Turning the Tide: National Cancer Conference 2019 

Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July 2019

Rolle Building, University of Plymouth, PL1 4FD

In collaboration with the University of Plymouth, University Hospitals Plymouth will hold a National Cancer Conference.

In an era of professional and political change, challenge and uncertainty, a diversity of contemporaneous issues, including immunotherapy, genomic medicine, implications of Brexit, patient experience, and cancer strategy, will be presented by a range of inspirational speakers. 

Draft Programme

Day 1

  • 09:00-09:45: Registration, refreshments and exhibition
  • 09:45-10:00: Welcome and Introductions: Chair (Professor Bridie Kent, Executive Dean Faculty of Health & Human Sciences, University of Plymouth)
  • 10:00-10:30: European Nursing : Challenges and Opportunities (Professor Daniel Kelly, School of Health Care Sciences, Cardiff University)
  • 10:30-11:00: Evaluating Cancer Nurse Specialists (Professor Alison Leary, London South Bank University)
  • 11:00-11:30: Refreshments and exhibition (Chair: Kate Lansdell, Nurse Consultant in Cancer, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust)
  • 11:30-12:00:TBC
  • 12:00-12:30: Westfit—benefits of prehabilitation (Prof S Jack University of Southampton and Dr H Anderson, Consultant Anasethetist at University Hospitals Plymouth)
  • 12:30-13:30: Buffet Lunch and exhibition (Chair: Dr Amy Roy, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust)
  • 13:30-14:00: Immunotherapy (Dr.Toby Talbot. Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Royal Cornwall Hospital. NHS Trust)
  • 14:00-14:30: Understanding Immunotherapy side effects (Peta Hughes, Melanoma CNS, Royal Marsden Hospital)
  • 14:30-15:00 Refreshments and exhibition
  • 15;00-15:45 Best Practice Session 

1. G. Knowles: Cancer Nurse Consultant, NHS Lothian
2. J. Stonehouse: Macmillan Paramedic/EOL—Cancer Care Project Manager
3. J. Clapp Macmillan Primary Care Nurse Facilitator, Cancer Care and Practice Nursing

  • 15:45 -16.00 Questions to the panel and Close

Day 2

  • 09:00-09:45: Registration, refreshments and exhibition
  • 09:45-10:00: Welcome and Introduction (Liz Ridgway, Sarcoma Nurse Consultant, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust)
  • 10:00-10:30 Clinical Research in Cancer Care /Cancer Academies (Verna Lavender—Head of Guy’s Cancer Academy & Susie Pearce, Assoc. Professor — UHP)
  • 10:30-11:00: Palliative Medicine/Living and Dying Well (Prof. Baroness Finlay of Llandaff FRCP, FRCGP, FHEA, FMedSci, FLSW)
  • 11:00-11.30: Refreshments and exhibition
  • 11:30-12:00: Cancer & Dementia—Findings of the CanDem Project (Dr Alys Griffiths, Leeds Beckett University)
  • 12:00-13:00: Concurrent Papers
  • 13:00-14:00: Buffet Lunch and Exhibition (Chair: Sian Dennison, Head of Nursing (Cancer) University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust)
  • 14:00-14:30 Commissioning Cancer Services: Building a Learning Healthcare System (Mr James Palmer, Medical Director Specialised Services NHS England)
  • 14:30-15:00 Genomic Medicine & Implications for Cancer (Dame Sue Hill, Chief Scientific Officer, NHS England)
  • 15:00-15:10 Conference Close

To book your free place please register at https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/turning-the-tide-against-cancer. Contact turningthetide@plymouth.ac.uk for any queries.

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