When: 14 – 16 June 2017

Where: Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

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 from the 14 to the 16 of June 2017.

The themes for this conference are; Inclusive life transitions and Inclusive Spaces. Jenny Miller, PAMIS CEO explains the reasons behind this 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”

This will be a unique opportunity to hear about real life issues, research, projects and work that is making a difference and to reflect, debate and create solutions together.  The conference is moving away from traditional programmes. “We know that the most memorable and significant learning comes from listening to the voice of those who are at the heart of services and communities” explains Jenny Miller, “We are, therefore, focussing the key notes on their stories and perspectives asking them to challenge the audience to think creatively and collaboratively in order to transform the way we help our communities to be inclusive”.

Full programme details and more information can be found at http://pitl.org.uk