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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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Rad Chat Radiotherapy Theatre

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New for 2024

Oncology Professional Care is delighted to be partnering with RadChat – the hugely successful radiotherapy podcast, hosted by the multi-award-winning therapeutic radiographers Jo McNamara and Naman Julka-Anderson.

This brand-new theatre will ensure the spotlight is firmly on the treatment innovations and cutting-edge technologies which are transforming radiotherapy today. As well as practical case studies and in-depth demonstrations, the patient voice will be at the centre of all the sessions. Jo, Naman and their speakers will ensure as well as expertise, compassion is at the heart of the conversations on stage. This is an opportunity for the wider oncology community to increase their understanding of radiotherapy, and the highly qualified practitioners who deliver treatments.

Selected posters accepted for the Poster Zone will be invited to present at 12:40 PM in the Rad Chat Radiotherapy Theatre on Wednesday 22 May. 

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Programme

Tuesday 21 May

09:00
Chair's Opening Remarks
Joanna McNamara, Founder and Co-Host, Rad Chat
Naman Julka-Anderson, Founder and Co-Host, Rad Chat

09:15
Advancements in Radiotherapy Pretreatment: Optimising Patient Care and Treatment Outcomes
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

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

10:45
Balancing Act: Navigating Radiotherapy Treatment Side Effects for Improved Patient Wellbeing
Sabina Khan, Consultant Head and Neck Therapeutic Radiographer - Late Effects, University College London Hospitals

11:30
In Their Own Words: Patient Experience of Breast Cancer and The Role of Surface Guided Radiotherapy
Georgi Welsh, Patient Representative

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

13:30
In Their Own Words: Patient Experience of Brachytherapy
Jon Organ, Patient Representative - Jonscancerlarydiary / Life after lary

14:00
In Focus: Proton Beam Therapy, Advancing Cancer Precision
Sairanne Wicker, Consultant Breast Radiographer, Principle Proton Beam Therapy Physicist, University College London Hospitals
Sarah Guildford, Principle Proton Beam Therapy Physicist and Associate Professor at UCL, University College London Hospitals

14:40
In Their Own Words: "I was told I was too young to get cancer" Radiotherapy Treatment as a Young Adult
Lisa Whittaker, Patient and Public Engagement Co-ordinator Centre for Medical Imaging, King's College London

15:30
Beyond the Treatment Room: Gemma Fay Memorial
Joanna McNamara, Founder and Co-Host, Rad Chat
Naman Julka-Anderson, Founder and Co-Host, Rad Chat

16:00
Chair's Closing Remarks
Joanna McNamara, Founder and Co-Host, Rad Chat
Naman Julka-Anderson, Founder and Co-Host, Rad Chat

Wednesday 22 May

09:00
Chair's Opening Remarks
Joanna McNamara, Founder and Co-Host, Rad Chat
Naman Julka-Anderson, Founder and Co-Host, Rad Chat

09:10
Future Focus: Pioneering Advances in Modern Radiotherapy Practices
Dr. Alex Dunlop, Radiotherapy Physicist, Head of Adaptive Techniques, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Jayde Nartey, Senior 1 MR Linac Radiographer, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

10:40
In Their Own Words: Patient experience of Head and Neck Radiotherapy and Life With a Laryngectomy
Jon Organ, Patient Representative, life after lary

11:10
After the Beams: Managing Long-Term Consequences From Head and Neck Radiotherapy
Emma Hallam, Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Nicola Freeman, Consultant Therapeutic Radiographer, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

12:00
From Aspiration to Action: Initiating Your Journey into Research
Sophie Alexander, Superintendent Therapeutic Radiographer & PhD Student, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

12:40
Poster Presentations

13:30
Empowering Narratives From Black Women Rising: Radiotherapy Experiences of African and Caribbean Women

14:10
Empowering Narratives From Sakoon Through This: Radiotherapy Experiences From The South Asian Community
Samina Hussain, Founder of Sakoon Through Cancer Charity Sakoon Through Cancer

14:50
Empowering Narratives From Outpatient Charity: LGBTQI+ Experiences of Radiotherapy
Stewart O'Callaghan, Founder and CEO, OUTPatients Charity

15:30
Intimacy and Empowerment: A Session on Psychosexual Wellness in Cancer Treatment
Lynn Buckley, Psychosexual, Relationship & Trauma Therapist, EMDR & Flash Technique practitioner

16:30
Chair's Closing Remarks
Joanna McNamara, Founder and Co-Host, Rad Chat
Naman Julka-Anderson, Founder and Co-Host, Rad Chat

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“I am so very excited to be collaborating on Oncology Professional Care. It’s an event that empowers a wide multi-professional oncology community with expertise and compassion. We hope to bridge the gap between cutting edge technology, care, and heartfelt conversations. Our aim is to elevate your knowledge, skills and practice, with insights that really matter.’’

Jo McNamara, Registered
Therapeutic Radiographer and Senior
Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University

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