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Oncology Professional Care 2024
21-22 May at ExCeL London

Oncology Professional Care is the must-attend, multi-disciplinary event delivering free CPD-certified learning for the entire oncology community.

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Preliminary Programme

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A first look of the Preliminary Programme - more sessions to be announced and the full conference agenda coming very soon!

Keynote Theatre

DAY ONE - Early Diagnosis and Screening Focus Day

Tuesday 21 May | 09:10 AM
Live oral screening: Oral screening in the fight against Head and Neck Cancer
Speaker: Chris Curtis, Chief Executive Officer, The Swallows Head & Neck Cancer Charity

Tuesday 21 May | 10:00 AM
Debate: Would you want to know? The dilemma of cancer blood testing
Speaker: Ben O’Leary, Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant in Clinical Oncology, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Tuesday 21 May | 10:40 AM
GENOMICS DEEP-DIVE: Part One
Tuesday 21 May | 11:20 AM
GENOMICS DEEP-DIVE: Part Two
Inagene Diagnostics UK Sesion - TBA
Tuesday 21 May | 12:10 PM
GENOMICS DEEP-DIVE: Part Three
Tuesday 21 May | 13:30 PM
Myeloma UK Session - TBA

Tuesday 21 May | 14:50 PM
Improving early prostate cancer diagnosis for ethnic minority communities
Speaker: Stephen Allen, Clinical Advisory Board Member & Patient Representative, Tackle Prostate Cancer

Tuesday 21 May | 15:45 PM
Debate: The ethics of risk-stratified cancer screening
Speakers: Stephen Allen, Clinical Advisory Board Member & Patient Representative, Tackle Prostate Cancer and Chris Booth, Clinical Director, CHAPS Charity

Tuesday 21 May | 16:50 PM
Improving outcomes in breast cancer for South Asian communities: Improving awareness, self-checking, screening, representation and lifestyle
Speakers: Toral Shah, Co-Founder, South Asian Supernovas and Kreena Dhiman, Co-Founder, South Asian Supernovas
DAY TWO - The Future Cancer Workforce
Wednesday 22 May | 09:15 AM
Improving the speed of cancer diagnosis: How integrated care systems can leverage primary care
Wednesday 22 May | 09:50 AM
How ICSs can bring together primary and secondary care to remove silos surrounding toxicity management
Wednesday 22 May | 10:40 AM
London regional cancer community of practice for primary care, community nurses and AHPs: Working across boundaries with cancer nurses and AHPs
Speaker: Sandra Dyer, Primary Care Lead Nurse, Transforming Cancer Services Team for London
Wednesday 22 May | 11:20 AM
Exploring the role of Allied Health Professionals in acute oncology
Speakers: Kate Baker, Macmillan Head of Therapies, Velindre University NHS Trust and Kate Williams, Specialist physiotherapist, Velindre Cancer Centre

Wednesday 22 May | 13:30 PM
Patient stories interrogating the multi-disciplinary pitfalls of the patient pathway: A visual story
Speakers: Laura Monje-Garcia, National Lead Nurse for the Lynch syndrome project, St Mark's centre for familial intestinal cancer and Sam Alexandra Rose, Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Manager, Bowel Research UK Stephen Allen, Patient Representative, Tackle Prostate Cancer

 

Rad Chat Radiotherapy Theatre

Tuesday 21 May | 09:15 AM
Advancements in Radiotherapy Pretreatment: Optimising Patient Care and Treatment Outcomes
Speaker: James Barber, Pre-Treatment Superintendent, Society of Radiographers LGBTQI+ Equalise Workers Group Chair | Radiotherapy Pre-Treatment Special Interest Group Chair, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Tuesday 21 May | 09:45 AM
Precision in Practice: Innovations in Radiotherapy Planning & Dosimetry for Enhanced Patient Outcomes
Speaker: Sue Jansen van Rensburg, Senior Dosimetrist – Specialist Planning, Genesis Care

Tuesday 21 May | 10:45 AM

Balancing Act: Navigating Radiotherapy Treatment Side Effects for Improved Patient Wellbeing
Speaker: Sabina Khan, Consultant Head and Neck Therapeutic Radiographer - Late Effects, University College London Hospitals

Tuesday 21 May | 11:30 AM
In Their Own Words: Patient Experience of Breast Cancer and The Role of Surface Guided Radiotherapy
Speaker: Georgi Welsh, Patient Representative

Tuesday 21 May | 13:00 PM
Exploring Innovation and Excellence in Brachytherapy
Speaker: Anneka Chana, Therapeutic Radiographer Team Lead - Brachytherapy/Orthovoltage, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Tuesday 21 May | 14:00 PM

In Focus: Proton Beam Therapy, Advancing Cancer Precision
Speakers: Sairanne Wicker, Consultant Breast RadiographerPrinciple Proton Beam Therapy Physicist, University College London Hospitals and Sarah Guildford, Principle Proton Beam Therapy Physicist AND Associate Professor at UCL, University College London Hospitals

Tuesday 21 May | 14:40 PM
In Their Own Words: "I was told I was too young to get cancer" Radiotherapy Treatment as a Young Adult
Speaker: Lisa Whittaker, Patient and Public Engagement Co-ordinator Centre for Medical Imaging, King's College London
Tuesday 21 May | 15:30 PM
Beyond the Treatment Room: Gemma Fay Memorial
Speakers: Joanna McNamara, Founder and Co-Host, Rad Chat and Naman Julka-Anderson, Founder and Co-Host, Rad Chat
Wednesday 22 May | 09:10 AM
Advances in Radiotherapy - Delivering MR Linac Treatment at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Speaker: Alex Dunlop, Radiotherapy Physicist, Head of Adaptive Techniques, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Jayde Nartey, Senior 1 MR Linac Radiographer, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Wednesday 22 May | 10:40 AM

In Their Own Words: Patient experience of Head and Neck Radiotherapy and Life With a Laryngectomy
Speaker: Jon Organ, Patient Representative, life after lary

Wednesday 22 May | 11:20 AM

Photobiomodulation for Managing Consequences of Head and Neck Radiotherapy
Speakers: Emma Hallam, Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Nicola Freeman, Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Wednesday 22 May | 12:30 PM
From Aspiration to Action: Initiating Your Journey into Research
Speaker: Sophie Alexander, Superintendent Therapeutic Radiographer & PhD Student, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Wednesday 22 May | 13:00 PM
Poster Presentations

Wednesday 22 May | 13:30 PM
Empowering Narratives From Black Women Rising: Radiotherapy Experiences of African and Caribbean Women
Wednesday 22 May | 14:20 PM

Empowering Narratives From Sakoon Through This: Radiotherapy Experiences From The South Asian Community
Speaker: Samina Hussain   Founder of Sakoon Through Cancer Charity Sakoon Through Cancer

Wednesday 22 May | 15:10 PM

Empowering Narratives From Outpatient Charity: LGBTQI+ Experiences of Radiotherapy
Speaker: Stewart O'Callaghan, Founder and CEO, OUTPatients Charity

Wednesday 22 May | 16:00 PM

Intimacy and Empowerment: A Session on Psychosexual Wellness in Cancer Treatment
Speaker: Lynn Buckley, Psychosexual, Relationship & Trauma Therapist, EMDR & Flash Technique practitioner

 

Living With and Beyond Cancer Theatre

Tuesday 21 May | 09:15 AM

How do we better support young people's mental health after diagnosis?

Tuesday 21 May | 10:00 AM

Long term impact of TYA cancer

Tuesday 21 May | 10:40 AM

THOR Laser Session - TBA

Tuesday 21 May | 11:20 AM

World Cancer Fund Session - TBA

Tuesday 21 May | 12:00 PM

Nutricia Session - TBA

Tuesday 21 May | 13:00 PM

Breast Cancer Now Session - TBA

Tuesday 21 May | 13:40 PM

Integrative Oncology in Breast Cancer Care
Speakers: Dr Penny Kechagioglou, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Deputy Chief Medical Officer |University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire and Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel, Director and Head of Integrative Cancer Care, Precision Health & Integrative Medicine Doctor, Synthesis Clinic | Co-Chair of the BSIO Education Committee, British Society for Integrative Oncology

Tuesday 21 May | 14:30 PM

Blood Cancer Session - TBA

Tuesday 21 May | 15:10 PM

Lessons from the SURECAN trial: a new holistic psychological therapy for people living with and beyond cancer
Speakers: Professor Stephanie Taylor, Professor in Public Health and Primary Care, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Professor Damien Ridge, Professor of Health Studies and Head of Psychology Department, University of Westminster, Professor Trudie Chalder, Professor of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, King's College London and Mr Imran Khan, Programme Manager, Queen Mary University of London Dr Sheila Donovan, Qualitative Research, Queen Mary University of London

Tuesday 21 May | 16:05 PM
Debate: Cancer care reviews- how can the primary care MDT improve quality and patient experience?
Speakers: Sandra Dyer, Primary Care Lead Nurse, Transforming Cancer Services Team for London and Sian Lambert, Cancer Care Coordinator Project Manager, Kent and Medway Cancer Alliance, NHS Kent and Medway Integrated Care Board (ICB)
Wednesday 22 May | 09:10 AM
The language of cancer
Wednesday 22 May | 09:50 AM
The role of occupational therapy in prehabilitation and rehabilitation for elderly cancer patients
Wednesday 22 May | 10:30 AM
Optimising cancer care for surgical intervention with elderly patients
Wednesday 22 May | 11:10 AM
Severe Mental Illness and Cancer
Speaker: Laura Charlesworth, Course leader and a senior lecturer in Radiotherapy and Oncology, Sheffield Hallam University
Wednesday 22 May | 11:50 AM
The psychosexual impact of exercise on prostate cancer survivors
Wednesday 22 May | 13:30PM
Complexities of looking after people with rare cancers
Speaker: Michelle Greenwood, Macmillan Lead CNS for Gestational Trophoblastic Disease and Ovarian Germ Cell Cancers, Charing Cross Hospital
Wednesday 22 May | 14:10 PM
Silencing the nutrition nonsense: How the Restore Project clears up the confusion regarding diet and cancer
Speaker: Charlotte Foster, Senior Specialist Dietitian, Dietetic Information & Nutritional Evidence (DINE) | Barts Health NHS Trust
Wednesday 22 May | 14:50 PM
Why Movement Matters in Cancer prehab, treatment, and rehab
Speaker: Lucy Gossage, Consultant oncologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust | Co-Founder, 5k Your Way | Trustee, MOVE Charity
Wednesday 22 May | 15:30 PM
Rethinking patient's digital interaction with cancer care

 

Clinical Excellence in Surgery and Therapeutics Theatre

Tuesday 21 May | 09:10 AM
Prospects for CAR T cell therapy in solid tumours: An update
Speaker: Debra Josephs, Consultant Medical Oncologist (Prostate Cancer | Experimental Cancer Medicine Team) and Clinical Lead for ATMPs, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Tuesday 21 May | 09:50 AM
Empowering the patient to self-care: self-administering breast cancer treatment
Speakers: Vikash Dodhia, Head of Pharmacy, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust | Clinical Lead - Aseptic Services Review, NHS England and Wendy Ng, Deputy Head of Pharmacy & Cancer Lead Pharmacist, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre
Tuesday 21 May | 10:30 AM
ADVANCED MEDICAL STREAM: Part One
Tuesday 21 May | 11:10 AM
ADVANCED MEDICAL STREAM: Part Two
Tuesday 21 May | 11:50 AM
ADVANCED MEDICAL STREAM: Part Three - Reliability and Responsibility: Clinician Views on AI in Clinical Decision Support for Oncology
Tuesday 21 May | 13:30 PM
BASO ADVANCED SURGICAL STREAM: Part One
Tuesday 21 May | 14:15 PM
BASO ADVANCED SURGICAL STREAM: Part Two
Tuesday 21 May | 15:15 PM
BASO ADVANCED SURGICAL STREAM: Part Three
Tuesday 21 May | 16:10 PM
Long term effects of immunotherapy
Wednesday 22 May | 09:10 AM
Co-morbidities, culture and cultural conditioning, and colonisation of medicine: How we can make integrative oncology care more inclusive
Wednesday 22 May | 09:50 AM
The impact of race, ethnicity, and obesity on CAR T-cell therapy outcomes for blood cancer patients
Wednesday 22 May | 10:45 AM
ADVANCED PHARMACY STREAM: Part One
Wednesday 22 May | 11:30 AM
ADVANCED PHARMACY STREAM: Part Two

Wednesday 22 May | 12:20 PM
ADVANCED PHARMACY STREAM: Part Three - Bringing treatment closer to the patients home
Speakers: Vikash Dodhia, Head of Pharmacy, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust | Clinical Lead - Aseptic Services Review, NHS England and Wendy Ng, Deputy Head of Pharmacy & Cancer Lead Pharmacist, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Wednesday 22 May | 13:40 PM
ADVANCED NURSING AND CARE STREAM: Part One
Wednesday 22 May | 14:40 PM
ADVANCED NURSING AND CARE STREAM: Part Two
Wednesday 22 May | 15:00 PM
ADVANCED NURSING AND CARE STREAM: Part Three

 

*Please note these sessions may be subject to change

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