Speaking Engagements |

Speaking Engagements                                                                                                                 

Our team are involved in conferences and key dementia care events across the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada & Australia. 

Forthcoming Events:


Residential Care Refresher, Okanagan, British Columbia - Friday 17th & Saturday 18th November 2017

The Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice, Interior Health and UBC CPD have announced a brand new conference for healthcare providers involved in long-term residential care. They are currently working on the educational programme and will have a preliminary agenda available this spring. David Sheard is the Keynote Speaker. The conference will take place at the Sparkling Hills Resort, Vernon, BC on Friday 17th & Saturday 18th November 2017. For further information please click here.  

Wednesday 15th November: BCCPA (British Columbia Care Providers Association) Dr David Sheard - Care to Chat: The BUtterfly Household Model is a Culture Change Movement - Butterflies are spreading in Canada For more information click here


12th UK Dementia Congress : 7th - 9th November 2017

8th November - 'Care Homes : Pratically 'Outstanding' - correlations between Butterfly Level 1 Homes and CQC ratings

9th Novmeber - 'Question Time Panel '  a chance to have your say , seek opinons and learn from expert discussion on pressing issues in dementia care , Panel including Prof Alistair Burns, University of Manachester, Prof. Dawn Brooker , University of Worcester , Peter Mittler, University of Manachester & DAvid Sheard , Dementia Care Matters

Also on the 9th November : Advanced Workshop: Beyond Feelings Matter Most to Positive Intentions in dementia care - An Advanced Group Workshop for experienced managers and practitioners seeking more progressed material in dementia care led by David Sheard and Peter Priednieks Dementia Care Matters 


Monday 18th September: The Salvation Army Coventry - Youell Court " Feelings Matter Most - The Buttefly Household Model of Care"

Wednesday 20th September: Dorest Care Association - " Emotional Memory Matters - Transforming Cultures of Care with Butteflies"

Tuesday 11th April 2017 - Compassionate Care Day Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 117 Milltown Road, Shaws Bridge, BELFAST, BT8 7XP. For Social Work and Social Care Staff working with older people. David Sheard is one of the keynote speakers, along with Tommy Whitelaw, Carer and Dementia Campaigner, Christine Smyth, Director of NI Social Work Strategy, Department of Health and Dr Denise Tanner, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Birmingham. Places are limited. To avoid disappointment, please book as soon as possible.  For further information, please email: mandy.moore@belfasttrust.hscni.net, eileen.trainor@belfasttrust.hscni.net or kirstyc.boyle@belfasttrust.hscni.net by no later than Tuesday 28th March 2017.

Tuesday 21st March 2017 - Dementia Forward, 5th Anniversary Conference at Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate. The theme of the day is about demand versus resources and how we need to pull together. David Sheard is a Keynote Speaker and his presentation title is 'Show Me I Matter - It's Time For Culture Change'. Click here for further information.



Monday 25th April 2016

OANHSS Convention 2016 - Pre Convention Workshop

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Dr David Sheard - Dementiaville

“ Emotional Memory Matters: Changing the Culture of Dementia Care ”

For more information click here       


Tuesday 26th April 2016

OANHSS Convention 2016 - Concurrent Session                                        

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Dr David Sheard - Dementiaville

“ Designing for Compassionate Dementia Care:  Merging Culture with the Built Environment ”

For more information click here  


Friday 29th April 2016

CLPNA Conference (College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta)

Delta Edmonton South

Dr David SheardKeynote - Nurturing: Our Emotions at Work in Caring – the Future Role of LPNs & Joint Workshop Valuing Relationships – LPNs Being Authentic Selves at Work

For more information click here


Thursday 26th May 2016

Seniors Health Conference - Alberta Health Services, South Zone

University of Lethbridge, 4401, Alberta T1K 6T5, Canada

Dementia Care can be so different : achieving the Top 20 " Butterfly " ingredients

For Conference information click here 


Friday 27th May 2016

Seniors Health Conference - Alberta Health Services, South Zone

University of Lethbridge, 4401, Alberta T1K 6T5, Canada

"Searching for Closeness-Why Feelings Matter Most in Dementia Care" and "Learning how to be a Butterfly - The Butterfly Household Model in Care"

For Conference Programme click here 


Monday 30th May 2016

BCCPA Annual Conference - (BC Care Providers Association)

Faimont Chateau Whistler Resort in Whistler, B.C. Vancouver, Canada

"Learning how to be a Butterfly in Alberta - The 3 Butterfly Household  Model of Care Projects"

For Conference Information click here


Tuesday 31st May 2016

BCCPA Annual Conference ( BC Care Providers Association)

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort in Whistler, B.C. Vancouver, Canada

" The Butterfly Effect: Changing Dementia Care in Canada"

For Conference Programme click here 


Tuesday 21st June 2016

Dementia Care Matters Team  -  Well-being and Cost Benefits Matter : Linking these in Quality Dementia Care                                   

Guildford University - United Kingdom

Journal of Dementia Care & Dementia Care Matters Annual Conference 

Will also be launching " Inspiring Action - the DCM Household Model of Care : new 50 point Culture Change Checklist   

For more information click here         


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