Friday 30th September 2016
Mac Voice, the magazine for Macmillan professionals: Autumn 2016
Information and support teams from across the UK gathered in June to share best practice, learn and network
Our seventh Information and Support Professionals Conference was held at the Queens Hotel in Leeds. Inspirational speakers included Claire Singlehurst, Macmillan's Director of Relationship Fundraising; Tanya Humphreys, Macmillan User Involvement Lead at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester; and Greig Trout, who brought the event to a close with a real sense of energy. Grieg has recovered from cancer twice and blogs at whenyousurvive.com about his extensive travels since recovering.
The exhibition space at the conference created a great buzz, with lots of interesting conversations. For the first time we included a poster exhibition to share the work of some of the information and support teams, which offered a great opportunity to learn more about some of the brilliant work taking place around the country. We were even able to offer some makeovers at the Boots stand.
Workshop sessions included everything from Lego building to physical activity and personal ‘flourish’ sessions, and offered delegates really exciting choices during the two days.
The whole event has been captured in photos and video clips, so if you feel like you’ve missed out, or you’d just like to find out a bit more you can view all of these plus the presentations and resources from the event on the Talking Slides website at macmillan.org.uk/talkingslides You will need to register first (for free).
Email Kim Diprose, Information and Support Programme Manager, at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org