Poster Viewing
13:50Parallel Session
15:20Refreshment Break & Poster Viewing
15:40Keynote - Ed Lamb – Barrister Title TBC
16:40Conference Close


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