National Council for Osteopathic Research

2nd March 2019:
Clinical Conundrums

NCOR are delighted to announce our conference on “Clinical Conundrums” will take place on 2nd March 2019. This full day of lectures and interactive exercises will feature the latest research on exploring and managing uncertainty in a variety of clinical situations.

Uncertainty is common in clinical practice, and tolerance of uncertainty is an essential skill. Patients seek information from their clinician in order to make informed decisions about their care. But uncertainty around this information might be difficult to communicate, and the patient’s perspective may vary from the clinician’s.

Lack of experience can contribute to uncertainty and fear that clinicians experience when handling patient complaints. However, experience alone is no guarantee of protection, since a lack of knowledge regarding common complaints is itself associated with attracting patient complaints. Regulators are obliged to make serious complaints a matter of public record, but minor complaints might be resolved within the clinic, so learning from these incidents is less straightforward.

This full-day conference will include presentations as well as interactive and group participation. NCOR will provide a certificate of attendance for all delegates which is suitable to add to your reflective continuous professional development (CPD) folder.


Dr Jeremy Howick Dr Jeremy Howick

Director, the Oxford Empathy Programme, University of Oxford

The roles of placebo and empathy in the clinical encounter.
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Neck manipulation, cervical artery dysfunction, and clinical uncertainty.
Dr Dave Newell Dr Dave Newell

Director of research at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic

The role of contextual effects in musculoskeletal practice.
Dr Dawn Carnes Dr Dawn Carnes

Director of NCOR

Concerns and complaints in the osteopathic profession.
Dr Phil Bright Dr Phil Bright

Head of Research at the European School of Osteopathy

Which exercises are right for my patient?
Dr Moira Kelly Dr Moira Kelly

Senior lecturer in medical sociology at Queen Mary University London

Patient-centred decision making.

Please note these details may be liable to minor changes.

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The venue will be the Perrin Lecture Theatre, Blizard Building, 4 Newark Street, Whitechapel, London E1 2AT. You can read more about this lecture theatre and the Blizard Institute here:

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Early-bird price extended for the Christmas period: £99

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