Towards a Person Centered Healthcare and Practice- A CauseHealth Conference

Date: 10 May 2019

Cost: £20


About this conference

Join us for 'Towards a Person Centered Healthcare and Practice', a CauseHealth Conference on Philosophy, Person and Value in memory of Stephen Tyreman. More details about the speakers and a copy of the conference timetable can also be found at the CauseHealth website.

This interdisciplinary one day CauseHealth conference aims to bring together philosophers, osteopaths and other clinicians to discuss some of Stephen Tyreman's contributions to the philosophical basis of manual therapy and primary care practice. The day will be focused around Stephen's thinking and publications and will involve a mixture of presentations and interactive discussion groups. Our aims are to review and celebrate Stephen's influences in osteopathic education and the wider healthcare environment, including exploring ways of working collaboratively to promote person-centred approaches in clinical practice.

Who is it suitable for?

The conference is open to osteopaths and other healthcare practitioners with an interest in healthcare related philosophy, and particularly in its value in manual therapy, practitioners with an interest in person centred care, philosophers with an interest in healthcare practice.


Summary of Osteopathic Practice Standards covered in this conference

A Communication and patient partnership- A1, A2, A5 and A7

B Knowledge, skills and performance- B1 and B4

C Safety and quality in practice C6

D Professionalism D10


Conference timetable


09:30 - 09:45 Welcome-Steven Vogel

09:45 - 10:00 What is the CauseHealth project? Rani Lill Anjum

10:00 - 10:40 Nature, Experience and Purpose: Stephen Tyreman's philosophy of person-centred care-Michael Loughlin

10:40 - 11:10 Break

11:10 - 11:50 People are too Complicated for Simple Labels: Stephen Tyreman's influences on (my) osteopathic education, practice and research- Hilary Abbey

11:50 - 12:30 We are such stuff as life is made of, and our lived body is its tale- Anna Luise Kirkengen

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION – Plenary discussions with panels

13:30 - 14:30 Beyond positivism and toward a new philosophical foundations for person centered practice and healthcare Chair: Rani Lill Anjum. Panel and speakers: tbc

14:30-15:00 Break

15:00 - 16:00 Overcoming reductionism and dualism for a genuinely whole-ist approach to health and illness

Chair: Roger Kerry. Panel and speakers: tbc

16:00 - 16:30 Break

16:30 - 17:30 Improving our understanding of personhood, function, capacity and agency for healthcare

Chair: Steven Vogel. Panel and speakers: tbc

17:30 - 17:40 Closing remarks Rani Lill Anjum

17:40 - 18:00 The Stephen Tyreman Legacy Working Group Steven Vogel

Invited panel members currently include: Roger Kerry, Mandy Banton, Paul Sommerfeld, Michael Loughlin, Tobias Lindstad, Martin Collins, Tim Oxbrow, Karin Mohn Engebretsen, Anna Luise Kirkengen, Ralph Edwards, Penny Sawell, Peter Simpson, Matt Low and Tina Price.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


Cancellation Policy

The UCO regrets that no refunds can be made for cancelled places unless a substitute participant can be found.  The UCO cannot guarantee that any course will run.  In the event of your course being cancelled, all paid fees and deposits will be refunded in full.

For more information, please contact: Maritza Ilich Mauseth, Research Assistant at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences at