FHT conference agenda announced

Research, best practice and positive body image will be high on the agenda at this year's Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) Conference.

The conference, to be held at The King's Fund in London on Friday 29th November, will focus on ways to support the integrated healthcare agenda, from building an evidence base for complementary therapy interventions, to looking at how therapists can help to promote positive body image and esteem.

Confirmed speakers include Dr John Hughes, director of research for the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, UCLH NHS Trust and co-chair of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine (RCCM) and qualified massage therapist and senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Derby, Dr Fiona Holland.

Other guest speakers will be providing case studies of how complementary therapies have already been successfully integrated into conventional healthcare. These include Gwyn Featonby and Sarah Grant from the NHS Natural Health School, based at Harrogate District Hospital (HDFT), which was developed to create a self-sustaining model of care for cancer patients, delivered by therapists trained to the highest standards.

Speaking about this year's event, FHT president Christopher Byrne, says: “Following on from a hugely successful conference last year, we're confident that this year's programme will once again educate and inspire delegates who are passionate about working in and supporting integrated healthcare. I personally can't wait to hear from the amazing experts we have joining us. I'm also looking forward to learning about new and exciting areas our members are working in during the networking breaks.”

Rounding off the day's programme, the winners of the prestigious 2019 FHT Excellence Awards will be announced, further celebrating examples of best practice.

To book or for more information visit fht.org.uk/conference.