Organised by PAMIS Scotland and the Research Centre for Transformative Change: Educational & Life Transitions, which is part of the University of Dundee, the first PITL (Promoting Inclusion, Transforming Lives) International Conference in June 2017 will attract more than 200 national and international delegates to Dundee and Angus for a 3 day conference.
People with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) touch our lives in a way that challenges us to reflect on the way we care, the way we interact as communities and how we connect as human beings. This conference will provide an interface for research, practice and policy that supports this concept but for a wider population of people who are also currently excluded from communities, and an opportunity to share work and ideas that transform lives and communities.
Profound means deep, wise, expert and if we recognise that people with profound and complex healthcare needs are some of the best educators in teaching compassion, care and facilitators of working together as teams to create inclusive and meaningful lives, we have the tools to do something very special.
Our themes for this conference are:
- Inclusive life transitions
Work that has or is supporting inclusive educational transitions and wellbeing; and inclusive life transitions and well being; What is the evidence? What is best practice? What innovation is required?
- Inclusive Spaces
Work that has or is supporting inclusive communities and spaces. Consider the physical, environmental, cognitive, cultural, emotional, creative and social space. What is the evidence? What is best practice? What innovation is required?
Prepare to be challenged, to be creative, to be involved and most of all to take forward the learning from this conference and apply it back into practice and life.